Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mini Post: Reasons to be Cheerful 10.11.12

Today was set to be hard: one year ago exactly I said goodbye to my Dad for the last time.  Perhaps it hasn't hit me yet, or perhaps I am living life as he would want, because today I'm feeling pretty good.

It's all down to my son.  I have abandoned the 18 month bedtime battle that caused so much stress for me and led to meltdowns from him.  Then something happened on Wednesday at about 11am in school.  It's almost as though someone flicked a switch.  He apologised to everyone, settled down, started working and has been a different child since then.  Well mostly..

So this is week three of my six-week challenge to find 3 good things and 3 reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Three good things in my life:

1. My neighbours who are reserved but friendly and helpful.

2. My GHD. Okay I *may* have mentioned it before, but if you saw my hair this morning you'd know just what a central role it plays in my life!

3. Britney, Kylie and all the other pop princesses who brighten up Smiley's day when I am busy.

Three reasons to be cheerful:

1. More free time to blog, to cut my nails, to wash my hair, even to meet friends.  What a relief!

2. I reluctantly gave up yet another morning to attend the first week of a course on parenting teens with aspergers.  It turned out to be interesting, and hopefully useful too.

3. Another ambition fulfilled: I made pumpkin pie to use up spare egg yolks (if which more another day) and the - slightly scorched - jack o'lantern, and it's delicious :)

18 comments:

  1. Sorry about your dad, it's nice to think he'd be happy about how you're living your life. I think that's just lovely.

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  2. I love this and I am visualising you (and the said gorgeous hair) with a little more time to nurture yourself. Wohoo!!!

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  3. PS Thinking of both of our darling Dads too. XX

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  4. I have also lost my dad, so I know that empty heart feeling. Cyber hug to you. Really pleased to hear that you have so many things to be cheerful about. Waving to you from London!!! x

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    1. Ooh another trip :D Look forward to reading about it x

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  5. Wonderful news about Aspie Boy... I am so thrilled :-)

    Thinking of you on your dad's anniversary.

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Things have slid a little bit since then, but a lot better than they have been :) xx

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  6. I hope the day continued to be one that was positive and you managed to remember your dad with a smile. Those are great reasons to be cheerful - and hoorah for that magical 11am moment last Wednesday! x

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    1. I know, if I could bottle that 11am moment and what caused it, I'd be on the way to my first million, for definite :) x

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  7. I love your Reasons To Be Cheerful posts. They're a great way to remind us to focus on the positive things in life - which is vital if we're to stay positive for our children. As a mum to a child with multiple disabilities, I ought to do the same.

    Great news about Aspie Boy. It must feel so beautiful being able to blog, cut your nails, wash your hair and see your friends.

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  8. Ohh glad to hear the parenting course seems good. Have a great week ahead. Mich x

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  9. Oh, a tough anniversary :( Definitely makes the 'reasons exercise more needed. Good about the parenting course and especially the let-up on the bedtime!!!!! Long may it continue xX

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