He’s Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

With Mr Quiet Paws jetting off this afternoon for an interstate conference, it’s just going to be me, the dog and the bird pottering about the house together for the next few days. How oddly quiet the house will no doubt seem.

Still there’s plenty to do, things to write and another week ahead to prepare for. Sundays rarely seem quiet and relaxing any more.

How about you? Is Sunday a ‘do-nothing’ kind of day or more of a ‘the weekend is almost over, better get something done’ kind of panic-filled day?


  1. Kylie

    You’re welcome to pop over and share the pavlova I just made! 😉

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kylie – Haha, you have NO idea how tempting such an offer was … 😉
      PS. Your pavlova looked divine … I no doubt would have eaten more than my fair share! 😉

  2. Erika Lee Sears

    Sunday is usually date day with me and the husband :).

    When my husband goes out of town, the dogs sleep on my husbands side of the bed all sprawled out like they took over.

    Have a great Sunday! Do something fun!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – ‘Date’ day with your husband sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday. I hope you got up to something wonderful!! 🙂

      Haha, I think my husband would kill me if he found out I let the dog sleep on his side of the bed … I think the fur would be a dead giveaway … 😉
      Your dog must LOVE it when your husband’s away … he can take advantage of all the comforts of home! 🙂

      Today was lovely – the sun was shining and bright … just the thing for a weekend! We’ve ended the evening with a storm … (I love the rain!).

      Take care.

  3. Amanda

    I had a lazy sunday in the garden, the sun has decided to show itself down here in Aus at last.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Amanda – Well a lazy Sunday spent in the garden sounds pretty fantastic to me!
      The weather has been a bit strange of late, hasn’t it? Brisbane is becoming completely unpredictable … I never quite know what it’s going to be like from one moment to the next.

      I hope your garden appreciated the attention you gave it today! 🙂

  4. Kimberley

    For me, I feel as if I *need* to achieve more on a Sunday.. or in general you know, have a schedule for chores in general so by the time Sunday rolls around, the theory of a relaxing lazy Sunday fights with the ‘what was the point of having a lazy Sunday if you achieved nothing on Saturday’? 😛 See why I have trouble sleeping..

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kimberley – Gosh, I so know what you mean about the feeling that you should ‘achieve’ more on a Sunday (or most days). I seem to be all over the place of late, so I really need to get myself more organised and be better planned from a time management perspective. You certainly shouldn’t beat yourself up too much about having a lazy Saturday AND Sunday though … after all, that’s why it’s the weekend!!! We work hard enough during the week … all those ‘chores’ will wait to get done!

      I hope you had a great day today, and that you get a wonderful sleep tonight! 🙂

  5. Andrea

    When I started grad school I was very good about Saturdays being my do-nothing day and Sunday being school work day. Now I’ve taken to trying to get school work done whenever so I don’t need to spend my weekend studying because I also need time to just relax!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrea – I think you’ve got the right idea when it comes to balancing work / study / relaxation …
      I have to say I haven’t quite got the mix right at the moment … I need to force myself to take some down time, rather than constantly being on the go. Having relatively free weekends is such a lovely thing to look forward to … 🙂

  6. Mel

    Hope you don’t get too lonely, I’m rubbish when The Doctor is away, I miss him so much 🙁

    For us Sunday is a mixture of being busy and having down time – we have a bit of a lie-in then go to church, then spend the afternoon playing with the kids, reading the Sunday papers and I prepare the roast dinner. In the evening I usually have a bit of preparation to do for my teaching on Monday, because I always leave it till the last minute!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – It is amazing how much we miss our significant others when they’re away, isn’t it? Like yourself, I struggle a bit when the Mr is away – I just don’t feel ‘complete’ without us being together.
      Thank goodness then for lovely people like you, to keep me company! 🙂

      Having a sleep-in is a lovely thing to indulge in … we tend to do that on Saturdays. I love the relaxing, yet productive pace your Sundays seem to follow – a nice mix of family time, relaxing and a little bit of ‘doing’.

  7. Lynne

    We visited a flea market at the suggestion of my husband. Now that’s a rarity!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lynne – Haha, I’d be surprised if my husband suggested a trip to a flea market too … it’s not normally his ‘scene’.

  8. Tammy

    I always sing this to the Hubs! Although he’s usually only going to work, as he doesn’t travel anywhere….

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Tammy – Haha, I always get ‘He’s Leavin’ On A Jet Plane’ stuck in my head … and it’s such a fun song to sing! I hope your husband appreciates it! 🙂

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