Bill was up at 5:45 and gone by 6:30 on Thursday, Jan. 7th. This week is zipping by. When I was still in the throes of everyday work days, weeks like this never seemed to fly as quickly. At least I well remember wishing for Friday. The first week of January, after whatever holidays Bill and I took during this season, always felt very depressing and moved very slowly.
We fell back into the humdrum routine and longed for our next paid day off which wouldn’t be until Family Day in February. This past year has been such an upside-down period, with children off school when they should be attending. Employees working from home if they are able rather than reporting daily to a specific location. Still others scrambling even more than normal to make ends meet because they are unable to do their regular jobs. ☹
It makes me wish everyone was back to that humdrum ‘normal’, if that makes any sense. Selfish of me to say that, since we don’t ‘have’ to be ‘anywhere’ other than where we are right now but I hope soon things return to the sanity we're accustomed to before the pandemic hit. Well, that is getting just too maudlin, best to snap out of that immediately!
Back to today. I was up around 7 and brought my tea back upstairs. It would have been nice to lounge in bed with this book I’m reading but I remembered that I was too tired last night to finish publishing my blog. Dutifully, I sat at my laptop and took care of business instead.
I know some bloggers only post periodicals, not daily posts and the way I felt last night made me think it wasn’t a bad idea. However, I do enjoy writing, even if it has been a ho-hum day for me. I think feeling no pressure, except what I put on myself, of ‘having’ to publish each night helps. I am still deciding for myself. Similarily, it is up to you, my readers, whether you open and read as often as I write. It gives me great pleasure to know that some of you do.
Wes and Susan had some errands to run today so I busied myself, as usual, in our room in the quiet of the household. I checked online for the remaining parcel deliveries we are expecting and made a list of tracking numbers. I’d placed an Avon order on Dec. 31st and thought I would have heard by now that it was ready to ship. Usually I get a notice when it leaves the Avon facility but haven’t yet received that email. Strange but it comes from Montreal and things are quite crazy in Quebec right now. Patience, I’m in no rush for it.
I went downstairs at 11 to make myself an egg for brunch and cut some garlic and pepper cheese along with a few slices of deer sausage. With a coffee, I’m hoping that fills me for the day. I remember when I would eat bacon and eggs every day, between 2011 and 2018, and now seem to have a hard time eating either on a regular basis. On the paleo/keto diet it worked wonders for my weight loss, the ‘good fat’ diet, along with cheese, yogourt etc.. At least now, Bill and I try to have eggs once on weekends.
Around 12 noon, I dressed for a walk. Outside, the sky was as blue as a robin's egg and not a cloud could be seen no matter which way I looked. So, I took 2 cards and dropped them in the drop slot at the post office. Carrying on I walked south through town, then east following back streets, then north back towards the river and west to the main street again where I stopped in to check for mail. The box was jammed full with one of my Amazon deliveries and a Christmas card from my sister in Hanover. The parcel wasn’t expected until the 15th but I'm sure Donna expected the card to arrive sooner than this! Go figure. 😊
I was upstairs reading Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna when at 2:30 I heard W & S return and called up to let me know. This book is good, a fast read, but almost a bit too much ‘love story’ blended in for my liking. Speaking of books, earlier, I chatted back and forth with my sister, Wendy, about the last book I read and our total enjoyment of the story. A commenter asked the name and it is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Excellent book. I recommend it if you're up to a special war story.
Around 3:30, I went down for a cup of tea and at 4:30, my text pinged that Bill was on his way home. He took Ptooties this morning so he could drop her off in Walkerton at (Joe’s) Hometown Tire. It was time for an oil change. I went down and unlocked the door for him. Billy will have dropped him off to pick the SUV up. I met Bill downstairs once I remembered that he would be 20 minutes instead of his usual 10. 😊
Supper tonight was ham w/pineapple, we shared a potato and we each had our own vegetables. I wasn’t up to leftover spaghetti tonight again. We had a Lindor chocolate for dessert. 😋 I was upstairs by 7:15 since we’d started later. Bill was dozing when I went down to start cooking. This was a good day. Bill asks me when he gets home ‘how was my day?’ and often ‘what did I do today?’ Sometimes I feel like the day passed and I did nothing substantial but I’m still glad he asks.
Thank you for your pop in visit today. Your comments are always appreciated!