Thursday, 11 June 2009

Sweet Thursday

Did I say that I got my work to agree to the four day a week thing? Well, they did. Did it have anything to do with my staring very intensely at my boss and saying 'I want to go to four days a week so that I don't have a nervous breakdown'? Well, maybe. Who cares anyway. The point is that they did. And I'm having Thursdays off, which is brilliant.

And did I mention that today is Thursday?

So far I have had a leisurely coffee and started Jamaica Inn, by Daphne DuMaurier. Don't tell me how it ends, because it's pretty exciting already.

I have cleaned the bathroom.

I have hauled my macro lens out of retirement and taken some photos of roses,

and also tried to photograph a recalcitrant bee who keeps hiding under the stamens on the passionflower that is blooming for the first time in our back garden.

I have watched a corgi teasing a cat on you tube.

I have been to the post office and picked up my amazingly super bargainous beautiful dark ch0colate leather changing bag that was reduced by something crazy like 90% because it was the only one left in stock of that colour, which just happened to be the exact colour that I wanted anyway.

I have stroked a sun-warmed cat.

I have done some sewing.

I have started to simmer some ham in coke.

I have fallen asleep in a deckchair.

I have not felt sad at all.

It has been a lovely day .


  1. I am so happy for you that you got Thursdays off. Did I mention that I'm jealous?

    Lovely photos by the way...

  2. amazing photos! I am so happy you had a great day- you deserve it!

  3. I love the word recalcitrant.

    My mom (mum?) makes ham with coke for Christmas every year. You can also just mix the mustard and coke and use it as a rub. If you slice the ham first and then pour the mixture on, it soaks in for mo' betta' hammy goodness.

  4. That sounds like a perfect Thursday! I'm so glad you were able to work it out for a 4 day work week and I love what you did with your extra time.

    Congrats on the C of E. I know I am so late to the party, but am celebrating and so stinking happy for you just the same.

    Your photos from today are breathtaking and so crystal clear. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I went to a 4 day work week as helps that my husband and I own a business...but I did exactly what you did "staring very intensely at my boss and saying 'I want to go to four days a week so that I don't have a nervous breakdown'?"

    Sounds like you had a lovely day :) It is nice isn't it!

  6. Swweeeeeet. Sometimes just having time to do what you want is just sweeeet.


  7. Very very happy for you (and just a teensy bit - horribly - jealous!! :p)

  8. Oh, C, those roses...!!! Do they smell as good as they look?

  9. Claudia, thanks for reading my dog blog. You're right about praying anyway. So I went to your blog and see you are adopting from ET!! I'm friends with Ted and Lori, I was there they got the call (the one about the court being solved). It was a glorious day. Abe is an amazing guy; another ET parent called him "Seratonin in a pair of Stride Rites." I've also watched Ted and Lori graft into an amazing community of ET adoptive parents. No, not community; they're family. I'm very excited for you.

    But like Tom Petty sang, "the waiting is the hardest part." I know there's a scripture about justice not tarrying a single day. And the day is coming it WON'T be a call about mobile phone deal.

  10. I was so excited to see you link to Susan's blog. Two of my favorite people know each other! Seriously: Susan is awesome. I love her.
    I love how you're spending your days off. Love it.

  11. And Susan's comment made me teary. She's right: this community is like family. And you're part of it. Let us know when you want to visit us in Oregon. I'm not joking.


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