Once again it is all go in the Windy household, we never do one thing at a time, that would be ridiculous.
My sons school trip is now iminent, he leaves on Wednesday morning, we have to be at school for 8 am. I pray he goes happy and excited and most of all doesn't look back with a sad, help, I don't want to go face on him, he is such a sensitive soul and just loves his own surroundings. So far he is excited and counting down the days so fingers crossed. I know he'll have a good time, he knows he'll have a good time and as long as we get him away on the bus we'll be laughing, so to speak. I will then start the countdown until he is safely back in my arms and dread those final hours when he is due back as the gut wrenching, missing & longing to see him feeling sets in as he draws nearer. My son has never been away more than one night, not long enough to truly miss him. I will set him off with the parting words 'Have a great time' I will keep 'I'll miss you' deep inside.
With my daughter's communion coming up in May, it is time for the house to have a lick of paint, well actually it time for the kitchen and conservatory to be painted, it is after all 21 months since they were completed in the week running up to my son's communion. Our family accepted the unpainted kitchen, conservatory and upstairs loo as they were so impressed to see these new developments that hadn't been there 4 weeks earlier for her confirmation. But 2 years later we might not get away with the unpainted rooms. I've been in such a guddle since, I haven't had the time or the inclination to paint, one excuse after another. The plan went into action to 'sort' the house a week past on Saturday, the painter came and gave us a price, a start date and a list of the quantity of paint etc. the next day, my friend, the joiner came and shelved my bedroom cupboard that the water tank had been removed from and ever since it has been operation clear out, every cupboard, every bit of paperwork has been binned, recycled, shredded where appropriate, I have one kitchen drawer and 2 small kitchen cupboards to go and the whole house, well apart from the kids rooms, which are freshly decorated, but do need a good clear out, will have been sorted and then I can go back to being a normal functioning person who has time to spend blogging and ebaying and running a business in a less stressed out & frantic manner.
The painters start tomorrow, I have decided to go for the show house, neutral look throughout the house and settled for Magnolia for the kitchen and the hall, Soft Wheat for the conservatory and Cocoa Mist for the living room, I have brown leather in the conservatory and cream leather in the living room, so thought I'd pull the whole house together, removing the Velvet Plum and Ancient Earth bold colours that currectly reign. I could have spent hours picking colours, but decided to go for the colour most like the plaster in the conservatory - because I like the colour of the plaster! and for the living room, I picked the nicest browny colour on the chart, I could have bought sample pots and spent hours deliberating in different lights, like my mother would do, or just go for it, so go for it I did. At least it will be clean and by the time I get the cutains and pictures and bit's and pieces all back in place I'm sure it will look fine.
This of course will keep me busy while my son is away. And after all that is said and done I still have my weekend in London to look forward to. Now I won't see my children from Friday morning until Sunday night, when they will be tucked up in bed, sleeping and they won't see me until Monday morning, but I won't have the same 'missing you' feeling as they will be at home with their dad, my family all together.