Saturday, July 3, 2010

oh how my life has changed!

well if anyone had told me that this is the life that I would be living I seriously would have laughed at them,

this week has certainly been one of trials and tribulations, and I am here to tell the story, (actually that is probably not that true in the greater sense of stuff, but it sounds like it will make a good line...)

We have had no phone all week, and broadband working some of the time,

twice I have had to wait for the water pipes to defrost before I could shower

most days it has been -3C and no sun until Thursday, and no fire,

it is too cold to get up early (I wake at 6am)

hoar frosts are lovely when someone else is living with them,

washing has been strewn all around my lounge so it will dry and we will have clean clothes

I need to move at least 3-4 things before I can get to the item that I originally wanted, sometimes I forget what it is that I was getting in the first place

You wouldn't think that you could lose things in a small house, but I cannot find my sunglasses or my warm leather gloves

While the builders are working hard, they still seem to be taking an immeasurably long time; no they are not slow I am impatient. (and then we will leave our newish home and move to an old crappy one)

So words like tolerance, patience, humour, humility, well yes they are just words after all.

But, I live in a really beautiful place, and I wouldn't swap it for all the tea in China

Life is sweet!

p.s. I have learned to get up early and make a cup a tea, and take it back to bed and read my book or catch up on e-mails

I have learned to leisurely enjoy long hot showers in the middle of the day

I enjoy long walks no matter what the weather

I enjoy baking hot scones for the builders, and I enjoy their company and bloke chatter

If I am out walking (or running) I can't see the washing

I have found another pair of gloves....

BUT, the very best bestest bit, is that I will have my very own real life quilt shop - The Rowan Tree

How wonderful is that then, I get to live the dream!!!


Fiona said...

It will be all worth it in the end. I do envy you.

Hugs - Fee XX

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Shiree! WOW! I read this post, not having popped in for a little while, and thought ... what does she mean she's opening a quilt shop?!?! So I had to go back through your archives to follow your trail to where you are now! :0) How very exciting to be planning your new shop ... and frustrating that plans have had to be altered! Still, I think everything happens for a reason and I'm sure your sho will be just wonderful where you're working on it now - can't wait to see photos as you progress. Stay warm! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Deb said...

Life most certainly sends glitches to make us stronger I am sure and as Fee says, it will all be worth it in the end Shiree. Your dream will be reality.
hugs Deb

Cardygirl said...

Nearly will all be worth it!

kiwicarole said...

I am so excited for you!
All these minor hiccups don't mean squat when your dream is insight!

Anita said...

Hi Shiree. What a week you had! You know the old saying, things happen in three' sounds like you got 3 x 3!! Hope next week is better for you. Kind regards, Anita.

Simone de Klerk said...

I felt so so sorry for you, reading this post, but then, when I read youPS, I thought: good for you, Shiree!!! So, life isn't bad after all.
Hope the weekend will bring you a bit more warmth, water, space and a good laugh! Liefs xo

Chookyblue...... said...

not long now it is very exciting..........

suzitee said...

I am so excited for you Shiree...have I told you that yet?LOL! All the trials will be worth it, and you WILL have your very own quilt shop soon!
I also have to tell you that I've gone ahead and joined the Gardeners Journal stitch-a-long...I followed your link a few weeks ago :) How are you going with yours?

Elyte said...

Hang in there Shiree, surely the worst is behind you now and think of the rewards.

clare's craftroom said...

What a fantastic post , you have a great attitude and that will make a great shop !

Micki said...

When it is all done, you will truly appreciate it...I can see that you alreday do.

Farm Girl said...

The blood, sweat and tears you have put into your dream will surely make it all the sweeter in the end. So happy for you that it is starting to fall into place. Hope things are going to warm up soon too....

Red Hen (dette) said...

Yes you win it sounds really cold where you are! (and I do have a reverse cycle airconditioner- I'm a bit afraid to see my next power bill!)
All the best for your new venture.