A silly question, I know. “Is it Wednesday?” when it most certainly is Wednesday and has been all day.
Do you have days when you think it’s a ‘different’ day? I was convinced for much of the morning that today was Thursday and then I thought, “Surely, it’s not time to go shopping again? It can’t be a week since we went to Waitrose?” And then the day felt strange because obviously it’s not the day I first thought it was. I don’t know why this should be, that it should feel strange? After all, as we’re retired unless we have an appointment somewhere, one day is much like another, even at the weekend. And, the other strange thing is that I now feel I’m having an eight-day week!
Enough of my nonsense. Once I was up, showered, dressed and had applied some make-up (all these things take time) I made breakfast. Well, if you can call putting some food on the table “making” breakfast. Fruit for both of us, and then a boiled egg and toast for husband, and crunchy cereal which contains raspberries for me, and tea. Nice and easy.
As husband was going to do some work on one of his projects in the garage (the garage large enough to have a work bench at the far end, and is quite spacious once he’s put the car on the drive), I decided to change the bed linen. You’ve guessed. This has been a “not doing much” sort of day, and that means a “not much happens” sort of post!
I changed the bed linen and fed the washing machine (which is what it’s for, no point in it being idle!) I suppose I make a rod for my own back by having cotton sheets and pillow cases that require ironing, but oh, how lovely it is to get into a bed that has freshly laundered sheets and pillow cases. I can’t imagine what non-iron bedding is like, but if it has any kind of man-made fibre in it, it’s not for me.
The day started out bright and sunny, but by the time I’d hung out the washing it was dull but it was windy enough to dry the washing. I cleared up the breakfast, filled the dishwasher (oh, dear, I’m scratching the Barrel of Mundanities, ha ha!) …
then I swept and steam-cleaned the kitchen floor. I changed the flower water in the various vases in the house, and then decided, as it was close to eleven o’clock, it was time for coffee.
And I had a quick look at today’s paper and a book which arrived yesterday, the companion volume to one which arrived a few days ago …
Apart from this being a delightful book, a modern-day Book of Hours, with all kinds of interesting short essays, it intrigues me that it has come all the way to Devon, England, from Toronto Public Library. I’d love to know why this book was discarded by that Library, it is quite a recent publication, but it’s now in safe hands, I will take care of it even if Toronto Public Library thought it a waste of space (literally!)
Some of the essays have attractive illustrations
I then decided to tackle the ironing, which was beginning to pile up again, and that has now been done and put away in our wardrobes and the airing cupboard …
Most UK homes are too small to have dedicated laundry rooms and our house doesn’t even have a utility room for what are termed ‘white goods’ (washing machine, dryer, etc) and so I can either set up the ironing board in the dining end of our sitting/dining room or in the kitchen. There is a bit more space in the sitting room, so that is where I did the ironing today.
Around 12.30 am I thought I’d better make lunch, and today it was cauliflower cheese …
I confess to having used this photo (above) before, as I didn’t take one of lunch today, but the meal was much the same but without a glass of cider today.
And so you have it, a day of just doing housekeeping (I finished the ironing this afternoon and then allowed myself some time-off-for-good-behaviour during which I watched a repeat episode of Escape to the Country, today in the county of Rutland) but there is a degree of satisfaction in doing these jobs – well, I find that so. Some might think I need to get out more!
And now it’s time for a cup of tea and a slice of ginger cake. And then I might do just a few more housekeeping jobs before I start on supper for this evening, chicken curry.
Until next time, when I hope to provide you with perhaps some more interesting topics!