Thursday, April 9, 2009

The house is in turmoil!

Here are some pictures of my birthday 'party'. My brother and family came with us to the pub for dinner and the girls made chocolate fondue for dessert @ home, instead of cake. (they've been wanting fondue for ages).
So instead of a hideous chocolate mud cake, I blew out my candles on the fruit for the fondue. Different but fun! The others hadn't ever had chocolate fondue before, so they enjoyed it too.

Here are just some of the gorgeous flowers I received from DH before disaster struck our house.

.... the house is being painted by our very Darling DD3,who is doing a fantastic job. My sewing room has been done, the lounge, 2 girls rooms, their bathroom and toilet. Our bedroom is next, then the ensuite, laundry, the 'big' room/pool room and finally the kitchen. (which will be a big job, cupboards to do). You forget how difficult it is (even though Im not the one painting!) but the moving and unpacking and rearranging and repacking and throwing out 'stuff' and talk about 'stuff'. Where does it all come from and why? Really.. I must say its good to have a 'spring clean' (in Autumn) with curtains being washed and carpets shampooed too. Its certainly been a few years! Too many really.
So our house looks like a bomb hit it, today. Two girls are sleeping in the lounge and the office, while everything from our bedroom is in the lounge even flowing into the laundry!!! Where we sleep tomorrow night is anyone guess! I will try and get some new lovely pictures to show you the new colours. The girls rooms colours are lovely.
The shop is open this Easter Saturday by the way. Don't be put off with the Oakbank Races traffic.
We'll be busy over Easter otherwise. DH will be picking apples some days, with pipes to lay for DD1 and finance's house, lunch @ home on Sunday (not sure just where?) and oh! ...perhaps a bit of .....painting!
Happy Easter,


clare's craftroom said...

It will all be worth it when the painting is finished .

Lorraine said...

Wow...can she come and do our house when she is finished! LOL....I hate painting.....! I am sure our house will be in turmoil once the tradesmen can be found to start the little jobs we want Rhiannon is moving home for six weeks while she does her teaching prac near here....Packed to the Rafters!!