hello plumber Last Monday we discovered that our drains were blocked. After an emergency call to a plumber, he came, drilled, and said if it happened again we'd need a camera. Just this morning, as I hung the washing out, I discovered that the drain was blocked again. The plumber is booked for tomorrow, and chances are high our terracotta pipes have collapsed and need replacing. So much for actually getting some savings together with this job change!
hello birthday It's my turn to get older tomorrow. And it probably will only be celebrated with cake and photos to remember the occasion (see the aforementioned blockage) but I had an idea last year for a way to commemorate another year, and I'm thinking this year is the year to make it happen.
hello friends I often lament "I don't have any friends" but I've recently realised that I haven't been a very good friend to those that I do have. So I'm trying to change that, and be a better friend. It isn't easy, because so many of my friends are juggling life, just like me, but I can do little things, like take a random opportunity to say hi, how are you. [and make them cry, sorry friend, but thank you for confiding in me.]
hello planning That lack of friends feeling extends into most areas of my life. Not achieving goals? Not really working on them. Not getting on top of the mess? Not really working on it. It's been a bit of an eye opener to realise that the house is never clean because I never clean it. Or that I don't send newsletters because I don't take time to write them. So I really need to get serious about the plan, figure out what it is, and put things in place that can help it grow.
hello baking With birthdays comes cake. In the last week we've had a cheesecake and a red velvet cake, so I'm thinking this week we'll have a mud cake. Can't beat chocolate for celebrating birthdays!
hello Monday, a new start every week.