A Saturday Off

Working in a grocery store, on cash and in the bakery, I usually work weekends. But today is Saturday and I do have the day off. I have time to linger on the computer and respond to this prompt;

What’s your ideal Saturday morning? Are you doing those things this morning? Why not?

I’m sitting at my computer in my pj’s and housecoat writing. I don’t care what time it is or what I look like. After this is posted I will be cleaning up my messy home (I had to work 4 days in a row!) so I will be able to enjoy the afternoon sun on my couch. I need sun bad and it’s still very cold outside. I want sun on my skin; soak it in like a sponge. My cheeks and chin is the only skin exposed outside and that has SPF on it.

But I wouldn’t be calling this an ideal Saturday. Ideal would be that my place is already clean; no hidden messes around corners, no mouldy stuff in the fridge, no piles of papers…… things I won’t even get to today. (But I will get that thing I think was guacamole)

If my place was all cleaned up and organized I would be able to sew or do some craft projects I have in mind but never do. I certainly wouldn’t drive to Sarnia or London to do WalMart on a Saturday. For that, I’m grateful I usually have weekdays off. I don’t need anything that badly.

But I can’t relax as messy as it is today. I have to do the things that are bothering me the most and won’t get to the messes around corners.

It’s not ideal but at least I’m not at that grocery store today. I don’t have to wear that uniform or a bra and get dressed in layers then go out in the freezing cold. Staying home, I can get my snow pants and jacket right over my soft flannelettes: its warm and comfortable. All I have to do outside is take out compost, bring in wood and feed my birdies.  I like doing that!

It’s sunny and quiet. It’s peaceful. That’s good enough! I’m happy just to get some housework done and relax today.




5 thoughts on “A Saturday Off

  1. Isn’t it strange how messy our houses get when all we do is eat and sleep there?
    It’s just me and H and you would think there were a family of six living here!
    Glad you have some sunshine today!

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