A Weekend of Madness

I moved on Friday night. Normally quite an exciting time (new beginnings and all that), but this time was different. Β When I got retrenched a couple weeks ago the first thought that went through my mind was “my lease expires 30 November, and I can’t get a new lease without a job”… so after a brief chat with an amazing friend it was agreed that I could move my household contents – including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a fish and a child – into her 3 bedroom home. We figured we’d shuffle everything around and we’d fit.

Well, we’re sitting here now Sunday evening, and the kitchen and lounge have been sorted. Β The rest of the house… well…. Β erm…. Β There are beds in the “dining area”, 2 lounge suites squashed into the lounge, the cats hiding out in the wrong bedroom and 2 kids who at various points during the course of the weekend have had the kind of fights typical of siblings. It’s a huge adjustment for the kids – both of them are only kids and now all of a sudden they’ve been thrown into a situation where there is another kid around all the time. I think it may take a week or 2 still but we’re getting there. Today was definitely better than yesterday.

We had 2 birthday celebrations today – a dotty dalmation 2nd birthday at Spur, and a very close friend’s early birthday celebration (it’s in 17 days just in case we forget)… πŸ™‚

There’s still a lot to be done in the house (sorting and packing and general tidying up) which I’m hoping to get stuck into this week.

I also have an interview on Tuesday with a company in the City Bowl. I’ll be doing some research and intensive prep work tomorrow – wish me luck! πŸ™‚

Right now though, it’s time for a chilled glass of wine, a movie and some down time to recharge for the week ahead.