Reasons to be Cheerful 23.7.15

Another exhausting emotional rollercoaster of a week, with lots of tears, but smiles and sighs of relief too. Not much time for blogging though, but I will always try to find the time for reasons to be cheerful. So here are my reasons for this week...

Sunday Roast


A pain to make, but the one meal that gets all my children at the table at the same time. Conversation flows over the ketchup and this week it was all about the gun laws in the US and of course we solved the problem, now how do we get the US Congress to listen?

Smiley's Summer


I have a list of daily and weekly goals for her, including swimming, outings, social occasions and physiotherapy, and so far I'm achieving them all.

Good drying days


When I can head out with a full basket into the quiet clean cool air of the morning to hang out the washing in the breeze. Always a pleasure.

Treats


Funny how blogging inspires so many things: I just treated myself to an old novel and a DVD of the film that was made of it. Why? Because I want to write a blog post about it! To be revealed.

The best news of all


Three bits of autism-related progress that I cannot tell you about on here, but if this continues, we will have turned a corner.


Ojo's World


22 comments:

  1. Oooh, intriguing, looking forward to getting the update. Sunday Roast.....YUM!

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  2. great reasons, i can relate to the pegging out of washing! #R2BC

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  3. Excellent selection of things. I love roast dinners too, and your last one sounds particularly exciting. Fingers crossed for you. #R2BC

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    1. I'm really hoping that it is exciting Alison x

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  4. Looking forward to the update and glad I'm not the only one thrilled by the drying weather :P

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  5. Susan (Eastendmom)July 24, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    Please, oh please, work on getting the US Congress to listen to you. They certainly aren't listening to us :-( In happier news - washing on the line always lifts my spirits, too. Best of luck on the whole turning the corner thing. Even if you can't share the specifics, I am very happy for you and hope it makes life in general a bit easier.

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    1. Thanks so much Susan, and yes I wish I could realistically help with the gun situation in the US, especially as this morning there are yet more families in mourning after yet another mass shooting, it's just desperate x

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  6. This all sounds lovely...especially hanging the laundry..I love hanging the laundry out..love how it smells when I bring it in. It's one of my favorite parts of summer...:)

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  7. Yay, here's to turning a corner, I hope the good Autism news continues and t sounds as if you are doing well ticking off things on Smileys list. Have a blessed weekend, Mich x

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    1. Thank you Mich, and I hope you're having a lovely week x

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  8. I've got a friend in Canada who recently married an American citizen and had a daughter last month. She has bipolar disorder and back in 2009 had a crisis and was in hospital for a while (though I was talking to her at the time and she was not under section and was allowed out of the hospital a lot during the day). She moved away from her home town (away from the people whose attitudes helped cause her crisis) to another province and has been working as a support worker in a children's home. But she can't get a marriage visa to the States because of her mental health history. Because the US has a lot of gun massacres at military bases, churches, schools, cinemas and workplaces, and why blame freely-available automatic weapons for these things when you can blame the mental illness?

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    1. I will never understand the US obsession with owning guns.

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  9. I do hope that the corner has been turned. Loved your latest Instagram photo. xx

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  10. I saw your autism related news, I hope it continues and that the outcome keeps positive. As usual I have to be different in my commenting, but....................ketchup on a Sunday roast!? ewwww xx

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    1. He, he, the ketchup is for Smiley, she's still at the ketchup mashed into everything stage xx

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  11. A lovely read. Strange as it may sound I sometimes think that not having enough time for blogging is a good thing? Depending on the circumstances of course, and it is hard to get back on board and regain connections.

    Sorry to hear you've turned back around the corner Autism wise (I assume you have comments disabled?). I just want to say that I hope it's a short-lived detour and that you'll be back on track real soon. My fingers are fervently crossed for you ((xx))

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    1. Yes I disabled comments, because I just needed to vent! Glad you enjoyed this post though, and I agree, in theory I would love not to have enough time to blog for good reasons :) xx

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