Monday, 2 February 2015

Me on Monday - 2 Feb

It is so lovely to come home from work and get going with this little project for my Me on Monday photo

Yes, it's time to get writing my postcards for Sian's postcard exchange. I sent off for some personalised postcards and made a start. I had two overseas ones to send so I wrote a few lines and hot footed it up to the post office before coming home to wash my car. Thank you to the Land Rover who drove through a huge, deep, muddy puddle on the opposite side of the road to me on Friday, causing a tidal wave of yucky slushy snow all over my lovely clean little Mini. Memo to self, it's not a good idea to be out in minus two degrees with a bucket of water and a sponge, you will lose all sense of feeling in your fingers!
It's nice to have a relaxing afternoon here though because the weekend was action packed and non stop. Needless to say much of it involved R's new house. There was central heating to fathom, more boxes to unpack and an Ikea extendable dining room table to build. Not to mention a trip to Harlow to buy a huge mirror which we manhandled into the back of the car, I think it weighed as much as me and it was certainly nearly as tall! My husband's comment on our return "how on earth did you two get THAT in there? said it all.
We had drinks at friends who live close to us on Saturday night, thank goodness it was close because it was a freezing cold walk although the snow had pretty much turned to slush by then. Then onto round two at R's on Sunday to keep her company while she waited for a sofa to be delivered. This included an over excited dog who can't quite understand how she now has two homes to supervise. Plus we need to put into the mix our son who returned home from a trip to Ikea with a double mattress, a tv table, an armchair and a large mirror. All of which he unloaded from his car and has left on our landing along with all the stuff he's boxed up from his bedroom. "It's only for a week Mum, we'll be moving it all out on Saturday." Every time I go upstairs I swear those boxes have multiplied. 
So our household is very much in a state of flux. Not long until we really do have an empty nest.
Giving a rather weary wave to Sian, who had the idea of Me on Monday. We're waving our children off, and she's welcoming one intrepid explorer back home!

9 comments:

Cheri said...

Dropping by to wave hello... off to write some postcards!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh that is fun that you ordered postcards from Moo.com. :o) I did the same! Although, I didn't do it as early as I should have because I still don't have mine in hand. Yikes. Sounds like things are progressing nicely around your place. Have a great week, Deb! xo

Ruth said...

Fun to see the postcards begin to pop up on blogs around the globe!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh, I bet they are lovely. I ordered my postcards for the last swap from Moo and was really pleased with them.

Karen said...

What a hectic time you are having at the moment. Never mind it will be half term soon

Sian said...

The cards sound wonderful!

I'm hoping everyone gets settled with all that lovely new furniture and all that help from Mum! And wishing you all the very best with your new normal x

Susanne said...

It sounds like you've earned a little quiet time to correspond. Have a great week.

ally said...

I was so excited when I received one of your gorgeous cards. Thank you so much :-)

alexa said...

Golly, I can't believe how much you fit into your days! Or your house, come to that :). Hoping you get some time and physical space soon to draw breath, Deb.