1. What one thing did you do better today?
Read this funny slash stupid story … I woke up sometime before 3 am, tried to fall back to sleep for about 20 minutes, with no success, I was wide awake, thoughts running through my head with full speed, so I decided to get up. I took a shower, washed my hair, did some work and waited for the washing machine to stop which was scheduled the night before to be at around 6 am (which is when I normally wake up), to then hang all the clothes I wanted to have clean and dry before leaving for a little getaway to the seaside tomorrow morning. As I was pulling the clothes out, I sensed straight away something was not right. All the white pieces (one of my favourite dresses this summer, shorts I occasionally wear and swimsuits I bought only yesterday) turned into light gray. Not a pretty light gray but an obvious still-don’t-know-how-to-keep-whites-white gray. I felt utterly stupid and foolish and immature. I asked my sister (whom I consider a housewife guru) and a friend for advice on how to turn light gray back to shining white. I cycled to the nearest dry cleaning company to trust them with this issue (how obvious is that I just wanted to avoid any further responsibility) but they were still closed. Obviously summer schedule starts at 9 am not at 3 am. I then decided to follow instructions provided by my sister, purchased some products for removing stains, went to my friend whom I also asked for advice and left my clothes soaking at her place. Not left, trusted them with her rather than myself. I knew I couldn’t look at them anymore as it stressed me out and today wasn’t a day to feel stressed because of some stupid mistake on something I knew was not a big deal yet it still drove me nuts. A few hours later, some damage is undone. Lesson learned.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Not better until my realisation …
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Make peace with your broken pieces … and get by with a little help from your friends. Thank you my dearest sister and my friend, also known as life saviours with a badge of honour on house-wifing.