Monday, 12 December 2016

resuming normal service

It does look a bit dreich but cheerful little boys brighten up any dull day. This photo was taken on one of our walks. Jame and Alistair invited a friend to come along.


Thank you for all your lovely comments, they cheered me up greatly. It is ever so cathartic to get things of one's chest, don't you agree? I am pleased to announce that for now I have resumed normal service. CJ mentioned in her comment that she has scheduled a moment of panic for sometime towards the end of next week. This sounds so much more civilised than going of the rails completely. I'll put it in my diary for Friday at 10 am.

The weekend was pleasant enough. We walked Jack, went cycling, attended football training, made rolls with sausage for all and the builder (working all day Saturday), slept until woken by bright daylight, drank plenty of coffee, attended supported study at school, did some painting and cleaning, ate a proper meal from proper plates, made some kite paper stars, cleaned up the cornicing that fell off the ceiling (!), decorated the apple tree with gaudy baubles, went grocery shopping, watched the latest Star Trek movie, sipped G&Ts  and managed to squeeze in a trip to Ikea to buy bits and pieces a truckload full of stuff for the nearly finished extension. 'We' by the way does not really mean all of us did all of this together. Some did this, others did that. Just in case you were wondering if we have superpowers. We don't but there is six of us, not counting the pets.

Richard got me a present to mark our 17th wedding anniversary, a necklace from Nancy Smillie's. Seventeen years seems like a long time to be married. Alas, weighing up the good and bad, the balance firmly remains on the good side, which is excellent.

Thus re-energised, I am bracing myself for a mad week. From Tuesday, we'll be taking over the extension and move out of the rest of the downstairs for floors to be laid there. Then we'll try to put everything back where it belongs and start living a normal life. Well, more or less. Of course there will be plenty left to do and not all will be done for Christmas. There is only so much painting and decorating one can do. I have already reached my limit (two small walls, one coat). This time next week, we'll be looking forward to Christmas, the holidays and Hogmanay. Let me know if you are in the vicinity, you could always pop in for cuppa or a cocktail. In the meantime, have a lovely week. xxx

11 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary wishing you many more happy years together. As long as you are all together and have a little fun, in the great scheme of things it really doesn't matter if all the decorating and tidying up is achieved. Take care.

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  2. Happy Anniversary my friend, you life is full and beautiful, even with extension issues, children, work and all that. I like CH's suggestion, I will be scheduling a panic every day now until Dec 26.

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  3. Happy anniversary. 17 years is quite an achievement in this day and age. Having major work done in the house is so stressful, especially when Christmas is put in the mix. I think it's a case of muddling through this year but it will all be worth it when everything's finished.

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  4. Happy days Christina. You are nearly there, showing off with plates, I don't know! I happen to be having a very casual week. I am only working one day this week but everyone thinks I am doing four so I am ambling around pretending to do stuff. Hehe. Jox

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  5. It sounds like you're in the final push with the kitchen, I hope the week goes smoothly. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. And thanks for the mention re the panicking. I am building nicely to mine. CJ xx

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  6. Glad you back in the land of happy. I agree everyone should schedule a day for a moment of panic. Who cares about decorating just string tinsel here and there and it will be fine. Loved the latest Trekkie movie. Watched it a few weeks ago with all the family. Have a good week putting together all that ikea stuff :). B xx

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  7. Happy Anniversary.
    This is a difficult though merry time of year.. glad you are once again feeling up to it.
    Have a lovely week

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  8. I love that photos of the three little boys... Enough to cheer anyone up. Happy anniversary to you both x

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  9. Happy anniversary! I like the idea of a scheduled panic, much more civilised than my usual style of a crisis in the middle of the supermarket/cooking dinner/hiding somewhere!

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