A Lie-In and a Workout

Yesterday, for what felt like the first time in a long time, I was off on a Sunday.

I work shifts – and very unpredictable shifts at that. I can start as early as 7 in the morning or finish as late as 9 at night. I can work Saturdays or Sundays, or both. I can have my days off mid-week. There is no pattern.

Yesterday I was off – and I had nothing planned.

Because I didn’t need to be up early, I didn’t bother going to bed early on Saturday night. I think it was gone midnight when I finally decided to get my head down.

So predictably I woke up late on Sunday morning.


No, seriously, this is a lie-in for me. I normally wake up between 5 and 05:30.

I bumbled downstairs to make tea and pour cereal, and took it back to bed. I checked Facebook and my emails, had a brief argument with someone on Twitter, and then got up.

Nothing to do and all day to do it in. Bliss.

I did the usual morning chores – fed the cat, sorted out the litter tray, emptied the dishwasher.

Then I spent a happy couple of hours continuing my family history research (tree now has just over 13,500 members). I made myself a whole pot of proper coffee.

I popped out for a short walk to re-post a letter that came through my letter box by accident.

I made some lunch.

I settled down after lunch to watch something really interesting on the TV and dropped off on the sofa, waking up just in time for the final credits of the programme after the one I’d wanted to watch.

Then I did one of the virtual workouts from the lovely Jules at YourZone45. Such an effort getting changed into my gym gear and walking all the way to the spare bedroom… I genuinely don’t know why I didn’t do any of the workouts offered during the first lockdown – and my fitness suffered as a result.

Then I cooked dinner – salmon with potatoes, carrots and cabbage. I put some lemon juice and pepper on the salmon, then poured the resulting juices over the potatoes. Very yummy.

I watched Strictly Come Dancing – The Results. Yes, totally agree it had to be Max. What do we think? HRVY to win? I love Clara. Bill Bailey has been a revelation.

I spent the rest of the evening watching a little nugget of a series that I bumped into by accident on PBS America, about the Gough Map, the first map ever made of Britain.

A quiet, peaceful day. I needed it after a hectic week at work. Back to it today, but not until lunchtime. Which means I can have another lie in!!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. SisterStay says:

    A much needed rest by the sound of it. “Nothing to do and all day to do it in” – love this!


    1. It was lovely – feel better for it!!


  2. Sheila says:

    A good way to recharge the batteries.
    I had a conservation day with my volunteer group on Sunday,( we are allowed by the local council for 6 of us, socially distancing). We cleared out a pond – a very smelly task, but being outdoors, doing a physical task, in decent weather, with some conversation at a distance, recharged my batteries.
    Have a good week.


    1. I used to volunteer with the National Trust – the property I volunteered at is closed now due to Covid, won’t re-open until next Spring at the earliest. I miss it so much!! And I bet the pond looks better for it too!!


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