Friday 11 September 2020

Friday night

I am so dog tired! I got in from work and as promised to my work chum, I went straight upstairs and put away all the clean washing I'd been ignoring and moving from bed to floor to bed to floor all week! I did a little bit of tidying and clearing too. Discovered apprx 143 coathangers. Do they multiply when we are not looking? Anyway will bag those up and drop them off at the local hospice charity shop shed. I then put a load of washing on - and somehow had managed to click a time delay thingy button so a normal 45 minute wash was now on for nigh on 3 hours! Not to mind. It's a fancy pants eco machine thingy so I thought since it was work clothes, a good three hour was won't hurt! 
The HG got in really late so it was a freezer surprise cafe tea at ours. 
Mr 23 made himself chicken katsu curry using leftover sauce from the freezer - Pinch of nom book 2 recipe.
The HG had beef grilled steak things from the freezer with tomatoey pasta and cheesey garlic bread also freezer. 
I had cauliflower rice ( freezer ) and some leftover from last night Pinch of Nom chicken balti that Mr 23 cooked from scratch. delicious. A bit of space in the freezer gained and all nicely satisfied with little effort! 
Mr 23 had also weeded the front garden and the front garden wall pavement side. I say front garden. Its all set with cobbles by the HG and his dad years ago and where some of the sand and cement between the cobbles has gone, its prone to weeds and I HATE that unkempt look! Also I like my wall to be clean and my front step and pavement to be weed and moss free! There;s no need for the verges and the like to be left to run wild. The butterflies and bees have plenty to go at round here! Just sheer laziness of people on the street. It's probably in my genes from when my beloved Nanna used to scrub her front steps and then donkey stone them! Like in a Catherine Cookson novel - I'm poor but with pride hahahah

I have so looked forwards to who wants to be a millionaire all week but wish to complain to ITV that they put it on too late. 9pm is too late! I've been snoozing on the sofa every night this week and blooming missed them! However will indulge my way through the recordings tomorrow with the joy of FF through the adverts. 

I have just started a new audible book by Richard Osmond if thats his name - the tall bloke off pointless. Its called The Thursday Murder Club and I am LOVING it. 

BUT I have a thing, you know when you are reading an actual book and are engrossed and it is so annoying when people try to talk to you or interrupt you? Well I 'read' my audible book whilst cooking or washing up and could cheerfully throttle the HG when he wanders in from the lounge to tell me nothing I am remotely interested in at the time when I am mid chapter!! I walk across to my phone and press pause in a huff and then tell him off!!! 

Weekend plans are to make a load of dog bags and peg bags and cushion covers! Ive orders coming in thick and fast! I need to clean and put away Bluebell's paddling pool properly and the grass could do with a cut - I will strongly hint at the HG that he could do that! I've got the shopping coming in the morning and all too soon it will be Monday and back to work. 

Not much more to say 
Where I go daily to be paid has been fine, if we had 100 elephants 93 ish have been brilliant and adaptable and adhered to all the safety procedures. 7 need running out of town! Blatant disregard for rules and respect - yet they'd be the first ones up in arms should something happen! I do not understand why elephants who continuously run the place where I get paid down, rally against the rules and get everyone's backs up bring their offspring to a place that they clearly think is crap! Nobody is forcing you to bring them here - feel free to eff off to another watering hole and when you get there, eff off a little bit further!!!

Lots of love from 
Rachel *Rantypants* Radiostar xxx


  1. I've just finished 'The Thursday Murder Club' (via Kindle) and, no spoilers, but I really enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to the next one now.

    I hope you're able to have a restful weekend - you deserve it. You always get some rogue elephants, don't you, sadly.

    1. Thanks to the new version of blogger I have only just got to grips with comments! It's a great book - well done that pointless man!

  2. And breathe....I think we all have a 'something' which irritates the pants off us, mine is 'it's not fair' ????nope life is not fair and 2020 is not fair, live with it!! I read The Thursday Murder Club, I found it a bit slow, but it will make a great film with our dear older English actors in the roles.

    1. I think I would find it annoying to read, but it's been delightful to listen to. I downloaded Dear Sylvia by Dawn french and think Id rather read it than listen to it!

  3. Following a busy week I have decided henceforth that Friday night will now be pizza night in my house. I'm out of routine and too exhausted to start cooking when I get in from work.
    I'm sorry about your small group of elephants. X

    1. Pizza night sounds like a brilliant tradition!

  4. I've just started reading Rachel Lynch's DI Kelly Porter books. Detectives aren't usually my thing but I'm really enjoying the change of storyline. Why is it men and children only want to talk to you when you're doing something like reading or knitting, I feel your frustration.

    I'm afraid I've already rung in school and complained, but I do think it's a valid point. At Tom's school they're not allowed out at break or lunch so have to sit in class all day for 6 hours. No fresh air, no chance to really stretch their legs, not able to socialise even at a safe distance with their friends in other classes. Personally, I think the environment is a dream setting for any virus, let alone Covid, but there's nothing to be done about it apparently.

    Mr 23 sounds an absolute delight to have. I hope my Mr 14 changes from a lazy caterpillar to a helpful butterfly at some point but I'm not holding out much hope! We are old fashioned in our sweeping the front methods as well. People used to take pride in their little patch didn't they, now a lot of people don't even look after their gardens let alone the pavement beyond. xx

    1. I hope someome paid heed to your very valid points. Even prisoners get freedom to move outside!

  5. Sorry I am a bit behind Rachel. I read your post but about two weeks ago and I forgot to comment!! That sounds pretty lame...I know. I confirm you do sound tired in this my Gran used to say "These things are sent to try us" and I would answer "Yea.. but why me?" :-) Incidentally I had to look up "donkey stone" in google....never heard of it before unless it was called something else down in Somerset where I am from! I now have that info stored for future reference! keep well Amanda x


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