27 Feb 2014

#WotW 28 Feb 2014

Only one word can describe all that went on this last week:

Mess

Everything and everybody in the house was just that. A mess. We had bouts of coughs, colds and fevers. Accompanied by the mandatory snotty noses, phlegm, sweaty resolutions of high temperatures in response to paracetamol and the occasional throwing up of all the contents of your stomach.

Add some more body fluids and secretions and you have an even bigger mess.

The weather did nothing to help. Rain and puddles meant returning home in soaking wet clothes and boots caked in mud. Water dripping on the carpets, boot marks on a freshly cleaned floor and you have more mess.

The omnipresent clutter of books, toys and playthings did nothing to alter the situation. Untidied newspapers, half-opened envelopes and sheets of paper. The laundry not done, the ironing piling up, the dishes overflowing from the sink onto the kitchen floor. Well, nearly. The whole house felt like a big giant pile of mess.

As did the garden. The early advent of spring means the grass is overgrown and looks a mess. Remnants of winter just add to the effect.

Now that everybody is on the mend, we can leave the mess of this week behind us and move on to next week. A week that, if I have my way, will be summed up in just one perfect word. Organised!

The Reading Residence

31 comments:

  1. I can totally relate, it's been quite the mess in our household too. Glad to hear you are all on the mend now, being ill is no fun at all #wotw x

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    1. No it isn't. Especially when the little ones are unwell. All much better no, thanks x

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  2. It's awful when you have weeks like that. Glad to see your all on the mend though and I look forward to see organised as your word next week :-) #WotW

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    1. It might not be organised, but I have an inkling it will be something much better than 'messy' :-D

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  3. Ooh, doesn't sound so good. This time of year is terrible for illness isn't it. Our half term was rather dominated by it too. I hope next week improves for you. Stopping by from #wotw

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    1. In a way, it is rather good that it was half-term and we had nothing much planned.

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  4. It is difficult to keep on top of things at the best of times and impossible if you are feeling rough. Hope things improve or at least that you feel better about any mess that applies.

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    1. That is absolutely right. I find it difficult to undo all the mess on the best of days, let alone when I am poorly.

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  5. So glad you are all feeling better now....It's awful when the whole house comes down with something!

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    1. Especially when the little ones are poorly :-( Would much rather have them running and shouting around.

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  6. Oh no, not a good week at all then. Hope you're all feeling better soon, and that you can get 'organised' :) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. We've had better weeks, for sure. But all on the mend now, thanks. Hope to be back next week with a much better word :-D

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  7. can definitely relate to the word mess this week!!! #WotW

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  8. This sounds a lot like my house over half term. I was poorly in bed and with 7 kids home mess was definitely the word of the week. Glad you are all on the mend x

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  9. Oh my days, it does sound like things have been a real mess for you this week! Glad you're all on the mend now though and hope that things are less messy next week!

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  10. What a horrible week. I'm glad you're all getting better and I hope the next week is a great one for you all! :)

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    1. Thanks a ton Michelle. Yes, we are all a lot better now. And hopefully will have a week that is a lot less messy :)

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  11. I hope next week proves to be more organised for you x #WotW

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  12. I guess this is why someone invented 'spring cleaning'! Sorry you've all been so unwell - I find it a bit depressing when the house gets out of hand like that but there's not a lot you can do until the situation improves at which point: blitz!! #WotW

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    1. Hmm, I think it is time for a spring clean now that we are officially in spring! Blitz seems to be the way forward :)

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  13. Oh dear, that really does sound messy! I hope next week is much better for you :) #WotW

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  14. Oh god that sounds awful. I hope that next week will be organised for you.

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  15. Mess is no fun - I despair of the rain and the mud it causes, as it means the house never seems to be clean. Our garden is in a similar shape to yours by the sounds of it - I wish I could just click my fingers and it would be all sorted for spring ;-)

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  16. Oh dear. This word features lots for us too! I hate mess! I hope you are all feeling better now!

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  17. Our house is a constant mess. drives me up the wall :) #wotw

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  18. The Mr has been doing a great job of looking after the house while I've been suffering with my back injury - thankfully. The only bad thing about getting better is that I now have to do some housework myself ;)
    Hope you get your organised week! x

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  19. Oh, there is nothing worse than a house full of sickies. Hope now that you got your strength back you can restore the balance in other ways as well. But take it easy, clutter can wait, just look after yourself! #wotw

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  20. Oh no Via! Poorly family weeks are not fun - and rain and awful weather makes everything that bit harder. Here's to a better week next week - hope you are all better soon xxx

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  21. Yes, always mess here too - as soon as I tidy one bit I spot another where somebody has messed it up! I hope you are all feeling better soon. #WotW

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  22. Our house is, right now, a complete and utter mess. I can empathise with this blog post in a big way!

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  23. Hope you're well on your way to a tidier time! It's so hard when everyone's poorly

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