A colourful life

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday evening and I am just chilling






What a peaceful weekend I've had. I had forgotten about an all day Scout hike for James and Alistair on Saturday. They left just after 8 in the morning and didn't return until nearly 6 pm. The weather was absolutely glorious. What did I do with my day of freedom? Jack and I went for a long walk then I spent all day pottering around, cutting fabric for the half blocks for the ice cream soda quilt, basting and stitching. I did some light vacuum cleaning, too. I needed that (not the vacuum cleaning).  When the boys got back, I made them a pizza from the cold cabinet at Tesco's. Annie and I enjoyed a mushroom risotto. James and Alistair wouldn't eat a mushroom if I threatened them with  an eternal screen ban. They were tired and slept early. I stayed up for too late, watching a new to me series on Netflix (The Umbrella Academy). I finally went to bed at 1 am.

Sunday I had a lie-in. Annie and the boys were up and had breakfast by the time I went downstairs to make a coffee. I went for a run but my timing was off. I got caught in a massive downpour. There was even thunder. I took shelter but not before I was completely soaking and freezing cold. It took a long time to warm up again. Meanwhile, the boys had tidied up their rooms. Alistair's looked like a storm had gone through it the night before. He sometimes stays up late secretly and plays with everything that is not locked away.

A friend popped round with a paper bag full of chanterelles. I can see another mushroom risotto in my very near future. Maybe tomorrow. The rest of Sunday was uneventful. Once the rain stopped, we took Jack for a long walk and then spent the rest of the afternoon reading. We did some more pottering around. I took the vacuum cleaning to the next level and whizzed through the house. I also washed the sticky floors and cleaned the kitchen. I made an open apple pie, poached pears in a vulgar amount of red wine and made apple sauce. Our trees keep on giving. We had burgers and salad for dinner, followed by apple pie. I might have a glass of wine, since there is some left from cooking.

I think I am ready for Monday, first day of term. Keep your fingers crossed for me. The broadband master is due to visit tomorrow to setup our new service.

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