Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Mother knows best!
Although it's technically still half term, today was the first day since retiring that I had nothing planned - no outing outside of the home / no appointment to attend and so forth. As such, then, today was the first test - how would I cope with all this spare time?
With my mother's sound advice ringing in my ears - I did try to pace myself - honest!
Woke up at 6:58am (this would normally be the latest that I could lie in until before setting off to work) and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast. By 9am I had cleared the kitchen, loaded the dishwasher and tidied the table and chairs area in the garden ready for these long sunny meals!
I then set about making the bag pictured above - quite a simple design but loved the fabric since it reminded me of my Labrador - Millie. Phew - I needed a break so had a leisurely coffee and caught some rays - before washing down the walls of the conservatory with sugar soap and then rinsing them off - preparation for painting on Saturday.
After a healthy salad for lunch (no more "pack ups" - yay!) and a short afternoon nap (well!) it was off back into the garden to mow the lawns before the rain appeared.
With a dog walk at the beach to round the day off it has felt like a good day. I could get to like this retirement lark!
Oh - and one more thing - today has been the first day for months that I have not taken any paracetamol for my headaches - RESULT!