14 January 2013

Peace at last

I've spent the last four weeks with company. Either with Kay on Christmas leave from uni, then with Kay and my mother over the Christmas season, then just with my mother, once Kay had returned to Uni for her January exams and finally with my mother at her house, when I took her back and stayed with her for a week. I finally returned home two days ago to peace and quiet. It was nice having company, don't get me wrong, but I do seem to like my own company too and it was great to pour a well-deserved glass of wine on my return and watch some pre-recorded programmes I had not gotten around to watching over Christmas. Of course having company meant I was running up and down my many stairs between rooms like a mad thing serving teas, coffees, meals, tidying up etc, not to mention taking the dog for two walks a day. Mum in particular is finding she cannot manage to stand and cook for herself (she has severe scoliosis and arthritis), so even at her house I was doing all the cooking and chores for her, still walking the dog etc.

I've woken up to a fine dusting of snow this morning in which Snoopy and I tentatively ventured out, but apart from that I'm currently catching up with my blog reads and a nice cup of cappuccino. Then I'm going to plan having my two rather antiquated (1960s) bathrooms renovated in the spring.

4 comments:

Nota Bene said...

Nice to have yourself to yourself sometimes isn't. The bathrooms sound like a fun challenge!

Kelloggs Ville said...

oh I love tile shopping! I'm excited for you.

Flowerpot said...

You need a rest after all that, Addy! Time to ourselves is very important,isn't it?

hyperCRYPTICal said...

As much as I love company I do so also love solitude (although can't recall when I experienced same last).

Reviewing my bathroom too - only fitted some two years or so ago - but by (so we've found)some of those cowboys...

Enjoy your peace and cappuccino Addy.

Anna :o]