"This morning I lay long abed, and then to my office, where I read all the morning my Spanish book of Rome."
(Saturday, February 11, 1660)
Ok, it was a Saturday, but life never seemed to be all that stressful in the London office of the 1660s. If that was how his weekend started, this was how it was to conclude:
"So to bed, where my wife and I had some high words upon my telling her that I would fling the dog which her brother gave her out of window if he [dirtied] the house any more."
(Sunday, February 12, 1660)
Perhaps we need to bear in mind here that Elizabeth's brother was a sponger and a wastrel.