Thursday, July 18, 2013

Reasons to be cheerful 18.7.13

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart


We have programmes


When everything went digital, Smiley's telly went blank.  She could still watch her favourite videos, but I wanted her to have a bit more variety than that, especially as I suspected that we would be spending a lot of the summer indoors, to keep my son happy.  So I got another Freesat box and this week the two of us were happily sitting together and looking at the news like an old married couple!

Family Meals


My son is now tolerating Smiley sitting at the table with us, so we can have proper family meals again. I couldn't do it before because he's afraid of catching germs from her.  He still is, but I think he is beginning to grow out of this fear.

Shopping and music


On Saturday my son's usual arrangement fell through, but he still agreed to go into town to keep Smiley happy!  Plans had to be changed but some shopping was done - for him of course - but cake was also involved, so my special girl was happy enough.

I made up for it on Sunday by bringing her into town for the Street Performance World Championships - a day late - and with all the music and excitement, she just loved it all.



Dancing to the Gospel Choir...


Summer on the radio


We've been spending more time in the car going places and there's nothing like switching on the radio and hearing one of your favourite songs.  Like this one.  And Smiley's doing her little head dance in the back, and I'm doing mine in the front, and you turn the music up and the windows down and it's hot and it's cool at the same time, and it feels like summer :)

Young people DO get jobs


I just heard the stunning news this morning that my nephew has landed his dream job as an officer in the Royal Navy :)

Thank you


And finally a huge thank you to all my friends who rallied round this week when I needed help. You know who you are xx


22 comments:

  1. Those are lovely reasons to be cheerful. :) I too LOVE driving in the car and listening to music with my herd..loved your description of it-hot and cool at the same time..:))

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    1. Sometimes those car trips are the most restful times .. :)

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  2. Such great reasons, love the summery photos and congrats to your nephew!

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    1. Yep, we're actually having a real summer in Dublin this year!

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  3. Hooray for freesat! I love my box. It is far better than Sky I think anyway.
    I love this week's reasons & the great pictures too. x

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    1. OOh so glad I've found someone else on Freesat! I can't understand why more people haven't been converted... :) x

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  4. Lovely reasons - lovely about your nephew x

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  5. She looks so so happy in the picture, just wonderful! Glad you're enjoying the sunshine, I love the strange looks I get when i am sat at a traffic light and playing the same song over and over! haha x

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    1. Sounds like you have to wait ages at traffic lights! x

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  6. Sounds like a good week. Have a good weekend to go with it. xx

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  7. Ohh so pleased to hear your boy is being more accommodating of smiley, must make things so much better for you. I too love cranking the radio up with the windows open in the summer, enjoy! Mich x

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    1. Every little step is progress, thanks for your comment x

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  8. I got here from the Reasons to be cheerful linky, and just wanted to say that it sounds like you had a great week and plenty of reasons to smile :) I love the music in the car bit. It what I miss most about not having a car here (in London)...

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    1. Mind you driving in London was pretty scary when I used to do in back in the 1980s!

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  9. I love this post and the huge grin on Smiley's face has certainly brightened my day. Have a really wonderful summer and I am really glad that your friends were there to help you when you needed it. Nothing beats good friends. xx

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  10. Fantastic reasons to be cheerful! I'd have loved to have seen the street dancing. Great news about your nephew :-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. We couldn't see too much, because of the crowds, but the gospel choir was fab :) xx

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  11. She really does have an amazing smile doesn't she. Glad the mealtimes are improving too. My son hates kisses from me as he always says 'yuk germs!'xxx

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