Friday, August 11, 2006

Some of Life's Lessons

A while back Sarah started a blog called "Life's Little Lessons" in which participants were invited to post five things they had learned each week. It seems to have faded away - but I thought I'd post a few things I learned yesterday.

For instance - if you blow an element on the stove, and then you find a lot of water all over the stove top, it's a good idea to check to see if you have managed to blow a hole in the bottom of the saucepan at the same time.

2) When the fuse has been replaced, and you start cooking dinner again in a hurry because you are now running late, the oven won't work unless you first reset the clock on the stove (even if you're not going to use the timer).

3) When choosing new glasses, the frames you like the most will turn out to be the most expensive. I sighed and settled for my second choice which were over a hundred dollars cheaper. Because the money matters, and I have also learnt that the most expensive doesn't necessarily mean the best quality (which was why I was getting new glasses in the first place, after the last frames broke).

I had quite a busy day, did a chunk of writing on my family history, went to the optometrist, posted my application for screening to be approved as a prison visitor, posted off the audio of our froggy neighbours to the NZ frog survey (at last - it has been sitting around for a while), made dinner despite the above obstacles and did a heap of washing and ironing. I am feeling quite accomplished. Now I just need to keep up the momentum.

12 comments:

Yaeli said...

What a busy day!!! I just sat on my bum and watched telly... and took the dogs for a walk. But my day wasn't nearly as active as yours!!! Have a great weekend!
Michele sent me.

Sue said...

Catherine, I soo have had #1 happen to me LOL -- Here via Michele's today :)

paris parfait said...

Well you managed to accomplish a lot more than I did yesterday! Isn't it the truth that the frames that seem most appealing are always the most expensive? Sigh. Glad you managed to make dinner, despite the obstacles. :)

Tia said...

#3 happens to me every time I go to "update" my glasses!

Hi from Michele's!

Tia said...

Just read your post on my blog! =) I would e-mail you but I accidentally marked messages for deletion in my mailbox that I didn't intend to delete, and now I can't seem to retrieve them. So... I've learned today that I am not technologically very savvy!

So... I'll wait to hear from you. =/

h&b said...

Thanks for visiting my blog !
You had some very valid points to make about carry-on luggage, and it was interesting to read your comments.

As for the optical glasses ... yes, this is true. It is also true of bathroom fixtures, I have discovered. Who knew I had such expensive tastes ? :(

Wordnerd said...

Wow -- great pointers! Visiting from Michele's...

Crayonsetc said...

Oh, isn't #3 the truth. It has gotten to where I hate going to get glasses!!

Thanks for stopping by Crayons

Shane said...

i just squint my eyes and hunch closer to the computer screen.

michele sent me (did I type that write? -- leaning in to look closer)

:)
Shane

chiefbiscuit said...

This made me laugh - what a woman!

Carmi said...

I love your sense of wisdom. And your sense of purpose: I'm not nearly as productive as you. Well, except when I'm on deadline and there's money and reputation at stake.

Popped in from Michele's.

pepektheassassin said...

I am really interested in genealogy, too, and in writing personal and family histories. I decided to put my histories on one blog, my poetry on another and to keep a sort of dream journal on one. In addition to this main one. It's been fun! (I dreaned a couple of nights ago that I went to a writers conference wearing rubber eyebrows and a rubber beard, both black, and a black sort of clown suit....), and my straw gardening hat with a flower in the front.)