Friday, 14 January 2022

Moving plans - furniture not house!

 Betty had been sick on the front door mat when we got up this morning, she does that periodically - either just bile when she hasn't eaten much the night before, or sicked up her food after she's had a particularly exciting few hours beforehand (when a friend visits, or she's had a few energetic games with another dog, eg).  It's nothing to worry about, she's fine, it's just not a nice thing to have to face first thing in the morning!

I'd mentioned to husband that we needed to rearrange the furniture in the lounge this morning.....well, he's already raring to go and has started shifting things about before I'm even properly alert (although I get up early, it takes me a long while to actually come to).  I wanted to read a few blogs, write this post and have my 2nd coffee before we started - bearing in mind I have to tell him where all the furniture is moving to (I've already told him a couple of times, but he's forgotten, of course) there's not a lot of point in him doing it until I'm ready.  So I've asked him to stop and go find something else to do whilst I get myself together.  Which means he's now sat at his computer fiddling about with games again, and muttering loudly all the time.  Honestly, I do sometimes wish I had the peace of living alone!  (Well, with Betty, of course).

The reason I want the lounge furniture rearranged, is to make space to accommodate the new recliner armchair we've bought for the caravan.  We'd decided that a small 2-seater sofa (already bought, as you know) and recliner armchair would be suitable for our needs in the caravan.  The recliner will be an extra temporary bed for when we have guests with us in the van, probably my sister - she'll have my bedroom, I'll sleep on the recliner.  It needs to be a narrow-ish one (most recliner armchairs seem to have huge wide arms, too big for the van) and be at least part assembly, like the sofa, so it will fit through the caravan door.  After a lot of searching, I found one at a good price and ordered it, it's coming next Wednesday.  Having already got parts of the new sofa in the dining room and my craft room upstairs, the only other available space would be in the lounge, once the furniture is shifted around.  I don't want a big box cluttering up the place for the next 2 months, so we'll assemble the recliner and have the use of it here until it's time to take it to the van sometime in March, disassembled of course.

I'm gradually ticking things off my list of things that need doing, which is helping me feel less stressed.

The hotel is booked for our visit to the Midlands at the end of the month....I'm not looking forward to the journey at all, in fact I'm quite worried about it, but it will be so nice to see my sister again, 2 years is a long time.


  1. I've always found that things are a lot easier if you have time to gather thoughts and aren't stampeded into stuff. It sounds like if you can take a moment and work it out, it will go beautifully. If not, there will be grumbling. Good luck!

  2. It's good to make plans. Sounds like you've got yours all sorted. Just take care shifting furniture, you don't want to pay the price tomorrow! Re: the journey, we always take a break every hour or so. Even if it's just to stretch our legs and visit the loo. Gone are the days when we could drive for hours without a break. We always take our own packed lunch/snacks, too, as I hate the feeling when I've eaten too much of the wrong things. Oh, the joys of getting older! xx

  3. Gosh there's nothing worse than someone raring to get things done in the morning when you're not properly awake yet, or in my case have had at least two cups of coffee!!

  4. You sound like me in waking up although you get up earlier than I do. I get up at 6:00 a.m. and when I went on vacation with two of my sisters, I asked sister #1 if she could believe that sister #2 doesn't get up until 8:00 a.m.? Well, she replied, it's 8:30 a.m. and she is ready for our day out and you still have your pajamas on and are just now getting around to your breakfast. I had to admit that she was right. I get up but like to lounge around doing whatever before getting ready for the day. ha! I would love to see a photo of your new lounge chair once you and your husband have put it together. It sounds really nice.

  5. I also like a peaceful start to my day, wearing my dressing gown for a while, drinking 2 cups of tea, feeding the dog and seeing that he goes out to the garden before I sit and look through my emails, etc. Hate it when my neighbour comes knocking the door for some stupid reason!!! I get the impression that I don't fit in with all the early risers with my slovenly habits.

  6. I understand perfectly about not being rushed into anything until you are fully awake. I have a feeling that is why I get up as early as I do. Gives me quiet time before I need to get working.

    God bless.

  7. I call that waking up process "unfurling", I agree with you, it takes time.


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