And so the 14th rolls around again! A very domesticated day for me today. And so much cooler after the heatwave that was yesterday – 31C!
I woke up to the sound of rain pounding on the roof at around 6.30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep – typical isn’t it that during the week when I have to get up at 6.30am I can hardly open my eyes, but on a Sunday, when I could sleep in, I can’t! Oh well, good excuse to get up and have a quiet knit and a nice cup of english breakfast tea (and a piece of bread with nutella – naughty!). Sometimes coffee is too strong that early in the morning!
I checked blogs and knitted while listening to a few knitting podcasts (mmm, nice soothing Brenda Dayne). Husby was still in bed and I wanted to let him sleep in. He stumbled out at around 8.30 and it was all action stations as he was going to his mum’s to take a few more boxes over before our house goes on the market. So I had to actually pack the boxes!
After husby left, I started on the last burst of cleaning. I decided it was a good time to spring clean the linen cupboard – I usually wash the sheets and towels and reuse them the same day, so the rest of the linens were a little musty. This is the first of 5 (yes five!) loads (sorry environment).
And no, not all of my sheets are red – just these ones. And the pair on the spare bed. And the two pairs of flannelette ones … .
I also decided to tidy husby’s wardrobe. It’s a bit of a losing battle, but I fight it once a year or thereabouts. So instead of all the drawers having a mix of t-shirts, shorts, jumpers and undies, now each type of clothing has a separate drawer. Will be interesting to see how long that lasts! I showed him when he got home and he joked that I should label the drawers. Hmmm, maybe I will!
More loads of washing and tidying, and then it was time for lunch – toasted sandwich, courtesy of husby. Started this weekend’s samurai sudoku while eating – it’s a weekly must-do for me.
This afternoon I planned to finally finish some sewing I’ve been doing progressively over the past month or so – a whole bunch of lined knitting project bags. So I got down to it and made good progress.
Until I stopped for a mid-afternoon coffee and a bit more knitting and another podcast. I started a new project last week (since I’ve been so good at clearing the wips!). It’s the Forest Canopy Shawl in some possum yarn my friend Sarah brought me back from New Zealand – I love how it’s knitting up and it’s so soft!
It was getting late and I still had to put some plants in pots. I got these three done before it started to rain (again!) and so I had to leave it at that. Back to the sewing machine!
Geraniums. Hopefully I won’t kill them like I do most with pot plants!
Sunday night is traditionally roast – roast lamb tonight, with roast potato, sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot, plus peas and corn and lots of gravy. Yum! I was going to show a picture but I thought you might think I was a pig! So here’s the leftovers:
Watched one of my guilty pleasures, Australian Idol (there are some really good singers this year – I think Chrislyn is my favourite but I also really like Mark, Wes and Roshani), and then Midsummer Murders. And will end the day the way it started – with a nice cup of tea (but not nutella on bread!)