I appreciate that my title may be a tad misleading as this week has been anything BUT ordinary, but this week we really capitalised on being spontaneous. I like to think that while I love planning, a part of me really enjoys being spontaneous. When our twin daughters were 8 weeks old, one sunday afternoon whilst having a pub lunch we decided to book a holiday. For the next day. So it is well documented that we do like to throw caution to the wind at times. I have to admit this is more my husband than I, as I am the worrier of us, but I like to put my trust in him and go with the flow.
He rang me at midday on Tuesday to tell me that the job he was working on just wasn’t ready for them so he was on his way home. Oh and did I want to order a bathroom…to be delivered the following day! Now for most this would throw them into complete and utter panic, but for me it was music to my ears.
We moved here in September 2015 and from the day we first viewed this house, I absolutely detested the bathroom. Two words to reiterate my point – pull chain. Yes our toilet had a pull chain for crying out loud! It was hideously outdated, dark, dank and just a room I absolutely hated spending any time in. It was always on the list of “things to do” but somehow, 18 months have passed and we were still sat with a grotty bathroom. Last summer, we decided to sort it and push ahead with our renovation plans however we then booked Disneyland (priorities!) so that was our bathroom budget gone. My husband kept saying he would sort it, but month after month passed and nothing was getting done. There is only so many times you can nag so I was kind of losing hope it would ever be finished.
Tuesday afternoon was spent ordering a bathroom which luckily we had been looking at not so long ago, and me packing everything up. On Wednesday morning, I came back from the school run and buying paint to find my bathroom in a skip on our drive – talk about quick moving. As I type this, we are waiting to get the shower and sink plumbed in as our old house and dated bathroom has thrown up some unexpected curveballs with old pipes and poor previous plumbing. I was hoping by today it’d all be sorted, but the other issue is that on at tea time today my husband is heading off to Scotland for 12 days straight so I don’t think it’s all going to be completely finished meaning showers and baths down at my Dads house. It will need grouting and painting but hopefully I will be able to sort that.
So deep breaths and know that sometimes being spontaneous is a great way to live, even if it means crossing your legs whilst the water is off and daily trips to shower elsewhere!