Word of the Week…Chaotic

I am so relieved that this week is almost over. After spending last week in Dorset, we came home for two days before being overwhelmed by the dust and mess of having our first floor bathroom renovated and the house being re-wired. So off to Leamington Spa we drove on Sunday afternoon. Husband had to get back to work so he took the train back to London on Sunday evening. He only drove with us as I hadn’t driven for that long before with both kids. Dubz, at 23-months old, is quite a handful in the car. I drove home Thursday afternoon, alone with the kids, and miraculously survived the 2 1/2 hour drive without shouting. That is indeed a miracle.

Anyway, we have been living out of suitcases for two weeks now and I can finally start to unpack. Today will hopefully be the last day of the building works. Am dying to scrub and polish and vacuum the hell out of the house. This is an unusual feeling for me as I am not much of a ‘cleaner’. But I feel like there is a correlation between a clean house and my happiness. Which again is not usual for me.

As the week draws to a close, I am looking forward to the end of the chaotic and a return to normalcy.

My hallway. A snapshot of some of the chaos.



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12 thoughts on “Word of the Week…Chaotic

  1. Oh we are having our bathroom ripped out and redone on 28th April and I’m dreading that week of chaos! I’m totally with you on the correlation between the state of your house and the level of your happiness though! Hope it starts getting better for you this week! #wotw

  2. Sounds so frustrating, but it’ll all be worth it – keep telling yourself that over and over! happy cleaning! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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