Yesterday I had a bit of a run around. Off to the shops in the morning. Then catching up with a friend with a 3yr old (enough said - I don't 'do' little children very well - especially not badly behaved little children !!!) and then catching up with friends for dinner in the evening. I felt like I was running around the whole day until I got home from dinner at about 10pm when I sat down in front of the TV with my (A's ?) laptop and my crocheting. I watched Wimbledon but had to go to bed when the Men's Doubles final was at set all - I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer (and given that it was 2.30am I suppose they were entitled to feel like they should be closed !!!)
I woke this morning at 6.20 and had a (small) panic attack because I hadn't heard K get up to go to SES for the GC Marathon (she was supposed to leave at 5am) - dashed through to her room and obviously she did leave at 5am because her bed was empty !!! Went back to bed and slept until about 8am. Got up and did my 80 squats and 55 leg lifts before having breakfast and a shower.
And then the day was mine. I should have gone to the shops to get a battery for the smoke alarm but the thought of going there just for one battery was enough to make me just stop at the library to return two (very) overdue books before coming home. I did stop off to visit with BIL and SIL - and that was nice as I haven't seen them for a while.
After I got home, I put my heaven clothes on, got under the blanket and spent the rest of the day on the couch in front of the TV - footy games started and ended and started and ended again, I slept, I read, I blogged, I tweeted, I facebooked - and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
And, best of all, I didn't feel guilty. I did feel sorry for those people not as lucky as me, but there is nothing I can do to change their circumstances, and not making the most of my circumstances won't change theirs. If they have little children, their time of peace and quiet will come. My SIL was saying this morning that we work hard during the week we shouldn't feel guilty about having down time on the weekend and I totally agree with her. (Please know that I am not saying others don't work hard during the week - it's just that our circumstances are different.)
Tonight, if I can actually get out from under the nice cosy blanket, we are going to have roast veggies for dinner and, if I do get up and make them, I'm going to make enough for at least another one or two meals during the week !!!
As an aside, only 5 sleeps until A is home again - going to see him mid-way through his rotation really makes a huge difference.
Joining in with Rhianna from A Parenting Life (who is standing in for the lovely Kirsty at My Home Truths who has gone away for a well deserved break ) for I Must Confess. The prompt this week was "Which blogs do you love" (or words to that effect) but there is no way I could list the blogs I love and possibly offend someone if I leave them off - so call me a coward but I am going to dodge this bullet and go with the fact that I love a lazy day !!!!
Have the best week and take care !
Why not pop over and see who else is confessing this week ?
TFTD : Loving someone should not mean losing YOU. True love empowers you, it doesn’t erase you.