Friday, May 13, 2016

Link Love--Chaos Edition

For the past few days, our master bathroom has been torn up while we have our shower and tub surround rebuilt, and a new floor laid. As these things do, what started with a few tiles coming loose morphed into something much greater. Oh, well, after nearly 20 years, it’s time for a change. While I’m close to home supervising the work, comforting the cat (who’s having a nervous breakdown) and researching such fun home projects as “how to take wallpaper down” and “hanging a towel bar on ceramic tile,” here are some links that have kept me sane during the process:

Positively Present’s Dani DiPirro wrote this fine piece, “10 Things Happy People Don’t Do” for livehappy.com.  Don’t get stuck in a negativity trap.

“Happiness is not a goal or a dream, it is a state of mind” is the first of “Eight Forgotten Truths About Happiness.”


This story cracked me up: an online poll to name a new polar research ship in Britain results in a hilarious choice. While the research vessel won’t be named Boaty McBoatface, one of its remotely operated sub-sea vehicles will be.  

For those of you navigating midlife with me, this thought-provoking post by author Brene Brown notes that midlife is not about answers, it’s about living the questions.

Lucky or unlucky, today is Friday the 13th.  Check out these 13 fun facts about the day. 

I’ve spent far too much time giggling at the antics of Simon’s Cat:



OK, back to the chaos. Hope you have a very happy (and lucky) Friday!

Demolition of shower in progress
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4 comments:

Deborah Nolan said...

Dear Kathy so glad you are keeping your sense of humor during remodeling. I am sure when it is finished it will have been worth it. Going now to check out your links. Also thanks for Simon's cat. Made me smile. Hugs!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Debbie--I love Simon's Cat (the Christmas tree one is hilarious). Hope you enjoy the rest of the links and have a super weekend.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Hi Kathy, I don't envy your mess, but hopefully it will be worth it once it's finished. I'm going to check out your links. Good luck on your remodel!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Cheryl--I know it will be worth it. It's going to be awesome...once it's finished. Hope you enjoyed the links.