They say things come in threes, well I have had my three recently, and then another three. I wrote about the week from hell, that was a fall, a chemical reaction in our shower and an unexpected colposcopy. All by Wednesday. So there was that – that was my three.
Our oven broke, or is broken. I know in the grand scheme of things it’s not a big deal but when you can’t cook waffles and fish fingers shit suddenly gets serious. We are now 5 days into a no oven situation and my slow cooker ideas are waning. Also Christmas is getting closer and I am cooking, hopefully not a microwaved dinner.
We also still have two broken showers. In some cruel twist of fate, we have two shiny new working showers neither with a complete set of fitments, we are 48 hours into fitting said showers and no further forward.
Oh and a couple of nights ago this happened…
… Our neighbour decided to have a BBQ, yes BBQ, and struggled to get it lit. So ya know when faced with such a situation petrol is always the solution right? Wrong. Said petrol can set my lovely neighbour’s hand on fire, he then threw the petrol can down his garden, only it landed in our garden, setting fire to some conifer trees. Turns out confer trees are like kindling to a fire so the fact it was damp out was irrelevant. Cue big fire in our back garden. We did get fireman out to our house and I got to play around with a thermal imaging camera, so it wasn’t all bad. We are however down 4 very big and lovely confer trees and two fence panels. Hmpf.
All these things are starting to add up to be a giant pain in the arse, it is also going on whilst there is a giant bloody black cloud lurking over my head as I check the post daily for the potential C word diagnoses following on from the unexpected colposcopy. Truth be told, that’s the biggest pain in arse.
With all this crap whirling around it has made me stop and take stock. Made me appreciate some of the little things that bring something good to the day, because amongst all this nonsense there is good and here it is;
I got to be the mum you all hate, the mum who went on a spa day, and had a massages, facial the works. I went with my hilarious brummie bestie so not only did someone stroke my face with fancy oils, we had a giggle too. Admittedly whilst naked under a blanket after being tucked in by a stranger but hey I’ll take that. IF that’s not something to be thankful for then I don’t know what is. #sorrynotsorry.
My little boy has started walking, like really walking, needs shoes and everything. He has just turned 17 months and I cannot tell you how happy I am to see him on his feet. He has been aching to follow his sister round, to run with her, to go where he wants when he wants. Granted he actually runs the opposite way to his sister and I am left deciding who to run after first and when I ask him to come here he goes the opposite way but still it makes me smile from the inside out.
I have had family visiting, Nanny Pat came and stayed with us, and we also had a visit from Grandma Barbie and my Auntie and Uncle. We spent the day traipsing round Birmingham’s shops, Christmas Markets, and well, bars. It was perfect. Not so perfect the next day however…
I have also been sent these beautiful cakes from Cake Toppers. They are gorgeous inside and out, I had a sponge cake and chocolate cake. The chocolate was my favourite but then chocolate always is. I was not expecting the thick layer of chocolate frosting – THANK YOU FOR THAT! They were light, soft and delicious, with a perfect personalised touch. I sat during nap time with a cup of coffee and just enjoyed my cake and coffee quietly, alone. This simple thing meant so blooming much to me. Cake toppers are a brilliant company who offer tasty well made cakes and cup cakes. They’d make the perfect gift, birthday cake or treat for anyone. They offer a range of pre made designs from Disney to Peppa to Christmas. Alternatively you can choose your own photo or design. Here’s mine.
So despite a few hiccups in our world at the moment and some serious denting to our pockets it hasn’t been all bad. Finding the funny in the bad and appreciating the little things, the good things, the happy that we might otherwise take for granted. It’s my way to get through any bump in the road, and it’s working.
What about you? How have things been for you? Are you going through any bad times? Have you got some good to focus on too? I’d love to hear from you.