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Sunday, 15 March 2015

An Alternative Mothering Sunday

Today has been Mothering Sunday.  A day when we think about and appreciate our mums.  I no longer have my own mum but I still think of her as she was during her healthy years, when I could tell her my problems and worries and she would help just by listening.  Today was spent mostly on my own.  OH was at work at a famous D-I-Y store ( you can do it! :)...lol...),  DD and her family were at a dance competition with GD so I saw them yesterday instead.  I opened my gift bag this morning to find these...



.....two lovely cards and a pack of L'Occitane hand cream, the kind I would never have bought myself as it's a premium brand.  It smells of lavender which I love.  Our son lives in Oz so he never even thinks about Mothering Sunday, let alone send me a text or email so for most of the day I was alone.  Now I could have moped but decided to have a 'productive' day instead.  The beds have been stripped completely, moved around the room (with much huffing, puffing and back holding) and the whole carpet given a thorough vacuum once I had given the filters in said machine a good spring clean too.  The mattress has been vacuumed which was when I noticed it's getting a bit saggy at the edges.  Cor...we will need a new one some time this year I think.  It must be at least 7 years old.  How long are they supposed to last?  Anyway, everything is thoroughly clean and re-made ready for tonight's sleep.  In the course of cleaning, I have jettisoned more unwanted stuff (mainly only skip worthy) replaced the ageing duvet with a new one (bought at a bargain price a while ago and stored in the loft...where, incidentally I found empty boxes kept for whatever reason and now in the re-cycling) so I have cleared some loft space too :)  Hooray!

An hour was spent weeding a border, then I made a quick lunch, had a shower and finally sat down around 3.15pm for a bit of knitting.  I have finished another little top made from beautiful soft and silky baby yarn and am really pleased with the result....



OH came home around 5pm so it was all systems go once more to cook dinner, just sausages, roasties, and lots of veg, mind you.  After washing up and tidying the kitchen I am now ready (8pm) for a sit down and a nice cuppa.  Hmm, methinks it's only me second hot drink of the day, what's a-happenin' ??

I hope you all had a lovely day, whatever you decided to do :)

Thanks so much for popping in x

8 comments:

  1. Only 2 cups of tea ALL DAY!!! I would be desiccated. I drink that in the first 15 minutes of the day, just about to start my second. If I am busy I hardly think about food, but my brain is wired to want tea at regular (and frequent) intervals. I think it is because growing up with a range the kettle was always singing and the teapot was constantly on the go.

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    1. Crumbs, Pam, you posted early! I normally have several cups a day but got so engrossed yesterday that I forgot!

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  2. At least you saw your family yesterday, I love L'occitane a real treat, you had a busy day though, the days just seem to whizz by, your knitting is very good x

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    1. Yes, it was lovely to see them. Thanks for the positive comments on my knitting, I am really enjoying it x

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  3. Wow you need to catch up with your tea today, productive day which was way better than moping.

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    1. I certainly have, Marlene :) Just about to have another mugful too!

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  4. I love pottering days.... there's something really satisfying about tacking lots of different jobs and making space. The knitting is gorgeous. Jx

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    1. I did feel better afterwards, Jan. Thank you for the compliment on my knitting x

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