Lazy – Word of the Week

photo of a lazy cat lying on his back

What a cute cat, it’s not one of mine, I found the photo on Unsplash which is a fantastic source for free photos. I use them all the time.

So my word of the week is lazy. Last Friday my daughter, Star, was sent home from school poorly. We took her to the out of hours surgery on Saturday morning as she wasn’t any better and she was diagnosed with a UTI. Poor girl, she really suffered. We didn’t get much sleep with her over the weekend and she still wasn’t well enough to go to school on Monday or Tuesday. This meant I didn’t go anywhere. I didn’t really want to. On Wednesday she was feeling a little better but worried about going to the toilet at school so we let her have one more day off. Another day at home for me too. On Thursday she did go back to school, a chance for me to go out…no, I didn’t feel like it. I do sometimes get in the mood where I really don’t want to leave the house. I’m not sure why, I feel anxious about going out, particularly if I’m not feeling so good. The effort is just too much.

So, I’ve been home all week. Mostly nursing my little girl, we’ve spent a lot of time looking through magazines together and she’s managed to do a lot of homework. I’ve spent a lot of time blogging, reading blogs, playing online games and usual blogging things. I’ve also been colouring in my new Terry Pratchett colouring book. I’ve not done much reading because I’ve been tired and I just fall asleep when I read.

I’ve done bits of housework here and there and kept up to date with the washing. I’ve also cooked dinner every day and washed up. I’ve done the girls hairs after their baths and showers. But really, I’ve not done much at all.

I’m trying to focus now on what I have achieved rather that what I haven’t. I made a lot of new blogging friends online, I’ve done a lot of work on my own blog. I’ve done a lot of research for things for my wedding and I’ve purchased a lot of things online. My wedding shopping is almost complete now. I can’t wait to see the faux fur jackets I’ve bought for me and my girls, it will be cold and our dresses are not very warm 🙂 I may get some gloves too. It’s getting colder already, how cold will it be the end of next month…eeek! I’m getting married next month.

I’ve also managed to  sort out my gas and electricity supplier as my contract ended.

So although I’ve been very lazy and barely moved from my chair, I’ve also been very busy and achieved a lot of things.

I do plan on leaving the house soon though.

The Reading Residence


  1. Dean B
    October 14, 2016 / 9:32 am

    It doesn't look like you've had a lazy week at all, sounded really busy to me. Excited for you about your incoming wedding. Can't wait to read about it on your blog 🙂 x #wotw

  2. October 14, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Oh your poor girl. There are lots of nasty bugs going around school at the moment. Glad she's on the mend
    Even tho' you haven't left the house it does sound like you've still been quite productive and got lots done – when you read it as a list above, that's quite a lot!
    Best of luck with the rest of the wedding shopping!

  3. October 14, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    It sounds like just the right combo of lazy and productive to me! Glad to hear Star's better now, they are horrible things and can really take it out of you x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. October 14, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Aww! Poor Star….I'm glad she is feeling better now.
    It sounds like you have been so busy and very productive! Go you! x

  5. October 14, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Hope your girl fees better soon. And it's amazing how much you can achieve when you need to, even if you don't move. #wotw

  6. travelingchristie
    October 15, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Ah I hope she is over it now bless her, sounds like you got loads done still though, sometimes I feel I need a little time for pottery jobs x

  7. optrixxaris1
    October 15, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Sounds like your word could well have been productive. I didn't realise there was a Saturday doctor's clinic. Hope she's much better. #WotW

  8. October 19, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    It certainly sounds like you've been very busy to me! So glad to hear that Star is feeling better now and I love the sound of the faux-fur jackets. Hope your wedding planning is going well 🙂 #WotW

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