Chooseday….A day in the life…


It’s TUESDAY! Chooseday!
Today I Choose to Smile. Choose to be Happy. Choose to Love. 

It was a late breakfast for me after a late night spent ‘talking’ to o/seas sisters on fb. Birthday smiles for blond haired one along with thoughts about how life was on her 7th birthday in 1954. We spent it at the pool, one of our baby brother’s first outings since his birth in the July. Living on an airforce camp in Germany at that time was certainly different to life in the UK. And even though the sun was shining we were freezing – those were brave smiles in the water !


A little look at morning tv, general pottering (bed made, dishes done, tidy up) then I chose to have a lovely long daytime bath with Rebecca. Definitely a happy choice! Which took us up to the morning briefing…..I know, I know, I said no more facts & figures…..The Golfer had it on and had made coffee so I couldn’t be rude and walk away. Another 331 new cases plus 19 deaths here in Victoria! So much better (well 0 would be a far better number)than the recent 500/600/700 confirmed cases per day but worse on the death.

He made lunch as well! Gotta love a man who’s willing to feed me! Eaten out the back where it had turned ‘warmish’ enough to sit and knit, though the sun kept playing peekaboo and of course when it was behind clouds it went chilly, so now and again I left the knitting and turned to my cosy chair inside and had more time with Rebecca – which I’m thoroughly enjoying. I’ve discovered ‘the crime’ so there’s not much more to read.

All is not lost tho’ because there’s a Kate Atkinson plus the first in series by both Michael Robotham and Robert Bryndza waiting in the wings……part of the big stash I brought from the library way back in early July. Plus quite a few others I’ve been meaning to read, just sitting on the shelf waiting patiently for their turn.

In amongst the knitting and reading I managed a few weight exercises but my heart wasn’t in it….call me lazy 😊 – yesterday I had a long walk round trundling round the local park several times with some photo stops along the way so will take my allocated 1hr again tomorrow weather permitting (90% chance of rain). I also managed to get tomorrow’s main meal prepared…..plain ol’ savoury mince….now cooking away in the crockpot. Might be topped with mash as Shepherds Pie or maybe just served as is with veg.


It’s late afternoon now, nearly time for one of those quiz shows, then the early news followed by dinner which will also be courtesy of The Golfer – crumbed fish served with steamed veg.. Plain and simple….yes frozen prepared fish but something he can do if I’m not able…..or not here for one reason or another.

After the ‘proper’ ABC news at 7pm – what then? Who knows….
So how was your Tuesday? Did you make the right choices?


20 thoughts on “Chooseday….A day in the life…

  1. Well, if I ad truly believed the weather forecast yesterday – then there wouldn’t have been stuff on the outdoor line a’rinsing. But at least it hadn’t blown away.

    So instead this morning, I was knitting. Yes, Cathy I’m knitting too…but I wasn’t concentrating and I jumbled up some side edges, I don’t think it will matter as its a Boomerang Shawl and it will probably be looking cobbled together on me anyway.

    Then the courier came, sounded his horn, unusual but then again it was raining still (continued until around 4pm) and my new vacuum cleaner arrived – wanted to buy a better sucker for years…finally did it. But also the courier made me take in another larger box for U2 – a lawnmower (said mower is now with new owner, when he came home from work)

    I gave the vacuum a quick test run, I’ll get into doing over the rooms, possibly tomorrow.

    Finally in the afternoon I bit the bullet, putting on my wet weather gear and took a fast wide loop walk about the ‘hood…didn’t stay dry but it was actually quite enjoyable, lots of puddles.

    So all good, appears it’s going to be less rain tomorrow….they are talking about early morning fog…

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    1. Good on ya Cathy – I’m getting to be a big of a woose where walking in the rain is concerned – jumping puddles used to be fun, now I rank it with the cars driving by and ‘splashing’ when I’m on the footpath….a b**** nuisance!

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  2. It was intermittently sunny here, but even I noticed the chill.
    I made himself a beef and wine casserole which will keep him happy for several meals. I do need to get back to walking. Tomorrow. I hope.
    And, as always, I am reading.
    I saw that your numbers were down (yay) and hope that trend continues and that the deaths follow suit.

