Exiting the black hole and other reasons to be cheerful

I've been stuck in a black hole again for the past week, you really don't want to know why.  Today could be the turning point, as I'm starting to feel a bit more positive and hopefully it will continue.  Perhaps finding some reasons to be cheerful will help.  So here they are:

1. I said "no" to someone.  In the past saying "yes" would almost be a reflex, even when I knew I shouldn't.  Even when I knew that I didn't have the time or couldn't cope with the demands.

2. I wrote two very negative articles but resisted pressing "publish".  Then I wrote a third one....

3. I started cottage hunting to make my occasional runs a bit more interesting.  It's my current retirement plan you see: a little bungalow or cottage by the sea for myself and Smiley.  And the search area is only about 20 minutes away on a good day.  So I park the car, go for a run, snap the house and come home again.

I'd get rid of the cladding!

4. I stayed up late on Saturday night to watch an entire film.  This is a rare thing when I'm at home. Then Smiley only woke me once during the night and she slept in until in half past seven on Sunday, so I didn't spend the next day regretting my indulgence.

5.  My other teenager got a new smart haircut and a new pair of shoes.  Many of you will know just how significant this is!

Hopefully next week there will be more of the same.  For all of us.


Reasons to be Cheerful


14 comments:

  1. I did read your post, but didn't want to comment and be another negative voice. I'm cross, fat and tired! I'm glad you found reasons to smile (especially staying up late woo!), when you retire, I'm going to come stay in that cottage with you and smiley, for a holiday xxx

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  2. Hope you can find your dream home for retirement! Well done on saying no I need to remember that.

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    1. Saying 'no' does make life a bit more manageable, hope you do x

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  3. Thats a lovely little cottage and well done for saying "no" x

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  4. Ooh, cottage hunting sounds like a lovely thing to do - not so mad on the running but it sounds like it would brighten the process up! Glad you got to stay up late and not regret it, I do so love when that happens!

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    1. I know, I've too many memories of crawling out of bed with a thumping head early on Sunday morning to deal with a needy child!

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  5. I am sorry that you have been stuck in a black hole. That sucks. I hope that this weekend is kind to you and that you have some more lovely reasons to share for the next 'reasons to be cheerful'. xx

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  6. The cladding isn't so bad - I could live in that cottage even with the cladding.

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  7. hope so too for next week for you. xxx

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