Thursday, October 16, 2014
I swam last night, my arms feel delicious this morning. Skipped my Wednesday swim because my Sister in Law was in town unexpectedly. We took her home straight after work for a drink before dropping her at the airport, so no time for a swim.
SiL hasn't seen the 'new' ensuite bathroom. So she looked around the house, which was, while not pristine, tidy enough. And we sat in the sun in the still garden enjoying the spring birds and my chickens and having a catchup. Admiring my tulips and anemones, and drinking a bottle of wine, eating healthy nibbles.
Sometimes going a little off piste is simply worth it.
So I missed my swim!? So what?
What I didn't miss was feeling so glad I spent those weekends weeding! And that I've tamed the kitchen. And before that, my closet, which has led in the end to a manageable bedroom. Which while a little disheveled, was perfectly presentable. Glad I swipe the shower and basin straight after I use them.
Glad for the Organised Life Team, that inspires me to keep at the housework.
And the Queen? When I was a child we used to clean the house on Saturdays and fill the tins, as my mother said, in case the Queen dropped by. A far more likely event for her when she was a girl in London than for us in NZ. I used to say the same to my boys during our Saturday cleaning frenzy, they loved the idea - also the pikelets or scones we had for afternoon tea in our freshly clean and tidy house.