This week we are house sitting for my brother and so I have a last week of relaxation before I return to work. I intend to enjoy it as I can relax much easier when not at home and finding jobs. Though I may have to do more than A first thought as her cleaner is having a week off and my OCDishness will not allow me to let them come home to a dirty house - I have washed all the clothes in their hamper already.
So what have I learned this week?
I cannot go away from home for a week without filling the car to the hilt, even if some of that was Hubby's beer!
My brother instructed me to eat what we wanted from his cupboards - after half of the car was full of our food and drink for the week.
It is a good idea to take at least 3 bottles of hand wash when staying in a house that has 3 bathrooms.
It is a good idea to get the Sky passwords from your brother before he sets off on his holiday as you won't be able to watch half of the programmes you record until after 8pm at night.
Taking 2 boxes of Capri Sun to your brothers will mean you lose a box of it during the night after you tell your 15 year old nephew he and his friend can help themselves to it.
My brothers dogs are as immovable as mine during the night. Unlike mine, one of them will need lifting on the bed during the night. I am thinking the living room footrest will come in handy during the night from now on.
Having a tooth root out may not be as painful or yucky as a previous one. Don't mention it though as it will hurt the day after when the bruising starts to come out.
When Beautiful B sends a photo of the evening meal she made I will realise she would be a better cook than me if she put her mind to it. Mind you, that wouldn't be hard....
Stating out loud that you intend to get yourself into a better sleeping pattern this week in preparation for work doesn't mean that you head will listen to you. I watched TV until 2.30am and read until just after 4am before getting 3 hours sleep.
Even though I am not one to enjoy soaking in a bath (feels like wallowing in my own dirt) the very deep bath at C & A's looks like it may be enjoyable to lie in there reading a novel. After all, a quick shower after the bath will solve the dirt obsession.
Trying to work out how to switch off the TV and stereo sound system at my brother is hard work, let alone trying to work out how to change the stereo system from satellite to DVD sound. I can see myself resembling my mum later this week when I ask Hubby to set it up to play a DVD for me before he goes to work.
When packing toiletries it is a good idea to check that you have picked up Hubby's shaving gel and not his deodorant especially if the can decoration is similar because then he has to use your berry fragranced shaving gel.
Hubby and I have been together for 8 years today and my love for my man doubles each and every day. I am so very lucky to have a man that looks at me with so much love in his eyes.
So what have you learned this week?
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