Photo An Hour | October '16Thursday, November 03, 2016
It was #PhotoAnHour at the weekend, and although I took part on Instagram I felt like sharing my day here too, along with a few bonus photos.
9am - I woke up with plans of doing some work, and then getting stuck into some DIY, but my body had other ideas. I woke up with sinusitis - again - so my plans needed a rethink. After feeding the cats I returned to bed with a cuppa and a box of Sudafed.
rose hip syrup. I ate it sitting in the sun that streams in through the dining room windows, with peace and quiet all around. I love my weekends, Andy is normally at work so they are mine to do with as I please. Thanks to my sinus pain I opted for slower, calmer pursuits than I'd planned - things that were also on my to-do list along side work and DIY, but things that would allow me to take it easy and recharge.
Bonus pic - every morning Andy makes Tinker a cat nest out of my sofa slanket, she gets cosy and sometimes stays there all day, looking grumpy if you dare to disturb her.
1pm - It was a gorgeous day, really warm and sunny. I wasn't ready to go back inside, so I decided to plant up my hanging baskets. I took them down in September and had been meaning to fill them up again since then, a trip to the local garden centre during the week meant I had everything I needed. I'd chosen pansies and violas as I was stuck as to what else I could possibly use.
Bonus pic - I had plenty of flowers left over so I set about refreshing the container pots around the door, removing old primroses that had seen better days, and fading Lobelia.
Bonus pic - lunch was late thanks to a very late breakfast and super easy - left over chili from the night before. I was so grateful not to have to cook, when sinusitis hits I normally lose any inclination to prepare food so this was very welcome.
Bonus pic - I don't know what these are but they're so pretty. Any ideas?
5pm - This was the sky heading home. It was such a lovely bright sunny day, warm enough for me to momentarily consider grabbing my book and sitting in my hammock a while, but sinus pain doesn't mix well with reading sadly.
6pm - the light had faded enough for me to light my pumpkin and get cosy for the evening. My activities left me feeling tired and my headache was getting worse.
Bonus pic - Tinker had been fed but was fussing for more food. They always have a bowl of crunchies available to them but, for Tinker, I have to take them out of the bowl and put them on the floor before she will consider eating them. My cats really are the most coddled of all the cats.
Bonus pic - Andy wasn't home so I dined alone in front of the TV. Leftover chili again, this time accompanied with heat-in-the-mircowave-for-2-minutes Uncles Ben's rice - talk about an easy supper. I wasn't complaining, I think chili often tastes better the day after it's cooked and I had no inclination to set about preparing anything else.
7pm - Tinker often curls up on my lap of an evening, and tonight was no different. She was a little bothered by some random fireworks, luckily they weren't very close but she's weary of them. It's only this year that she's stopped running and hiding under the kitchen cupboards when she hears them.
8pm - Still on the sofa I pretended that this pomegranate juice was wine by pouring it into a huge wine glass. And this is how I spent the rest of the evening.
I had a lovely day, despite a radical change in plans. I'm glad that sinusitis didn't spoil my day as it so often does. I hate that life can be so disrupted by a reoccurring illness, thankfully I have found the cause - definite proof instead of just a guess - and I have plans afoot to treat it. So with luck this near constant irritation will soon be a thing of the past.
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
With thanks to Jane and Louisa for hosting.