I'm saying that to myself a lot at the moment. I think it's to mark the gulf between my expectations and reality. For example, I know that moving house is stressful, but I'm still occasionally impressed by how stressful it's feeling and how unprepared I feel. Then something which seems to be a major major heartache with it turns out to be very straightforward and I'm equally amazed. Well well well.
I don't think I've prepared myself for the realities of 2007 at all. I have been adjusting my view a lot, but I still expect to be playing catch up from this point forward. I will, however, try to keep plotting my way forward. If some things are easier than I thought, then it follows that others might also be. Think positive. And I'll try not to be too frightened to spend money. I'll need to spend guite a lot. Indeed.
After my foray into giving away stuff on freecycle, a Tv in fact, I discovered a discrepancy in my inventory. A Tv. It turns out that I do require one after all. So I went and bought a rather nice one online. Amazon. It was about 80 pounds more in the shop where I saw it. This reduction in price pretty much forced me into buying the unit. Thing is, had I had my old Tv, I would have just stuck with it. So either I've done myself a favour by giving it away, thus talking myself into a lovely new one, or I've managed to spend a ton of money owing to over generosity and bad planning. Either way, I'll look forward to the delivery on Wednesday.
It's strange how I am with money. I will easily spend 45 pounds on petrol and not bat an eyelid. Similarly, I might spend 20 pounds on a night out, or more on an electrical item. But, given the chance to buy a Dvd I really want for 10 quid, and I'm reluctant. I think it's down to expectations. I expect that I should be able to get it cheaper.
If I've learned anything this week, it's that my expectations are wrong.