Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Reorganisation

I've been meaning to move those bookshelves for months, but my sticking point was moving all the books first. Ten shelves, double stacked... you can see my problem. I don't think the small girl set out to help, but she emptied the first shelf most effectively, and somewhat more quickly than I would have done.

Perhaps I should have explained the myriad of reasons why I hadn't wanted her to do what she was doing, but it wouldn't necessarily have stopped her having another go when my back was turned. I should have known, though, especially as she's such a chip off the old block, and I was an incurable shelf-climber too. Needless to say, a double-stacked shelfful of books on her head gave her pause for thought - at least while she drew breath for the wail.

Anyway, she got me started on the book-removal process, and my bookshelves are now happily reinstalled on the opposite side of the room. Now, having painted two walls already, I can paint a third.

This is part of an exciting development in the Room of my Own saga: having undergone a domestic rearrangement towards the end of last year, I suddenly found that I didn't have to convert the loft to find my own space after all. It might have taken me a while to start getting organised (been proper poorly, long term, as has my dad)*, but things are obviously on the up: not only have I moved the books today, but I am blogging again too, see?

*Thank you to those who have kept in touch by other means. Your messages have been much appreciated. I can assure you that I am now, finally, on the road to recovery (as is my dad).

18 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely to see you back Leigh, and glad to hear you're feeling well enough to be moving bookshelves :o)

trousers said...

Yes lovely to see you again and that you're in better health - long may that continue.

B said...

you gave me your email address. i have no excuse *hangs head*

lovely to see you back, anyway, and i'm glad you're on the mend too :)

HelenMHunt said...

Blimey - you blogged! And yey for the bookshelf moving!

JJ Beattie said...

So glad you're back in cyberspace...

SpiralSkies said...

So glad to hear that your dad's on the mend...

Nice to hear your sparkle coming back too X

Leigh said...

Karen - Thanks, Karen - they were empty bookshelves, mind!

Trousers - Thank you! Good to see you too. I feel like it's all you lot that has been away not me!

B - Don't worry honey - the pleasure of your company was a great tonic instead!

Helen - You'll have a decent place to sleep any year now!

JJ - Yes, me too. Worth coming back just to see that picture of you in the cinema!!! :-D

Spiral - Thank you, honey. Yes, regaining a little more zest every day.

Carol said...

I didn't know that you had not been well but I'm glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery!!

Yay to spaces of our own!! Happy painting :-)

C x

claire p said...

welcome back! I know we see each other on face book, but nice to have you back here. Glad you found your space to.

Carry on getting better, both of you xx

claire p said...

welcome back! I know we see each other on face book, but nice to have you back here. Glad you found your space to.

Carry on getting better, both of you xx

Troy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Maddie Moon said...

Aw, Leigh, sorry to hear you and your dad have been poorly. Hope you're both on the mend now. Don't overdo things on the re-organising front!

Bernadette said...

I also didn't know you'd been ill. Sorry to hear it and glad you are both now on the mend.
B x

Leigh said...

Carol - Thank you! And yes it will be happy painting - there is something quite particular about the smell of Dulux.

Claire - FB is all very well (not that I've been there much either) but blogging is better!

Troy - Ah, Troy. Wednesdays have not been the same. Am looking forward to the next one!

Maddie - You're quite right, of course. I'm finally learning how to take time out.

Bernadette - Thank you, honey.

Queenie said...

So glad you're back, I was worrying, and great that you're truly on the mend. I hope the small girl's bruises are fading fast! Lovely to hear that you're reclaiming your own space. Hugs xx

DJ Kirkby said...

So glad to see you emerge back into blog land again. Now how about that trip we planned? xo

Casdok said...

Hope you managed to get the 3rd wall painted! And are fully recovered :)

TOM FOOLERY said...

Glad you've turned the corner and coming back out to play with us :) TFX