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A lazy week

I’ve taken this week and next off work – making maximum use of the cluster of bank holidays. I’ve deliberately not planned much for this week – I’m mostly tying to catch up on my sleep, and have been doing some of the chores around the house which have stacked up. I took a whole load of junk to the tip on Monday, having finally felt strong enough to “declutter” some of Christopher’s stuff which has been lurking in the living room and bedroom for the past eight months. That was a bit grim, but fortunately I’d arranged to meet a friend for coffee afterwards, which helped cheer me up again.

It’s funny how trivial things can seem like major milestones. Christopher was always in charge of everything to do with the car, so I never bothered having anything to do with the running / taxing / maintaining of it. It even came as quite a shock the week after he died when I realised that I’d have to fill it up with petrol!  This week I took it to the car wash for the first time – it was absolutely filthy, and it dawned on me that nothing was going to change unless I did something about it…..  It felt very odd indeed going to the car wash without Christopher.  But at least the car is looking presentable once more.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Carol L | 25 April 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    If you find yourself wanting a hand in the garden during the week, give me a call.

  2. Gillian | 25 April 2011 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Carol. If and when I get the planned work done on the garden, I may well call to ask your advice on how to plant it up, if that’s ok with you.

  3. Angela Noble | 26 April 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Have you checked when the MoT is due – it’s one of those dates easily overlooked.

  4. Gillian | 29 April 2011 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I know it’s in the autumn sometime, as I’ve already had to deal with it once. But now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m going to look up the date and put itbin my diary. Thanks!