Word of the Week: Stressful!


The Move

Little T’s room has now been turned into a storage room.  For the past week, she’s been sleeping with me on our bed and the husband has been sleeping on the sofa bed in the lounge.  He likes to get up first thing in the morning to see to his emails without having to disturb T.

We’re down to the basics in the kitchen since most of the things have been packed away.  We’re ready to move on the 22nd.  Hopefully nothing goes wrong, though I’ve heard of horror stories of things going wrong on the day of the move.  A friend of ours found out that his buyer backed out a day before his scheduled move.  I’m confident that won’t happen to us, simply because we know our buyer personally and she has assured us time and again that she won’t do this to us (especially since she knows what went wrong with the first buyer).  We trust her.

In spite of this, things have been rather stressful.  I can’t wait till this is all over and I’m busy unpacking and choosing new wardrobes and other essentials.

Lovely Weather

In other news, the weather has been so good this week.  Although I wasn’t able to enjoy it outdoors, apart form last Monday when we had dinner out (refer to previous post), since my knee is still hurting but hopefully, all will be better next week and the weather will still be fab.

Little T

It’s Sports Relief day today at T’s school.  She’s dressed as a gig-rower, just like her dad.  But insisted on wearing her gymnastics hoodie which she wore last year.  But she’s proud of her badges and I don’t blame her.

Boots the Prodigal Cat

Boots is slowly getting used to being home with us.  She’s fidgety during the day and has been demanding to be let out, but we ignore her, till of course she decides to use my laptop as a step to look out the window:

At night, she likes to wake me up with her purring.  She’ll flop over next to us and then change her mind, waking me up again with the sound of a loud thump on the floor.  She has gained a lot of weight you see, at least I know the old woman fed her well.

As for Doc, he is eager to be her friend.  But Boots likes to give her the “You move and you die!” look.

It’s finally Friday folks!  Phew another week has ended.

Do you have anything lovely planned for the weekend?

The Reading Residence


  1. ooh we are moving soon too.Good luck and hope all goes ok! I bet your little one is loving the bed snuggles 🙂 Your cat is very cute. Hope you have a fab weekend. We need that warm weather back eh? xx #wotw

  2. Moving is very stressful – hope that all goes well with yours. Glad you have Boots home again and that she was well fed while she was away. Hope Little T enjoys her Sports Relief day and that your knee is better soon.

  3. Good luck with the move I know how stressful it can be.
    It’s been lovely to have had some nice weather recently.

  4. Gosh that does sound stressful. I hope it all come together. I have a number of friends going through this ‘waiting game’ at the mo. Lovely to see some sunshine this week, wasn’t it?

    • Oh yes, I can’t wait till this is over! x At least we do have lovely weather. x

  5. We have a little T to only he’s a boy 🙂 it defiantly sounds stressful I would be the same until it’s all signed and sealed and we were in! Then I’d stress about the unpacking I like everything put away haha 🙂 I’m so excited the weather is turning and I’ve been able to put my washing out … It’s the little things 🙂 our little t has broke his leg 3 weeks ago now so as to plans we have none, I’m making plenty for when his cast comes off though! Have a great weekend and good luck with your move! Xx

  6. Oh the stress of moving! I do hope all goes smoothly and you’re soon settled into that new house and can relax again (amid the chaos!) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  7. The weather has got a bit better I agree – longer days and sunnier for sure!

    No wonder you’re stressed – moving always is! But I’m sure it will all be worth it… even the storage room and lack of kitchen items 😉

    Really wishing you the best of luck and can’t wait to see the inside… you know me 😉

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture and category manager at The Olive Fox

  8. Sounds like a busy week. Won’t be long till you move. It sounds very stressful but an exciting time. I bet your daughter is proud of her gymnastics badges. No exciting plans for me this weekend other than getting on a 24 hour flight home from Australia to the UK!! X

  9. Hope the move goes well for you! I really hate packing and can imagine whenever we move it will be a horrible experience. It’s great you have someone you trust and know as your buyer too.

    • She’s driving me up the wall with her incessant demands to be let out 😉

  10. Ha, as soon as I get the laptop out I can guarantee one of my three fur balls just needs to sit on it x

  11. Sounds like a rather stressful time. Good luck with the move – fingers crossed for you! You’ll be glad to get your own bed back!!

  12. Oh wow such a stressful time but I am sure it will all go fine and this time next week you will be in completed and unpacking!! And we will be getting a guided tour via a vlog? 🙂 Good luck with everything xx

  13. Hi Dean, I don’t envy you one bit, just the thought of packing up and moving strikes fear into my heart. Hope it all goes well for you and isn’t overly stressful for you or Boots.

    Good on your little girl. It’s good to be proud of achievements, hope she raised lots of money.


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