Saturday, 18 April 2009

So What's Been Going On Then?



Well hello there!

First of all, my apologies for ignoring the blog and you lovely bloggy people for so long but life has been getting in the way and… well, to be honest, I haven’t really had much I’ve felt like writing about. It’s not that there hasn’t been anything to write about, I just haven’t felt like writing it.

I’m starting to feel as though I’m getting on top of things again now though and life is getting back to some kind of normality. Well, MY normality, anyway. But then I guess everybody’s normality is different.

Now that spring’s here I’ve a host of jobs to do around the house. The garden looks the pits and will definitely need sorting out. I’ve written before that I’d ideally like somebody to come in and give it a complete overhaul that would make it easy maintenance but the funeral associated outgoings sucked up a huge chunk of my savings and then a few others things have needed paying for so that idea is a long way off in the future again. Even my new kitchen, which I finally thought I was going to get this summer after 3 years of saving has had to be put on hold. The money just isn’t there anymore. Oh well… back to the drawing board. Worse things have happened at sea, as they say. The least I can do is tidy the bloody garden though, so it looks….hmmm…. I was going to say presentable but it’ll never be quite that - I can get it looking as if somebody care a bit about it though. At the moment it’s full of broken pots, old barbeques, bits of tree net and other odd bits of rubbish. The table and chairs are covered in a rather unattractive green mould and the plants are all overgrown. As for the weeds… I know no matter what I do I’m never going to keep them down; the garden chock-a-block with them.

Then there’s the bedrooms. Paul will be moving back this summer but before that can happen I need to do a bedroom reshuffle. I’m moving into LM’s old bedroom (she moved out while I was in London… yes, it was all happening at once), Paul is going in mine and the little room will become a guest room. The thing is, they all desperately need decorating first. LM’s old room is black and cream and as nice as it looked when she did it, I’m not sleeping in a black room. The room that’ll be Paul’s hasn’t been decorated in yonks and has a carpet that I’m utterly ashamed of, and the little room….well, I actually think that can stay as it is at a push but I’d like to have it painted before I make it into a guest room. All this costs money and as I can’t do the work myself, I have to pay somebody to come in and do it. It has to be done though, like it or not.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress (and maybe even post some before and after photos, assuming I remember to take them) but until my daughter actually gets the rest of her ‘crap’ out of her old bedroom, I can’t do a darned thing.

In the meantime I’ll enjoy the sunshine we’re having and hope that it lasts.

Sharon J xx


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12 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Great to see you Sharon. Decorating isn't only about the money is it, it is the energy that can be hard to find as well. Don't let it get you down. Remember to enjoy the spring and recoup your energy.

Margaret

apieceofwood said...

Nice to see you Sharon and glad all is ok apart from a few weeds!!! :-)

Chris said...

Hi Sharon! Good to hear from you again!

Sorry things are a bit difficult re the decorating. Is there somebody who can help you out with doing some of those heavy chores in the garden? Often when we don't have the money to change things a little cleaning up and even a brief tidy around can help improve things.

Take care and hope things sort out soon re these issues.

Haven't een blogging myself either for many reasons best not written on here for now!

Chat again soon.

Chris

Caroline said...

Good to see you're back blogging again, Sharon - have missed your ramblings xx

Jennifer said...

Nice to see you back :D Missed ya!

migratingfishswim said...

i hope this isn't interfering, but i was wondering whether, if you are involved with any health groups, whether they might have volunteers who could come and help you with the garden?

i work for a charity that is passionate about volunteering and linking needs with volunteers, so that's always my first thought!

if it sounds interesting, do msg me for further discussion

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

So glad to see you back. For some reason technology didn't tell me you'd updated! Glad things are looking good for you, you deserve it!

Sharon J said...

@ Margaret. I'll never have that kind of energy again so doing it myself is out of the question. It's enough just finding the energy to move stuff so that the decorator can actually do his job. It'll be nice once it's done, though.

@ Apieceofwood. A few weeds I can live with :)

@ Chris. Luckily I have had help with some of the heavy tasks which has made things far easier. Well, to be honest, they'd have been impossible otherwise.

@ Caroline. Thank you :)

@ Jennifer. Thank you, too :)

@ Migratingfish. That does sound interesting, yes. I'll be in touch :)

@ Frugal Trenches. You just can't trust technology, can you? lol

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