Friday, August 16, 2013

Reasons to be cheerful 15.8.13

At last I don't need to hunt for reasons to be cheerful, so read on to find out why!

Lunch


Feeling like a naughty school girl who was bunking off school, I booked a babysitter for last Saturday afternoon and escaped across the city for a a long lazy lunch in the sunshine.  I was meeting another autie Mum who I rarely see, and it was great to catch up.  Funny how we spent most of the time talking about autism and aspergers though!

Building Billy


My son has been begging for a bookcase for months.  Perhaps it should be called a 'games case' as I don't think he ever planned to put books on it.  I didn't understand the need, as he had storage for all of them already, and there was very little room in his Den for any more furniture.

But, thanks to the RDI therapy programme, I needed to organise more activities that we could do together.  So off we went to IKEA.  And it was busy and stressful, and we both needed time out at one point!  Luckily a cake break in the cafe topped up our motivation levels and we came home with a Billy bookcase, a chest of drawers and a chair - and managed to fit all the boxes around Smiley in her wheelchair too.

Operation Building Billy did not quite go to plan as an RDI Activity, but we did it together, and he  happily spent the next hour organising all his games in alphabetical order on different shelves...

And then there were four


My son was hyper anyway, Smiley went to bed as usual, but in her clothes, and I fuelled up with sugar and caffeine.  And at 11pm we headed for Dublin airport.  Eleven weeks ago, Angel headed for the USA on a J1 working Visa.  Last night she came home.

Wobbly camera due to excitement!

Best feeling ever :D


Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

18 comments:

  1. ah those are such fab reasons - especially that trip to IKEA but most specially your daughter coming home. Can't believe it has been 11 weeks - they've flown by so quick as I remember reading it so recently. I suppose for you it has felt a lot longer though. Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. It did feel like a long time alright! And yes thank you we had a lovely weekend xx

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  2. I am an obsessive Billy bookcase lover! I have two but I need MORE!

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    1. Ha! Have I started a habit I'm going to regret?

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  3. OOh, I'm so excied for you that Angel is home!! Was wondering about her recently.
    Fantastic news about the Billy Bookcase. It doesn't matter if the therapy part of it didn't quite work out OR that it's not for book... fab way to connect with your boy ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Exactly Jazzy - it's the connection bit I'm aiming for xx

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  4. It's amazing how a piece of Ikea furniture makes so many us happy! ;-) What a lovely week for you honey. Glad you got some time to yourself with a friend. It really makes a difference xxx

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    1. Yep, I really appreciate time with my friends now! Hard to believe how I once took it for granted xx

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  5. Great reasons this week. Looking forward to hearing how Angel enjoyed her experience - a guest post maybe?

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    1. There will definitely be a post :) But she's decided that she's not that keen on writing (even though she had a blog before I did!). So I will write and she will approve. Well hopefully :)

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  6. All your babies back home again together, ace! Mich x

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  7. Must be lovely to have your daughter home from her travels - and great to have a bit of me-time :)

    I love Ikea - just got the new catalogue through!!! :D xx

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    1. I'm trying really hard to schedule 'me' time, it's essential for me! xx

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  8. Glad Angel's back and your RDI activity went okay. Hope you ahve a great week x

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes, hope your week is going well too x

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  9. I am so sorry that I got completely behind on all of your blog posts.... although have caught up on them now!! So excited for you that your big girl is now home. As for the RDI activity going to plan.... it really doesn't matter. It is the CONNECTION that you are looking for!! xx

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    1. Some people might say that I write too many :) Thanks so much for reading and for all your help with RDI xx

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