21 December 2011

World of Thought

Dia daoibh!

So, in case you don't know it; I'm a thinker. I think a lot about different things. I'm not necessarily a dreamer, I'm more of a realist and a bit of a worrier! I was in a mad huzzy (is that even a word!!) yesterday cleaning the house. I wanted it to be spic and span for Christmas in case we have any guests calling over. Now I don't mind cleaning, but when James (the boyfriend) came in the door that evening and said "I thought you'd have the kitchen done by now" and continued on into the sitting room to sit down and watch the match, it infuriated me, to say the least! About 10 minutes later when I was cleaning the kitchen, Cathal (my small man) decided to bustle in and say "Mom, I think you need to wash the floor, look at my feet!" and lifted up his leg to show me the soles of his feet (which were in fact a bit black looking!) Oh dear baby Jesus..... this re-boiled my blood. I slammed down the pan I was in the middle of washing and stomped up the stairs and threw myself on the bed like a stroppy teenager. I always do this. Well, not necessarily stomp around the place like a teenager, but when I need a time out for myself, my bed is the place I go to. I was wrecked tired from cleaning for hours and then, all those two fellas downstairs can do is complain about what I haven't done. TYPical :(
So it took me a few minutes, but I realised...... oh grow up Laura, just get over yourself. Upon further reflection, their comments only sparked off what was bound to happen regardless. I had no breakfast that morning and was flying around the place for hours, sweating from running up and down the stairs, my arms were aching from scrubbing the bathroom.... you get the idea. I was tired from cleaning. It was my own fault because as per usual I had left everything until the last minute (kinda) and just stressed myself out.
Very original picture of David  'The Thinker'! Source
As I was in my world of thought, on comes James and Cathal with a bouquet of flowers. I had been in my world of thought in my room for about half an hour and didn't realise that they had left, went down town to the shop to buy me flowers. They both came over, hopped on the bed and they gave me the flowers and hugs. I felt a surge of relief and warmth come over me. Such a simple thing - a bunch of flowers completely changed how I was feeling.
Beautiful flowers from Marks and Spencer Source

After that lovely little encounter I continued on thinking! I started thinking about changes I need to make. I wanted to me more organised. That's what my New Years Resolution is going to be. I looked at the flowers and smiled. I wanted to share the same with others. Automatically flowers remind me of Valentines Day. Now I don't particularly "celebrate" Valentines as I'm one of those who agrees that love should be shared everyday, not just on one specific day; but at the same time, sometimes we need a little reminder, and flowers are a lovely way of showing and expressing your feelings for someone. It's strange because that evening I received an email about Valentines day! I know!! It's only December, but there you go! Others are obviously much more organised than little ole me! Here's the link to Marks & Spencer who have set up for people to be reminded when they set up their specially formed shop for Valentines, which will include flowers, chocolates and more gifts. I don't know what came over me or why these flowers affected me so much, but I'm a strong believer in "everything happens for a reason". So I have signed up for the the reminder in the hope that it will help me to become more organised in the New Year and share the feeling of love and happiness! Two birds, one stone! For sure, I will be sending flowers to my mother and close friends and hopefully they might get some sort of positive feeling, just like I did! It's the small things that can make a huge difference to someone's day.



Jenmurphy888 said...

This was really interesting., seriously love your blog! 

corinna nina said...

beautiful little story and reality check lol ......oh man i dont know how many times im in the situation i think everyday lol 5 kiddies a set of 2 year old twins pulling out of each leg ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh but this made me smile as i may not get the flowers but i surely get little pictures done by my kiddies or a flower (might be my last flower in the garden) picked by one of my boys means so much and changes your whole mood like the click of your fingers :) :) 

FitznBitz said...

Aw, thank you Jen!! Hope you're well :)

FitznBitz said...

Exactly Nina, I'm sure you know the feeling!! Sometimes the small things just make you stop and think :) Thanks for reading and commenting :)

Countrygirldoesnorfolk said...

I usually leave loads 'til the last minute but this year I seem to be on track, somehow! It really bothers me if my hubby dares to not be as busy as me and gets me wound up. Flowers are a real treat for me, not something I get given very often so it means a lot to me if I do get any.
Great choice for a resolution, I'm thinking about what to resolve myself, too many to choose from...!

Lauren - Gotta Love A Trier... said...

Ah what a lovely little story and bit of reflection! Them's two decent lads you've got Laura! The cuties :) x

Ellie said...

Dawwhhh how cute of them!! :) Lucky Laura. I hate that stressed up, giving up, frustration feeling you get sometimes when everything just seems to get on top of you. I tend to take to my bed too and 10mins later I realise well it has to be done so theres no point lying here. I always feel better after leaving and relaxing for a few minutes though. I think I need to be more organised for college mostly. Will try. Merry Christmas darling, don't fret about cleaning :) jut relax and enjoy the weekend xxx

FitznBitz said...

Ya, it really got my got that he just wandered into the sitting room to watch the tele and leave me at it! Grr! New Years only around the corner now!

FitznBitz said...

Reflection indeed. Ah yes, they're so good (most of the time!)

FitznBitz said...

I guess everyone.... well, a lot of people get the same frustrations. Thank you for your lovely comment, have a great xmas and new years too :) xo

Dolly Rouge said...

This is a lovely post! I'm much the same as you Laura, I love everything to be perfectly clean and neat, but don't organise myself enough to have the time to get everything sorted without stressing myself out. My resolution for the New Year is to get organised too!

How wonderful that your lads showed their appreciation of you like that! Unfortunately I've usually already shouted at my fella when I'm in a stress huff, which puts him in no mood for flower buying!

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