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!!
Don't do it, Sue - will be so much better for your stress levels to wait until the work's nearly done! :-)ReplyDelete
You're right, you're right … but arrrggghhh the temptation!!Delete
Resist temptation, it will be all the sweeter forcing. I can't imagine how stressful the whole procedure has been. It will be like walking into a new home just in time for Christmas. XReplyDelete
I said that the other day, and asked if Alan was going to tie a big red bow around the house. He jokingly said the painters could have painted one on but it would have cost too much to paint over in the New Year 🤣🤣Delete
It must be soooo tempting, but don't do it! :)ReplyDelete
Trying not too 🤣🤣Delete
Your days sound lovely.
I'm trying 🤣Delete
Alan is working so hard to get everything done these last two weeks while I am at the Van, it would be bad to sneak in on him ... wouldn't it 🤣😃
You do very well on your challenges, you deserve a break.ReplyDelete
Hope all is calm and restored when you arrive back in Wales. x
Thank you. I hope so too, there will be all the boxes to unpack but the carpets should be down and furniture in the right rooms ... hopefully 😃Delete
Hope you have a lovely surprise when you go back home to Wales with the majority of the work and mess out of the way. I love having new carpets with that new carpet smell - so homely. Sounds like Alan's doing a marvellous job in Wales - so resist the temptation until you get the go-ahead. Please don't forget the photo's - looking forward to seeing them. Enjoy your week.ReplyDelete
Oh there will be photos, the ones I have at the moment are horrendous … so we'll wait for the 'afters' I think.Delete