Have you ever had one of those day’s your on top of the world then suddenly it flips and the world is on top of you? I have, today (today being last friday) in fact has been one of them days. So let me explain.
This morning I got up, admittedly could of stayed in bed for another hour I was so comfortable. Yet I got up, had breakfast, had a wash and got dressed. I was doing my makeup, drinking my Beanies hazelnut coffee, and realised I had more time than I thought, that’s great, but I won’t mess around this morning, I have no music to motivate me to walk quickly to work as I was about to run out of data on my phone.
I go to work for my first shift all is well, nothing exciting happens it’s a normal morning shift at work, end of the shift and I walk home. It’s cold so I look forward to making myself another lovely coffee before starting on my day. Today’s plan was simple, clean.
After making my coffee I got the washing and made my way downstairs to start on the task of doing the washing, after which I would organise the box of cleaning supplies under my sink. (not in a cupboard under the sink, nope that was ripped out a while ago)
I got out all of the products and discovered that I had more cleaning supplies than I knew what to do with!
Over one hundred and seventy dishwasher tablets, three bags of salt for the dishwasher, two had been opened and were both in use. Two bottles of stain remover for carpet, that one made me laugh, we only have carpet on the stairs and in the box room (which you can’t see most of the floor) and our current room, all of which are deep blues and reds, so if something was to spill on them, you would never know. Four different types of all purpose cleaner, a bathroom cleaner that I didn’t know we had, as well as lots more.
Before I could start on the task of reorganising these back into the box in which these items now lived in, I decided to sit down, drink my coffee and ponder on how I would complete this task. Next thing I knew my phone was ringing the other half had two more job’s for me to do. Clean the old (old as in three or four years old) disconnected hob and take photos of it, email them over to him so he can put it on ebay during his lunch break. Fine, easy, done. Now it was ten thirty and the cleaning supplies were organised, email sent, washing in the dryer and dishwasher on. I decided to clean the bathroom and the kitchen then set on the task of cleaning the washing machine (with one of the four washing machine clearers that i had found earlier that morning).
Seems like a super productive day, yes. No, this was the point that everything went wrong.
Everything was working running fine and I was about to prep my lunch so that I could facetime my mum, we have lunch dates as we call them as we don’t see each other often with me being in England and my mum being in Wales. Then a fuse blew. Currently we have one double socket in the kitchen, yes this is due to the DIY, and no I didn’t have too many things plugged into an extension lead.
So here I was washing machine hadn’t finished cleaning, dishwasher not finished its cycle and the dryer just needed twenty more minutes. So the lunch date was canceled and I went round the house like a mad woman checking that everything was working, nothing in the consumer unit had tripped, everything was in working order apart from the kitchen. So somewhere there was a blown fuse. Living with an engineer you pick up a few tricks. I couldn’t figure out which one it was so new plan! Use the spar extension lead that is used for the DIY. I got it down from, what will one day be our master bedroom, and set it all up. Only plugging in one thing at a time. First dishes, these needed to be finished and put away, I could do the clean cycle tonight if the other half could magic up a solution. Next the washing machine, it was half way through getting cleaned and then. No time for the drying, I just about had time for a quick lunch, tidy up and out the door.
On the way to work I emailed the other half telling him of my day, how the garage side door wouldn’t lock (oh yeah that was another thing) and the fuses and everything else that had happened. I informed him that the day wasn’t a total waste and that I made three jars of homemade pasta sauce, cleaned the house and prepped dinner. So all he needed to do for me was put the dryer on for twenty minutes and fix whatever the problem was no big deal.
Oh and I ended up running late for work.
The best thing about it was that he didn’t even do that. He picked me up from work and questioned near enough every word within the email that I had sent him, and when we got home, he didn’t help me. Oh no but reminded me that I need to put the drying on, so I didn’t go and check on it so that he had to.
I need a break from all this “being a awesome adult”, let’s go back to being able to function. Note to self, don’t take on too much. You are still only human, your not wonder woman yet.
Till next time from,
A Wanna Be Adult