So, it's the weekend. I hear the words and I think lazing about on a sunlounge in the backyard with a Harlequin book on hand. Because once upon a time that's what my weekends used to be about. Years ago. Many many years ago. So many if must have been another lifetime.
Now my weekends are about lists.
Groceries galore. And the minute I get home I’ll realize I’ve forgotten something and have to start a new list. Baby stuff. Nappies, always nappies. Wipes. A new sip-a-cup a mum at Mothers Group swore by. Ooh, and isn’t Target having 20% off kids’ clothing this weekend?
The To Do List:
The fruit and vege purees I need to cook and freeze for bub for the next week. The PHS birthday book giveaway I have to post. The tax hubby and I have to sit down and complete when bub’s asleep so we can use every inch of lounge room floor for scraps of paper.
The Work List: Email web host about a gremlin in the machine so another weekend doesn’t go by before I get an answer. Transcribe notes for the course I am taking at the Victorian Writers Centre in a couple of weeks before they get lost in the fuzzy recesses of my mind. Downloading words I have written on the Alphie this week so I don’t accidentally lose the lot. The PHS posts I have coming up…surely I can get a month ahead if I grab an hour on Sunday ;).
And then there’s my poor hubby, looking forward to a sleep in, a bit of time lazing in front of the telly after working all week. Ah, nope! ‘Cause who’s gonna look after my energetic little crawler while I’m doing everything else!
So, please, if anyone else out there really does have a relaxing weekend planned, keep it to yourself ;).
This month Ally has TWO, yes TWO books out in the UK!! HIRED: THE BOSS'S BRIDE is a Romance, and is also out in North America right now. A NIGHT WITH THE SOCIETY PLAYBOY is a Modern Heat which will hit US shores in November.
And if anyone else has a beautiful blank weekend ahead, she hopes they might get to enjoy lying back and reading one of those!