Thank you for the commiserations and good wishes last Monday. It was all more than a bit mad, but it looks like (see today’s title from Edgar Meyer’s ‘Simple Gifts’) I’m almost there.
The head builder and a load of other people were in the house last Monday and by 6 PM everything that needed seeing to was seen to. So, moved in Tuesday morning (from both storage and rental house) which was done by 1 PM. I can’t recall what I did from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening (absolutely no memory) except that most stuff got unpacked and the decorators were back twice to finalise paint in various places (they’ll be back at least once more to touch up). At some point I drove into town and got a couple of chicken kebabs from the wonderful Turkish café (mine didn’t look like this, but you get the idea) but I can’t recall which day. In any case they were lunch and dinner for a couple of days.
I sort of surfaced Friday and can recall what I did from there. I’m mostly unpacked, have made numerous trips to charity shops and the recycling centre (amazing how much stuff you pack that you would otherwise divest when you’re moving four days after lockdown has been declared).
I have not worn any fragrance since I last wrote. I didn’t want to associate anything with the stress. I will likely unearth something tomorrow. Maybe from a sample I’ve yet to try. I’ll be writing on fragrance in a week’s time.
Today I unpacked the candles (I think I’ve got three more boxes of stuff to do – all others will go into the loft or the shed). It continues to be cold and damp here, and the days are drawing in as we move towards the winter solstice. I need my candles. I have my tomato candle from Daylesford Farm going to lift the mood.
I’m expecting a delivery of dirt and grit from the plant nursery late this week plus a large pot that was too heavy for me to carry; I’ve got an Acer and some trillium coming at some point; and I’m in contact with the bulb company which was out of stock on three of the five things I wanted.
So, it’s mostly back to ‘normal’ – although I use ‘normal’ very loosely in our strange times.
Hope your past week was within reason. Was there any perfume you wore that stood out?