It’s not been the easiest of weeks to accentuate the positive. Turns out I’m not due for a free upgrade on my phone until July so I have had to buy a cheap as chips pay as you go phone, which does what phones do as opposed to what computers do. Also it looks like a toy. I know, I know that I shouldn’t be so attached to things like phones….
I finally got a cable to plug my laptop into but now the battery doesn’t seem to be charging. Is it possible that the cable chewing cat blew the battery when chewing through the cable? How is he still alive after all these electric shocks? Maybe he needs electricity to live like that character in the X-Files?
And then we don’t have a landline. This is the cable chewer again. The universe is clearly trying to get me to disconnect….
And on top of that the old health issues have been rearing their ugly heads this week.
So onto the tilt list.
* The cats. Cable chewer and all. It is a great lesson in unconditional love to still treat both cats equally despite the fact that he is naughty and she is not. It helps that he’s cute as buttons of course!
* My bike. Considering what a cheap piece of rubbish it is it gets me miles and miles and miles very quickly. Imagine what I’ll be able to do when I get a proper road bike. (Any of you who read Caitlin and Jenna’s blogs will know that they did a 100 mile bike race last Sunday and I have been super inspired. Clearly I am not aiming for 100 miles straight off. I think I’ll start with 25 ).
* Equally my body. Despite the plethora of non-working and broken parts of it, it still fairs me pretty well what with all those miles on the bike every day. And the Yoga it heals itself with.
* Himself for putting up with me when I’m whinging (probably one of my most unattractive qualities).
* Taking photos. Himself, who is one of the best untrained photographers I’ve come across, has been teaching me how to “see” photographs. This is a brilliant way of just being in the moment, being mindful of your surroundings. The other day I found myself snapping pictures of wild flowers by the side of the main road. I didn’t realise how absorbed I’d become until I realised everyone in the traffic jam was staring, perplexed…. (see purple flower picture above).