hoping for some calm

hoping for some calm... by Emma Lamb

Hello my lovelies... :)

Well, this week I have truly been AWOL haven't I... !?
I so wish it was because of good things but unfortunately it wasn't... well some of it was nice, such as chatting to really lovely friends over a new wee project I'm working on... but mostly it has been 'crappity crap' to coin a dottie angel phrase... :)

Everything from a gas leak in our flat early in the week, which was really stressful but is thankfully now repaired and all is safe again, to pesky wee mice keeping us awake at night... doing their very best to chew through the floorboards, and believe me, at four o'clock in the morning it sounds like they have come armed with chainsaws and bulldozers!

Last night there was a really crazy 'incident' of a drunken person breaking into our tenement stairwell. They climbed up to the highest window ledge and were threatening to throw themselves off... seriously frightening! There were swarms of police, a couple of fire engines and an ambulance outside our building for at least three hours while they tried to talk this person down. I had to leave quite early on in this whole event with Spanner (call of nature and all that) but of course once I had left the police wouldn't let me back in... thankfully I bumpbed into a dog walking buddy and went for a wee cuppa with them. What I am even more thankful for is that this whole 'incident' was resolved safely... I don't think I could have coped with anything else.

Then today my email account, which is proven to be a wee bit unreliable at times, completely crapped out on me. I am working so hard to sort this out just now so please do bear with me if you're wanting a wee chat about something. I have set up a new email account for the time being, you can find it on my personal Facebook page at the moment.

And of course, to top it all off the dog has just thrown up on the carpet... !

As a very lovely friend said to me earlier in the week that sometimes you just have to giggle when things go wrong... a giggle would be lovely, but to be honest I would be quite content with just a couple of calm and uneventful days... surely that's not too much to ask... !?

I do hope each and every one of you have just the kind of weekend you are hoping for... :)
Emma, x

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  1. My life has been no comparison but I am off to camp to spend a few days alone, company all summer and now for some quiet time :) Have a great weekend xx

  2. Good grief Emma, what a week!!!
    I have visions of those mice in their safety helmets and fluorescent jackets (just trying to raise a giggle)! ;)
    I hope you have a calm, peaceful and chocolatey weekend. :)
    Vivienne x

  3. Yikes, what a week! I do hope some peace makes it your way soon. Good luck!

  4. My dear Emma,

    I'll keep this short & concentrate to the point ~> sending you all the best of positive thoughts, energy, wrapped up beautifully with tight hugs!

    You'll be fine my friend, you, Spanner and your loved ones. May ou have a weekend as uneventufl and calm as you wish!

    Lots of love,
    Iro, xx

  5. may you rest your head on a Friday night and sleep sweet and calm, and wake to find a sunny saturday morning with dreams and ideas on happy ways to fill the weekend x

  6. Oh my with a week like yours I would need a nice glass of wine and a bubble bath!

    I'm glad everything and everyone is safe. I think your mice have cousins across the pond that live in our walls at night. Hope your weekend is uneventful and intoxicatingly calm.

  7. aw :(
    here's hoping this weekend will start looking up for you :)

  8. Wow! What a week, Hope your weekend is lovely and relaxed. I find chocolate helps x

  9. Emma, sometimes when my days seem overly filled with unexpected demands, I wish that I could just send out an invitation to Calm, asking if Calm could join me for a few hours or even for a day.

    The image amuses me, and sometimes I actually think the delightful Calm does stay as long as a cup of tea.

    Best wishes.

  10. Oh, what a time you've been having! You do tell it well, I have to say. I do hope that calm reigns with you over the next days, though. Then maybe a giggle?

  11. Sometimes we have these crappy weeks. Mine wasn't brilliant either - the cat was sick 4 times (twice on my bed) which meant I had to wash the duvet cover and duvet twice. On the first day that this happened the belt went on the tumble dryer so I had soggy bedding hanging around the house because it was peeing with rain. Also we were on our third attempt at Virgin installing our new fiber optic broadband, which once again didn't happen - v. frustrating. Oh well, there's always next week!

  12. There must be something in the air! It's not been a great week here either. I hope you found at least some ups to compensate for your downs x

  13. Oy!! At least you can laugh it off...and you are safe! I asked my mom today how she deals with crazy people doing stupid things (right after someone cut her off on the road) and she said, "I just expect them to act that way." My problem is, I don't expect it, and then when things happen, I get upset. Now I know the key to it all! :) IF I expect crazy things to happen, maybe the world will surprise me and things will be normal!

  14. ahhh the pesky wee mice of the Edinburgh tenaments! don't miss them one bit!


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