Easy groceries

Running a Family B&B is a lot of work. That’s one thing I found out after being on the job for just three days.

The alarm goes at seven and I start working the moment I get out of bed. Officially, I’m done by eleven, and start again around four or five, when I have to prepare supper, but that happened only once during the last three days.

Today I worked virtually non-stop till about half two. It was my own free choice to do more than just the ordinary B&B chores, but the jobs I took on had to be done one way or another anyway, and today was a good day to do them, as it was a dry and not too cold day.

Today was also the first day I got my organic groceries delivered.

Could grocery shopping become any easier than that?

All I had to do, was unpack the crates and put the groceries away. And as you can see in the picture below, I had a little helper.

I had a loaf of bread, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, dairy, and even some sliced chicken for DD-15, who loves meat. Also: Fruit juice, bread spread, mayonnaise, syrup waffles (A Dutch delicacy), milk, chocolate pudding, seitan, shredded coconut, flour, sugar, mixed nuts, tomato paste and passata.

It was really nice to have all these delicious goodies delivered right into my kitchen. So much better than having to ride my Spazmobile through the freezing cold for fifty minutes to get to the shops, do my shopping, and ride another fifty minutes back. This saves me so much time, and it’s not even more expensive, so I can still stay within my budget.

My other duties today included cleaning that horrible bathroom. It took time and quite a bit of elbow grease, but it’s clean again. Go me!

And when I had finished my regular duties, I got out my sander and sanded the smaller of my two chopping boards. The one that I hadn’t done yet.

I sanded it till it was very smooth, and then oiled it. I’ll have to oil it every day for the next couple of weeks, so it gets completely saturated like its big sister, and after that I’ll be able to use it again.

I also sanded DD-15’s “new” pre-loved mirror, and slapped on a first coat of white paint.

I really intended to apply a second coat this evening, but changed my mind. I’ll do that tomorrow. Today has been a busy enough day already, and I deserve an evening off.

Last but not least, I managed to drop three heavy cast-iron frying pans on my toe. Thankfully, none of the pans broke, and my toe doesn’t hurt all too much as I was wearing shoes when this happened.

Still, I don’t recommend following my example. I won’t be responsible for your breaking toes or frying pans, so be careful.


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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2 Responses to Easy groceries

  1. Leah says:

    LOL, yes, I hate cleaning the bathroom too. Esp. when it's really dirty. But it has to be done, and I hate dirty bathrooms more than cleaning, so that settles it.


  2. Susan says:

    Ouch! I bet your toe will end up black and blue, shoes or not! Well done with the bathroom, it looks so much better than it did in your last post. Don't you hate cleaning the bathroom? I loathe it! Such a good idea to get your groceries delivered; I had my supermarket shopping delivered for a while after ordering on the internet – very convenient but way too dear. But it served its purpose-I was too ill at the time to go out to the shops and I wouldn't hesitate to use that service again should the need arise.


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