Jun 5, 2017

Life This Week 5/6/2017: The View From Here.

It's early on a Thursday afternoon and I'm at home.  Our plans for today have changed, effectively leaving Preschooler SSG and I with an entire day off together.  It's sunny outside but the winds are howling as they send icy gusts right through our puffer jackets and fleece.  I've caught up on the housework, we've taken a walk in said sun to warm up a bit, we've read together and now we each have a little time alone but together.  We're both battling coughs and feeling a little under the weather so quiet indoor time is the order of the rest of today.

Low activity days like this are few and far between for me so I'm torn between 'making the most of it' and getting ahead with paperwork and just sitting it out with my laptop and my favourite playlists on iTunes.  The sitting it out wins.  Which explains my view from here ... my laptop, mouse (laptop tracking pads make my wrists sore) and headphones.  Not pictured is a steaming mug of tea, my trusty Explorer socks and the heater.  I don't see myself moving for the foreseeable future, to be honest.

I'm not actually getting that much done to be honest.  From time to time a song comes up on a playlist and my mind flits off to recall some memory I've bonded to it.  I have about 14 windows open in Chrome but I'm only actively clicking between Blogger, my emails and the socials.  It could be worse, at least I don't have an etail site open with an active shopping cart.

The experts tell us that rather than having some downtime, what I'm actually doing is staying switched on.  I see where they're coming from but they needn't worry on my account.  I limbered up with some yoga before logging on.  And I'm in my pyjamas.

What's your view right now?  How is making you feel?


  1. That sounds like a lovely relaxing day! Aside from the coughs and not feeling too well bit. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. My life isn't that busy I must confess. I don't have kids but used to work long days and had lengthy commutes, but I haven't worked full-time since my seachange. I only work part-time now but really appreciate those days I have no commitments and can basically stay at home (in my PJs) all day and not have to drive into town or do 'stuff'. I think I've always been a bit of a homebody and appreciate it more and more as I get older.

  3. From Pennsylvania, USA - we are having an unusually cold, rainy and grey day for June. I am wearing a cashmere sweater! Temps this time of year are usually in the 80s F with sunshine.

  4. Sounds a perfect day SSG and we all need a rest and recovery day. It is good for the soul. Take care and listen to your body. Sending healing thoughts.xx
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

  5. I hope you enjoyed your restful day. I completely understand how you were torn between doing work and winding down - I'm glad you chose the latter. Hope you're both feeling better now x

  6. I always plug a mouse into my laptop. I see so many on conferences do that too. It's so much easier. My view is boringly of people commuting as I'm on my way to work.

  7. I like that day you described...love that you and Pre_Schooler SSG got time together too. Next year will be different with school hours and school holidays! Take the precious time now and make memories. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 23/52. Next week: Public Holidays.

  8. Oh I hope both you and the little one are feeling much better now, and that the rest day was nice!


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