Over the past little while I've been making some changes, and a key to this has been to strike while the iron's hot, although that hasn't extended to actual ironing. Ironing happens most when I'm making a quilt - the board is up most of the time so what's a few extra bits when there's so much pressing to be done?
As I think I mentioned, I have been listening to the Happier podcast and it has helped me to get so much done. One of my very favourite happiness hacks was to start reading a new book as soon as I've finished the current one. Simple but great advice for someone who can go a long time between reads. The Kindle is now my number one buddy, hmmm, maybe number two after my new phone and I have read so much in the past month. It also helps that we went to an event in Lancaster, part of the writing festival, where we heard Ian Martin (a writer and so-called swearing consultant for the tv show The Thick of It). His book Epic Space was loaded onto my little friend before we'd left the building.
We've had to move lightly since we moved here, we'd only been in this house for 6 weeks when the 2010 election took place and since then we've been paying redundancy roulette with each wave of government cuts, so we've been a bit scared to make any big spending decisions, just in case we need the money for extravagant things like eating and keeping warm.
But even moving lightly we can move differently and doing something now, while the iron's hot has been a very good thing. If I think it's a good idea to tackle a small task then I do it there and then, and it's been working out well. When it's sunny I've been out in the garden, rather than waiting for the weekend or some other undefined time. Yesterday I ran all my little errands - post office, library, walk on the beach, look for the few odd things on the shopping list - and it was the right choice, today it's chilly and damp, not really tramping around with heavy bags weather at all, even if I had the motivation, which I do not.
So, yeah, doing stuff is good, it gets stuff done, and without getting wet.
Speaking of which we still haven't sorted out someone to do the bathroom. This week, I promise.