Monday 13 March 2017

Hello Monday

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.

linking up with One Mother Hen, All Mum Said and Denyse Whelan.


  1. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! Thanks for linking up #lifethisweek 11/52 Next week: Autumn

  2. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Chocolate mud cake sounds like the perfect cake to celebrate with!

    I too recently had the revelation that my house is never clean either because I never fully clean it! I blame the time I spend on blogging! At least I'm meeting my blog post goals!


  3. Happy Birthday! How are you doing with your Scrapbooking class at Simple Scrapper? I read the comments but I'm stuck with gedting the craft room useable first. I have to admit - I'm a hoarder when it comes to scrapbooking supplies. But I don't have five children living at home (my two are grown with their own families) so I have two spare bedrooms. One of those is my craft room. I hesitate to open the door on some days. But enough about me. I hope the drain situation costs less than your feared and will be fixed soon. Our problem with drains used to be a hedge in front of the house. Once we took that out the drains stay clear. As for a non-clean house - well, that's the thing about housework. You do it today and tomorrow you have to do it all over again. I'm a follower of FlyLady, but I'm not a true diciple yet. There is always something better/urgent/fun to do and housework doesn't really YELL at you; it just sits there and quietly nags. Have a great birthday and remember - it's the first day of the rest of your life. Make it count for YOU.

  4. Happy Birthday Cate! It seems a bit rough that you have to bake your own cake, but at least you know that you're getting a good one and you can't go wrong with chocolate!
    Those pipes are pretty annoying though. I hope the damage isn't too bad and you get to keep some of your savings. #Lifethisweek

  5. Love your blog title...shall I guess that your favourite colour is purple. It is a happy colour :)
    Bad luck about the pipes and the savings depletion.
    Take care and one day at a time hey?

  6. Happy birthday! I do hope the plumber did a good job!

  7. I'm late but happy birthday. Maybe you have a root in your pipes? Plumbers are great blokes but charge like wounded bulls. Good luck.

  8. I have feelings that I am not keeping on top of things, and I could work harder. I have to remind myself to take a break too, and it's ok if I don't get ALL the things done. I honestly thought I'd have more time to get the things I wanted to do once the girls were both at school, but it's been crazy town and I am getting nowhere!!


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