Not Wet, Wet, Wet the band, but the weather. I didn't open the sitting room curtains this morning until after 10am. I could hear what it was like outside and didn't need to see the depressing sight. It was still so dark that even with the curtains opened I would have needed to keep the light on anyway.
It is a bit brighter now and the rain is due to stop shortly so I will then venture into town. I have 2 library books to collect and DS1 and I might go in for our weekly coffee/snack together. His turn to pay as DH and I treated him twice over the Xmas holidays.
I've made curried parsnip and carrot soup in my soup maker using up a few yellow-stickered parsnips and some carrots sticks from the fridge that were starting to dry out. I've decided not to buy rolls but to do toasted bacon sandwiches as I have 2 large loaves and some other odds and ends of bread in the freezer.
I have also done 2 loads of laundry despite the bad weather. With 2 twenty-something sons in the house I do still get an awful lot of dirty washing and need to keep on top of it. I don't possess a tumble drier (no space and too expensive to run) so I hung the light load to dry over the radiators while they were on for 15 minutes when I first got up. Once turned off the residual heat meant that load was best part dry by the time the darks were finished. The darks are now directly on the radiators instead and they will get the full heat when it goes on again later today. The lights are now hung over the radiator airers to finish off drying. For socks and pants etc. in the kitchen I have some of those cheap plastic hanging driers with pegs attached. If I need more drying space I also have a couple of collapsable driers I inherited 10 years ago from my mum, but I don't use them often now there are only 4 of us. Of course, in better weather, everything gets hung out in the yard and just aired indoors before folding and putting away. I rarely iron anything. If any of the family want something ironed they know where the board and iron are. LOL!!!
That's my exciting day so far. The rain has stopped so I'm off out. Hope you're all having a good day.
Love, Helen xx