Monday, 31 January 2011

Where did the weekend go?

It went so fast, as seems to be the trend these days...

Saturday  - walking the dogs, walking to the local bike shop to get a new tyre for my bike (the sand and grit they used on the roads has shredded them), stacking hay for Humphrey the Pony, going shopping with Frou Frou either walking or tucked into the front of my coat (she got lots of fuss), cooking pizzas, walking dogs again, flopping in front of the TV, nearly drowning in the bath, bed.

Had a great revelation in the evening.  Number One Son was sleeping the night at a friend's house, but we knew exactly what he was doing the whole time - Younger Son was in contact via xBox Live more or less the whole time!  Isn't technology wonderful!

Sunday - walking the dogs, putting new tyre onto the bike, going shopping again for the things we forgot on Saturday, cooking dinner, failing to notice that my daughter has changed her hair colour again, walking the dogs again, trying to get some time on the computer and failing, watching some rubbish on TV, bath and bed.

At some point I also introduced Mrs RC to Excel, showing her how you could set up a spreadsheet.  We put together a sheet that allowed us to list our finances, money in, money out, etc, complete with a graph.  She seemed to like it.  I doubt it will stop her doing it all with a pen and paper, though.

6 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

I can just see Frou Frou in your coat, peeking out. Cute. Keep encouraging Mrs RC to use the spreadsheet. Hubby and I have a budget on the computer and check our bank accounts online daily.

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - When I spoke to her at lunchtime she was about to go in and update it! Not sure about the online banking, though - that might be a step too far!

terri said...

The weekends surely do go too fast, don't they? Yours sounds like it was full and busy. Shopping with an adorable puppy does sound like a lot of fun though. I can imagine the attention you got!

Kate said...

My husband is all for the pen and paper budgeting. I need a spreadsheet and my iCalendar and e-reminders for all bills coming out; I'm kind of obsessive compulsive that way :)

I find myself sometimes asking my hubby 'why are you swearing at the playstation?!' . . . and then I see it's because he's playing his nephew online.

How cute that you took Frou Frou around shopping with you - I bet she loved it!

BlackLOG said...

You got a lot done on Sunday - The last time I changed a tyre on the road bike it took most of the day to get the damn thing off and even longer to get the replacement back on. Off road bikes tyres are so much easier to deal with....

agg79 said...

Family life can really fill up your weekends without even noticing it. Sounds like a full, but productive weekend - I like those. Although, I did note that the dogs seemed to get a lot of your attention...