After two busy days at work, I'm at home, alone, today. Nice. Hanno is taking our friend to the doctor in Brisbane and I will be left to my own devices here behind the closed gate. I intend to have a quiet and gentle day with a mixture of things I like doing, mingled with a few chores I'd rather not do.
It's almost 5 am now, soon I'll feed Alice and Hettie and let the chooks out. Breakfast with Hanno will follow and then he will head off to have a haircut and pick up Bernadette. I'll clean up the kitchen, make bread, sweep the floor and make the bed. The main bathroom needs a clean today and I have to do a spot of ironing, so I'll do that before I go out into the garden to see what happened in the two days I worked. I want to see Quentin and Quince with the older chooks and if I'm lucky, I'll bring in some eggs. I'm not sure what we'll have for dinner tonight so while I'm in the garden I'll see what needs to be picked and that will determine what we eat.
I think it will be time for tea then, so I'll have that on the front verandah and do a little knitting. The weather is comfortably warm at the the moment and it will be something to look forward to. Later in the day I'll will make up a batch of ginger beer (recipe here) from the plant I started last week, I'll write and catalogue some photos. I have been taking photos here every day for a few years now. I need photos for various writing assignments and I'm wasting a lot of time going through the un-named folders. It's a tedious job, but one that must be done, so I'm doing a little each day.
I'll be dropping by the forum too as time allows today. I wanted to write much more than I have in there but the setting up has taken time. Hopefully I'll do that today. I want to get acquainted with you all and get inspired by what you're doing. There are so many interesting threads of conversation in there it's surprised me how quickly it's taken off. I just checked - exactly 300 members. Amazing.
Hanno will come home late in the afternoon, probably as I'm preparing our evening meal and we'll go through the routine again of feeding the animals, collecting late eggs and closing the door on the chooks when they put themselves to bed. It's going to be a fairly slow day but I'm happy to be working at home, pottering around at my own pace, and feeling useful and content in my home. What will you be doing today/tomorrow?