I am so tired l could just flop down on my new cushions and sleep for a week! It has been a very busy weekend, and the busyness and stress are all my own making – of course.
Today l have a photographer coming to take some snaps of the house, hopefully for future magazine feature. Now l have known about this for a few weeks.
Over the past few weeks l appear to have forgotten the fact that l have ommitted to paint the wall in mud room where the house was divided last year – very attractive 2 metre patch of tan plaster. There are 4 doors that l hadn't finished (again from last year), a cupboard that l was always going to paint, and of course my bedroom wall, oh and did l mention curtains too.
Well guess what, l did the whole lot this weekend. Started with the bedroom on Friday morning, then on to the wall in mudroom. Enthusiasm had worn out by Friday evening when l had to hit B & Q for yet more paint, and by Saturday evening when the last swipe of the paintbrush took place, l was heartily sick of the whole thing.
Sunday morning and l was aging wood with Briwax and trying to hang a curtain rail on stone wall. Now l bought my own lovely new drill from B & Q on Friday so thought l was armed and ready for action. I even had the right drill bit. What more could l want. Well the right drill for a start. After half an hour of arm breaking drilling and more holes than the mole filled garden, l staggered off my ladder and phoned Colette. Help, l cried, l can't do this. The voice of reason assured me that l could indeed do it and that they would be down later to help.
In the meantime l ran up a pair of curtains for the mud room, hung all my old photographs that have been in storage for years and finished retouching all the bits that l had carelessly painted over (like the door hinges etc) and took Idgy out for a 'Littlest Friends Digigame' hunt. Back by 5pm and Colette and Simon arrive with the biggest drill l have ever seen. Wow this guy meant business. My pock marked wall didn't stand a chance. The curtain rail was up in a flash. So were the extra pictures l couldn't hang due to the fight with the wall. What joy!
The daring due went a step further by inviting Idgy and me up for dinner at their place. We ended up having a lovely relaxing Sunday eveing with a full roast dinner and great chat. Fell into bed and slept like a log. Now today l just have to clean the place and then pretend that it has always looked like this.