You know what it’s like – you have days where nothing much is happening, then everything happens at once. We have a lot of big projects at the moment, and yesterday we were having one of those days. Everything needs to be finished NOW, and nothing we were doing seemed to be working. The stress levels were rising and Malcolm was chain drinking coffee! Then the phone rang, and I got to it first. I was a bit stunned to hear the voice at the other end tell me she was phoning from the coroners office, and was ringing about a recent death here. It took a second to work out she had the wrong number (our number is very similar to a local doctors, and she wanted them). Once I’d politely sent her on her way I put the phone down. Malcolm asked who was on the phone, so I said ‘The coroner, are you dead??’ He laughed and said no, and that I looked a bit lively to interest them. It broke the stress and made us both laugh, sometimes we need to be reminded life’s not that bad really, and that did it properly. A little bit Monty Python, I would break into song with ‘Always look on the bright side of life’, but I don’t think your ears could take it! On the way home on my bike I saw the white van man that had tried to kill me on the way to work being told off by the traffic cops. The cherry on the icing on the cake to return me to my normal smiley self
Our oldest child, Michael came home and told me about an interesting lesson he’d had. He’d been told that good parents give their children what they need, not necessarily what they want. This was a revolutionary thought for him, but instead of feeling grumpy and stropping about all of the times we’ve said no and made him eat his greens, he said this was quite cool. I have to admit this surprised me, until he pointed out that it means that parents are a bit like the TARDIS in Dr Who (No not that I’m a lot bigger than I look-thankfully!). The TARDIS never takes the Doctor to where he wants to go, but where he needs to go. I love the way he looked at this, it made me think that maybe we’re not doing a bad job as parents after all (fingers crossed). It occurred to me that our new business is a bit like having a new child. It’s just as demanding, mentally and physically, and we watch each new progression with pride. We are always learning as we go along, and put as much effort into each new project as we would in to taking care of a toddler. So although I still might have a lot to learn, I’m ready for the challenge!
Well here I am making friends with the pigeons outside the office window. They sit on the window ledge, and each one seems to have it’s own personality! I considered naming them, but the laughter coming for the man to my left was enough to put me off that idea….so this is our new company, ‘you don’t sound very busy’ I hear you shout-why am I looking out of the window instead of pressing my nose to the grindstone? I have been working, but I find there is only so much I can take-in in one day. Malcolm knows everything (at least he knows more than I do about all things geeky), and I am quickly trying to get myself to learn useful stuff so he can throw some of the work my way. Between us we have plenty to do, it’s just the balance of knowledge is definitly one sided!