I have to agree. I have been angry lately in real life too.
Combo of things I think, though the architect is the chief focus of my...ahhh....ire.
She did have a solid point though that one of the realities of living expat is a certain level of frustration and anger.
The same could be said of people embarking on a home renovation.
Despondency is guaranteed.
SO today after a, shall we say, grim beginning...imagine me weeping gently in the kitchen as I am making my tea and the man looking at me somewhat confused and miserable as he is just trying to go off in the morning....assuring me that this is all doable and I have not engaged us all in the worst mistake of our lives and to stop apologizing.
Got the picture?
Well, first I found this video which was cool, and also had pretty cheery music, and some fun dancing....and that got me going on music.
It is absolutely magically how it can completely alter your mood, and thank all the good little fairies in the forest for that, no? So we had a bit of a youtube morning, finding anything that was upbeat.
I continued working on this theme....sugar at snack...yes, I went out and bought candy...I needed all the sweetening I could get.....
Went and bought some Xmas decorations before lunch. Gotta get me excited about that...doable, manageable and cheery...clear goals are good in life....had a micro-nap. I kid you not, the sucker was utterly pathetic....between youngest tossing advent calendars on my head, and card games and playing the harmonica in my ear, the dog managed to lick my eye as well; maybe it smelled of chocolate.
Helped though. Played cards with youngest, freaked out trying to figure out her homework about the human excretory systems...utterly INCOMPREHENSIBLE question...holy mother of small toadstools (I'm having fun making these suckers up).
Made a conscious effort to laugh, to notice the sunshine, to see what I love about being here....heck I was even glad to go to the dentist! Truly...three of us through, and the man got his teeth cleaned...no wait, delightful lady) who weirdly saw me last year in LONDON at the Tate Modern. Life is very strange. ANYWHOOO, it all cost, get this.....45 Euros!!!
What's not to love.
Off to Amazon to do some Xmas shopping, and you tube to listen to some music.
Think I'm gonna be getting myself an iPod...music is a miracle. Too bad the man likes stuff like John Pryne so much. My favourite *snort* song by him is the one that sings about the hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes. Just stick your head in the oven now!
Nope...loading the sucker up with some HAPPY music.