I really enjoyed writing my *ta-da* list last week, so much so that I thought I'd put together one this week too. At first thought I didn't think this week had been productive, at all, but I'm here to record the simple things that have felt like a step in the right direction, so here goes.
I sold my very old video camera
I love selling something I no longer have a need for, and this video camera (dated from pre-2000) was something I am way to untechy to ever have a use for. I sold it via one of the usual local For Sale Facebook groups I use, and got a sweet tenner for it. Considering it didn't hold battery, and is that old, I thought I'd take the tenner offered to me for it!
I treated myself to something totally unnecessary, but really fun, with said tenner. We were at this gorgeous little art boutique on Sunday where there were tonnes of gorgeous prints, and those prints were also on teatowels, and in a bid to make my home filled with more joy rather than mundaneness, I bought myself the most awesome gin cocktail inspired recipe teatowel. I'd never spend a tenner on a teatowel, believe me, so this was a real treat for my kitchen.
I've caught up with my fave podcast
I mentioned in last week's post that the inspiration for this *ta-da* list came from my favourite podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, WHICH I HAVE FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH! After ages of listening to the backlog I'd made, I'm finally up to date. This is principally because I made it to the gym three times again last week, and that is where my podcast listening happens. I'm double pleased with myself because I made it to the gym a good few times again, and because now I can start adding to my podcast listening.
My first new one I'm planning to listen to is Lucy's "What She Said". I love Lucy's blog, Wanderluce, and her podcast features loads of the blogging ladies I love to read and follow, so I'm excited to get a window into their advice through this podcast.
I discovered monki.com
This is a very trivial point in the list, BUT I felt a real moment of YES when my order landed!
How have I never been on this website before?
I got totally sucked in, and made a mass purchase, of which quite a bit has been returned so I can reorder in different sizes. A lot of their t-shirts are definitely on the slouchy fit side and I want to order smaller ones than my usual sizing as I prefer a more fitted fit if that makes sense.
So far I've invested in a few lovely organic cotton t-shirts and tops, to continue in my bid to make my dressed up skirt collection work harder by bringing them down to a more casual style.
Oh, and, some seriously awesome party boots may have also had to make themselves at home too!
We have organsied one of those pesky jobs for our cafe
My dad and brother are builders/joiners. They can do anything; so much so that my dad effectively built both the houses I grew up in. And because of this they are always mega busy with jobs, and my little jobs don't get a look in. That's fine, I'm always pleased they're so busy with work, it just means I have to find someone to do the jobs we need, and I never feel other workmen measure up.
This means I put off organising even the simplest jobs, because I don't want to be disappointed. But, this needs to start to change, as we really want to redecorate all the back wash-up area and staff cloakroom/loo area at our cafe, and I need a load of boxing in doing and new splashback adding before we paint. We met with someone on Saturday, and hopefully have this person fixed to make this work happen in one of the next few weekends.
Ditto to above, re organising a job at home
We did a mountain of building work in our home a few years ago, including sorting our damp proofing. Damp proofing work is very invasive and it was not a fun time.
Everything has been great since, until a couple of weeks ago, when we noticed a weird small patch of damp return, which felt like it almost came back overnight?! As frustrating as this is, our damp proof works are under guarantee, and this week I had the damp proof man back to check it out. Damp has reemerged somehow in the oddest of patches, but they are coming back to do the remedial works necessary. It's just a bit shit that we'll have to have a bare plaster patch for the long drying time, and then need to repaint.
I caught up on the accounts
Yesterday I caught up on my bookkeeping for the business. It's not necessarily a hard job, it's just tedious. I've put off getting caught up since we installed a card machine at the cafe in early August, because said card machine also means double the receipt work and I hadn't worked out the best way to add it into my bookkeeping.
But, yesterday, I finally worked it out and got caught up on the few months of receipts I'd let pile up, which obviously was a major ta-da moment!
And, there goes up another list of random ta-da moments from my past week, and a weird little insight into my life. I hope this week coming can feel equally productive.
Do other people find the most random tasks so satisfying to fulfil? Or get little ta-da moments from something as bizarre as discovering an awesome new online shop?
Tell me, what were your ta-da moments this week?