Well, yesterday hubby declared that he would take daughter to work with him this morning and then on to a fabulous swimming pool near where he works. He's just found out about it and wanted to try it. It has a wave pool, fountains and slides. Just her sort of thing.
So I had a day to myself!
What to do?
I considered going out somewhere, but I didn't fancy traffic or crowds or spending money I haven't got. I thought about going out on my new bike, but the forecast was rain. Then it hit me. I could stay in and enjoy having the house to myself.
So what did I do?
Well, I spent the morning spring cleaning the kitchen which may not sound like fun, but I spend a lot of time in there and I like it to be clean and sparkly. I cleaned every surface, window, cupboard door, etc until the whole place gleamed. Hugely satisfying.
Then, I enjoyed a quiet lunch of feta and pomegranate salad with red wine vinegar and wholegrain mustard dressing. Who says eating alone has to be dull?
Next I had a cup of tea and a homemade cranberry and cream cheese muffin whilst watching an episode of "Downton Abbey". Such a luxury to eat in the lounge - I can't do that when daughter's around, have to set an example!
Then I cut up some old Good Food magazines and stuck recipes in my book making a mental note of things I want to try.
I did some on-line shopping for daughter's summer wardrobe, spending money I haven't got, I know, but she needs clothes and I did have a code for a discount at Mini Boden!
Finally, I did a bit of pottering. You know, mooching round the house moving stuff, sorting stuff, etc. Reading daughter's "News Book" from last year which her teacher has just sent home following inspection. I'm not sure I liked daughter's description of me as "has thousands of handbags"!
Then the rest of the WM family arrived home, daughter made the evening meal for all of us and hubby will do the dishes.
I'm now sitting with a cup of tea and my laptop while daugher gets her pjs on, then it's an episode of Doctor Who with her before bedtime and a DVD and a bottle of wine with hubby after.
I enjoyed my day off, but it's nice to have them back.