Sunday, January 27, 2008

A meme

So, I have been tagged by lovely Crystal Jigsaw for a meme about household tips. If only she knew, I am the worst person to ask...

1. Don't have an child whose favourite hobby is tearing up Argos catalogues. You would be amazed how much dust that causes.

2. Keep a good supply of wet wipes in the house. They serve a multitude of purposes. As does antibacterial spray, especially when you have a child with autism.

3. Try to train the male members of the household to share the chores. If you succeed, please tell me how.

4. Always keep several get well cards on the mantle... so if unexpected guests arrive, they will think you've been sick and unable to clean. (Thanks to Lynne D from the Open University for passing on that one...)

5. If all else fails hire a cleaner. Wish I could afford to...

I'm not going to tag anyone else for this one, but if you have the urge to do it, feel free!

Three notable things:

1. I'm gradually equipping my new desk with pin board, post-it notes, pens and pencils etc. My Virginia Woolf mug has pride of place, of course, used as a penpot so it doesn't get damaged in the washing up. I'll try to take a picture when I am all organised.

2. Yesterday I bought a new top which I intend to wear to the launch party for Your Messages on Thursday. But, knowing me, I will probably have a crisis of indecision at the last minute and go in something old...

3. Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. You can read the story of an elderly concentration camp survivor here. What an amazing woman. It is so important that we are never allowed to forget.

11 comments:

Casdok said...

Love the get well card idea!!!

Angie said...

I thought I left a comment earlier, but apparently it got lost in the ether...
I wish I could afford number 5 too. It is the most brilliant idea. :)
The story you linked to for HMD was fabulous.
Have tagged you over at mine for another meme, if you fancy it.
-Angie xx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fabulous, Cathy. The minute I succeed in training my husband to clean our house, you shall be the first to know, after I have shouted it from the roof top.

Crystal xx

Cathy said...

LOL, Crystal!

Casdok, I wish I could claim to have thought that one up, its a gem, isnt it?

Angie, I'm thinking about the meme. Will do it later in the week. Thanks (I think?) for tagging me!

Lane said...

Get well cards!! Love it:-)

Look after that mug!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I'll be going shopping today for some get well cards, and practicing handwriting disguises.

Fiona said...

I like Quintin Crisp's comment that after three years, the dust doesn't get any deeper.

Cathy said...

Ooh yes, Fiona, I'd forgotten that one! Thanks for reminding me.

Caroline said...

I've that mug but can't drink from it (one of my not read mugs). Looks like I'll be seeing you on Thursday - please come and say hi ... if you recognise me. We should have a secret password.

x

Cathy said...

I'll try to make sure I have my Adam badges pinned on my bag!

Cx

Jackie Luben said...

Thank you for the link to the Holocaust survivor, Cathy. Reading that reminds me how lucky we are to live as we do now.