Sunday mornings, which are very similar here to descriptions of Monday mornings throughout the world, are normally busy. There's work left from the weekend to do, and also plans to make for the week ahead. If I use my time efficiently, Sunday is productive and helps me set the entire week in motion. If not much gets done on Sunday, I will often see during the week that I am no longer in control of what I need to do. This Sunday was especially important, since we'll be absent from home for a couple of days during the week, which means appropriate planning is needed.
From a post on the wonderfully inspiring "Down to Earth" blog:
"My simple life is about a mindful rhythm of work that bubbles along at an easy pace, it's about consistency of purpose and it's about focus and getting my jobs done."
This morning, to my disappointment, started a tad late, but later on I managed to catch up and all my morning jobs were done before lunch. Bedding was changed, and now our bedroom, with clean fresh sheets and blankets and plump soft pillows, looks wonderfully inviting. Laundry was washed and hanged outside to dry in the cool wind and sunshine.
By the way, to the ladies who asked about how we manage with only one load per week, I thought about this long and hard and I suppose our "secret" is quite simple: we only wash what needs to be washed. Nothing is tossed into the hamper simply because it was used; an item is washed when it's dirty, stained, sweaty and/or smelly. Thus, while we do change our underwear every day, our upper layers of clothing don't really need to be washed that often. This saves us water, electricity, detergent, and wear and tear on the clothes, not to mention valuable time.
After quickly washing the dishes left from breakfast (and, ahem, last night's dinner), I started the daunting task of setting the second bedroom - which, to my shame, has fallen into a state of complete mess - in order. I made some very satisfying progress there, as well as in tidying up our living room, and even puttered around the garden a bit before going on lunch break. Now that lunch is over, I will start afternoon chores, such as making dinner, and after kitchen is cleaned up, I look forward to a quiet hour with my crocheting and a good book.
Wishing a wonderful week to all you ladies,