Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mini post: Reasons to be cheerful 1.11.12

This is week two 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 lovely home hairdresser who copes with a busy Mum, a gorgeous young wan, a boy with aspergers and a girl with cerebral palsy.  And I must book another appointment as Smiley is starting to resemble Rapunzel...



2. A great university just a couple of miles up the road, so Angel can live at home. I know that she will have to leave at some point, but right now it's so lovely having her here.

3.  My blog and the blogging community.  It's better than therapy, cheaper than counselling, and I can do it anywhere.  Am eating pizza right now.

Three reasons to be cheerful

1. Halloween.  At 5.30 pm I was still carving the pumpkin, and the scary cakes were still in the oven. Two hours later and it was all finished. With every last sweet given away. A relief in every way.

2. My special girl had a lovely birthday weekend. A party, shopping and cheesecake all featured, as well as lots of time with mum. The first thing that aspie boy did on Smiley's special day was sing happy birthday to his sister without being prompted.  Not only had he remembered her birthday, but he decided to do something nice for her too.

3.  I was wondering where my son was earlier today and I found him and his big sister Angel sitting together to watch a film, just like any other brother and sister.  Definitely a heart-warming moment.

30 comments:

  1. Love Smiley's hair! Can i have some please!!
    And i know just what you mean about a university nearby for Angel. I was lucky enough to have Lou stay at home while she studied - at least i knew she would be fed and have a decent roof over her head.
    I am hoping and praying that Paul gets into the Royal Scottish Conservetoire - he has an audition on the 15th and an interview. Please, please pray that he keeps his cool and that the panel see his potential, he's worked so hard to get where he is just now. ANd when he is a world famous music therapist, you can always say you "knew" his mammy!!! I will gladly share bragging rights!!!

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    1. I will keep my fingers crossed for Paul, and who knows one day he might be able to help my kids- I've often thought of trying music therapy with them :)

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    2. Oh, you will get him for free - just feed him and he'll play his clarinet as long as you want!!!
      Actually - he may be going to Dublin early next year with the Strathclyde University Concert Band. Some Festival or something thay've been asked to go to. More details if and when!!

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    3. He should love Dublin! I hope he does get here :)

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  2. Wow look at those plaits, my hair is thick, but they are gorgeous! x

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    1. Her hair is also straight and shiny - no GHDs required x

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  3. Oh but Rapunzel is a great look! :D And is that Connect 4 in Smiley's lap there?

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    1. Rapunzel may be a great look, not quite so great for washing and brushing :) and yes she has a 'thing' about the plastic bits from Connect Four sets - I have to buy a new one every year :)

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  4. Ahh lovely, isn't smileys hair beautiful? and lovely to her Aspie boy sung to her unprompted on her birthday. Have a great weekend, Mich x

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    1. You've no idea how much the singing meant to me :D

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  5. Very nice. Your mini post made me smile.

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  6. Nice post Sky - Smiley looks great, but I understand you that longer hair are hard to brush them. I have fight with Loris almost every day... at least twice a day... :o)

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    1. Loris' hair is gorgeous too, judging by her Halloween pic :)

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  7. I love no. 3 :-)I was delighted to get rid of all the halloween goodies too.... and then pre-teen comes home with a bag as big as himself!

    xx Jazzy

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  8. Lovely hair! Glad she had a great time for her birthday. :)

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  9. I am loving these posts. Isn't it great highlighting all the good stuff. I don't know about you, but it certainly makes me feel better. Smiley's hair is stunning. As for Aspie Boy singing.. well, that is HUGE! :)

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    1. It makes me feel better too and you're absolutely right about the singing :)

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  10. OMG Smiley's hair is fab! MC would be so jealous of her Rapunzel locks. So glad she had a lovely birthday and it's fab that Angel is close by for now. Hopefully there will be more film watching moments with his sister xx

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  11. Lovely picture painted of family life.

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  12. Lovely to read this :) Particularly as I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment for no particular reason! Thanks for posting.

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  13. Three lovely reason but #3 awww that's special. Have a great week!

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