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.
I'm still doing
(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.
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.