what we did on saturday

Lost our minds clearly!  We have embarked upon the greatest room rearrange ever.  The spare ‘oom into Abby’s room and Abby’s room into the spare ‘oom.  It had to happen.  Her old room is the smallest room in the house and she had it packed to the rafters.  It was ghastly.  And of course, there was a bit of painting – every 3 hours, I dashed outside to apply another coat.

{ um .. should add here, for the sake of honesty,
that this was Abby’s room before we created chaos … I know }

Oh my!  I’m sore in places I never knew I had.  I have bruises in all the places that real furniture removalists never get bruises because they don’t use the soft tissue parts of their bodies to move furniture.  And the house this morning –   STILL FRIGHTFUL!

There are parts that are coming together, parts where a semblance of peace can be felt. Parts that are so lovely they make us squeal with pleasure and relish every minute of work we put in.  Abby’s new room is such a delight – too much so – now she’s harder to budge to come and help.  I should have kept her room chaos until the last second.

And I cannot believe I am going to say this – I, Lily Boot am about to utter something I never thought it possible to think, let alone say – Bootville is DROWNING in fabric (of the interior decorator samples variety).  Mum is coming over for Abby’s birthday party in just under a fortnight and she assures me that she will take it all home with her.  That’s good Mum.  ’Cause the minute you arrive, and I’ve given you a kiss and a hello, I am loading all this fabric into your boot.

Today – there is soooooooooooooo much tidying and putting away still to happen.  There are a couple of big pieces of furniture to move (hello sideboard!).  I know I will be at it until well past dark again today.  But surely that will mean tomorrow – a long weekend for Abby – we will wake up in our lovely home once more, surrounded by sweetness and light and simply spend the day being.

Mind you, fish fingers and raspberry smoothies on Abby’s bedroom floor (it was the only clear space in the house) for lunch, followed at 9.30pm by boxed Indian curries from the supermarket that were supposed to be heated up in a microwave but we don’t own one, so we heated ours on the stove and finished with magnum ice creams for dessert whilst watching the first instalment of Breaking Dawn – such good, wholesome :-0, mother-daughter fun.  A perfectly lovely day with my girl :-)

8 thoughts on “what we did on saturday

  1. gail says:

    I just love changing things around and can move furniture that is twice as big as me and twice as heavy. I also know about the bruises!!!!!! My big fellow just doesn’t understand that a girl just needs to change things. so I to do it while he is not around. Enjoy your rest tomorrow and don’t forget to use the Radox tonight.
    Blessings Gail
    p.s Washing soda does the trick too and sooo much cheaper.

    • I know!!!!! See, a man just doesn’t get it when you want to wriggle a bookcase into the corner of the room without moving any of the other furniture does he! Julian would look at me in amazement and say, well only if we move everything out of the way. Out of the way1 There’s no time or energy for out of the way – you just wriggle and push.

      Writing about it – and reading that you too love to push furniture around :-) – has given be renewed energy to tackle the rest of the plan! I’m about to empty the contents of one cupboard onto my bed – all in the name of a good cause of course!

  2. Alayne says:

    I was very fond of the guest room. Abby will enjoy this change and more space.
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  3. We’ve just redecorated my daughter’s room so I know exactly what you meant when you talked about bruises! I have some lovely ones up and down both legs :o) It is hard work…but it’s a great feeling when it is done.

  4. I do believe that you have located the most perfect shade of green for that sideboard. Please tell Abby that her room looks ever so delightful and I hope that she is motivated to keep it that way (as I would wish for any child), because of the great feelings that you have created together this weekend. Good on you both!

  5. Sounds like fun, in amongst the bruises! And Abby’s room looks lovely. This is going to be us in the school holidays, but three rooms are getting in on the action … I cringe just thinking about it!!!

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