Monday, 21 May 2018


Good morning, everyone.  Another lovely day yesterday, wasn't it?

Yesterday I tried to make amends for Saturday's slip-up with the food and I think I did, more or less.
I really pushed the swimming and managed to get a bit breathless - not too much but enough to raise the pulse a bit which, I believe, makes it more fat burning.  After an hour of that my muscles were buzzing.  Then I went to the allotment and did some lifting, mowing, strimming and forking/weeding for a couple of hours.  That has to be good for burning a few calories, surely.

After all that, I was feeling tired so I had my lunch in the garden and then sat out and read the paper.  The sun was shining but it wasn't all that warm in the shade which is where I like to sit out.
I'm not a great fan of barbecues.  I think the taste of barbied food is OK but not worth doing just for one.  What I do love is the smell though, it's much better than the taste.  They were having a barbie next door so I reclined in my comfy garden chair, read the paper, sipped my sparkling water and enjoyed the aroma while the sun shone and the birds sang.  It was bliss.

I also had a very peaceful evening and another early night.  It was a really lovely day.

Today I have a meeting at school, am helping out in the afternoon and then some tuition.  I'm hoping that between the meeting and the helping I can get to the allotment for a bit more work.  No swimming today though, there just isn't the time.
The cleaner couldn't come on Friday so is coming today instead.  It'll be great to have a clean home by the evening.

That's about it really so have an enjoyable day.  I'm awake very early so I shall get the planning all done and off my mind!


Diane said...

Rest after work is so much nicer than rest taken just because you can as there is not a jot of guilt

Anonymous said...

...I tried sending a comment from my phone, but I can see that it did not get through - need to see what is happening there.
Sounds like you are enjoying a lovely time and days - I know what you mean about the smell of a BBQ, compared to actually eating from one....
The weather is fantastic here - hope it is for you, too.
I thought the royal wedding was delightful - really enjoyed it. They both look very happy and she has such a beautiful smile - her Mum looked sweet, too.
Have another lovely day. :o)
S. xxxx

Joy said...

Diane - never was a truer word spoken! I'm not going to tackle tomorrow's and that's about it for the week.

S - what a nuisance that your comment didn't arrive. I don't know what happened there.
Yes, I'm really enjoying my life right now, in spite of various worries. i never thought I would enjoy retirement as much as this.
J x

Jane said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Jane xx

Joy said...

Thanks, Jane, it really was.

Annabeth said...

Wow, with all that physical workout I expected you to say you are sore all over today, but no, there is more of it today. You must be really fit!!!

I love a barbecue provided it's all cooked without charring, the secret is patience, having the coals properly ashed and then frequent turning of the meat whilst it's cooking.

Sharon Koole said...

Glad you had a lovely afternoon in the garden. I must admit to enjoying the smell better than the taste though hubby makes a lovely corn on the cob.

Joy said...

I think I got over the soreness a couple of weeks ago with some not very nice backache for a number of days, Annabeth.
Corn on the cob is delicious, Sharon, but one is not worth lighting a bbq for. :-)