Thursday, 20 March 2008

whatcha been doing

It’s been a while, hasn't it? I have been so completely busy and the internet connection is not real great here, so I have been avoiding the computer a bit. I am probably the most impatient person on the planet, so an internet service that drops out and is inexplicably slow frustrates me to the point of insanity.

I have been very busy though. I wouldn't have thought the home decorating aspect would take up MORE of my time than the initial unpacking did, but it has...or should I say IS.

Rugs. I am learning to hate them. I just can't seem to get it right in my, as yet, fruitless and completely failed attempt(s) to purchase a rug that actually matches the rest of the furnishings in the room. I just don't seem to have any memory at all for colours. I was SURE our bedroom walls were a dark bluey green - no, they are eucalyptus leaf green and rather light at that. I have returned two rugs for Missy Mopps room already, and would have given up the search by now, if she wasn't asking me every 10 seconds for something soft to play on in her room, perhaps we need carpet after all - NOOoooo. I bought a cream rug for the lounge today from IKEA. It didn't work in the intended room, and they told me that I wouldn't get my money back if I wasnèt able to get it back in the original packaging - yeah right! Thankfully the rug worked out in another, unintended room, so I guess I have had one win after all. Still have the ugly curtains up though, but we won’t go there....

We are having all the rellies over on Easter Sunday for a barbie and a bit of a house warming thing, so I have been trying to clear all the packaging away to get things looking semi-ok; should make it in time. I plan on tackling the garden tomorrow - raking leaves, sweeping and doing a general tidy up.

Must say, the last couple of days have not been too bad in getting things done. Our region has just come out of a fifteen day, record breaking heat wave - that is, fifteen days of temperatures over 35 degrees celsius - it was not pleasant, I can assure you. The previous record was 8 days straight, so I hope we don’t have a hot spell like that for a very long time, and the record remains standing for decades to come. Would not mind some rain now, we are well overdue for some. Hope you garden looks better than mine - shrivelled dust bowl.


Kathleen said...

I am SOOO sympathetic when it comes to your decorating woes! You know the troubles I go through...I STILL haven't painted anything for I haven't got the color right yet. Those little sample pots are piling up.
Glad to hear it's cooling off. Up here it's the first day of spring...ready for it. Enjoy your Easter get-together!

shishyboo said...

Happy Easter, hope you have a chance to have a real break x x x

Lynda said...

Wow Adelaide has really had a rough run with the weather - that is insane.

I know how you feel about the boxes etc - 3months in and I still have 2 rooms full of half unpacked boxes and packaging.. and no desire to fix the problem.

jeanie said...

Have a great weekend - so glad the heat has broken, next stop the drought, eh?

Good luck on the decorating. One good thing about having really ugly carpets on a floor that will not come up? You can dream. (It also helps not to be too much of a perfectionist)