The things I rely on.

Over the last few weeks there have been a couple of occasions where we have been without a car for a few days at a time. And in a few days I’m going to lose my laptop for a bit because it’s been having issues and needs to be sent away (naughty laptop!). Don’t worry about me though, I’ll just boot my husband off of his computer :)

It’s got me thinking about how much I rely on things. I definitely rely on having a car. I totally take for granted the fact that I (usually) have a car sitting in the garage ready for us to use whenever we need it. Lots of people don’t have a car or don’t drive and they get along just fine, but it has been a bit of a challenge for me. Although I’ve realised that it’s actually not that hard to find other ways of getting around, it’s just that it was too easy not to.

But since losing one big thing that I relied heavily on, I’ve had to rely on several other things: friends allowing me to borrow their umbrella stroller so that we can get on and off the train more easily, trains running on time (and just having to deal with being late when they are not!), other friends ferrying us to and from the airport, the weather (since I’m not walking around in the rain!).

I guess if I never had a car to use my life would be organised differently and I would be worrying about losing something else that I relied on. No point thinking about that.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever mentioned that I have never had my own sewing machine. I used to rely on the fact that I could borrow our sewing machine from work whenever I wanted (I used to work in an after school programme, we had a machine to teach the kids how to sew). I now have my mother-in-law’s machine, and am relying on her to continue to be happy for me to use it. I think I’ve had it for 2 or 3 yrs now! Thanks Tricia! One day I’ll get my own shiny new sewing machine, and overlocker, and a big sewing/craft room…

I’ve also been thinking about how fortunate I am. I have a gorgeous, healthy little girl and a wonderful husband who works his butt off to take care of us all and to allow me to spend my time sewing and crafting and then blogging about it! I definitely rely on him to continue to take care of us, I hope he realises how much we appreciate it. What more could you really need?

What do you rely on? Family to help out with the care of your children? A friend to drive you to work? Your 50 yr old sewing machine to just keep on going?

Nicola xx

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