Thursday, February 3, 2011


Well, I dont know what is going wrong with my blog, but when I open it, my pretty background has disappeared, and it is just a hot pink colour instead!!! I didnt do it really!!!!
I dont know how to fix it, heeelllpp!!!
I think I will have to go over to a friend's house to get her to help me - my friend is Dawn of As Sweet As Cinnamon, and she has a lovely blog that you can find here (crumbs, even this link is not working now!!) if you want to have a look yourself. Dawn has offered me help before, but I havnt felt up to going over there due to the dreadful heat we have had - although I know it is lovely and cool at Dawn's house, it is just the effort of getting ready and driving there etc., instead of just vegging out in my chair watching tv at night. I get very lazy in the hot weather, and just cant be bothered doing very much at all.
Today is much cooler though, so we are hoping for a nice weekend as we are having a Working Bee at our house with our daughters and sons-in-law coming to help do all the million and one jobs that have to be done to get this house spic and span to put it up for sale.
To tell you the truth, the whole thing is just stressing me out BIG TIME!! I have got to the point now where I dont know what to do next. We have been making a very looonngg list of things that need to be done, and as I dont work I know I could be doing more during the day - but my #^%!!@# knee is still SO painful that it stops me from doing so many things. I cant bend down to clear out a cupboard, or sit on the floor to sort things out, etc., so it has held me up no end.
Thankfully, I am much better off than many people, I know, and I do have a wonderful family who are willing to help us, but it is very frustrating to not be able to do it myself.
I am at the point now, where I just want everything to go into boxes, and when I have more time I will sort through everything later, as we are on a very tight time schedule now.
We are supposed to be having our first Open Inspection on the house on the 6th of March, which isnt very far off - and we still have painting, and sorting, and washing, and cleaning, and sweeping, and gardening, and tidying and, and, and, OH!! and EVERYTHING still to do!!!
No wonder I cant sleep!!
I NEVER want to move again!!! I have already moved ELEVEN times in my life, but I have never lived anywhere for 17 years before, with 2 children - so the amount of clutter and junk we (well, mostly ME) have aquired over the years is mind blowing.
I mean, well, it is not as bad as those people's houses that you see on tv where you cant even see the floor, it is just a lot of "things" in cupboards, and in the sheds, and my quilting stash was about 3 times the amount I thought it was, plus I have learnt so many other crafts over the years, including scrapbooking, that I have heaps and heaps of "craft crap" as my s-i-law calls it, but I dont want to throw it away, as eventually I will have the space, and the storage area to have everything sorted, so I can actually DO some stuff!! Well, that is the plan anyway. Otherwise we will have a HUGE garage sale at the new house, and I will get rid of heaps of stuff that way I think - or I will just give it away!!
Well, now I do feel a bit motivated to go tackle some more mess!! Hugs n Blessisngs from Sue x


  1. I'm not sure what's going on with the blog, but as soon as I clicked to leave a comment, your background came back! (Not your link though.)
    As for the feeling overwhelmed and frustrated bit, I can sympathise. Perhaps if you turned yourself into a night-shift worker and slept in the day instead, that might help? Your husband might not be too happy though if you're emptying cupboards etc when he's trying to sleep.

  2. Ha..ha..yes he might Sue, then again he can just about sleep through anything, so I might be okay. Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I got lots of Followers when I had my Giveaway, and now you are about the only one who ever leaves me a message! :0(
    I love my little world map though, that shows me where people live, as they view my blog. Hugs n Blessings from Sue x

  3. Today your background is all pink, even when I clicked to comment. It might be worth changing your background, cos sometimes the "suppliers" of these things have problems themselves that rebound to their users. If you're not sure how to do it, email me and I'll try and "talk" you through it - it really is easy, honestly.

  4. Thankyou so much Sue! I actually wondered if it might be due to the free blog background I chose too, so I think I will choose a different one, as you suggest. I actually know how to do that (one of the FEW things I know how to do So when you look at my blog next time, it might have a different background :0) Hugs n Blessings from Sue x