But I have reasons to be cheerful too.
A big meeting about Smiley
Very very happy with Smiley's post school programme: it's only for two years, but the idea is to review everything to make sure that she is fully ready for adult life (and have some fun too). So I have appointments coming out of my ears for her - but I don't mind that if I feel they are productive. And so far they are.
Best of all, her team really seem to believe in her. They too think that her vocalisations are speech, it's just that her enunciation is so poor that no-one can understand what she is trying to say. But we do answer, of course!
Dancing with my daughter
With more support and more help, I'm feeling more energised to do things with Smiley, and so there's been a lot more dancing, including doing my best Miley Cyrus impression more than once. But wearing more clothes obviously.
Time Out with my eldest
Angel and I have caught the odd episode of Jessica Jones together on Netflix when our down time has coincided in the evenings. Hint: we're loving it.
I also took her to see the final film in the Hunger Games series, which was enjoyable, but I didn't think that it was nearly as good as Mockingjay Part 1.
Part 2 was over long, there was too much dialogue not in the book, too many changes to the story, too many unanswered questions and a schmaltzy ending.
Here's hoping that Star Wars does not disappoint...