Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Kettle Sings And Other R2BC

Here are my Reasons 2B Cheerful this week....

DD Is Eight!
We celebrated DD's birthday. Eight. In many ways unbelievable how the time has gone. I was going to write that it's flown but it hasn't flown - I feel like she's been here forever, it's just gone. And whilst no more baby in the house is a bit sad, it's also wonderful that we can do more interesting things together (more interesting for me that is), we're more mobile, and we're better company. I can only see these advantages increasing over the years. I can always find a baby to cuddle and then give back if I feel the urge.

The Kettle Sings
My electric kettle broke. I accidently put it on for two seconds without any water in it and it fused the whole house. The electricity was fixed with the flick of a switch of course, but only if the offending kettle was unplugged.

I dug around at the back of the corner cupboard in the kitchen and found my old kettle from way back when. It actually sings when the water is boiling. I came over all nostalgic. There was something comforting, in a Mrs Bridges sort of way, about putting the kettle onto the stove over the flame. (I wonder if I'd have felt the same if I had an electric hob?).

Anyway, as lovely and cosy as it is using the old-fashioned kettle, it doesn't half take ages to come to the boil. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a new electric kettle and come back to the future where I live.

A General Contentment
I'm sitting here trying to think of a third R2BC because two isn't enough for a R2BC post. Not that there are any rules, but it just doesn't look right to stop at two. I can't think of anything specific except to say that there is an aura for calm and contentedness about me and my home that I've not felt for a long time.

Without getting too spiritual about it, there are times when you feel like life is a struggle and times when things seem to fall into place and feel right. I'm in a falling into place and feeling right phase. I've no idea what I've done to get here. I don't know what shifted and changed everything - although nothing has actually changed except inside my head.

Confused? Yes, me too but I'll have another week like this please.

As always, I'm linking up with R2BC which is on Lakes Single Mum this week, hosted by the lovely Becky.


  1. So glad you had a good week, Happy Birthday to your DD - 8 was my favourite age, and I think perhaps my parents enjoyed my company at that age too, so happy times ahead for you both hopefully xxx

    1. I'm trying to remember being 8. I remember being in a class of 40 children at school and it not being a good experience. Apart from that I don't really remember anything any different from any other age around that time. 14 was a great year.

  2. So glad you had a good week. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. My little boy is 8 in January. Enjoy xx