A Day Off

I'm having a day off work today. I've already wasted most of the morning doing not very much although I did manage to spend a bit of time in my sewing room sorting out the photos on the shelves and getting my laptop to work. It turns out that the only thing wrong was a flat battery but because it appeared to be plugged in I hadn't previously checked the connections. With the power lead going from the laptop to the transformer, from the transformer to an extension socket and the extension socket to the wall socket there are five connections so I really should have guessed sooner that one of them might be the culprit.

I plan to spend the afternoon, while my husband is at work, in the sewing room, tidying up.

Because I'm not at work today I'm dressed in 'lounging around the house' clothes – white tee-shirt and palazzo pants:

Meanwhile, Marbles has been indoors for most of the morning getting in my way so I made him a plaything – he's had such fun with it:

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Things That Made Me Happy Today (2)

Waking up this morning and remembering I’ve got a day off work.    I havent booked any any time off work so far in case I needed to use my annual leave throughout the year to supplement my sick leave.  I haven’t had to do that so I now have lots of leave to book before the end of the year.   So, I’ve decided to take a day off each week for the next few weeks in the hope that a shorter working week will leave me less tired at the weekend and I won’t spend most of the weekend dozing in my chair.

Proper coffee in one of my favourite mugs.   My younger son bought me this mug in Holland about three years ago when he went there on a lads’ weekend with a few friends.  I usually only drink proper coffee at the weekend, using this mug on Saturday and my best mug on Sundays but, as today was a holiday, I decided to treat myself. New shoes.   My new shoes have been delivered but, after craving a pair for so many months, I’m not sure that I like them.  They certainly look nice and, when I put them on they are very comfortable.  Until I start to walk in them.  It’s been years since I wore anything with heels, and I don’t just mean high heels, so I struggle a bit when I get mobile.  The thick sole doesn’t help either.  However, they’re the most expensive pair of shoes I’ve ever bought so I’m determined to get used to them. Tidying up.  When my husband has done the washing, he leaves my clothes on the settee in the bedroom for me to put away.  It always takes me ages to get around to it.  The thing is, I wear the same skirts and t-shirts for work throughout the week and the same casual clothes at the weekend so, every day, I just take my day’s outfit off the pile and by the end of the week, the clothes have miraculously gone.  I’ve decided, though, that this must stop and that clothes must be put away.  I’ve also decided that I need to tidy my wardrobe out to make room for this good intention.  So, from thisto thisand thisto thisAll that housework wore me out so I finished my day by sitting reading, crocheting and a bit of TV.