Yesterday was more productive than weekends usually are for me:
-- I worked at Oxfam from 9am-1pm, and only succumbed to buying a few things from Oxfam -- two books of jazz classics for violin, some recorder music [prods emperor], some tapes for the car, and a St Trinians book. :-)
-- I bought black shoelaces and fennel toothpaste (the sorts of little things that tend to slip between the cracks of my life-maintenance strategies) and didn't buy the other thing on my list (a dressmaker's tape-measure, to replace the one I thought I'd lost) because as I was walking towards Robert Sayle I actually remembered where mine was.
-- I put those trousers up for sale on eBay avec beaucoup de faffe, but have been amply rewarded by the fact that they're already bid up to nearly twice what I paid for them. ;-) Ace. I should probably use the money to buy drinks for all the people who offered me de-faffing help and advice!
-- I reorganised furniture such that I now have a bookcase to put my music on. I was going to play through everything before putting it away, so I could see whether it really is all stuff I want to keep, but I realised that it was going to take me years to play through everything & I decided clearing the dining room up was more important. However I did rediscover some bits of music I had lost -- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (which I discovered I had duplicate copies of); a selected works of Mendelssohn which contains the "Duetto" which I used to love playing -- though I still can't find my lovely mock-leatherbound complete Lieder ohne Worte; and a bundle of gorgeous old early C20th songs and 'mood pieces' and suchlike. Also a medley of music from The Desert Song, a superbly tacky musical by Sigmund Romberg which I actually have on video somewhere (in glorious technicolor!) and really must watch again some time.
Today has been not quite so productive owing to the late start, however I've read half of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber (dark retellings of well-known fairytales). sion_a and I have done the week's shopping (and I am actually going to cook things!) and I have hard-boiled some eggs for next week's lunches.
Still to do:
-- Tidy my room (hah!)
-- Put more stuff on eBay
-- Make hummous
-- Boil potatoes (also for next week's lunches)
-- Do some proof-reading for work tomorrow
Better get started really. sion_a is out tonight so I will have the house to myself, and I must not just waste the whole evening sitting in front of the computer.