I've just been reading this post about a day in the life of Sue from The Quince Tree and I thought I would have a go at documenting my day.
So here it is. How I spent Monday.
Dragged myself out of bed around 7:15.
I make a habit of never getting up before 7 o'clock now that I'm retired unless I really have to. I like to stay up late ( midnight-ish) so I get my necessary sleep that way ! Make the bed straight away, get dressed.
Rush out to garage to let dogs outside to go to the toilet ( Have to lock them in as the old Border Collie has slight dementia and likes to sleep under my bedroom window in all weather and I think it's too cold for him to be doing that at the moment ( He gets all wet with dew !!)
Turn on breakfast TV and make myself breakfast ( toast with ham and tomato, kiwi fruit and strawberries, BIG cup of tea ). Tony has cereal.
Give dogs arthritis medication - both old .
Eat breakfast while reading blogs ( drop crumbs on my desk and the floor) keeping my cup of tea on the far corner of my desk ( don't want to spill it on my computer- done that before - not good for computer !!!)
Still there at 9:00 when Tony comes out dressed to work in the garden (mowing lawns which are beginning to go brown through lack of rain ).
Put a load of washing on.
Begin my job for the day which is cleaning the house.
Kitchen comes first. I love cleaning kitchens because they look terrific when they're clean ( and it's pretty easy work !)
Move on to dusting the lounge, dining and TV rooms - Lick and a promise!
Bathrooms next - we have two but only guests use one so it is easy. Try out new cleaner on the clear glass shower screen - great success, it comes up sparkling with not too much effort.
(Tony finishes mowing and goes off to part-time work )
Now the floors - mainly tiles with carpet in the bedrooms. This is the bit I dislike most.
then wash floors - including bathrooms and toilet - lots of area . This is another bit I dislike !!!
11:30 All done and house looks spic and clean. Cup of tea.
Hang washing on the line
Lunch - Toasted muffin with ham, tomato and cheese, cup of coffee.
Change out of cleaning clothes into something mildly presentable.
Bring washing in as rain is threatening. All dry.
2:00 Doorbell rings. Two friends ( retired teachers like me ) arrive to help me judge children's competitions for CWA. (Raindrops begin to sprinkle)
Chart about East Timor for 8 and 9 year olds
Computer generated booklet about East Timor for 11 and 12 year olds.
Takes us a while to debate and compare and mark Criteria Sheets. Glad I'm not doing this any more. Once a year is enough !!
Judge adult competition - Greeting card. Pretty quick and simple.
Good company, lots of laughs ( thunder grumbles outside )
Cup of tea and biscuit reward for all that hard work. More chat. Plan another get together and check upcoming social activities.
4:45pm Friends leave. More thunder
5ish Downpour begins with more thunder and lightning, then a sprinkle of small hail.
Great rain (15mL). Just what the garden and lawn needs.
6:00 Change of plan for tea - was going to be a BBQ but suddenly cold ( from hail I expect ) and too wet anyway. Tony watches his favourite program (Bargain Hunt !!!) while I prepare tea. Chicken ( grilled like on BBQ ) and lots of stirfried vegies, pumpkin and potatoes in their jackets. Yoghurt for dessert.
Eat at 7:00. All cleared away by 8:00 ( watching kid's Masterchef but a bit too hard to stomach - everything perfect and precocious kids -yuk!!)
Nothing worth watching on TV. Tony fools around with his Android phone, I fool around with my laptop reading blogs, Facebook, researching holidays in France ( dreaming !!) . Show Tony some photos of Merton in France to get him enthused - both sitting in our recliner chairs.
Dogs asleep on their beds.
11-ish Bedtime . Read for a while.( very good book The Book Thief )
Midnight-ish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ( loud I'm told !!)
I wonder if anyone else would like to share their day?