Three things that make me happy

Oh no! It's Thursday already! I usually have a post with three things planned out in advance, but today I'm drawing a blank. I really want to keep posting regularly, but life is a bit stressful and overwhelming right now.
Work on the house is not going as fast as we'd like (something about being middle aged and having to acknowledge that our bodies need rest every once in a while - ahem!), the financial stuff is waiting on professionals to handle it (and I really mean waiting. I know we're not their only clients, but come on! at least send me that e-mail to start things up!) and there is a chance that we need to rethink our decision to permantly move to the island (but that has mostly to do with that financial stuff that is out of my hands now).
I feel frustrated, tired and actually a bit depressed. Not good. Need to work on that.

So let's try to find three things that make me happy...

1. The trees are finally turning green! Goodness, if this winter feels long for someone who spent most of it on a tropical island, how long must it feel for everyone else? Or is it harder for us because we've been away? It seems to be.
Anyway, seeing all that green is seriously boosting my moral and helping me to ignore the gray skies ;-)


2. We've indulged in watching some tv-series and are enjoying it very much. We hardly ever watch tv, but we do catch up on Supernatural every once in a while (I've got a little crush on Dean).
And when we needed more this week to take our mind off things, we decided to try Star Trek Discovery. Oh wow! We're so hooked. Such a shame that we're almost done with that one too... I'm trying to convince my husband to rewatch one of the older Star Trek series next.

3. Focusing on the progress we did make (this one took me a really long time to come up with...): We've replaced the kitchen ceiling (and added working (!) lights, replaced the ceiling in the toilet room and added a tiny sink for washing hands (we've been washing our hands in the kitchen for 12 years - the lack of a sink in the toilet room is actually quite common in older houses, but it's something that could turn off potential buyers). We've also painted the back wall of the entrance (it used to be dark wood) and finished the ceiling there too. Still lots of finishing touches needed in those spaces, but it is a lot of progress in just three weeks since we arrived home.
And today I finally finished working through my parents' archives. Everything we need to keep is sorted and the rest is gone. That felt so good!


Linking up with Carole Knits' Three Things

8 comments:

  1. I hope it all works out so you can return to the island you love. Just keep digging and look toward the future.

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  2. Lovely kitchen! Don't work too hard & I hope you get to move to the island. I know you'll be so disappointed if it doesn't work out. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you! I'll miss that kitchen when we move. But I still hope we will ;-)

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  3. Lovely kitchen! And, just a kind reminder - be gentle with yourself. :)

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    1. Thank you! And you're right. Being gentle to myself is so much harder than being gentle to every one else...

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  4. wow you are getting a lot finished in a short amount of time. I love your kitchen!!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, listing it helped seeing that we actually did get a lot done. I may need to keep doing that ;-)

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