Thursday, 6 March 2014

Elsewhere......






My head and my life have been pretty chaotic this week.

Last weekend was spent knee deep in paint and plaster.

No time for anything of a self indulgent nature.

N-O-T

A

T-H-I-N-G

I have been itching to finish my latest couple of projects. I am loving them so much. One is almost done and ready to be blocked, and the other is halfway finished. It's all my mind wants to think about......and it just can't. It's making my head hurt. It has been utter chaos this week......and I have seriously been tested. I don't think my brain can take much more. 

I have decided that, whilst I am definitely no neat freak, I cannot live for more than a day in household chaos before feeling like I want to cry. What a wuss. I seriously need to man up.

I've tried hard to see the funny side of everything, but honestly, one more stubbed foot and i'll scream.

It has been a slog.

No time to breathe slowly in and out and just be calm. 

I have been anything but calm.

I feel somewhat drained.

Oh well. That's life. 

Calm will return soon enough. I WILL be pleased to have drawers that open and doors that aren't wonky. 

It WILL be worth it....it WILL be worth it.....it WILL be worth it. If I keep saying that long enough I might just believe it.

Until then.......i'll go back into Zombie mode and just get through it. Snapping just a couple of things to put a smile on my face this week..
















xxx






32 comments:

  1. I hope the calm returns soon. I am like you - I can only stand disorder for a very short while and then the OCD kicks in and I drive everyone else mad clearing up. Lovely photos. Philippa xx

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    1. There is dust everywhere, and I have plates, cups, pots and pans scattered all over the place. It'd driving the Bears up the wall. All they want to do is eat and i've taken away all their dishes and their worktops! It is not fun here!

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  2. Sorry that things aren't going well for you at the moment, I hope that the stress levels reduce soon and you can get back to your normal life and to doing things that you like and want to be doing. xx

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  3. Lovely photos - made me feel calm too, even though I'm more laid back than ever these days! I don't envy your building renovations though, been there, done that and got the grey hairs to prove it! Enjoy the sunshine that's on promise - it'll soon be Spring and your home will be lovelier than usual!

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    1. The sun makes such a difference doesn't it?!

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  4. .....And breathe.....

    I hear you, I am the same I love having things done in the house but the mess and chaos I find really stressful. And it can leave you feeling drained. Luckily for me my other half is the same. Take a deep breath it will be worth it. And if can find the odd half hour to escape then go for it.

    Look forward to any sneaky peeks you might blog I have a feeling it will be lovely.


    P x

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    1. It's funny how drained it can make you feel!

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  5. Oh Vanessa ..... I feel for you, I really really do ..... stay strong and try your upmost to stay calm, tricky for sure. Crikey I have all this to come ..... arrrggghhh!
    Just imagine yourself dancing around in your pretty new kitchen, happy music on the radio, shiny new doors and draws which do what they should and a basket full of crochet waiting for you after you've poured yourself a delicious cup of fresh coffee in your prettiest mug and peace and tranquility!
    Good luck lovely x
    love Jooles x x x

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    1. I'm dreaming for the day when I can just shove everything back in there! I am now not caring about tiles and window fabrics, i just want all the cabinets in place to shove all the mess back in them!

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  6. I know your mood is not the best, but those flowers are all gorgeous!!!! Hope the pics helped you smile because they brought some Spring into my ucky winter landscape.

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  7. Can smell the hyacinths from here ! Keep thinking happy crochet thoughts and all will be good.
    Kate x

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    1. The scent of hyacinths is a marmite thing, you either hate it or love it. I love the scent. These flowers just make me smile.x

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  8. It will be worth it many times over! Hang in there. Love your beautiful spring photos.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  9. Your new kitchen will be lovely, and I am hoping you take some of your gorgeous photos of it when all is finished! I know what it's like getting to that point though, and it is very stressful however hard you try to pretend it isn't! Love your pictures today, the colours are so sweet :) Keep dreaming of your crochet, and have a happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. I think that if I close my eyes enough it might just all magically be done! ha ha x

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  10. I need a new kitchen too, but I am dreading the mess as well. Keep it mind that it will look lovely once it is finished :-)!!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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  11. Oh such gorgeous photos, who'd have thought you were living in chaos? ;) I personally hate having mess around, it makes me very edgy until it's all gone. I hope your home is back to normal soon! xx

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  12. Happy springtime! Your photos and colors were beautiful and uplifting! Thanks! :-)

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  13. I hope everything finds some peace soon enough. Even in the midst of chaos, try and carve out some personal time. It's so vital! Soon enough, everything will be finished and these times will seem so trivial and small :-) I hope you feel better soon

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  14. Hang on in there, it'll all be worth it in the end! Those white hyacinths are utter deliciousness.

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  15. deep breath…….!!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxxxx Ale

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  16. If we lived closer I'd bring around a cake and a bunch of daffodils... I just hope even the thought of that will give you a boost xxx

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  17. Think happy thoughts and dream of the loveliness that will come.... Sarah xo

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  18. It took 6 months to redo our kitchen. I washed dishes in the bathroom sink. It will pass. In the meantime you have some very serene photos to look at!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I'm thinking this will be a six month job too from start to finish. It's not fun when it's one of the most used rooms in the house! x

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  19. This too shall pass, hang in there xx Pat

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  20. One more week towards you being able to prettify your lovely new kitchen!

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    1. ahhhhhhh yes, that's a great way of looking at it! x

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  21. As usual beautiful pictures and I am liking the new look.

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