Monday was one of those days. On the heels of my trip to Mt. Carmel, in a rush to get my piano studio in a state of readiness by the time my first student showed up at one o'clock in the afternoon, I despaired as everything around me seemed to fall apart right before my eyes.
The refrigerator door was left standing open overnight so when I woke up everything inside was at room temperature. My printer ran out of toner cartridge. The vacuum cleaner wouldn't pick up. My toilet tank lever snapped in two.
The good news is everything is back to normal by now. And I know how to do a few things I didn't know how to do before. Like replace a vacuum cleaner belt and a toilet tank lever. These are valuable skills for a single woman to have. It wasn't easy dealing with the unexpected. But I am grateful for the lessons learned.
By today's end, I was ready for some chocolate. Click HERE for my ninety-second chocolate mug brownie recipe. You won't be sorry!
What do you do to reward yourself at the end of a long, challenging day?
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#ROW80 update: I am still plugging away on my novel manuscript, writing a minimum of 500 words a day, but I just can't commit to more than that at this point in time. So I am extending my deadline until August 31st, hoping that James Scott Bell's Plot and Structure will help me work through a few problems I am having. How are the rest of you doing?