I used to be an I’ll-see-it-when-I-get-there-girl. Not much planning for anything. But increasingly my ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) confines me.
In order to maintain control over my life all must be planned for and thinking ahead of what I’m doing is a must.
When we put our house up for sale, just before the new year, I knew that moving would take a while. Certainly in these economic times. Still, I had it in my head that I would be gone from the busy Randstad (the west of the Netherlands that is like a big city conglomerate) before the summer.
In recent months we got a lot of viewings, and our house has been cleaner than ever. Disastrous for me. In planning my week, I have to plan for unexpected calls from the real estate agent that someone wants to come and have a look. That means cleaning, tidying up, and leaving the house with Nessie. That also means changing my planning, activities and skip much-needed naps. If it is all too much, and that is often, I eat bread in the evening. By myself. Because there is not enough energy to endure kitchen sounds and smells or to eat together.
But anyway. Summer is approaching and we still live here. Against my expectations. And while the garden around me shifts to spring gear I’m enjoying my hopefully last The Hague spring to the fullest.
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