Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Foundation building....

Love this photo. Not one of mine. Can't remember where it comes from!

Well, this bug must really love me because it just doesn't want to let go!!! Just as I think it's gone, another symptom comes back. This has been going on since January 2nd now. Grrr....

Yesterday I was out and about, feeling fine. Then, in the evening, the stomach bug part of it came back. Today, the bad throat is back too. It must be a circular bug. Round and round we go. Oh boy!

Hence, I haven't been able to post all the lovely photo's from Ireland that I had hoped to have done by now. I haven't done any crafting, either :( We've had no luck at all with getting someone in to give an estimate for a new heating system, so my craft room/study is still pretty much out of bounds.

I've been occupying myself doing a spring clean. I used to tell myself, do one room a day. And I used to find the job of organising, tidying and deep cleaning really frustrating and stressful. This time I'm telling myself something slightly different: do one room at a time. Ha! Little change there, see it? But a nice one. No pressure.

And whereas, in the past, I would have started with the rooms most used and most needed, this time I've started with the spare bedroom. By starting with the least used room, getting that one cleared and organised, you then have space for all the stuff you move from tidying the other rooms! Ta-daarr!!!

So obvious. Why didn't I think of that before?

I'm looking forward to me being 100% well, to the house being nice, and then settling down to a routine that includes regular crafting and writing: January is my getting ready month, I've decided.

Thank you for all your emails. Sorry if I haven't responded yet. Emailing is another thing that has taken a back seat. As has blogging. But this doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about the people who visit and get in touch. All those names and nicknames mean a lot to me. I hope you all come back. I hope my absence doesn't mean you forget about me!

Take care; hope you don't have the bug!


Julie said...

Hi Helena! I'm sorry to hear you're still trying to shake that bug off. Fingers crossed it will leave soon. I like the sound of your system for getting the spring cleaning done. It will give you a good sense of achievement as you wrok thro.

I haven't forgotten that I have a parcel to send you. I have been trying to find another envelope of papers for you that I had misplaced. It's turned up today while I was cleaning the bedroom. Yay!

Get well soon! xx

Helena said...


I wish I found such lovely things whilst cleaning. I seem to be finding just old bills and used socks!


Dina ... UK said...

Hello Helena!
You don't fancy a bit of snow then...lol
It is very cold here freezing...
Sorry you have got the bug,
A spring clean is just what I need to do. I am waiting for the spring.
I do know a few parts of your area, but can not remember going into Colchester....
Hope you feel better soon..xx

CherryPie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon :-)

I think a few people I know have had that bug, not nice at all!

Dragonstar said...

That bug seems really vicious, and with no heating yet... No fun at all! ((HUGS))

Killarney is a long way south of here - Dungloe is in Co Donegal, just to the left of Northern Ireland.

Dragonstar said...

By the way, thanks for the info on that comment problem. I had it set on embedded comments, and that template won't accept them.

BumbleVee said...

I'm having a month of tidying and cleaning too.... oh, and trying to keep up with some new workout routines... because I want to try keeping at it much better this year. My latest thought is... how on earth did I do all of this and more when I worked full time at two jobs? argghhh... I'm beginning to think blogging is taking up too much time... I'll have to limit my play time on here I think ..especially if I want to do any crafting this year.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hope you are better again soon! Take it easy! Love, Lynda

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Hi Helena!

Hope you can shake the bug of soon.

Blue, who hates cleaning!

Helena said...

Thanks for all the messages!!

(Bumblebee, yes I've wondered the exact same thing!)

Still fighting the bug here! It keeps coming back!