Reasons to be cheerful 5.2.15

After my weekend meltdown, this week has been better, though not without its challenges, such as the possibility of watching Billy Elliot, just so I can help with the English homework.  The things we do etc etc.

But yes, I've dug deep into the boringness of an unusually humdrum week and managed to retrieve these nuggets for reasons to be cheerful.

Forever Young


I'm still doing yoga that bendy shit, and usually it's pretty similar every time, so we all perked up when our teacher announced this week that we would be doing something different.  And it was one of these:


(That's my sadly missed and very talented mother)

We all groaned, remembering back to gym classes long ago.   But much to my surprise I had no problems at all!  Apparently shoulder stands make you look younger because your heart is higher than your face.  So I will have to practice, and maybe one day I will look like my lovely mum.

Useful Presents


This for Smiley's special needs buggy thanks to a present from a very thoughtful friend.


The tale of the punt


An overseas friend enclosed a 20 punt note in her Christmas card this year from a long ago trip to Ireland, and I went to the Central Bank today and exchanged it for €25.39. Not bad, I thought. So check behind the sofa, people, you just never know...

Life after death


I made a will! Once again the push to do this came from the IPB group and a good deal on Pigsback. It's not finished as the special needs stuff has been left open.  But at least I know that I've made some effort to improve the lives of my children after I've gone.  And done a proper grown up thing too.


Ojos World


10 comments:

  1. I've been a bit remiss with my blog reading, and writing, lately. So I've missed this meltdown stuff, do hope you're doing ok sweetheart!
    (Seriously LOVE that it will for now, and evermore, be known as that bendy shit *takes a bow*) xx

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  2. Love a thoughtful gift can't beat them. Hope you're feeling brighter now. I will never call it yoga ever again, bendy shit is far more appropriate in my opinion! Xx

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  3. its great to find the things that have made us smile when life seems grim! I had to remake my will when I got divorced to ensure my kids would be looked after. Hope we don't need them used anytime soon!

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    1. I'm not planning to use mine for many years!

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  4. Wow, good on you on the Will front - something I must attend to - AND on the shoulder stand!
    I hope I'll be joining you in a form of the 'bendy shit' type class. Figuratively speaking, not literally. Unfortunately! xx

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    1. Hopefully there will be some classes back in your life soon xx

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  5. What a lovely sum of money. Hope you spent it on yourself. Yes, although it sounds and feels horrible, it is so important to have a will.

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    1. It got me a few little treats alright, mainly of the caffeinated variety :)

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