April 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm #17650
Garden helper changed bed for me and put the dry set away (friend’s son). Will ask neighbour to help with cleaning etc after Easter if new home help still not forthcoming.
Made good progress in both gardens today and have a plan for next week’s session depending on weather. Also been offered soil from another project in the village to fill hole left by pond removed by previous owner. Don’t know yet when it’ll be coming but there’s no rush for it.
Hoping for a quiet day tomorrow to clear some rubbish off my desk and catch up with emails.April 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm #17652
I’m glad you got some help with bed making. It can be hard to do on your own at the best of times! My cleaner failed to turn up today (apparently her car wouldn’t start) and I haven’t heard from her so assume she won’t be coming tomorrow instead. So I’ll try to summon up the energy to change the bedding on my own, but may save washing it until after easter unless the lady who does my ironing lets me know she is back in action – I really don’t have time for ironing tomorrow!April 29, 2017 at 11:36 am #17743
It’s been a difficult few weeks. Garden helper is now out of action for 8 weeks following an accident so we’re on our own with lots to sort out when we can’t even manage day to day stuff without help and all our help has gone!
We’ve had to make the decision to just deal with the more urgent things with deadlines ie the funeral and OH moving out of his flat and everything else has to be left until such time as we can manage it which will be after our holiday at the end of May. We will sort out a long term home help for me at that point.
A friend is kindly coming to cook and fill the freezer for us on Tuesday and a neighbour has offered to mow as and when she can fit it in. I’ve spent this week cleaning my bathroom 15 mins at a time as it was in desperate need. I still have the shelf, windowsill and mirror to do over the weekend.
Have also been slowly clearing paperwork from my desk, again 15 mins at a time.
Lots of both daytime and night time sleeping happening as the extra physical activity wears me out and eating well/supplements have gone out of the window this week. Will have a go at getting back on track this weekend although haven’t had a great start so far this morning.
Nothing happening at the new house as no time or energy for it. Very sad.May 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm #17753
I’m sorry to hear so much of your help is unavailable at the moment but pleased to hear friends and neighbours are stepping in. Hopefully some help with the cooking will get you back on track with the eating which might help with the energy levels too.May 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm #17769
Friend has performed a miracle in just 2 hours – loads of meals now in boxes cooling to go in freezer. Will mean I can focus on getting things done instead of cooking and washing up over the next couple of weeks.
Been back to having turmeric tea and green smoothie in the mornings so need to keep that up, however tired I’m feeling.
Been sorting out more of the funeral over the weekend. Still plenty to do but at least progress is slowly being made. OH slowly emptying flat into boxes and putting them in new house to store for now and getting rid of a few things in the process.
More paperwork slowly leaving my office a few pieces each day. I think I’m finally winning the battle – just need to keep on top of it so it doesn’t build back up again.
A quiet afternoon planned for me as it’s been a busy morning. Will have a go at looking at a few more things off the reading pile.
May 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm #17771
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So pleased you’ve got the help you needed, and managed to get your smoothies in.
Sounds like you’ve broken the back of the paperwork now, so I’m hoping it will inspire me :)May 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm #17777
That’s good news on the freezer food.May 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm #17845
Lovely neighbour cleaned my home for me and mowed whilst we were at the funeral last week and another friend has cut grass at new house. OH has been moving out of his damp flat over the last couple of weeks and checked out today. He now has boxes of things in 3 different properties!
Off on our long awaited hols tomorrow. Part of me doesn’t want to go as there’s so much to sort out here, but we both need the break away and it will force us to be together so we can actually talk through a few things that we need to make decisions on for the new house and make a plan for all the other things which need to be dealt with over the next few months.
Managing my pacing reasonably well although people haven’t been receiving birthday cards or indeed any other form of communication from me over the last couple of months. Hope to rectify that when we get back too, so a better all round balance needs to be reached somehow.
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