I have been a little stressed
for the last 3 years of late and when I get overwhelmed with it all I tend to do one of two things:
ALL OF THE THINGS OMG I NEED TO CLEAN EVERYTHING AND MOVE EVERYTHING AND BAKE EVERYTHING AND BE EVERYWHERE AND ORGANISE ALL OF THE THINGS PLEASE GIVE ME ALL OF THE CONTROL THANKYOU.
I am currently firmly stuck at 2.
Which is pretty awesome for at least a couple of days cause the house gets uber fucking clean but it wears thin when at 3am all I want to do is wash all the curtains. You know if you hang them up damp they don’t wrinkle… and a splash of essential oil in the final rinse makes the room smell divine when you open the windows.
I should really wash the windows too.
And the sills. OMG they get so damn dusty…
Where was I?
Oh yeah. So when I get like this I need to have pretties around me to remind me to like breathe and shit.
Pretty flowers or sticks and whatnot from the garden – or other peoples gardens if they are totally sticking out from the fence so makes them public property I PAY MY TAXES FOR THAT FOOTPATH! – and other shizzle that catches my eye.
Like mirror balls. I love me some mirror balls.
Down the end of my hallway there is a vase that Ally (formerly known as Ring In Ranga) bought me, full of white stones, a fake tree and a tiny little house.
And every single time I walk down the end of that hall to go into Boo’s room to turn off that infernal noise or that motherfucking fan, or go into the room formerly known as our bedroom to put washing away or hit that stupid forever running toilet, I pause to look at that fake tree and tiny house and it never ever fails to make me smile.
It just makes me happy.
I can’t wait to decorate that mofo for Christmas… I wonder if I could find a tiny reindeer… Anybody?
Is there anything in your house that makes you smile every time you catch a glimpse of it? And don’t say your kids or husband or pictures of your kids or husband cause that is just not fair and just designed to make us all feel superficial and guilty.
P.S. If I had a pair of these
I would never ever notice that stupid vase with plastic shit in it again.