what we did on saturday


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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 :-)


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