We started this week on such a high. The painting, the woodwork, all the messy bits were (mostly) complete downstairs, we were sleeping in our bedroom, in our own bed, as was the boy. We started to move our belongings - our furniture and countless boxes marked 'seedpods and such' into our home, and it was so exciting. And then .... everyone got ill, with the sort of winter bug that makes every bone in your body groan. I've been trying to look after myself a bit better recently after a few months of feeling stressed and down, and just generally not myself, so I've been trying to cook lots of nourishing foods and brew tonic teas to keep the nastys at bay. And for two days, as my better half and my little one succumbed I thought, blimey, maybe I've actually done it. Maybe I'm healthy. Unfortunately no tonic tea is strong enough to fight off two days of your toddler vomiting on you, and so here we are, almost a week on from the great unpack, and the boxes are still stacked up in the middle of the room.
This is not to say we're almost at the end of the this project. If we want to cook, or bathe, then we still have to nip next door to the in-laws (unless we fancy a very cold shower in our own bathroom). But still, we're getting there. We've leaped from one stepping stone to another and we can see the bank ahead.
So this was a week of feeling rubbish, staying in bed, and listening to endless Joanna Newsom (me), and watching endless Charlie and Lola (not me. Ok, sometimes me). It was a week in which, despite this small setback, orders from my shop still went out on time (hooray for teamwork), and I even managed to blog about some of my inspirations for our living space.
And then finally we were able to start unpacking! Ok, so I didn't actually do anything but sit in the armchair, wrapped up in a blanket like a little old lady while hubby did all the hard work. But still, it's started!
After a few months of feeling rootless, and restless, and unsure of ourselves, hopefully now we can start making this a home. What do you think?