There’s something incredibly gratifying about having Mondays off. I’ve always thought this, although after having it as one of my permanent days off at my old job, I’d started to take it for granted. Today was my first Monday off since starting my new job, and I’ve fallen back in love with it again. I think it’s the fact that you know you’d normally be at work (and everyone else is) and you have a free pass to sleep and watch daytime TV and do anything you want. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike having Saturdays off, but it’s just so…ordinary. On top of that, the shops are always busier, the parks fuller, your friends busier.
Needless to say, I had a great day. It wasn’t anything unusual, but I found it so relaxing. I had scrambled eggs for breakfast, then spent a couple of hours catching up on everyone’s blogs. I had crackers and vegemite for lunch, and sultanas. Then I had a long nap, which was made more relaxing knowing I’d normally be at work. Ahhh, such a great feeling. After I woke up, I decided to stop procrastinating and do some more cleaning in preparation for the inspection on Thursday. I did a couple of loads of dishes (I let them get way out of hand, I admit. Dishes are my least favourite chore and the dishwasher that came with the rental house I’m in is a weird brand and does a shitty job). I then made dinner – Lite n Easy Lasagne. Once again, I was interested to know how this would go, as microwave lasagne is normally pretty average. It turned out okay. Not as nice as my previous two meals as the lasagne was a little soft and soggy (as expected without any oven baking), however it tasted nice apart from that. It was also the lowest in calories of the four meals I’ve had thus far, which was a pleasant surprise.
While I was cleaning and eating dinner, I was also catching up on Bones. I had the first three episodes of season ten waiting to be watched, and it didn’t fail to disappoint. I’m not going to post spoilers, but to anyone who has seen it, I think you’d feel my pain during episode two. So emotional!
After I finished dinner, I headed off to the shops for groceries. I wish I still got enjoyment out of going like I used to when I first moved out. Now it’s just a chore, made worse now I’m trying to eat well as there are so many delicious, wonderful options there that I have to walk past. Kudos to me, my self-control was pretty good. I did get one naughty thing, but as long as I eat it in moderation, I think it’ll be fine. Six months ago, it was “spot the healthy food” in amongst the junk in my basket, now it’s the opposite, which is a great feeling. Plus, now that I’ve got my dinners organised, I’m not spending too much money there any more, and I’m there for less time. That’s great as the less time I’m there, the less tempted I am to stock up on stuff I shouldn’t be eating!
Once I got home, I put the groceries away, did another load of dishes (seriously, they just never end!) and then sat down to watch the Block. For the Aussie readers out there, Suzi is actually the most annoying person on TV right now, amiright? I then washed my hair in preparation for work tomorrow and watched the Biggest Loser. It’s funny, two years ago I was so anti-reality TV shows and now I watch all the main ones. I guess they’ve just become so popular and mainstream and normal that I let myself get sucked into it. That being said, these are what I see as “actual reality” shows (as in, while some of it is probably scripted and planned and refilmed, a lot of it isn’t), instead of “unreality” shows such as Jersey Shore, the Kardashians, Real Housewives, Idol etc. Those shows I will never buy into or watch, as it’s so fake and scripted it bothers me just watching the ads. I mean, I get why people watch them…they’re easy to get sucked into, and they’re funny, and it’s so completely different from normal life that it’s morbidly interesting. I just don’t want to support shows like that.
Tomorrow I’m back at work again, but only for four days this week as technically I worked six last week (I say technically because one was a public holiday that I didn’t actually work, but because I got paid, it is treated as such). I’m so excited, I love four day weeks. They always go by so fast. Sure, it means I don’t get my beloved Monday off, but I think I can deal with this arrangement!
Anyway, time for me to call it a night and hope I can sleep okay. It was really hot today and my room always struggles to cool down after them. I have a pedestal fan I can use if I need to, but it’s pretty loud and annoying so I avoid it where possible. I don’t think I’ll be able to avoid it tonight though. Oh well, it beats sweating half the night!