I had a slight incident this weekend where I broke the shower (How? I don’t know. I don’t know how I do these things).
I snapped the tap while turning it off – which lead to us being unable to turn off the shower.
When we first moved into our little fixer upper I also broke the shower slide right off so the shower head has been taped to the shower wall for a while. My screw up on Saturday mean that we ended up just changing the mixer and the slide. Now, the water points in the right direction, it’s hotter, it’s not 30 year old mouldy yellow plastic and the pressure is a bit more pleasant! Oh, and we (okay, he – I just act as a breaking catalyst to get things done around here) attached the new slide higher up so we don’t have to crouch to wet our heads.
All in all, I feel like I’ve really improved things around here.
This is a bit like the time I managed to break a tight key in the lock – this lead to the lock being changed and the keys didn’t stick anymore. Again! I majorly improved things for everyone.
No worries grateful folks, you can just leave the flowers at the door. The door I cracked when I pulled too hard after it swelled during the rainy season.
I have to stop breaking stuff.
Or things need to be more solidly built around me – yeah, that’s it.
- One thing that made me happy – A smooth, problem free day. I was also told that I’m ‘one of the boys’ today, which was nice to hear. As the only woman in a male dominated department, it’s nice to hear that. My feminist leanings are questioning the compliment, but the part of me that wants to feel accepted is dancing around!
- One thing I’m grateful for – People who are willing to answer my silly, silly questions.
- One thing I did for someone else – Bought them a delicious morning coffee!
Merry May has come to an end 🙂 It’s been an interesting experience (to say the least!).
I’ve learnt that I have a lot to be grateful for, that I do more than I thought, and that the horrors of April are definitely behind me 🙂 Hopefully permanently!
I’m wondering what June will bring – lots of birthdays for those I care about and then we shall see 🙂
- One thing that made me happy – Being invited for a social function! It’s always lovely to be remembered and thought of in a work environment that you’re new to.
- One thing I’m grateful for – I was able to go home earlier than I thought I would!
- One thing I did for someone else – Picked them up from the train station 🙂
Sleep and Salami: Wow! Yay! My blog got to XXXX number of views!
Boyfriend: That’s amazing! Well done!
Sleep and Salami: Thanks, this is so cool. Ha! I’m such a geek!
Boyfriend: Well, it’s a big achievement for a Sunday.
Sleep and Salami: Not today – ever. That many views since I started.
Boyfriend: Oh. Right.
It felt a little anticlimactic after that.
I’m not as happy as I was about that whole thing now…
- One thing that made me happy – Yoga! It actually did 🙂 I was so happy with it!
- One thing I’m grateful for – Coming home to a fabulous dinner and lots of cuddles.
- One thing I did for someone else – Reciprocated the cuddles!
The second yoga class was great! Very challenging for me, with lots of totally different moves.
It’s interesting, because I struggle with staying in the moment a lot. I find that I imagine myself (this is going to sound a little weird) describing what’s happening instead of just enjoying it. I think of how I would tell my friends about it, imagine our conversations about what’s happening, or I imagine writing about it here.
AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO DOES THIS? Oh God. I am, aren’t I? I’m a weirdooooOOOoooo (Yes, that’s currently being sung in my head to the Radiohead tune)
So rather than experiencing something as much as I should, I immediately want to share it, or at least think about how I would go about sharing it. I’d really like to become better at immersing myself in my experiences rather than dissecting them from the perspective of a story teller.
Last night instead of focusing on my breathing and how my body felt, my mind kept wandering and I kept splitting my attention between imagined future conversations and yoga – I was a little disappointed with that, really. I suspect that’s part of my procrastination problem! 🙂 I always split my attention several different ways. Audiobooks, television on in the background, conversations, multiple websites. It’s very hard to concentrate and unfortunately I really have to concentrate to work to the best of my ability this year.
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the moral of the story is: I’m going to be trying some introduction to meditation classes.
I’m hoping that that will have some major long term benefits!