You know, I've decided that life is too short for feeling guilty about a long lie in. I am an early bird rather than a night owl and I like to get up early and do the things I have to do, then I can do the things I want to do.
I like to get up at about 7am, feed the cats, the chickens, and the wild birds, check for eggs, make a cup of tea, clean the fires out and re-lay them for later in the day and put away any washing up that was left to drain from the night before. Once I have done the 'necessary' things, I can do what I want. Normally it involves getting all my hairdressing or gardening stuff ready and going off to work. I like being up on my own in the mornings, I don't mind one iota that OH sleeps a bit longer than me, he tends to come to bed after me most nights. I can check my emails, look at blogs and have a hour or so to myself.
However, Sunday is a different thing. I still get up early and feed the animals and make a cup of tea, but I take the tea back to bed with. I sit and read a book or we will watch a film that was on TV too late to watch during the week. I feel no guilt whatsoever that I didn't get up and dressed until 2.15 this afternoon! I work hard all week, not only for other people but in my own house and garden and my sunday lie-in is my treat to myself. Of course, little Misty joins me for a cuddle, and of course once she is asleep in my arms I couldn't possibly move!
Changing the subject completely, my friend Hazel has started a blog. She and her husband have moved to the south of France and have been renovating a lovely old house. They used to live a couple of villages away from OH and I in England, and I have known them for several years. Hazel is a wonderful quilter and has made some stunning quilts. OH has been down to see their house when he took down a ride-on mower for them, but I have yet to go. Hopefully this year I will get to go and visit for a day. Anway, have a look at her blog, she would some visitors. http://mudwallsandbeams.blogspot.com/