Today may have been one of the hardest days in my life, I am certainly ready for bed now. For the first 1st January in the last 12 years I awoke at 6.30am rested and sober ( I knew it was a good idea to stay in last night) and managed to fit in the first 5 hours what would normally take a day as well as having some first.
Dressing time:- I used to be able to get up, jump in the shower, throw clothes on and be ready to go all within 20 minutes and usually it would look like it only took my 5, I usually don’t put make up on or contacts in unless I have somewhere important to be. Lazy I know but that extra 10 minutes in bed always seemed to win. However this morning it took me more like an hour and 20 minutes, I started my day with a full face of make up a sleek 50′s up do and contact lenses in to do my housework. And for the first time in a long time my husband Ben told me how nice I looked.
I then cleaned all my rooms as well as hand washing the floors all while wearing a knee length 50′s dress and apron, the hardest part of which was doing it without complaining. I have been known to throw a fit because Ben won’t help, even though when he does help I always end up going over what he did anyone. In between all of the cleaning and checking that my red lipstick was not half way up my face, I managed to hand make my first ever loaf of bread.
It looks a little funny, however it may have been the best bread I have ever tasted, OK I might be slightly biased but Ben said it was really nice and he would love it again. Wow two compliments in one day, it feels like my birthday. It took a lot longer to make rather then just popping to the corner shop, however slice for slice it was cheaper to make and I really had a sense of pride that I had managed to make it with my own hands. I think I may never buy another loaf of bread again. I also managed to make my own Yorkshire pudding this evening to go with our dinner, they were so much nicer the shop bought ones although I need to work on sizing as they came out the oven very large indeed. I feel like I have been cooking and cleaning all day long, I have even managed to go though 6 tea towels with all the washing up I have done.
Instead of the usual munching down food sat in front of the television, we had records on low in the background and actually managed to enjoy a meal together with lots of talking and laughing, much better. But I can see ben getting bored of it very soon he is not one for talking.
As for the internet, going without Facebook has been a lot easier then I thought it would have been I feel like I have gained back hours of my life as I was wasting up to six hours a day on it and then wondering where the time went.
I won this jigsaw six months ago but never had time to make it, so me and Ben started it however Ben throw the towel in after 15 minutes claiming it was to boring for him, but I am really enjoying it, it’s rather relaxing and its a lovely way to wind down, much better then watching the normal action programs he has on the T.V. In fact another hour of it and I will be ready for bed.
I have made a list of all the things I have to do tomorrow which includes going food shopping, baking a cake and more bread. Nipping into the library, doing uni work and hosting dinner for our friends. Who knew there was so many hours in the day.