Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Day in My Life: Sunday 14 September

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!)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your day! It sounds like a really lovely, relaxed, gentle weekend day. I'm sitting reading this on MY Sunday morning, to the smells of roast chicken being cooked by my husband. Happy Sunday!

amy said...

Two thoughts:

1. Reading this is making me tired.

2. Please come to my house?

MadMad said...

Holy macaroli, woman! You did more in a morning than I manage all day! I thought Sundays were for resting!

Also? Possum yarn. I JUST read about some in a wrap pattern book, and was like... hm. Would I want to knit with possum yarn?

So, yeah. Tell us what that's like.

Bells said...

oh fabulous day! I thought about doing Sean's cupboards yesterday too. Must have been the Spring rain. Mind you, i only thought about it.

Shawl is looking fab.

Is that normal, to wash your entire linen cupboard? I have never done it but thinking about the stuff at the back I never use, I could totally see the use for it!

Bells said...

ps I forgot it was the 14th yesterday!

sweetp said...

I did about 5 loads of washing too. I think it is the whole spring thing.
Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

Georgie said...

These are a few of my favourite things....knitting, sewing, rain, toasted sandwiches, raost lamb!!!

Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Btw, Bells, I *so* hope its not "normal" to wash your entire linen cupboard (sorry RR!), because I have never ever done it, and shudder at the thought!

2paw said...

31*C?? So early in the year?? I totally agree about the sleeping in dilemma. What a nice day, I think Spring fever is in full swing. Nice red sheets: mine are all green!! I don't see anything wrong with that either. Great to see you're doing some sewing too!! The fabric looks really nice. Such pretty colours in the shawl. I'm having a nice cup of tea right now, and toast and tomato relish. Yum!!!

Em said...

Your day sounds perfect! I love reading about a day in the life of you, such a fun meme. And, addressing the linen cupboard issue, I live for the day when the rest of my house is clean enough that I feel the need to wash all the sheets at once. Granted, there's only one pair at the moment (i *finally* made jim get rid of the horrid black ones), but we have a lot of towels. Good luck with the packing and the moving!

Anonymous said...

What a busy day, but it looks like fun as well, especially since you fitted in knitting!

Jan said...

I love the red sheets!

Michele said...

holy smokes you got a lot done! i think i need a nap after just reading this.

Michelle said...

What a lovely day!

Donna Lee said...

I forgot it was the 14th (again). What a busy Sunday you had. I like to get as much done on Saturday so that I can have a day off on Sunday. sometimes it even works out that way. I have such a hard time getting up during the week but come the weekend, my eyes pop open and I am rarin' to go. I miss sleeping in....

Alwen said...

Love that yarn for Forest Canopy.

I read once that in some Dutch households they used to have enough linens to use for half a year, and then they'd do washing. Yikes.

Ann said...

That's a alot of activities for one day. My Sunday is relatively easy - church, lunch, knit, dinner, knit, sleep - & boring!