Wednesday, 11 December 2013


The answer this week is pretty much chaos!  :-)

There are a lot more of my really useful boxes full of all my sewing stash that have been stacked out of the way.

All my wall cupboards in my sewing room have been emptied and taken off the wall so I now no longer have my hanging rails for my customers clothes...out has come a mobile rail that will do til we have moved!

Even my work surfaces have been taken off the walls so it can all be made good and painted behind and my machines are now free standing on make do surfaces.

....As I said chaos reigns!

Still no moving date but these solicitors don't rush things do they?  :-)

I have so many things on this week that I've actually had to write it all down so I don't forget!  3 days with the twins, Monday, Tuesday and today no dropping by to say hello til later in the week .  That is if I can fit my visits in between.......
  • a trip to the vets for our dog Rocky to have stitches out of his neck, 
  • two of our granddaughters have nativities this week, 
  • a hair cut for me
  • delivering a bed that we have sold
  • hiring a van to take scrap metal away
  • ........the list goes on and on!!!!!
I think I can safely say that's busy!!  Oh and in between I'm writing the last of my Christmas cards, wrapping presents, packing yet more boxes and had planned to make me a couple of new tops to wear over Christmas.  New tops might have to wait but I do have two pair of new trousers 2 sizes smaller than the last trousers I bought!!  Wahooooo

Hope you have enjoyed visiting my chaos this week.  I promise I will pop by to say hello when I get a minute.
Annie x


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Annie chaos here too even tho not moving! Shaz. in Oz.30

Helen said...

Reading your list doesn't make it sound you'll have much time for desk hopping! Hope the move speeds up and you get a date soon. Helen 24

Julia Dunnit said...

You are good. The house we live in now was, quite literally, emptied and left . No making good (which I understand is incredibly rare), and not so much as a quick hoovering. It was very disappointing! It's all such a juggle. And you just make the new tops..if you're two sizes slink ire in trousers, you need more tops..and it will feel like leisure time for you, and I'm thinking you could really use some of that!

French Nanny said...

They say moving house is more stressful than divorce, so I wish you luck! Keep Calm.


JoZart Designs said...

Stay cool and calm and you'll get there. Christmas is busy enough without a house move on top of it but you do seem to be coping well. Go to the shops and treat yourself to a couple of tops for a change instead of making them!
Looks like you'll be having a sale of storage boxes after the move !
Jo x in the Lakes

Julie Lee said...

Oh, I do admire your approach to all the busy-ness! I'm a great advocate of 'writing it all down'! Hope some of the activities are actually enjoyable in between all the chores around moving and organizing life - the nativities, for example, I do hope they bring you joy! I bet they will! Julie Ann xx #45

Neet said...

Stop losing weight and sending it to me please. I thought I had been good but I put so much weight on in a week it is unbelievable.
Oh Annie, I don't know how you are coping with all that you have to do, do you think you will be out and in before Christmas?
Take care -
Hugs, and thanks for visiting me earlier. Neet xx 14

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

We moved into our current home 8 days before Christmas so I know just what that chaos is like. Although having said that I wasn't running a successful from home as well! Hoping you find a few moments of relaxation somewhere in your week xx

Fiona @57

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pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! to smaller trousers! Good Luck with that long list - hope you find time to sit down and relax soon! Chris63

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, I'm tired just reading your post! I know it's a mad time but take a little time out because we don't want you to go off bang!
Congrats on the 2 sizes smaller :-)
LLJ 43 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, I could use a few of those useful storage containers. They really DO look useful.

Sounds like you are super busy this week, and I feel honored that you would take time to stop by my place while I slept. Had my house not been practically rebuilt after a fire before I bought it, I would have probably walked into a mess. You are so thoughtful. I hope that kindness is reciprocated and you walk into a house that's in great shape.

Now slow down (just for a minute) so we can all smile on Friday.

mamapez5 said...

I love the really useful storage boxes. My craft room is lined with them. You do have a lot on your plate right now, but having plenty to do will hopefully make the time go a bit faster. I hope you have a date soon. (My son is still waiting too!) Enjoy the nativities. They were the highlight of my Christmas when the boys were small. And don't forget to stop and breathe occasionally! Kate x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh ANNIE, I feel for you. I moved in winter once and it was an ice storm that day. Chaos reigns is right. And notes OH so important. And changing of sizes..CONGRATULATIONS. I'm making no progress there. Wishing you sanity and taking time to enjoy the moments. Time is ticking away and soon Santa and his sleigh

Twiglet said...

What fun!! Well today certainly was - don't we just love those little munchkins. x Jo

Caro said...

Wow, you are busy aren't you. Love the organised chaos. Enjoy the nativities! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#52)

Nan G said...

Wow chaos reigns supreme when one has to move a lot of custom organization. Hoping you have a couple days of peace and calm over the holiday. WOYWW hugs! Nan G #69

Kate said...

Moving chaos, i can't say i'm looking forward to it when we eventually get on the move. Enjoy those nativities.


Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Annie! Phew you are so busy, and congratulations on the trousers, and losing weight of course.
Urggh moving, well I guess you are excited about that, I am dreading the decorating, my room needs doing really, and I need a new floor, Hubby is working his way through the house painting, decorating, new radiators, we are changing to LED bulbs too, it is all going on. But what I am dreading is having to move all my stuff out! I have stacks of RUBs too, and so much more! I guess I will have to give a lot of my offcuts box away to the kids next door.
Cazzy x #91