Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Hope you are well and having a good start to the week. Our lovely Spring weather has turned to wet and windy April weather (March winds, April showers, bring forth May flowers) so no more gardening for the time being and whilst I was worried about my seedlings suffering frost damage last week from the -3C overnight temperatures, now all I have to worry about is them being battered by wind and rain! I am still working on the house and it is taking up so much of my time, I don’t seem to have the energy for anything else and I am forgetting things since my brain is just 100% focused on house stuff. Last week roofers were here sorting out the roof and that took up more of my time than I expected, and I really planned to clean and paint the front of the house before last Saturday, but that didn’t happen and now we have rain rain rain, so nothing is getting painted outside. Inside is a totally different matter though, I have almost finished painting a bedroom, and now I need to get back to painting all the paintwork, doors, skirting boards, stairs etc. I think I have been procrastinating on this job just a little bit but I can’t really put it off any longer. At least the bedroom is starting to look like a room again, and has less stuff in it – can’t say the same for the rest of the house though lol!
today’s art . . .
…is actually the piece I made for my Guest Designer spot over on Creative Artiste which I will show you here in case you missed last week’s post. Here is my post from last week explaining how it was made – you might notice the recycled Easter Brownie Bites packaging from a few Tea Days ago. When I made this page, I was thinking I could also link it up to Valerie’s Spring theme on AJJ since I created it on 24th March but then of course remembered that the page was for an April GD spot so it wouldn’t be live in March.
My second piece of art for this week, is my post from Second on the Second last week which I forgot to link up! I wrote the post, scheduled it, and then dates and times and anything involving the internet went straight out of my head until this morning! Anyway, it’s a cute pop up cat card so I thought you might enjoy it.
decluttering. . .
…and another car load of stuff went to the tip yesterday. This time it was random stuff from the garden, some old wood, cardboard, and a bunch of broken things I have been holding on to thinking they might be useful one day and a lot of old wallpaper that I’d removed from the bedroom and replaced with new. Of course, all of this work and decluttering does have a purpose, not only do I want to get rid of the clutter but I am also feeling the urge to move somewhere else so the house needs to be spruced up for that to happen. At the beginning of the year, I was just thinking, let’s do up the house, fix the things that annoy me, and make it better but since starting that process, I now feel like I want to move elsewhere. It is making me feel a little despondent though, everything is taking so long, everything I look at to buy is either out of my price range or gets snapped up in a few days, or is selling for a lot more than the valuation, and it feels just a little bit overwhelming. I have lived in this house for longer than I planned and it was never my intention to be here more than a few years. There were also family reasons for moving here – it was halfway between my sister and my mum and now she’s gone, it is halfway between my sister and nothing, so I don’t see much point in staying here. Finding something else might not be so easy though, but I keep slogging away at all the stuff and try not to feel too down about it all, and hoping that something will turn up. 🙁
kitties. . .
While going through some old photos looking for something else I found these cuties… baby Lily at 7 weeks old.
And that time when they were auditioning to be bookends!
t stands for . . .
I came across this photo from a few years ago, when I was cleaning out my tea cupboard and thought I would do some tea tasting to decide which ones I liked and wanted to keep or not.
Happy T Day! As always, thanks for reading, and have a great week!
all the stuff in my house!
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for –
You might also like these posts . . .