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.