When I was a kid I remember a song from school which I thought was hilarious. I’m pretty sure it was from Apusskidu, the primary school song book of the 70s. The chorus went like this (if my memory serves me right.)
When Father papered the parlour you couldn’t see him for paste, Dabbing it here dabbing it there, paste and paper everywhere. Mother was stuck to the ceiling, the kids were stuck to the floor, I’ve never seen a bloomin’ family so stuck up before.
Well… we did some decorating last week. It was just one wall in my eldest daughter’s bedroom, but honestly, I’ve never seen a family make such a dog’s dinner of a simple task before.
I’m no stranger to papering, I’ve done it loads of times in the paste, I learnt from my Mum. Graham is also pretty used to it, although it’s not his favourite job. So, why did it all go so horribly wrong. There was paper put on the wall upside down, paste spilled on the floor and tempers fraying. And I’m sore to admit, it was mostly my fault.
The end result was disastrous and my poor daughter came home to a wrecked bedroom wall.
Thankfully, Graham rescued it the following day and all was well, but I have decided that I need to accept my limitations and let the others get on with jobs like this in the future.
The Rest of the Week
Thankfully, it was just one bad day last week, the rest was fairly uneventful, nice even. Okay, I spent a day in hospital having my IVIG but that’s not bad, I can think of worse thing to do than sit back in a fully reclining chair with my earphones and a good audio book. There is even tea and biscuits, and sandwiches if you are there at lunchtime. I was on a different room on the ward this week and actually had a partial view from my window. The best part was not having any side effects from my treatment!
Eldest daughter has had a friend visit from Germany which was nice. When you are a family of seven you think the house is pretty crowded enough already without other’s coming to stay, but it’s nice to change the dynamics a little. Eldest daughter has been happier, eldest son has been making an effort (i.e. not hiding in his room all day and he even did some jobs for me to make the house look tidier before she arrived,) and even Boo was trying to impress her.
I have had a lot to do in last week, bills to sort out, forms to fill in, telephone calls to make, blog posts to write etc etc. At times I felt overwhelmed and my to do list was getting longer and longer with not much ticked off. Then suddenly, I’d somehow managed to do it all! I know, I was astonished that it had all just fell into place. As soon as I stopped procrastinating I suddenly realised that I could do it and I did. I’ve even managed to fit in a little crochet and book listening. I’m currently listening to ‘A Discovery of Witches‘ and really enjoying it. Although, it is over 24 hours of listening which is a lot longer than the books I usually choose.