Wednesday 2 July 2014

Stop the world I want to get off

Wouldn't it be great if we could press a button and stop the world from spinning.Time to step off the roundabout, slow things down and catch up with ourselves. The last few weeks seem to have been manic. This feels like the first evening that I have had to myself for weeks. I know that I should not really complain. Life is treating us fairly well at the moment by comparison with what some have to cope with.

Three weeks ago I was getting ready to go away. If only it was a matter of packing a suitcase and walking out of the door. The week before a holiday always seems to be a frantic rush of jobs that have to be done. During the run up to a holiday I often think that it would be so much easier just to stay at home and wonder is it really worth all this hassle?  Then there is the problem of which clothes to take and the right clothes always need washing. Also at this time of year there is always a mad panic to get as many plants as possible into the garden, so that the rain will water them. Whether or not you get the jobs done the end of the week comes and it is time to pack and go away. The holiday was good and my next post will be about it.

Now fast forward to the week after the holiday, which is not quite as bad as the week before the holiday, but can be nearly with yet more clothes to wash and a lot of catching up to do. On sunday we had visited three gardens in our village which were opened under the National Garden Scheme, with proceeds going to the local hospice. On tuesday and wednesday I had appointments of the hairdresser/dentist variety - both necessary. Usually I try to have only one of these sort of appointments per week. Then on wednesday evening we had tickets for a concert in Manchester, which we had booked about six months ago. We expected to be late getting home from the concert and we were.  On thursday evening we should have gone out for a meal which I had won in a competition, but we decided to turn it down as trying to do too much. Then on friday, which happened to be our wedding anniversary, I had to make a special trip into Chester to see our MP at one of his surgeries. Finally on saturday evening we went out for a meal for our wedding anniversary. And then there is Wimbledon Fortnight to watch as well.

Thankfully this week has been quieter.


the fly in the web said...

For some reason your posts have not been turning up in my reader....I shall check more often in future.

Oh yes, I would very much like to stop the world for a while....just to catch up!

Maggie May said...

At least when you are getting ready for a holiday there is excitement, expectation as well as the busyness but when you come home there is usually a feeling of flatness and all the washing and garden watering to catch up with as well as mail to be seen to etc.
(Well that's how it is for me anyway.)
Maggie x

Nuts in May

cheshire wife said...

fly - I do not think that you have missed much as I have not posted much recently.

Maggie May - I was too busy last week to feel flat.

Rob-bear said...

My goodness! I feel exhausted just reading about all your activity. Way too hectic for a Bear!

Belated Happy Anniversary!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

cheshire wife said...

Rob-bear - thank you Rob. A bit hectic for Cheshire Wife too!

Trubes said...

Gosh you have been busy... Sometimes in life one needs to take a step back and and decide what is vital, what can be delegated, what can be put on hold and what can be stopped! That is what I used to do when I was working in a very stressful environment etc!

best wishes,

cheshire wife said...

Trubes - this was an exceptional week.

LindyLouMac said...

Enjoy life and see it as an adventure and not a chore is my motto. Difficult, as I know only too well. Have been enjoying your posts, especially your recent visit to Wales and The National Library. I used to visit there when David was in hospital just next door for three months!

cheshire wife said...

LindyLouMac - I do not see life as a chore - more of a challenge trying to fit everything in.