It's Monday, a calm day after a relatively calm weekend.
There are almost always niggles and woes, and things to drag down what could have been better time, but it's a fresh new week and one that for some reason I'm looking forward to. It stretches out in front on me with only a few must do's on my daily planner.
Todays must do was a little bit of washing, there's not much, not enough to visit the laundrette on the caravan park, but enough so that things don't start pile up for later in the week. Someone asked me about the day to day activities in this my smaller, simpler life so I thought I'd share what I'm up to each day.
First thing is always breakfast for Suky, then back to bed with hot lemon water for me to catch up on social media while I drink my drink, then it's shower, dog walk and then coffee and breakfast. This is every day during the week, Suky loves the routine as much as I do as she joins me on her 'Suky cover' on the bed and snoozes until I am out of the shower.
A bit of time spent on the computer and then I got stuck into the washing, it doesn't take long, and if you do it mindfully it is actually very calming and relaxing rather than a chore. I had the first nine years of married life without a washing machine so I am pretty good at getting things washed. It's a relief though not to be doing bedding, towels and nappies by hand as I did then.
The few bits I did this morning dripping in the shower cubicle. Once they've stopped dripping the whole rack can be carefully moved to hang over the wardrobe door in the little spare room, leaving the shower clear for tomorrow morning.
Now it's lunchtime and I have some hummus and crackers to finish off. It's the tail end of a Challenge over on my other blog and it's proved to be an enjoyable one to end this years Challenges with. There's a bit of food left to use up so I have tagged an extra day onto what was a one week challenge.
I think I'm ready for a rest from Challenges, because at the end of next week I will be going back home to Wales to help put the house back together after the marathon of interior and exterior work we have had done. Alan has forbidden me to come home before the worst of the mess is over … gosh it's so tempting to jump in the car and drive home to see what happening for myself instead of looking at photographs and video clips. But this week the new carpets are being laid and things should start to improve as room by room things start to take shape again.
Haha … now I've made myself want to go home and see all the more!!