21 March 2009

New blog

Just to let you know that I've started a blog for the house with Andy. It's not got a lot on yet but you can have a look if you want. It's called Terrace End

20 March 2009

A Well Deserved Break...or sort of!

Today is my last day of work for a blissful 10 days! I had to take my holidays before April (how is it nearly April?!?!?) and now is a good time as Andy's off too and we can get house stuff done. I've just ordered a DIY book to help with that and we're closer to ordering the windows and it's coming together, at least a little bit now. I'm not panicing as much, at least. I have to say though, I haven't been to the house in a few days and seen the big hole in the side of it (the gable apex is being rebuilt).

But it's not all house...I'm off to London next weekend. So if you want to come to Andy's band's gig on the Saturday (it's in Camden), Socktopus on the Sunday or the Dream Evil/Kamalot gig on the Sunday, let me know. I want to see people! I'm also trying to find something to amuse myself with on the Friday evening. I shall be going shopping too and may try to get to iKnit at least (as well as Socktopus).

In other news, I'm sticking to one of my resolutions and have self-unmedicated and am now only taking one pill a day. And no pain killers! (the tooth has finally stopped being a pain, since I had it pulled out). Plus I've had the blood test for whether I can donate platelets. I've been a very busy bee!

Right, back to work....

14 March 2009

A Belated Update

I'm sorry I've been quiet recently. I wish I could say it was because I'm busy with the house but, tbh, that's not really it. I've just not really felt like posting much. I still don't but I feel I should say something. I've kinda got stuff I want to write, but at the same time, not having any anonymousity, I feel I don't want to vent, stress and generally feel down. This is my blog, not a personal, private diary and I just don't feel right spilling out my entire personal life at the moment.

The house is a big stress. It's a bigger mess than I remember and there's so much to do. And I have no idea where to begin. I can't make decisions about colours, carpets, anything. And there's so much money needs spending. I'm so scared of it all going wrong.

I'm not really knitting a lot at the moment either. I keep having ideas and adding and rearranging my queue but not much gets done. I have patterns in my head, bursting to get out but I just can't justify knitting time much.

I have bought some stuff for the house though. There's the Ikea sofa, chair, table and chairs and the huge list of stuff that will get bought one day. And I grabbed some stuff off ebay from the local yarn store that just closed down. She was selling off display furniture so I got a dressing table and a wire mannequin. I'm pretty pleased, although need to pick it up.

Well, Andy is away and I don't know what to do with myself

06 March 2009

House Day!

Today, we get the keys to our new house!!!!  It's been a long time coming but, finally, this day has arrived.  Not that we can move in any time soon as there's a load of work to be done on the house but it's still ours!  We've already got the sofa!
Expect to see many WIP pictures of the house as I want to document the change from old lady's original family home to our perfect little life!