Child 2, who is turning out to be a musicophile, showed me this tune about someone who is grateful for the sour grapes in their life. The lyrics include the following verses:
We had to work a bit more hard
Only just to get a little bit less far
We could laugh about it all tomorrow, couldn’t we?
When all is going wrong and you’re scared as hell
What you gonna do? Who you gonna tell?
Maybe a hundred bad days made a hundred good stories
A hundred good stories make me interesting at parties
It’s very fitting for my current state. After our house purchase fell through, we had to radically change plans, and find alternative accommodation. It has been extremely stressful, and costly, and disappointing (you really get to see the worst of people and of institutions, including those who claim to very much value you/r business).
Ah, well. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the stress won’t have impacted the teen’s A-level exams too badly. And, as the song says, hopefully, we will be able to laugh about it all at some point, and end up with a few good stories (even if the bit about parties does not materialise). And, for the time being, I intend to take full advantage of being close to this running track, again.
And walk past inspirational marks, like this one:
What is not to love about this?
With so much mayhem in my personal life, and a number of professional commitments that I couldn’t shift (like delivering an MBA module), I had neither the time nor the mental space for much else. So, the blog fell by the wayside. Sorry.
I did pick up a good habit, though! I installed the Kindle app on my phone. So, now, whenever I have a little bit of free time, and I have caught up with my blog reading on Feedly, I read a couple of pages of a book, rather than browse aimlessly through social media updates. I warmly recommend this. At the moment, I am reading Bella Mackie’s Jog On.
Oh, and here is that song:
What are you up to? I hope that life has been treating you well.