Sunday, 6 November 2011

...a creature of habit.

This weekend, it has turned really frosty. I think it's safe to say winter is starting - I woke up early at work yesterday, after doing an overnight stay, to the fields around being blanketed in frost and a world that is almost completely silent. November 5th is am emotion filled day for me, and I woke up very tired since I find it hard to sleep when charged with overnight care of the kids. I spent a lot of the day reading and slowly catching up on blogs and pottering about. In the evening though, rather than going out to the fireworks, I watched them inside, from our window seat, with some spiced cider and a sausage and bacon sandwich. My mum was all about tradition and loved bonfire night, so it seems a good way to remember her. And the fireworks made me grin, and that is a lovely thing on what is a very sad day.

Mini bunting for Christmas. The thread is green :)

Ovened Chips - a Sunday ritual - we have them often,
but we always have them on home Sundays

Today's viewing - There is nothing more Sundayish than a bit of Jane Austen!

And  so now it is Sunday. Dave and I are managing to (and have for financial reasons, to) balance life a bit more, and have much more time at home. It means we don't see family as often as we did as we don't travel down to Paisley as often, but it also means we don't spend every waking minute trying to squeeze more in, and that is a nice feeling. As autumn has set in, weekend days when we are free have found a bit of a pattern, and Sundays are quiet and spent at home (We generally go out for a bit of the day on a Saturday if it's not to weathery). Dave spends every Sunday he can having a jimjam day and has a lie-in. I still have my quite hour to myself in the morning, listening to the radio and reading. We listen to music,  I cook and bake, I watch a period drama or two (aren't they the most Sundayish of things?) and do little bits of housework - perhaps the only bonus of a kitchen-and-living room is being able to do both - getting ready for the week ahead. I tend to make a wee something, and just now am making little bits for Christmas. Dave does music related things. We eat together and in the evening and often watch a film together. This time spent quietly together, relaxing, really sets us up for the coming week.We will hopefully have children in the future, and of course some of these things will remain, but we won't have many opportunities to have a lie-in or watch a DVD for two hours. We are making the most of the time we have where we can be just a little bit selfish.

13 comments:

Siobhan said...

Lovely. I'm glad you were able to have a relaxing weekend even though it is emotionally charged for you. Your Sundays with Dave sound idyllic. I think people don't realise how fulfilling slowing down can really be sometimes.

Rebecca said...

That sounds so nice and cosy, just what is needed as the weather gets colder. Glad the fireworks made you grin, it's a lovely way to remember your mum x

trashsparkle said...

Sounds very cathartic - its good to have time when you don't expect the impossible from yourself and can just "be". Like you say, you really need this particularly at this part of the year. xx

L said...

sounds like a perfect day. I might aim for these Sundays after our wedding

amy b.s. said...

i too am such a creature of habit. sounds like you had a great weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Yes. These are the best ways to spend Sundays. I am often up at the crack of dawn to trawl the Car Boot Sale but this weekend we took a break and it was so great to hang out in our pj's for a while.

The Sentimental Suitcase said...

Sounds absolutely luxurious. It's time to just be the most luxurious thing of all?

I'm so glad you are taking care of yourself by taking it slower Lisa-Marie.

Xo
Sam

Lindsay Jewell said...

I want Sundays every day. :)

KatGotTheCream said...

I want to do all these things right now and then some. Jim jam days are the best. I think it's really good that you both recognise how important this sort of time is - enjoy!

Mathilde heart Manech said...

Ah, Sundays. You're a gal after my own heart. Having a day to recoup really does sort you out for the week ahead. xx
P.S I love your chip routine.

Zoƫ {Conversation Pieces} said...

I'm glad the fireworks made you smile on such a sad day x P.S. Yes, period dramas are strangely Sunday-ish... and a little bit selfish is what we all need to learn to be! Everyone needs more 'me time' I believe! x

jules said...
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jules said...

I can't believe I missed this post!

Anywho, I love relaxed Sundays, I want to be Sunday today!!

Jules
http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com