Sunday, 10 June 2007

Tipping the scales

Been having a bit of a moan lately....okay, okay ...been having a huge “poor me” sort of a moan. For several weeks.
Therefore I thought it only right to redress the balance by letting you all know that I had a brilliant day today.
Forgive me but is that boastful or just appeasing Karma?

Well it got off to a great start with a semi- naked husband, luckily my own (so much less complicated than borrowing one) bringing me a cup of tea in bed. Now I am a night owl as you may see from the time these blogs are filed and am therefore pretty useless in the morning without the reviving Tetley’s, so early morning tea is a must.

And joy of joys he was carrying a parcel, whoopee and it’s not even my birthday!
A parcel from Amazon, containing my CCW reading club book! Can’t wait to get started on that. Now Amazon is one of my secret little vices, that one- click shopping is too easy.

Soppy dog was licking my lazily outstretched hand, frantic in case I’ve forgotten her overnight. She never jumps up, so her whole body reverberated from side to side in a sinuous motion, propelled by that great thumping rudder of a tail.

The other man in my life, Greatest Jockey was running through the card at Goodwood on Channel 4‘s Morning Line another vice of mine (wonder if Blossom went or was it a wedding photo day?).

For the first time in months, no need today to jump out of bed and get on with things. No work, no studying, no pressure. I sip my tea, and with one eye on the runners and riders at Musselburgh, flicked through David Starkey’s Monarchy.

Can life get any better?

Yes, it does. Darling boys pile in beside me. Cosy and Toastie.

A perfect start to this or any other day.

And the rest of the day continued in the same vein. My elder son had his first session in the gym today. Having recently had a birthday he was now old enough to join the older children in a mini-gym session. What I had not realised though, was just how much store he set by this transition. Not a natural sportsman, he is still very keen and his little cheeks were flushed with pride and exertion. He was thrilled to be on the treadmill and cross trainer, convinced that he would soon be invincible at sports day!

I enjoyed an afternoon in the kitchen, cooking a carbo loading meal for First Husband and his Big Cheese business colleagues, who all swam 2.5 miles in open water today in preparation for their Triathlon. Appreciative, hungry men do make you feel wanted!

And now to bring a satisfying day to a close by posting a blog.....perchance to dream of finding 8 interesting things for @the mill's tagging!


Pondside said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely Saturday! I am especially amazed/envious at your getting mail on a Saturday - unheard of over here!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

I feel relaxed just reading this blog!


Ah bliss I would settle for a cup of tea never mind the rest !

ps do you call him first husband incase you decide to trade him in later for something else.. if so please let me know as you obviously trained him well!

@themill said...

If I'd known that was all you were doing I would've had you up here, rubber gloves in hand, cleaning a cottage!
Sounds great and you deserved it.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A lovely way to spend your day. Receiving parcels, eventhough you are expected them is so exciting, I always find. And to have a half-naked husband bring you tea in bed is even better! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Crystal x

LittleBrownDog said...

I enjoyed reading that, and I love your motto, or subhead, or whatever it's called - trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! If only that were possible (that's me, I'm thinking of!) They're always so ridiculously pleased to see you in a way that no person could ever be. And they'll forgive you just about anything. Love dogs!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh Lovely day - I'm having a wonderful Sunday - so reading your happy blog has made it even better.

How do you know if you have been tagged - do you get told. I have been put down on a big list of favourite blogs but wasn't sure it that was tagging or not - grief Headmistress now knowing - better go and put the dunces hat on then no-one will tag me and I won't have to worry.

Faith said...

First husband! I like that! Goodness I thought Hub1 was gonna be first and only husband - how wrong can you be?? sounds like you had a lovely day - I must get my book club book or I will be behind!

elizabethm said...

sounds like a great day. isn't it lovely when they just fall out the sky like that? Often loads better than big planned days. my husband usually brings me a cup of tea in bed so i agree with you about the semi-naked man first thing in the morning.

patsy said...

Thanks all for lovely comments.. Aforementioned First Husband now flaked out on bed, reading his favourite literature "Viz magazine".Perhaps not a meeting of minds then.. Ah well just goes to prove you can't have everything!
P.S. For those not familiar with this literary tome, it's a puerile magazine, full of hilarious cartoons with stereotypical Geordie (Newcastle)characters talking about birds (not of the feathered variety), booze and fags. And I wish he would hurry up, it's my turn!

Suffolkmum said...

Enjoyed this, very mellow! My husband is a Viz fan too - must admit I giggle at it too.

rilly super said...

which semi of your husband was naked dear? details, details now

thanks ever so for the link by the way