Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Phew! It's hot!

Well, it's either a feast or a famine - or should I say a downpour or a heatwave.  Who can tell from one day to the next.  I don't know where last week went but I've suddenly found a little surge of energy.  My creative mojo is not quite what it should be so I've been doing other jobs.  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things that need doing so I decided to take the same approach I do with the ironing pile:  start at the top and just keep going.

Unfortunately, I picked the wrong time to re-finish my old dining table.  Taking off 23 years of wax and grime by hand in this heat took a fair amount of elbow grease and gave me a good cardio work out into the bargain!  It almost looks line new.

I felt a tad nostalgic as I sanded away all the pen and paint from the countless hours the boys and their friends and cousins spent at the dining table, drawing Sonic the Hedgehog and the Thundercats ad nauseum but I'm in a de-cluttering frame of mind.

My bedroom has had a little makeover - well, just a fresh lick of paint and a bit of a sort out - I EVEN cleared out under the bed AND vacuumed it.  

My youngest son is home from uni for the Summer and he's just said to me "you're just finding random jobs to do".  I protested with a retort 'no, I'm just finally getting round to doing those jobs that have been bugging me for months now'.  However, he may have a point and the reason my creative mojo is on holiday?  
Well, this may shock you so if you are of the faint-hearted disposition look away now as this is the state of my 'craft room':


OMG! I hear you all shriek!  
I couldn't get any further in the room to show you the rest but I think you get the idea?

Everything I've come across so far that was not in its proper home has found a resting place in either the garage or the spare room.  The intention is to get rid of the spare single bed - yes, there is a bed under all of that crap - return my dining room to a dining room and relocate my crafting upstairs.  Now this room has been like this for many months now and is getting worse by the week. I think I may nearly be ready to make a start in here but I might have to have a stiff drink first.  I plan on starting this week so if you don't hear from me in the next week or two send help!

Or maybe I should just take a leaf out this little chap's book and chill out in the sunshine...

What do you think?

Have a great week.


  1. Hi Jules,I say chill out ,enjoy the sun while its here,so good to have you back blogging!xojulie.

    1. LOL - I sat in the garden with a G&T and a basket full of shirts which I relieved of their buttons, collars and cuffs - reckon that's a good evening's work x

  2. Plenty of time to get re-organised when the rain's tipping it down! For now enjoy the sunshine! Hope you're well.x

    ps nice job on that table.

    1. You're right and I did - sat in the garden until about 8pm which is a miracle! Looks like today might be a good day to get re-organised as it's grey and windy :( x


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