Interbellum

Interbellum

This week I pondered hard what my word of the week should be. Maybe limbo, or interlude, or interim, but no. Interbellum. (Thank you step-dad for the suggestion!)

For those who are not as au fait with Latin as my step-dad, it means ‘between wars.’

This week was a week between visitors; our first September guests left on Sunday, and our next guests arrived this afternoon. It has been a week of cleaning, cooking, baking, changing beds, washing, and trying to catch up on all the things that don’t get done when guests are here.

I thought it was a very apt word of the week for me, because having guests is, though enjoyable, very stressful too. They take a lot out of me, as I’ve said before. I struggle with all the socialising and going out and late nights. I struggle with the change to my routine. It sucks, and it sucks more when I haven’t had enough time to recover completely from one set before the next set arrives. It makes it even harder to enjoy the time with the guests, and I am a little worried that I will be totally wiped out beyond all words when these guests leave.

I love having them, I love seeing them and catching up and going out, but boy is it hard work too!

Send me your spoons, people! Please, send me your spoons!

Interbellum

The Reading Residence

5 comments

  1. The Reading Residence

    A fabulous word, and you’ll probably be unsurprised to hear that it’s the first time anyone’s had that as their WotW! A very apt description of your week, as I know you were, whilst happy seeing visitors, kind of dreading this in between stage as just getting over one and gearing for another. I hope you get through the weekend OK and that you have some quieter downtime lined up afterwards x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. Helena

    Oh I’ve not heard that word before. Great to hear a new one that my Latin classes didn’t teach me either. #WotW

  3. Debbie

    What a fantastic word! Sorry to hear about the stress you are feeling- I can really sympathise, it’s so nice to look forward to spending time with people, but so difficult when it’s intense periods and puts everything on its head. I hope you do have some fantastic moments with your new visitors and definitely find time to relax afterward.

  4. Debbie

    Love your choice of word. Interbellum, it has a nice sound to it. Guests can be so tiring! At the moment we have too many people to see, I like you enjoy seeing them, but it totally wipes me out. I am not a naturally sociable person, I don’t really drink and I am an early bird rather than a night own, so I find going out to meet up with people exhausting. Luckily we don’t have room for house guests, so my home is where I can safely recharge my batteries.

  5. Mummy here and there

    I like the word, I havenever heard of it. O can understand how it can be so draining as people.are hard work. I hope you can find some rest inbetween the demands X

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