Having got to June without any major domestic upset - we had SATS, end of term assessments, GCSEs and a job changeover as well as other stuff rumbling about - I find myself at the beginning of June a tad deflated.
The Jubilee came and went - all very jolly if a little damp and now the summer (damper) is upon us.
I've started on the house (although it's hard to tell) and the garden was looking good until the tornado hit. I spent Saturday afternoon mowing the weeds on the allotment, looking like a middle-aged, transgender, Edward Scissorhands wielding the mower with my hair tied up (hair appointment tomorrow). It was very satisfying and the patch is now covered and waiting for a gap in the rain so that I can plant my pumpkin seedlings.
This week, I am feeling most in need of a long, extended spa visit - an MOT for the body. I have an almost cellular hankering for horizontal pampering - to be wrapped in a warm bathrobe and for someone to appear with a menu of primping, polishing, waxing, moisturising, styling, manicuring, pedicuring and any other procedure which might result in a less frazzled looking moi. If I had the time and the cash I'd go somewhere that detoxed and beautified at the same time - somewhere to recharge and renew.
This is not to be. There is no time and there is no spare cash!
I am going to have to take matters into my own hands - incidentally my hands are the only bit of me that are looking reasonably presentable.
This is not a woe is me post. I have plans.
Significantly Euro (bloody hell, can there be more sport on the sodding telly) 2012 has started. This means that my opportunites for crap-telly watching are severely impeded. Last night I made a messenger bag. Tonight I am doing a talk at our local Embroiderers' Guild.
Tomorrow night - the pampering begins.
Accept this as a DIY (makeover) SOS call. If you have any hints, tips for 'at-home' beauty, here's the place to send them. If you send them, I will do them as long as they don't involve fish pedicures or plucking my own eyebrows. I'm thinking scrubs made from ingredients in my store cupboard, facepacks from avocado - you know the stuff. What works for you.
Will it work for me?
So, wish me luck. I will be gathering supplies and finding all those freebies and pots that have been lurking in the cupboards. Let's hope it works.