I have had a few of my wonderful readers remark on how much I do around my house.
Yes, that's true. I always seem to have tons to do. But isn't that part of owning a house?
I've also been asked if I ever take time to relax.
Why yes, I do. Certainly!
I think otherwise I would surely crash and burn.
Granted, I don't sit around all day watching TV on my day off. Unless, of course, I'm not feeling well.
But I do try to finish up my chores early enough that I can have time in the evenings to wind down.
On my days off, that usually means winding up the heavy duty chores around 4 or 5.
Just in time for a cocktail or a bath before dinner. Sometimes both.
When I'm working, it's usually a bit later, of course. But that can't be helped.
However, on workdays, I have my own system. I always do a few chores in the morning before work, so that when I come home, I have less to do.
I'll come home from work, let the pups out, and head out to the garden to water, weed, pick veggies, whatever needs to be done.
And there's always a little Chuck It time with the Monkey.
She sure loves her Chuck It!
After dinner, when the cleanup is done, and the dishwasher is humming away, sometimes there's time to end my evening like this.
This was last night. The moon was bright, the evening was gorgeous, and I got to spend a little quiet time with my daughters.
When the girls left me to head downstairs, the Monkey came out for a cuddle by the fire.
We sat in the dark, enjoying the fire, listening to the owls in the woods calling to each other.
The peepers were singing their sweet summer tune.
I could hear the creek gurgling away happily at the edge of my property.
And all was well in my world.