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Feb. 17th, 2008

well, it's nearly midnight so I won't write too much.  But I wanted to say thanks for your support over the writers' group debacle. I have a theory that came to me this morning, perhaps the tutor is unpleasant to members of the group so that the group itself builds up solidarity! Heh! It's working so far then! I hope next month is a lot more positive *g*
And today a really interesting thing happened that will cost me money but save my sanity. A good friend of mine has just set up a new business, organising people who can't get themselves organised for one reason or another. As you'll know, I have a lot of reasons to not be particularly well organised in one or two areas of my life, and Julie is coming to save me! We had a consultation after mass at my house, and she spent an hour looking at the chaos that our house is at the moment and telling me how we can get it right. And it feels really good. I never wanted to let anyone else into my house but I really can't cope with everything. So, Julie has a key now and tomorrow she's going to let herself in after we've gone and do her stuff *g* Amazing, huh. And she's giving me a special cash rate since we're friends and fellow choir members! It was really hard to let go and let her have her head, but I looked around and thought, I can't do it so *shrug* time to let go. I'll let you know what she gets up to! But I really feel kind of relieved. With so much else on, liturgy committe warming up, sacramental programme about to be launched for this year, the children involved in piano, violin, clarinet, soccer, cricket, German, art and tennis after school during the week, my job full time, Steve working full time and going away quite a bit, World Youth Day to raise funds for, and of course time to write, I think it's about time I let someone help me. A big moment. I have had a phobia about cleaning ladies since my days growing up with my mother's cleaner, Mrs Gardener, the bane of my existence! I dreaded her visits, and if I was sick at home on the days she came, I just about died. I remember having tonisilitis for a long time when I was about fourteen or fifteen, and having her find me STILL home sick from one visit to the next, it was for some reason acutely embarrassing for me. She probably didn't care two hoots, but I used to hide under the bedclothes until she'd gone. 
Now I'm grown up, I shall just stay at work until Julie has done her stuff!


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Feb. 17th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Julie sounds like a seriously good idea to me!!
Feb. 18th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
She was amazing! She worked like a Trojan all day and several rooms are now glowing and clutter free!
Feb. 18th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
That's great! - she wouldn't like a trip to England would she?!
Feb. 18th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Heh, if you're paying, I'm sure she'd jump on a plane tomorrow! With her little daughter, I guess *g*
Feb. 17th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, the thing with Julie sounds great! It sounds like it will be a big help to you. I'm glad you made that decision! Let us know how it works out!
Feb. 18th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC)
It was really weird being at work and knowing someone was at your house 'managing' it. But it actually felt good too, to relinquish control of something I wasn't controlling very well. She's put the wind up the children as well *g* they are muttering and tidying!
I feel terribly relieved really. Exhausted but relieved!
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
My friend kat_lair is doing the same for me and is worth her weight in gold. Some of my friends want to know if she can be cloned/expoted/etc.

I try to be in when she comes because then we can natter during her coffee break, but because she's a friend I also know I can completely trust her if we're away (and she also waters the plants).

You do have to learn to relax - not be embarrassed about the chaos you've left lying around (after all, that's what is making money for her)and not bothered when the knives turn up in the wrong drawer (at least somebody else put them away). Once you've adjusted, it's heaven! Good luck - a really good decision!
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