Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I had a change of routine today and it feels so good.
We've been visiting FIL in hospital as some of you know and as much as I love him, the routine is very stressful and I really needed a break- starting to feel institutionalized; home,car, hospital, car, home- no fresh air.
Plus I haven't been down to the hospice office for 2 weeks and the last time I was in they had trouble with the roving profiles so I couldn't do my work. So it's all backed up and that was playing on my mind too.
SO I grasped the nettle and asked DH if he minded if I give it a miss today and go down there.
It meant I got an hour walk in , in the sun and fresh air, was able to talk about something other than family probs, caught up with the work, came home and had lunch (Pete had gone to collect Lilian and go see FIL by then) and got 45 mins gardening in! In glorious sun with the birds twittering. ACE!
Now I've just got dinner all prepared ready for when his lordship gets back and caught up with my Spark mates.
I think I'll settle down with a well earned cuppa and watch The Chase trivia quiz.
Ahhhhhhh bliss- I really needed the break today, just doing what I needed and wanted to do- including a core workout this morning- and feel invigorated and ready to face the world again.
Must thank DH tonight for the day off...and I hope he heeds my advice and goes out with his mate Bob on Friday to sink a few down the pub, he needs a change of scenery too!
I want to thank my Sparkfriends too for bearing with me while I've been unable to keep pace with the feeds lately- just can't get on here as much as I would like.