Thursday, February 6, 2014

The door is not rotting and other reasons to be cheerful 6.2.14

Life is fairly quiet and dull chez blue sky right now.  The days are passing by.  Stuff happens that is annoying and frustrating, but nothing really newsworthy.  My 'blank mind' version of CBT is helping, as is the occasional glass of wine.  Life is okay, so some good thing must have happened, right?

This is what I've come up with for Reasons to be Cheerful this week....

A driving licence.


No, not for me, for Angel.  She only applied back in December when a new 'efficient' computerised system was introduced.  Or something like that.  Well her provisional licence finally arrived yesterday.  Once we have the 'L' Plates, I will have someone to share the driving with!  Am actually looking forward to it.

An escape attempt.


No, not really, but I did get out of here for quite a few hours on Tuesday, when myself and Angel went to see The Wolf of Wall Street.  Loved it, and my huge tub of Ben and Jerry's :D

My doors are not rotting


I have a lovely home, I know I do, but as someone who doesn't understand that internal working of houses (I do try), the slightest sign that something is amiss sends me into a tailspin of worry.  So when I saw this, I thought the worst.



Rot.  In windows that are only 13 years old!  Frantic checks of the bank balance to see how much was in there, would there be a choice of a wet room for Smiley or new doors?  It seems I overreacted.  Not for the first time!  Apparently all it needs is a little sanding and varnishing.  Sure I'll just add that to the 'to do' list....

Thanks to Ojo's World for hosting this month.


Ojos World






21 comments:

  1. I tried to do the blog hop but not sure I'm doing it right! I added in the html code to my blog but it seems to have upset my formatting and I can't get my paragraphs etc to behave! Can you have a look? Any ideas what might be the problem. Also, how to I get the Reasons to Be Cheerful picture onto my blog? I'm living and learning! Must go and see the Wold of Wall street too although three hours is a long time out of my life!

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  2. Great that you joined in!

    Blogger won't allow me to post the html answers here - but you can email me on stilllookingforbluesky@gmail.com and I'll try and help xx

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  3. Fabulous on the license! YAY to shared driving!! Glad you got out to see a movie-and..Ben And Jerry's-love their vanilla caramel fudge! I could live on it. So glad your doors are not rotting-as a homeowner of a house in constant renovation, I totally understand your fear. So lovely when it turns out to be minor! Glad you have had some nice things happening. :))

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    1. Do you know, I don't think I've tried their vanilla caramel fudge, but I will on my next trip :)

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  4. I'm dreading biggest boy getting old enough to drive, I'm not old enough for him to drive!
    Thank goodness it's not a big job on your windows, houses are expensive things aren't they?
    As for the pictures, it's my favourite escape, I love it. I love the nachos, I love the popcorn, I love everything. Especially the fact that I HAVE to turn my phone off, it's the law or something isn't it?? Xx

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    1. Actually here in Ireland we don't have to turn off the phones, just silent them and I do admit to holding it all the way through the film just in case the babysitter is in contact!

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  5. It's great when they are finally old enough to share the driving, that is definitely a R2BC as is a sneaky trip to the movies! :-)

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    1. Just need to actually get started with the lessons now :)

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  6. Fab reasons, good news about your windows and a trip to the pictures is always good :)
    Here's mine this week: Lovely reasons, enjoy your new car and little A feels much better soon :) http://www.autismmumma.com/2014/02/grateful-and-new-life-r2bc/

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  7. good luck with the learner driver! must be great to get big girl time with her. have fun sorting out your doors

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  8. So glad your door is easily salvageable and good luck to your learner driver! I'd love to see that movie.
    You've been 'escaping quite a lot recently.... hmmmm ;-) Good for you!

    Thanks for introducing me to Reasons To Be Cheerful :-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. I'm really loving your reasons to be cheerful posts :) xx

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  9. Sounds like you have lots of reasons to be cheerful xx

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  10. Great to hear that Angel will be driving and I am so glad that your door is NOT rotting. I hate paying out money for the upkeep of a house... would rather spent it on traveling! xx

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    1. I hope to spend it on traveling one day too xx

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