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    1. Unfortunately the trend came to an end EC – there was a big jump again today. It’s worrying wondering how many people out there are trotting around not knowing/realising they are infectious.
      Beef and wine sounds good. Must give it a go some time

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  3. It is 6:47 a.m. on Tuesday morning here, the day has yet to unfold!
    We are having a heat wave, humidex of 40C yesterday, and it is supposed to be hotter and more humid today.
    Yesterday, your Tuesday, my Monday, I pressure canned homemade Vegetable Broth, freeing up some space in the freezer. Today I am baking Hamburger Buns for tonight’s fish sandwiches. And I am puttering in the basement, starting on the organization down there, now that it is insulated, and since it is too hot to be doing anything out of doors.

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    1. Hello Maggie. You’re like a human tornado who just keeps going round and round. I wish I had your energy. I’ll pass on your wishes to my sister – she’s nearly five years younger than me (we ‘lost’ a little one between us), my little sister is another 3 yrs younger. Then the brother we all wanted arrived four years later. I was nearly 12 when he was born

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  4. My Tuesday has gone off very well today with a long over due upholstery man finally turning up to fix some things for me and also some long expected couriered parcels stuck due to the lockdown. It still is Tuesday here as I type this!

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  5. It’s something we all need to remember that we can choose our approach to every day, thanks for saying it now. I love the pics of your family- your baby brother looks so sweet. As to choosing on Tuesday, it’s hot in th UK for the UK! So far we have taken husband’s car to the garage for it’s big service, and been to a supermarket, all masked up! Back home, feet up, just had coffee. At some point this afternoon we’ll have to go and collect the car. Rest of the day will be reading, and knitting this evening if it cools down, no point in trying to do much, my brain doesn’t function in heat. Hope Wednesday will be good for you.

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    1. Hopefully the car service hasn’t pinpointed any other problems- those ‘big’ ones can be a bit eye watering where the bank balance is concerned. If you get a true quote it’s not so bad but I get cross when they ring during the day saying – we’ve found……is it ok to go ahead and fix it knowing your going to say yes because who wants to be driving around with a crook motor

      Wednesday has been even quieter Cathy. Just about nothing has been done which doesn’t worry me because nothing is so pressing it doesn’t matter how long if takes me to catch up.

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    1. We guilty of self inflicted news overload some days Andrew. Often the tv is on in the background on ch24….just in case something happens. Need to do something about it because it doesn’t happen in the summer when we’re outside more than in.

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  6. Hi Cathy, I liked your Tuesday choices… so nice to just go with the flow as to how you’re feeling. Sooo nice to have a man to bring you coffee and meals like that… its what sharing our lives with each other is all about eh!
    I agree, the numbers are improving but there’s the deaths. Awful times but, best we keep choosing the things that make us happy and try not to focus too much on those things out of our control. All the best and my kindest thoughts are being sent your way xx

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    1. He’s good like that Sue, often it’s because he’s hungry and knows I’ll just tell him to help himself if I’m not. Mind you I don’t knock back anything he might offer when that happens 😊

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    1. Watching the news on tv makes it more real to me rather than online. Papers are a thing of past in our house unfortunately Joanne, i grab one to read if we’re in a cafe that has them available but can’t accept how much they cost per edition they are these days and then there’s the newsagents fee for home delivery so it’s the tv for me (or maybe radio if I have it on)

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  7. That was warming to read. Choices here – swim round the inlet (exercise), online language lesson (seriously wonder if I’m making any progress there), sleepy-time yoga (that definitely helps). It’s so easy to veg in front of TV and not to attend to proper meals, allocate time to creative processes, or catch up on any reading.

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    1. Ooh I wish it was warm enough for a swim in the sea…..unfortunately beaches are out of bounds because of you know what plus it’s too darn cold😊
      I’ve thought about so many online ‘things’ over the past few months and never committed to anything. Sleepy time yoga – now that sounds interesting, when I took classes way back I just wanted to get to the end for that 15min relaxation part.

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