Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Scottish play..........

It dawned on me today, as I was on my hands and knees, scrubbing eyeliner marks out of the smallest bedroom carpet, that my life has developed strong parallels with that of Lady Macbeth.

I too have double double, toil and trouble.

So this is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

Quite how the daughter managed to get so much eyeliner ground into the (beige) carpet is a mystery, as is the method for removing it.

Having tried various cleaning solutions I sat back on my heels and wailed....

"Out, damned spots!"

Later, trying to rationalise a room full of PP's daughter's 'stuff' (which is hopefully being collected tomorrow) I could be heard to mutter.....

"Who would have thought the house to have so much stuff in it"

OK, so I'm paraphrasing but you get the idea.

I think we're at the stage where things can't get any worse and can only get better.  In one fell swoop, we've managed to make an unholy mess in every single one of the four bedrooms. 

It is a sorry sight.

All of the stuff which has to go is in large, unruly piles in various rooms.  In addition to PP's daughter's stuff being collected tomorrow, (fingers firmly crossed) we've also organised a charity shop collection for early next week, comprising books, electrical gubbins, computer desk and chair, bed headboard, bric-a-brac, soft toys and assorted other stuff.

I've got to the stage where I'm so fed up with it all I'm being completely ruthless.  No more dithering about should we keep it in case we need it even though it's lain undisturbed under the bed for 8 years.  I've become a raging harpy, determined to de-clutter if it kills me.

Which is a distinct possibility if I carry on like this.  The milk of human kindness has well and truly curdled.

I need a drink and a lie down, not necessarily, but preferably, in that order.





6 comments:

Neen said...

I won't name the play that should not be mentioned, but where was Small Dog during your soliloquy? I bet she was looking for spot...

PastMastery said...

Got all the quotes bar one....
Where does Lady M say " I need a drink and a lie down, not necessarily, but preferably, in that order?"

If she did she's a lady after me own heart.....if I could drink!

Sx

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

Sandra, have you tried white vinigar on the stain, this sorts out many things, good luck with the clear out

Sandra Morris said...

Neen....

Small Dog is, of course, a consummate actress and can command many varied roles.

Just lately, in the throes of the chaos in the house, she has been doing a fair impression of Banquo's ghost, walking around stiff-legged and hollow-eyed, surveying the wreckage around her.

Sx

Sandra Morris said...

Sue....

I did rather suspect you'd get them all.

The 'drink and a lie down' quote comes from a little known source, hidden deep in the bowels of the Bodleian Library, which features Shakespeare's own notes on the first draft. Apparently he decided against it.

Shame.....

Sx

Sandra Morris said...

Debbie....

No, haven't tried white vinegar. Have tried just about everything else. The stain is waterproof and then some.

I'll give a go though. Thanks for the tip.

Sx