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There's a storm in the air

This morning I had to be up early - well, half an hour earlier: 9:30. I'm actually awake before this time, but despite my repetitions that I can be up earlier, I'm not generally needed before 10:00. So to fill the time before I'm 'allowed' downstairs & to the bathroom I've developed a habit for morning TV and my gmail inbox - last night I got some cracker news, so will be eagerly checking said inbox ridiculously often!

The whole of yesterday (slight exaggeration) I was researching info for my Castle Howard blog. I'd previously loaded the pics, so all that remained were a few inspirational words. I completed this at about 1 this morning and gleefully pressed 'publish post'. Well much to my annoyance, the post was published, but not at the top of the page!!! So if anyone is a bit interested in a little info on how the Howards & Henry VIII were related scroll down the page - it's all there!

Today is one of those days - its humid and muggy. I thought that it might be a cold day when I woke up, but then remembered that I had my window open (right by my bed) and my arm out from under the covers - and it wasn't cold! So it was going to be a warm day.

My next dilemma was what to wear. In a tactical move (one designed so I could do less laundry) I'd left all my dirty clothes in a pile, waiting for one big wash. Great - I have one decent warm day outfit that I can wear today, but then nothing for tomorrow and tomorrow is going to be even warmer! I have got a track pant that I could wear, but wasn't sure it would be appropriate attire - will check. So, I had to do laundry this morning (a mixed load - learning something all the time - apparently you can do them?) I'm sure this is fascinating everyone - I'm enthralled!

So... it's almost twelve and it's nap time. Lunch will be a little later - probably around 13:00 or 14:00 - time is on a go-slow here. Then, to keep up routine I'll take my 2 hour break, bag, book, and towel in hand and head over to the common to read and absorb some of the sun for a while. I'll probably wish I could be here all afternoon. Have a little nap, read some more, make a phone call or two and then check the time. Only one hour gone... what should I do for the next hour? Life is full of decisions...


Lucky

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