I have decided that I really neeeed to get the house in control, so with G in America for 2 weeks, I have commenced on a huuuge life laundry session. I like things to have a home, I admit I am the IKEA ad man's dream shopper.
Tidiness = Organised = Control - Or at least I am hoping this theory (Theory N.1) works.
Cupboard's have been emptied & there is clutter everywhere (Theory N.2 - sometimes you have to make a mess to get tidy).
I am wrestling with those clutter bunnies like there is no tomorrow.
I've been ruthless & bagged for the recycling centre, charity shops & clothes collections.
Coursework has been put in the paper bank - although I have kept my dissertation as homage to the feeling that I had given birth to it (yes, it was that bad!)
It's going to take a few more weeks to get the house presentable, but with the evenings drawing in, I hope I will be more disciplined.
In the meantime rather than show you my shame, and blog a picture of the spare room - the main culprit in the war against the clutter bunnies - I thought I'd show you Friday's flowers, Asters.
And a pop in a blatant plug....
For Macmillan Cancer Support's Worlds' Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.
So you don't think I'm plugging for my wages, I should let you know, that whilst I carry the Macmillan title, and am associated with the organisation, I am actually paid by the hospice I work for. Macmillan support me in my job through education & training. However Macmillan isn't just about nurses.....
I never realised just how much this organisation does, until I moved from my old job, into this new post. It has a huge voice (for a charity) in the politcal setting .
But for me, the biggest help in my day to day work, is with finances. From providing of Macmillan benefit advisers (these people really know how to ensure that people get the financial help they are entitled to), to providing one off grants that can allow a family holiday, buy new clothes for someone who has lost a lot of weight, or help break the debt cycle.
So if on Friday, you get the chance of a cup of coffee, please do support. It all helps to make a difference.
Love Lydia xx