Last night, the YFG and her friend had a sleepover in a tent on the new lawn - I heard them in the house early this morning, watching tv - but I didn't realise until I got up at 8am and asked them, that they had been there since just about 5am when they woke up and got chilly!
In contrast, the EFG slept till nearly 11am - she's still getting back to regular hours...
Today, I have done four and a half hours on the phone as I am attempting to do my usual week's work in four days, and then I will get some overtime pay.
I've watered in the greenhouse, weeded a vegetable bed and planted the courgettes out, strimmed around the lawn and veg beds, and cooked the supper.
I've been sorting out the linen cupboard, and there is a heap to go to the rag-bag, the charity shop and the tip. I have enough left for the students' beds as well as ours. The linen has to be relocated as the EFG needs the cupboard as she is moving all of her things out of the room which will be for the students.....there's an awful lot of stuff finding its way to my room.
The presentation I have to give to the Preachers' Meeting tomorrow on one of Wesley's sermons has been written - finally! I should have been called "Last Minute" for sure! That is going to be a little daunting tomorrow evening, so think of me, please, and think positive thoughts/send up a little prayer.
AND I booked a holiday! Just a short weekend break at the camp site near Sheringham where my mum and dad first had a caravan when I was 9, and then my sister and uncle eventually took over the plot until a few years back. Well, I can rent a caravan there for a Friday to Monday break in July, and so it is arranged - we'll pop down there on Friday afternoon after I finish work and enjoy the weekend. I haven't had to take the Monday off work as the boss has agreed to me working the hours over the rest of the week, much as I am doing this week. It will be before the prices skyrocket for the school holidays as the girls are both at home now, and we can take advantage of the cheaper prices this year as we are in the unique [for us] situation of them both being available before the school holidays kick off - and gymnastics finishes the previous weekend, so it has no impact on that at all. This will be my holiday for the year, so I am looking forward to it! A day out at Sheringham and Cromer, I hope, and then perhaps a NT property like Blickling Hall on the Sunday - that would be ideal for us. Just have to hope the weather plays ball...
It is half term now and I am taking advantage of not having to get up early and taking an extra hour in bed each morning for a bit more sleep!