Last night was wonderful,well, it was a fantastic day really….first the car passed the MOT, then I had the pleasure of watching my daughter receive public recognition for all her hard work over the past 6 months or so, at the Presentation Evening. It was well attended, Mum and Dad came to support Primadonna (Wonderboy didn’t want to go so went to stay with his dad – the evening lasted for 3 and a half hours and he most certainly made the right choice, he would have been terribly bored).
I sat next to my anglican friends Rev. Richard and Gill and my parents and when I looked down Fr. P and his wife (my other friends) were sitting just below us on the balcony. It was an enjoyable evening, there were various performances from the drama and dance departments and the music, second to none. My favourite composer would have to be Bach, but the Mozart sounded so very good last night. We didn’t get home to late and PrimaDonna was shattered this morning but still had to go to school of course and so we went to pick up Gill’s girls and headed off for school. When we got there Wonderboy and his Dad pulled up behind me and I even managed to get Wonderboy to give me a kiss before he headed into school! something he had warned me off doing within school grounds…he must have missed me 🙂
Tonight I feel pleasantly exhausted after spending the whole day cleaning. I steamed the kitchen floor, did a couple of loads of laundry, shredded about half a tonne of bills (not money) bank statements, credit card demands and receipts etc….though I did manage to make the shredder stop functioning while shoving more papers in than it would feasably take and had to go out and buy a new one, luckily it was dramatically reduced in price. ….yes, Lorna, I cut up all my credit and store cards! This was bought with cash 😉 That paper stuff with a streak of silvery thread running through it…who’d have thunk it.
I now also have a huge pile of goods to give to charity, sitting in the front porch. Anyone want a picnic hamper complete with tableware, none of it has ever been used ? I suppose it is a bit large to send to any of you, but I’m sure it’ll make some money at our parish jumble sale.
I always used to give our good quality second hand goods to Oxfam or another charity, but ever since I discovered how much money it could all make for the church, I donated it to the parish instead. The parish I worship at and work for owns a whole ‘block’, with many buildings that either are in need of repair or have been repaired out of necessity but not perhaps paid for in full, so it’s not like it’s rolling in money, not by any means.
What do you do with the stuff you don’t want, don’t need, don’t like….but is too good to throw away?
Do you recycle? After shredding all the paper I put it together with all our newspapers and junk mail and put it in bags to either be collected once a fortnight by a recycling team of council workers, or I take it to the tip. Do you have recycling facilities in your local area and do you take advantage of them? We also recycle glass in the same way.
It’s a great feeling not to be contributing to landfill sites that will erupt or cause toxic envionmental leakage in years to come when my great grandchildren are walking the earth (should I be so fortunate). Perhaps though, you don’t agree with recycling, perhaps you don’t see the connection between environmental issues and the throw away mentality of the modern world? I’d like to hear from you too.