It’s a little cool today, so I’ll pull on my jeans, a t-shirt and a comfy wool sweater. The kettle’s on to make the first coffee of the day, so I throw in a load of laundry and tidy up the (modern country) kitchen while I wait.
Coffee made, I wander to the porch and sit with a notebook and pen while taking in the rural view. I write a list of a few essentials to be done today (banking? calls? A DIY project? Proofreading an article?) and jot down a few ideas for today’s blog post.
The next couple of hours are spent in my office composing a post for my blog that is witty, thoughtful and entertaining. It will make my readers feel like part of a community while educating them about life NewZealand as an ex-pat who wants a family to call her own.
It’s lunch, so I take a sandwich and soup onto the porch again before heading (by foot) into town to pick up a few things for dinner. I take the route via the river and get some good photos of the wildlife on the way.
Back home, I’ll spend a couple of hours proof-reading an article and marking some papers before getting stuck in today’s DIY project. It might be painting the bathroom, or tiling the kitchen, but whatever it is it’ll be part of the goal to make our home comfortable to live in and help us gain equity on the way.
Just before the sun starts to fade, I’ll throw on my running gear and take a 30 minute run into the countryside. It’s the view that makes it interesting, and the fresh air will help me sleep well tonight.
Once home, showered and dressed, I’ll make dinner from scratch. Using the vegetables we’ve grown ourselves and beef we’ve bought locally it will be fresh stew accompanied by a wine from a near by vineyard.
We’ll wind up the day by reading our books, talking about where we’ve been, who we’ve seen and what we’ve done. We might go for a wander down the street as the sun sets,or just finish the day by curling up in our big bed early.
*This was not the Monday that happened. More to come!