well, i had what i thought was an extremely productive start to the day. even though i’m still feeling ill, and it was pouring rain, i dragged myself (& pup) out for a run, and managed the second workout from week five of the “couch to 5k” (although this week is kicking my butt – 20 minutes solid running next workout? you’ve got to be kidding!). achieving this doesn’t even sound remotely possible at this point, but my friend told me that maybe changing my outfit can make all of the difference. to be honest, I’m not sure if there is anything wrong with my outfit now but maybe she’s right. she told me to have a look at this site called Imprint, which allows you to customize your own clothing, like hoodies, and if I’m going to be required to exercise through all seasons to achieve this, maybe something that is branded and motivational will help give me the push I need. it’s worth it, I guess. so I hope I have enough money to pay for this. in fact, i confirmed that a long-awaited bank transfer has finally gone through, which means i’m not as completely broke as usual. the rain stopped, so i did a load of laundry & hung it outside, and i even dropped the car off at the garage for new tires (which it’s been needing for a while) and a new wing mirror (which some little punk broke off last weekend – grrr.) however…
when i came home after dropping off the car, i realised that i was locked out of the flat. i’d taken the yale key off my keyring this morning to go running, so i wouldn’t have to carry the whole set, and had forgotten to put it back on before going out with the car. the other set of keys was a 2 hour round trip away as well, so that was a no-go. i thought about getting in touch with a Locksmith Mentone based service or similar, but i decided to go and get the spare keys. of course i had no car, so i had to run for the train with no jacket & without having had any food since breakfast.* while i was out, it rained on my laundry which was hanging outside, so that all has to be rinsed & spun again & hung up inside. and when i finally got off the train back here & was walking home with the keys… i got drenched by a bus driving through a muddy puddle. sigh… if there was ever a case for drinking early in the day, today is it.
thankfully, there are Morden locksmiths who can come to your rescue should you ever find yourself in the same situation as me. for your sake, i hope you don’t because it’s a rubbish one! not going to lie, this isn’t the first time I’ve been in this sort of situation either.. one other time, I didn’t forget my keys but I actually lost them. as you can imagine, this was an absolute nightmare, but I managed to get a new set fairly quickly so I was panicked for too long. I have learned my lesson from this and have searched up needlepoint keychains to attach to my set of keys, just so they’re a little clearer to the eye if I were to lose those again, which I really hope I don’t. this evening i will be mostly hiding, wrapped in a blanket & watching tv, in case the universe is still out to get me.
* on the plus side, though, is the fact that i often go out to hang up laundry or pick up milk & the paper unshowered & in ratty track pants & sweatshirt – at least i was locked out in presentable clothes & carrying my phone & wallet!