Monday 13 March 2017

It May be Spring

I fail with epic proportions when it comes to being a housewife.  I am not proud of this.  I could actually write a 'how to' housekeeping book because I really know the theory.  I have read shelf upon shelf of housekeeping books from the reprinted seventeenth century collections to the ultra modern.  I still fail.

Today, however, despite a lack of sleep and general feeling of sloth, I've done housework.  I haven't done great deeds, but I've done quite a lot of moderately minor deeds.  I've done things like wiping down the bathroom windowsill, sorting out a shelf, opening windows, that sort of thing.  The washing machine hasn't stopped all day and I've been hanging things on an airer.  I have an awful feeling that spring cleaning is sneaking up on me and taking me unawares.   I've even changed my bedding.  DH and bear get their beds regularly tended but I don't usually bother with my pit.

I'm now going to settle down to watch a fire on YouTube (here, if you're interested) as I really enjoy listening to a fire crackle but I don't have to sweep up these ashes.  I would really love an open fire, but I suspect that it's going to have to wait.  While I'm watching I'm going to knit (and plan the next few installments of 'At the Sign of the White Hart').  I have set myself a target to finish one of bear's blankets by the end of Wednesday which is very plausible and the bag weaving is on hold until I work out what to do with my nails.  The raging eczema that I get on my hands has affected the nail beds which means my nails are always splitting and chipping and they are catching on everything.  I am desperate to finish the project but have been driven distracted.  I am determined that I'll finish it after the blanket, so watch this space.


  1. I wish I could have a fire, but no fireplace. Will have to wait until Spring/Summer when it is warm enough to sit outside by the fire pit.

    I used to have such a good housework system, but it doesn't happen now lol though it is a little easier now that there aren't little kids around the house. Have fun knitting - hope you get your projects done. I've been doing little squares to try new stitches - not going too badly.

  2. Sounds like you've had a busy day and, yes, it does sound a lot like spring cleaning to me! Hope your hands heal and you are able to have fun with your knitting and weaving.