Friday, November 7, 2008


It is time for another TGIF post. This was my first week in the new job and I loved it. It exceeds my expectations by miles and goes to show that change is a good thing.

Everybody in the team was more than helpful. Sure there’s going to be the odd drawback and things are not always going to go smoothly but that’s just life. I am grateful to have found a job that I love in an economic crisis like this. Every company you hear or read about now cuts down on their spending. People aren’t hired as readily anymore and things look generally grim. That is why I am really grateful.

We’re going to go and see my parents this weekend. Can you believe that I get to see them less than when I lived abroad? It is ridiculous. Not that they wouldn’t want to see me. No they did not hang steak around my neck so that at least the dogs would play with me when I was little!

It’s just that everyone is just so darn busy.You’d think with all these time saving devices you would have more time but you don’t. The other day the hubby checked the calendar and noticed that between now and Christmas there is not a single weekend that we can spend in peace and quiet at home. Freaky? Yes but it also makes me look forward to the new year.

Anyway back to the time saving. I am really happy that we got all sorts of little helpers. Just imagine a good 60 years ago.

No washer, dryer, dishwasher, no GPS, no car no nothing. Now we’re just taking everything for granted. I am just saying because I got a beautiful sweater that I can’t throw into the washer with all the other things so when it needs to be laundered I have to hunker over the tub and knead and wash and scrub and wash and knead and wring. And when it is finally done and sweat is running down my forehead* I am appreciative of all the conveniences we get to enjoy. Ok I still only use my dryer when I absolutely have to. Mostly in winter because I simply prefer my clothes with that fresh airy smell and less wrinkly**but I sure am glad I can throw a load into it when I need to.

What’s your favorite convenience that makes you go “Yep that’s the shit and makes life real easy.”?

*Note this is only after one piece of clothing
** Not a big fan of ironing if it can be avoided.


Steph said...

SO happy to hear that your first week went good...that is promising! I hate much so that I don't own one. Can you believe that?

Kat said...

Steph Thanks for the heads up.

And if I believe that. Up until the hubby started wearing shirts to work I didn't own one either :)I ironed my sheets by folding them and sitting on them. They would come out looking "almost"ironed. LOL

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job! I am glad that you had such a good week!Have a great weekend with your folks!

Brian o vretanos said...

That all sounds great! I hope it continues to work out.

I don't have a dishwasher, and although I microwave almost everything, I don't think I'd be lost without it (meals would just take longer), so I'd have to plump for the washer/dryer - I bung a load of clothes into it before I go to work and they're clean and dry when I get home.

Melisa said...

I'm glad you like your new position!
Have fun with your parents this weekend.

My favorite convenience item? The computer. Is that bad? I guess the computer AND the washer. (Can I pick two?)

Melissa said...

Ok, this is weird my favorite convienience flat iron. Weird, huh? But I love that thing!

Congrats on the new position!

k a t i e said...

I was only discussing in a rather long D&M with a girlfriend the age of convenience and it's draw-backs - simply because it seems to mean we all take on so much more because there's supposed to be a gadget to cut back on time somewhere else.

I couldn't even contemplate life without a fridge, my washing machine or any of those (although life without ever having to iron is FINE by me) but my Nan did all of those - and to an extent, my mother too, and they weren't worse people for it. They spent more time with their families and less time rushing around trying to do 12 things at once, and get the SatNav to work at the same time.

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