One Thing: A stupid light bulb

This week’s #onething is quite ridiculous and yet symbolic of what #onething is all about. For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my to-do list, but not your every day to-do list. Oh no, this is the list of non essential items that sort of kind of need to get done but it’s no biggie if they don’t get done until next week, or next month, or um, next year. Those things. Just one. Every week.

This thing has been put off, for YEARS. Yes, years. One of those things that doesn’t really matter so it gets put off, and off again. Until I was sitting in the bathroom (pondering life) and realised that I couldn’t possibly cope for one minute longer if I did not do it.

See it?


A stupid light globe from the heat lamp. And as you know, it gets cold around here and I need to take all the heat I can get on offer. I went to the cupboard that houses all our light globes and what do you know? There was one there all along.


Literally took me 3.5 minutes to complete the job. Sheesh.

Now we have extra heat and a job crossed off that imaginary long list of annoying jobs. I feel ashamed and yet smug all at the same time. It’s very confusing.

What was your one thing this week?
Anyone else got a light bulb that hasn’t been changed in, um, years?
Go choose something, right now, just have a look around and there will be something waiting…


  1. Clean the fans!!! They are so filthy they make me want to vomit!

  2. Mine is the silly little globe in the range hood – who designs these damn things. It went out a few weeks ago and as a full time cook -it’s a big pain. Last week a big piece of plastic fell from the range hood – call service guy and takes a picture and says I’ll have to loo into it.. Globe still out and now can’t use the range hood at all… What is a cook to do….

    • Reminds me Vicki I need to do my microwave globe! Bugger about the range hood…hope it doesn’t cost a fortune to fix.

  3. a good job out of the way beth!
    in the process of dwindling my list down!
    one thing! … bedside table drawer!
    I will do it tomorrow!;) going out today!
    btw going to try that zucchini and parmesan soup! it looks delicious!
    i’ll send to my sister!
    love m:)X

  4. I laughed when I read this – I have one of those lists too! I call it my List of BS.
    Lately on the BS List:
    – take down old paper bag kite that’s been wrapped around one of the balcony posts (28.5 seconds)
    – Give kids’ forgotten beach rock collection a new home in the garden (0.05 seconds)
    – Put photos in photo frames that I got for my birthday… LAST YEAR (…I’ll do it later.)

  5. Ok confession time. I have NEVER changed a lightbulb. This only just dawned on me when I read your post. I’ve always been a clutz on a stepladder and managed to fob the task off to someone else. Next time one goes, I am going to do it. Thank you for the inspo!!

  6. Lisa Mckenzie says

    I cleaned out the pots and pans and cake tin cupboard….what a mess it was,not now though

  7. Haha. I thought that only one light globe (out of 2) in our bathroom worked. I was trying to do my make up in the worst light for…6 years. Mr Unprepared comes right along and puts in two globes all of a sudden and everything’s fine and I was like, “oh”.

  8. Don’t forget to buy 2-3 more at the hardware store nextime you go.

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