It's been a humdrum kind of week, if you ignore the weather. But we slept through the storms, and the house appears unscathed. The best bit was the few flakes of snow we saw through the window, there was jumping up and down and clapping of hands, and that was just me!
But anyway, I've thought of a few reasons to be cheerful, and here they are:
Wonderful at the best of times, but even more enjoyable in freezing cold weather when the shower been almost unusable for months, as the flow slowed to a trickle, for the second time in the past year. I was seriously thinking of replacing it, since I'm trying to get a wet room put in for Smiley. I'll probably write about the saga of the wet room another time. I bet you can't wait!
You see it's supposed to be a 'good' shower. Or so everyone tells me. And as I get older I get more and more suspicious of change, and always suspect that new things will be worse. Better the devil you know, eh? So I whipped out the cheque book, and spent an obscene amount getting it fixed again. But oh it is so worth it, showering is a pleasure once again!
That's one of the things I miss about paid jobs. You had the illusion of being appreciated. Doesn't really happen at home as a mum and general drudge.
But it did the other day!
My son's precious gaming laptop developed a fault. He googled it, of course, and tried a few things, and then gave up to despondency and started counting the days until his birthday. So I waited until he was asleep, crept back downstairs and tried the most obvious solution. Next day he couldn't believe it, and for at least five minutes I was up there in the superhero league along with Zelda, Link, Batman et al. A proud Mammy moment of a different kind :)
The perfect leggings
Finally, if you live in Dublin, keep an eye on the blog Facebook page, cos I've a very special giveaway to announce in the next couple of days :D