Posted on August 28 2016
After last week's post about things that annoy me, and reading all your comments - I started to feel a bit better about my raging moments. I realised that I'm not alone. I'm not the only intolerant psychopathic lunatic around - there are heaps of us! I love it!
My week started off ok. Pretty uneventful, just the usual home duties etc. I went to see Bad Moms - again. Ate too much popcorn, a bag of maltesers that I bought from Woolies beforehand because I'm a massive tightarse, drank a litre of Pepsi and laughed. Laughed and laughed and laughed. And not just because it's so bloody funny, but because I went with 8 of my best girlfriends, and it was just bloody amazing.
Then Thursday hit. I woke up with swollen lips, popcorn kernels in my teeth that I think are still there, dehydration to the point of unconsciousness and a bursting bladder. Bloody popcorn. I don't know why I eat so much. Actually yes I do because it's friggin delicious. Anyway, where was I?
Thursday. Daughter comes in holding her ear. I thought 'ah bugger it, they can all stay home'. I had visions of pj's and dressing gowns, movies and cuddles. Maybe even more popcorn.
I made a coffee, hummed a little tune, went to pop some toast in the toaster and BAM. No power. My first reaction was 'sh*t! I didn't pay the bill' - then I remembered. Planned outage. Most people would have gotten that text last week like I did and put a little reminder in the phone, and perhaps figured out some clever way of salvaging the fridge full of food.
The kids were LOST. They had had no idea what to do. They had no wifi or TV. The water in the fridge doesn't work when the power is off, and they whined that we were going to die without water until I reminded them we have a tap.
We kind of stood around awkwardly looking at each other. We were like strangers at a singles soirée. It was weird as.
I ended up getting out some paper and pens and we did some drawing. That lasted 15 minutes max. Toddler relentlessly pointed the remote at the TV roaring 'BUZZ! WOODY!'. We all kept flipping light switches and trying to get water from the dead fridge.
Time passed verrrry slowly.
My friend Karen called in bringing coffee and chips for the kids. It was a welcome distraction from the literal darkness.
I won't get into what happened next in too much detail. I've already written about it on my page, but really long story short, toddler flooded the ensuite by stuffing a nappy and a full toilet roll down the toilet and every item in my linen closet was called up to assist. He then tipped my whole box of laundry powder into the washing machine. He did heaps of other crazy stuff too that left me demented.
All this with no power.
So Friday I go to tackle the laundry. It's FULL of washing. It normally is at the best of times anyway, but after the 'flood of 16' it's even worse. I pop in a load of towels, it fills, washes then beeps. And beeps and beeps. Then BAM. Death.
I couldn't believe it. I wanted to cry. Then a strange feeling came over me. Relief? Excitement? OMG. I AM GETTING A NEW WASHING MACHINE!!!!!!
I can't believe how excited I got! I did some research, asked for the obligatory Facebook opinions, then ordered online and my husband picked it up. I was like a kid that had just had a massive exciting, long awaited present turn up. How crazy is that?
Soooo it got me thinking, last week was about ridiculous things that annoy me- here are some ridiculous things that now I'm an adult give me great satisfaction.
1. When I have a free loaf to collect on my Bakers Delight loyalty card.
2. When I realise I need Rinse Aid and I remember I actually have some.
3. When I go to cook dinner and I actually have all the ingredients
4. Clean sheets
5. Water in my windscreen squirters
6. A full tank of petrol
7. When my kids are asleep
9. New mascara
10. A new toothbrush
11. When I buy enough fruit to last the week (think that happened once)
12. When I get my period and I already have ample sanitary supplies and don't have to do a mad Woolies dash
13. Mopped floors
14. When there is a spare charger and I get to fully charge my phone
15. When I find a block of chocolate I've hidden from the kids
16. When my kids don't like the lollies I like
17. When all the dishes in the sink fit in the dishwasher
18. When I walk in my home and I smell nice smells instead of last nights tacos
19. New undies
21. Credit on my water bill
22. A car park close to school on a rainy day
23. New appliances.
I'm sure there are more. But as I've been writing this, our hot water service has crapped itself and I'm suddenly feeling angry. And poor.
Tell me what little things make you happy!