Silly-Savvy Diary: Me-Time in Prado

Prado Lounge, Sudbury.

Great place for some me-time.

Me-time much needed after a hectic Christmas and New Year. Two weeks of non-stop sorting, cleaning and recycling to clear away the debris from the previous Christmas (yes, I did find a bauble from last year’s tree still under the settee!), before the guests arrive (returning prodigal daughter and mother) and the whole mess-making process starts again.

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Within 24 hours, my beloved cave looks just like it did before the clear-out. Why did I bother? And didn’t I ask myself that very same question exactly a year ago, and the year before that?

Positivity required.

I tell myself: ‘I am the best!’ in repeat mode for five minutes, before moving onto the: ‘Turn every negative into a positive mantra.’ And do I feel better?

Yes.

But only once I’m out of said cave and sitting in Prado Lounge with a pot of tea and my laptop. Now, I feel better.

P.S. The downside being that having posted something about mess and my mother, I daren’t return home. With that in mind, I will now (anxiety state peaking), add an amendment:

My mother has been the most excellent guest.

She has:

1) replaced missing curtain hooks on drapes that had become so far removed from their rails, she previously mistook them for very grubby rugs.

2) Cleaned bathroom mirrors.

3) Purchased a new bog brush.

4) Supervised the overhaul of Sprog 3’s rubbish tip; it now looks like a bedroom.

5) Read one of my unread books, upgrading it from waste-of-money status to money well-spent.

6) Washed up the dishes – on a number of occasions!

7) Prepared porridge every morning.

8) And lots of other useful things.

Time to change my anxiety-reducing mantra:

‘Mother, even if not an American ‘Mom’, you are the best!’

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After me!

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 2nd January, 2020

Featured image by Jay Cool.

Image of cave and ‘Mon, you’re the best!’ courtesy of Pixabay.com.

 

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