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If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.
My word of the week this week is:
You know when you have those weeks where everything seems to be going wrong? Where no matter how hard you try, you keep on hitting brick walls? Yep, that’s been me this week.
It’s not been one thing. It’s been a good old mixture. And therein lies the problem, as any one, or even two or three of these, and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid. But they have dominated my week. Here are just a few examples, I won’t list everything as that list will go on and on!
We have had an ongoing plumbing issue for around a fortnight now. This isn’t something that can be easily ignored as it causes an ongoing shrill noise in the house. The house that I am in most of the time, trying to work. Yes, plumbers have been called but not got back to me. A lovely friend has tried to help, but it’s clearly not straightforward, and despite more hours than I care to count trying to figure it out, the issue remains. This has been so frustrating and could sum up my week on its own as it really has taken over!
We need some roofing work doing. It’s starting to bother me now, as I can see a damp patch forming, and we are going into the colder, wetter months. Though I am not keen on the potential expense, I want and need to get this sorted. I tried a roofer who was recommended to me, and have now given them up after several chases. I have another coming today, and I am cautiously optimistic that they will turn up!
Boo had to have two, not one, eye tests, to get to the stage that they were happy with her prescription. Two Saturdays in a row taking her over there for a test, the second one where she had eye drops. Then calls chasing up the glasses as they took a while to arrive. And now they are not right for her, giving her headaches and making everything blurry. More calls, back to square one, yet another test booked in for next week.
I know I can be my own worst enemy when things don’t go to plan, as I work hard to ensure that they do. I see that we need jobs doing, tasks completing, so I arrange to get them done. And now, two or three weeks on, they are still not done despite the calls and the plans, the time it takes. It is so frustrating.
I know that a shift in perspective will help me, and that’s what I have been working on. I am well aware that these are mere trifling issues and that it’s the combination of everything that has led me to be frustrated. But the fact remains that my overriding emotion this week has been one of frustration, so I will allow that word to sum up this week, and then I will do all I can to let go of the frustration and have a better week next week. I am determined!
What about you? What one word sums up your week best?
Please Note! This will be my last Word of the Week post. I have loved running this linky over the years, but it feels right to let it go now. It will be moving to the wonderful home of Anne, over at Raisie Bay every Friday, so go join in there from now on!
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