Monday, March 9, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: My everyday schedule. (Part One)

Who likes the sound of the clock when it rings every morning before the sun rises?
I definitely don't!!! But what can I do?
At 7.00am my hubby leaves for his job. He's very lucky because he needs only ten minutes to get there! Then we, the girls, get ready for the schools.
At 8 o'clock I drive them to their schools: first my youngest and my nieces to the
primary school and then my oldest daughter to the high school. From that moment and for the next six hours I'm alone and try to do everything, from housecleaning to pay bills.
At 8.15 I'm at the supermarket and buy whatI need for lunch etc. or at the fishing market if I'm going to cook fish.
At 8.45 I buy hot bread from the bakery and sometimes fresh donuts. They make them mmm...yummy! Now I'm ready to cook! As long as the food is cooked I do everything in the house: ironing, dusting, smooth the sheets on the beds, etc.Fortunately I don't have to do external works everyday.
TodayI had to go to the post office which is room-mated with the City Hall.
Sometimes - mainly when I have cooked food from the previous day - I skip all these and go to my friend Poly's house for a hot coffee, gossip and company! Or we go to a coffee shop and drink there our coffee, seeing the view of the sea. We, housewives, have our strokes of fortune!
At 1.15 my youngest finishes school and at 2.00 my oldest one finishes too!

What happens later will be the issue of "My world Tuesday" next week! And believe me, my friends, it doesn't look like what happens in your countries when children are back from their schools! If I excited your curiosity read my post next week!

No, we aren't an forlorn island!
You don't see a lot of people in these photos because I took them on Sunday afternoon when most of the people relax after their lunch or just...sleep!


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23 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful part of the world. I love those palm trees.

Photo Cache said...

Oh what a nice post. Lovely place your world is from these pics.

koala said...

That was so great to have a look inside someone's everyday life on My World! Even more fun then the views!

Guy D said...

Wow thanks for the tour, great shots.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

fishing guy said...

Marina: Thanks for sharing such an intimate portrait of your diay life. It must stay warm near the sea.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this brought back lovely memories of the two weeks I spent in Greece a number of years ago. I loved it! Look forward to next week and thanks for the fabulous shots!

Jeannelle said...

Your photos are beautiful. Your writing is wonderful and interesting. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

Lilli & Nevada said...

And now i am totally hungry for some donuts.
Beautiful

Reader Wil said...

VEry good post, Marina! Housewives work hard! This looks like the day of a Dutch working mother.Have a great week.

antigoni said...

That's why you wanted company on Sunday afternoon! Excellent post, sis.

Anette said...

Thanks for your tour! It's interesting to hear about other people's lives!

Tamara Jansen said...

You are a lucky lady! Fresh fish, fresh bread, and friends near by to have a coffee with :)

Jenn said...

Lucky you to get freshly baked bread from your bakery. You live in a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your daily life with us. :-)

Tarolino said...

Been to different parts of Greece a few times and it is a lovely country with an excellent climate, friendly people and grand nature. I never really got to follow the daily life of people though so it was interesting to follow your day so far. Sounds like a proper amount of work you have anyway. You should be paid for all that you do.

Naturegirl said...

It is always a treat to see foreign lands and read what folks do! I was in Europe last summer for an month and DID NOT visit Greece because I think your country is one I would want LOTS of time to see and experience ..perhaps one day! Your day seems full!sending hugs NG

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You sound very organized, Marina.

I love the palm trees. It's lovely where you live.

Titania said...

Marina, it is so very interesting to see a different part of the world and how you spend your days. It is great to go to do the shopping in a nice area even have a coffee with sea view.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

so this is the daily life of a mother on salamina! not much different from a cretan mother's life!

Tarolino said...

Marina, thanks for your visit to my blog. No I'm not professional. I got a new camera given to me a couple of months back and it is quite good so thus it makes photography easier. I'm just an amateur in training :)

John said...

What a great post. Thank you for sharing your world.

Maria said...

Ilove the picture with the lovely palm trees so very much! I wish you many visits to the cafe... :)

ayamlin said...

Hi marina!
Your town looks very beautiful.
by the way I saw Almond blossom for the first time!
thank you for posting the picture.
I like almond but I didn't know its flower!

Denise said...

Lovely post, you are a very busy lady and find so many interesting things to do.