Click to visit the Siren Stories website and read more work by J.J. Barnes and check out her latest novels.

Click to visit the Siren Stories website and read more work by J.J. Barnes and check out her latest novels.

Miss Rose and I live a pretty active lifestyle. We walk the dog first thing in the morning… how first thing depends on how early Madam gets us up… then we usually walk up to the gym and go swimming. After swimming we will walk home, then in the afternoon walk the dog again and then go to the playground or case pigeons or play with toys. Throw in a visit to the gym (for me) and time in the creche (for her) 3-4 times a week, and basically you can see how easily our days are filled up with activity.

Indeed, other than during transitions between activities and meal times, we don’t spend much time in our house during the day. We don’t watch masses of television, and we don’t do a lot of sitting. We both thrive on crashing around doing things, tending to go stir crazy if stuck indoors for two long at any point.

This would usually be the case… except today.

We didn’t take the dog out until 9, favouring watching television and snacking at home until then. When we did walk her it was one of our shortest choices of walk, and had it been possible to give up half way round we probably would have done. We then got home and put our pyjamas back on in order to do a whole lot more sitting.

Miss Rose fell asleep on the sofa with a bottle of milk, then I watched This Morning. I feel I ought to emphasise that in some way. I do not watch This Morning. I considered it quite an experience. But it felt appropriate for the day and the mood.

This afternoon will comprise of lunch… snacks… television… snacks… and probably some jigsaws. Miss Rose is apparently as dedicated to the lack of activity as her mother.

Tomorrow we are back to normal with swimming and gym time both booked in to our calendar, so making the most of laziness is of extreme importance today.

It’s not part of our regular intentions, but I do believe a lazy day every so often is pretty blooming marvellous.

Now if you will excuse me, I feel the need to yawn, stretch, and put the kettle on.

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