Monday, 10 August 2015

Busy

You know when you lay out the very best of plans, and then they all get thrown up in the air by someone or something else and it all goes out of the window??

Well that is how I feel right now.  I had great plans for spending the weekend home, alone - the alone being the important bit there! - and doing nothing but crafting and pleasing myself.  No one else to cook for or attend to.

Didn't happen.  I got so behind last week on my to do list and other chores that I spent most of the weekend tending to that.

It will be OK I told myself, I can catch up next week - this week as it now is.  Well of course that isn't happening either is it.  I looked in my diary this morning.  I have a meeting booked for tomorrow that will take most of the morning I expect, and today I have to go out - shortly as it happens - to take some people on a private tour around Basildon Park.

The biggest spanner in the works though.  Dear Hubby.  He woke in the night and is not well so he is home sick from work today for the first time in years.  Right now he is fine, I expect that it was a case of too much sun over the weekend and then getting himself worked up.  He can do that poor fellow.  So I am caring for him - although I have to go out and leave him.

Apparently I am a "bossy" carer.  Probably true!  Only because I have too much to do.  This weeks To Do List so far has 22 items with 2 still left from last week added to that.  What chance I will get that crafting done?

So, sorry for the lack of visiting and commenting and general all round lack of appearance in blogland.  Things are busy right now!

Better go and see if Hubby is alright.

Hope that you all had good weekends and that all of your family are OK!

Amy

38 comments:

  1. Oh dear, hope he is better soon. And hope you manage to clear your list - crafting and pleasing yourself is much more fun!

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  2. Hope your husband feels better soon and you get some time to yourself too x

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  3. Hope you get everything done and the week turns out okay. Hope your husband feels better soon too!

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  4. I find it best not to plan, then if it dosent happen i am not disappointed, I have three things on my list this week after normal daily chores and the weather isnt brilliant so it looks like a week of craftiness

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  5. Oh dear you have my sympathy sometimes things just conspire against you when it comes to crafting time. My niece spent Sunday with me (not planned) but she loves the Bake Off so we held an impromptu mini scone bake off so we were both happy. Fingers crossed you get your crafting day soon and of course I hope hubby is on the mend and you quickly get to tick, tick, tick off your to do list.

    Take care

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  6. I hope your hubby feels better soon and that you manage to get through that list so you can get some time to yourself. :o)

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  7. Hang in there Amy and we'll all still be here when the "business" quietens. We all get behind (even us retired folks) and need to just breathe easy and smell the roses in brief snatches of down time. Hope your hubby feels better soon and you take care.

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  8. Hope hubby feels better soon. I always seem to be too busy and never get everything done on my list! I always try to do a little bit of crafting at the end of the day though - to relax.

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  9. Hello, Amy!
    I too hope very much that you manage to clear your list and your husband feels better soon. Oh, I know so well how it is to look forward to spending some quality time and then to see something unexpected getting in the way.
    Take care! xx

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  10. I know that feeling so well, I care for my parents and for my husband so time to myself can be scare sometimes, still I wouldn't want it any other way. Hope your hubby is feeling better soon and you manage to get your to do list done.

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  11. Oh Amy, I'm sorry things haven't gone to plan. It's so often the way that a longed for afternoon alone ends up being sacrificed. I do hope your hubby is all better soon and that you rip through your to-do list at the speed of light. Find a moment or two for yourself every day, you deserve it. Sending you a cyber hug, CJ xx

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  12. Oh dear Amy, I hope hubby gets better soon. To do lists can be so daunting, just put crafting right at the top of it :)

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  13. You sound a tad frustrated! Hope you can fit all your chores in so you can let yourself have some crafting time!

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  14. I hope the husband is feeling better ! I had the same problem the last couple of weeks, and I know, a husband who is ill, that is serious work... Men, just like children when they are sick ;-)))

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  15. Hope your Hubby is well soon, I worry so much when mine's sick, I'd rather be sick myself, it's less of a worry. My to-do list never gets finished, but that's ok.

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  16. busy time ... nuts. i can understand that. the hubby always has rough stressful time. i hope your hubby feel better really soon. that is no fun. read a book, magazine, or do whatever you like. hang out in the hammock. ( :

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  17. Oh, how inconsiderate of your Hubby!!!!! Seriously, I hope he is soon feeling better. Also trust your week calms down and you get some crafty bits done!! My men are going away for 8 days at the end of November, I am making plans already, I can't wait!!!! They went away last year, but I was poorly for the week, I was so cross with myself, what a waste of my freedom!!!! Good luck for the rest of the week!!! X

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  18. Bossy Carer! Funny! I am a very unsympathetic carer, poor hubby gets no sympathy from me. I always think how awful it would be to be looked after by me lol!
    Jillxo

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  19. I'm sorry things aren't going according to plan, Amy. Life takes over sometimes. I hope hubby feels better soon, and I hope you get some time soon to breathe, relax, and craft to your heart's content.

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  20. Hope he's back on his feet again soon. It all sounds a bit frustrating. x

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  21. Hope your husband get well soon!
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  22. Happy to hear your husband is feeling better. Hope you will find the time alone that you need!

    Madelief x

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  23. Funny how weeks like that happen, isn't it? Hope it all settles down over this week and then you can have a quiet one next week. I'm sure you're a lovely kind carer :o) xx

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  24. Poor you, and poor Hubby. Have you given him a little bell to tinkle when he needs you to smooth his pillow and soothe his fevered brow? No, I didn't think so!!! Just put your to-do list in the pending file!!

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  25. I do hope that your hubby feels better soon and that your week goes smoothly.

    Helenxx

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  26. I can relate - happens to me quite often! Be sure to at least sneak in some moments for yourself if you can't get big chunks of time. Hope your hubby is feeling better!

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  27. Hi Amy - Sorry that things haven't gone to plan. When this happens it can be very frustrating. Poor Hubby - hope he gets better soon. Joan

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  28. I think I may be a "bossy carer" too. :) Hope hubby is better soon!

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  29. Oh dear Im sorry you have problems.
    Hope your husband feel better soon!:))

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  30. Now, Amy ... take a good look at that List of To Do things. I am sure, if you are anything like me, that there are things which are desirable on it, but not actually essential? So cross them off right now. Do only what is essential while you are so busy. And the more stressed you become, the more stressed your husband no doubt. I think Lists are fine, but you must rule them, not they rule you.
    Margaret P

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  31. I so relate with you right now my Dear! I've had such busy weekends (& weeks a bit too) that my house, blog life, crafts etc are all suffering. I'm hoping that school starting will slow my life down and being home some weekends now will help too.
    I hope that you're able to slow down soon too and finally have time to do what you want to do!! Blessings for a better week. xoxo

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  32. I hope your husband gets better soon and you eventually get your crafting time.

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  33. Your poor hubby Amy, I'm sure you're a lovely carer really! I hope he feels better soon x

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  34. I know that too much to do feeling! And I too love my alone time. I really look forward to it although I expect I wouldn't if it went on too long!

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  35. Hope you dear hubby is feeling better soon.

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  36. Family first.... we'll be here when you are ready to return :-) Hope your husband is feeling better. Take Care!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  37. Glad he's okay! I'll bet you're actually an excellent carer. :)

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  38. Hope he's feeling alright now?

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