Are you a creature of routine, or do you just like things to happen if and when?
When I was working routine was, of course, forced upon me. Even before reaching school the routine of getting my son to school and at least thinking what I was doing about the evening meal was routine.
But now I am retired and have been for many years. Yet I still stick to routine and without it I am lost. My week goes more or less like this, with a few minor variations:
Monday: wash and iron and put on the airer. Have a chat and a coffee with my cleaner.
Tuesday: go into town, get the post office part of my pension, do a bit of shopping, often have a coffee with friend W .
Wednesday: exercise class in the afternoon (apart from one Wednesday each month which is our Poetry afternoon).
Thursday: permanent hairdresser's appointment just after lunch. Often visit a friend afterwards.
Friday: market and coffee with friends in the morning, afternoon to do whatever takes my fancy.
Saturday: often pop into town for a mosey in the morning, again with a friend - often have coffee. In the afternoon, weather permitting, like to have a longish (for me) wander round the fields with Tess. I usually do the farm books on this day too.
Sunday: farmer walks every other Sunday and then I go out for lunch with friends. On the other Sundays we do a variety of things.
This might sound boring, but I can assure you it isn't because there are so many variations. Sometimes I go out for lunch in the middle of the week with friend S (time we did it again S if you are reading this ),sometimes friends call here for a cup of tea and a scone, sometimes I go down to the feed merchants with the farmer, sometimes (as rarely as possible as I hate towns) the farmer and I go into our county town, Northallerton - the sky's the limit really.
Any break in this routine and I am not a happy bunny. I fit the library into my schedule somewhere because I do like to have a pile of books to go at on a wetday. And then of course there is my blog - reading you all and writing a new post everyday.
Never short of something to do!
And speaking of books, can I recommend to you a book which a friend G lent me to take on holiday. It is a very easy read and can be finished in two or three hours, but it is one of the most beautifully written, moving books I have ever read.
"Wonder" by R J Palacio. I think it should be compulsory reading (and discussion afterwards) in schools.