Thursday 17 December 2020

Exhausted - too much plate spinning


Back to Carreg Cennen for this photo

Today I have struck a brick wall with energy levels reduced to nil.  Lots of things happening - phone calls, emails, people calling (including Gabby, who came up to do a present swap before Christmas). We had our usual Thursday Trip to the Tip.  Would you believe, when we got back I went to put an empty sack in the Chicken Shed and blow me down, there were all the  Carpet Washing bits for the Vax (which went to the Tip over a month ago and must be 40 feet down in Landfill by now) and which I meant to take today.  I said a bad word . . .

    We have loaded up the car with yet more boxfuls of stuff to go to the Charity Shop of our choice tomorrow, plus we've been running in circles over the legal details of the move and hoping we can push things into place this side of Christmas.  More phone calls and emails tomorrow.

    My good friend and neighbour N came down with a box of goodies for us, and I hadn't even remembered to write her card out, let alone make anything for her.  I will have to work the night shift I think.

    We've just about got the Junk Room of Doom sorted and then it will be the Craft Room of Doom but I'm hoping that looks worse than it is.

    My brain is struggling to function and I would love a day off, but that's not going to happen this side of Christmas Day.  Hoping that the Great Conjunction on the shortest day will see things fall into place and all the things which have blocked us from day one with this house sale will magically be lifted.

    Tam is playing her piano keyboard - something really beautiful (a Nocturne?) which she has just been given the music for.  Very peaceful.

    I shall go and rest now.


  1. I went through a huge very short notice move this year, and you have my total understanding and sympathy. I surely hope the wall you hit, which must look huge, is only inches deep, and you break through it and triumph. Many deep breaths and a good friend can really help. May you find both strength and peace this season.

    1. Thank you for your understanding and sympathy. I can only do what I personally can do - I cannot - with the best will in the world - force people to fill in paperwork faster, phone me sooner (or even phone at all!), make companies stay open over Christmas JUST for me, and prevent Solicitors and Estate Agents from shutting down over Christmas either.

      As you are out the other side of your very discombobulating move and have survived, I shall take faith and know we will too, but it is hard work at the moment! Thank you Kim, for your comment.

  2. You should rest for a bit, you have been so very busy. Hope everything comes together.

    God bless.

    1. Oh I WISH Jackie. I've just started a new book - one of Phil Rickman's which I thought I had read before, but it doesn't seem familiar and all I want to do is lose myself in the story. It ain't gonna happen though!

      Hoping it will all fall into place SOON.

  3. My heart goes out to you, I do wish I could say or do something practical to help so sending a virtual hug and know that I am rooting for you and hope everything falls into place.

    1. Thank you MM. I don't want to sound like I am moaning, but I am sleeping badly and they do say moving house is up there amongst the most stressful things you can do. With Covid on top, the stress levels are much higher of course.

      We will get there, finally!