Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sundays have always been super-lazy days in my personal diary. I've never had the inclination to go out, do things, or see people. Even walking to the corner shop for the Sunday papers requires too much effort, as it means I have to get dressed.
In years gone past, when hubby and I went out on Saturday nights until late, we used to buy the Sunday papers on the way home, wake up at midday on Sunday, have brunch, read the papers then relax until it was time to prepare dinner - which we did together following a fancy recipe we'd found in a magazine or cookery book, with ingredients we'd bought the day before during our weekly shop. These days, the week's super manic, Saturdays are spent chilling out with take-aways and DVDs, and Sundays tend to be the days when we do the week's housework - washing up, laundry and ironing, occasionally also tidying up, hoovering and dusting. And they say life gets better when you're older?!
Today I've started the day with a jumbo cup of "orange spice" coffee from the selection I gave hubby for Christmas last year. It's pretty revolting to be honest, but I fancied filter coffee and we'd run out of coffee beans and ground coffee. Once I finish drinking it (which could be days, at the current rate) I'm getting stuck into this Sunday's projects, which are:
1. Return kitchen to kitchen-like status (as opposed to current something's-exploded-in-here state);
2. Continue counting unread books (I gave up temporarily when I reached 45 after doing just one room);
3. Cook something nutricious for dinner (veggie soup or pasta are the only options here, as there's nothing else in the fridge and going to the corner shop means leaving the house);
4. Place an order for groceries to magically find their way to our front door sometime next week (you've got to love internet shopping).
Special project: tidy up the little table in the hallway where we dump our post and anything else we happen to be holding in our hands when get home, making it impossible to find it again on the misshapen pile.
Hmmmmm. I wonder how many of these I will have achieved by the end of today. If I don't manage any of them, I'll just have to rationalise. Wish me luck either way.