Monday always used to be my cleaning day but since I've been looking after Bonnie on a Monday Sunday is now the day I throw the house inside out, as we say here.
Sunday's used to be my day off, my day for sitting and stitching in the afternoons once dinner was over, now I play house all day and do everything that needs doing, of course, it also means that Mark is at home too so I can enlist his help with things like cleaning windows and changing the bed, neither of which is my favourite job ;-) I find doing it like this gives me more free time, it's then just a matter of keeping on top of the daily things, plus I usually add one other job a day in, like cleaning a cupboard out or ironing, although there is not a lot of ironing now there is just the two of us. I find this way of doing things works for me, my mind can't cope with untidiness, I feel calmer when things are in their place and I'm lucky that Mark is the same, he is not untidy around the house, I don't think I have ever had to pick up his clothes, or a wet towel off the bathroom floor.
He came ready trained in those things 😆
With all the jobs done that leaves Monday free for me to just concentrate on being with Bonnie. When she comes, just before 8am, we usually go out and feed the birds, she then has her breakfast and looks out the kitchen window to see what birds come. We will then decide what we are going to do for the day and where we are going to go for a walk. When we go out we take a hot chocolate and a water bottle to warm us up when we get back to the car. We also have to take some nuts for the squirrels and bird food, when we are walking she likes to leave food out for them under the bushes and trees. The day usually involves making cakes or biscuits, she is getting really good at weighing, mixing and rolling. In the afternoon we will play a game and for the last hour or so before tea she likes to watch Bing or if I can persuade her, we put a film on, (being a nanna gives you an excuse to watch all the Disney films again 😁)
I love my Monday's with Bonnie, she's no trouble at all and very entertaining, three is such a great age, don't you think? and I hope when she is older she will remember all these little things we do.
As much as I like my day with Bonnie I do look forward to Tuesday's off too. Yesterday all the daily things and the extra job (sweeping off the drive) were done by 10am so once I'd been for my walk I sat down to start a new project.
This is Somebunny Loves you by Cottage Garden Samplings
This is my 5th book of the year. I gave it 3 stars but only because of some of the dodgy accents the narrator used, I loved all the characters, especially Hubert.
While I was stitching and listening Mark worked on our jigsaw. Well I say our jigsaw, but I've only worked on it once with him, I did the robins.