It’s Monday, so it should be the start of a new week, but somehow it doesn’t seem much of anything – being in that awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. When I was working with poultry it was never a problem as they needed attention every day. The same when I was in the antiques trade – I always had plenty to do in the days between Christmas and New Year because people had Christmas money to spend and time off to attend fairs. Even when the kids were at home, we had plenty to do.
This year, locked down and instructed not to travel, it’s trickier, so I decided that today I would lounge around the house in dressing gown and slipper socks and loaf my life away. It’s after 11pmnow and the plan seems to have worked reasonably well.
As usual, after watching a bunch of high achievers on Christmas University Challenge, I’m left wondering how they managed to rise so high in their professions when they are unable to answer comparatively simple general knowledge questions. Same goes for Celebrity Mastermind, Even the contestants on ordinary Mastermind didn’t exactly shine like beacons of brilliance. The contestants on Only Connect, of course, continue to mystify me.
In other words, I’ve watched far too many quizzes today. However, while I’m watching quizzes I’m not eating, so that is good. We still have chocolate and biscuits in the house, as we are cutting back. I suspect we may not finish them until well into 2021. That’s partly lifestyle choice and partly over-exposure to Weight Watchers adverts.
I just found that I can select a month when looking back at old photos. Seven years on WP and still haven’t learnt how to do it!
This is a seal photo from the days we were allowed to travel.
That is top quality lounging around. You should be proud.
I have made a study of it, and believe I am getting the hang of it.
If you need any help, I can offer tuition at a very reasonable fee.
After reading your blog for years I’m not sure you’ve ever loafed apart from the days when injury has kept you at home.
At the present time, I am generally loafing away every morning, sometimes having to race to get my daytime clothes in before coffee. Watching Mrs T working is a favourite occupation.
That is an encouraging sign that you are human. Watching a wife at work is, as you say, a favoured occupation.
Dammit. I failed to send a picture of Sherlock Holmes in his dressing gown. 🙂
🙂 I will imagine it. Thank you. I hope your head is on the emnd.
Head fine, Quercus. Thanks very much
Good to hear. I had trouble with a thorn after a bit of pruning in my sister’s garden a few months ago. They can be tricky.
Yes. I was lucky
I’m sorry…the thought of you in dressing gown and slippers automatically brings to mind Dickens……
Do you mean Dickens, or are you thinking of Ebenezer Scrooge?
Totally thought Alastair Simm in ACC, but really didn’t want to compare you to greatest curmudgeon of all time…
I just noticed that while scanning your blog….hmmm…
The sun is making slow progress north, and things should look a bit better soon, Quercus. The seal and robin are nice photos!
I’ve been out brush cutting today that I put off for a few years. Couldn’t ignore it anymore. Perfect weather here today, clear and cold. The moon is up. Too bad we didn’t have this weather last week during the conjunction.
Yes, it’s starting to turn now. 🙂 Not much as satisfying as doing a job you’ve put off for years.