A new job and other reasons to be cheerful

No, not me, it's Angel. After months of uncertainty and worry about her future, she made a decision this week to accept an offer for a "proper grown up job". Her words, not mine. I hope that it's the start of better things for her, and that she'll be very happy working there, especially as she can continue with the gymnastics coaching she loves so much. So that's my big reason to be cheerful for this week, but I have more, too...




No more loose change


Do you worry about all those jars of 1 and 2 cent coins cluttering up the presses now that they are being phased out? I did, but now, thanks to Tesco self service, I got rid of every last one. I know what you're thinking, but obviously I chose a quiet time of the day when there were no queues. I'm not that mean.

Running to catch up


I've found a running group that may be able to help me realise another dream of mine - to run the Dublin Women's Mini Marathon again. I tried in 2011 and failed to meet the qualifying time (to be a runner) by a frustrating one minute. Being pushed by others might just get me over the line that bit faster. I really hope so!.

And finally 


Everything autism-related has been better this week - I only wish I could tell you about it!


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Reasons to be Cheerful


11 comments:

  1. We will have to buddy up with our marathon training! Good news with Angel - and I have to confess to putting lots of coppers in the self service machine ;-)

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    1. That sounds like a plan :) And your posts about running have been encouraging me to get back into it too x

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  2. Oh my, I have bags of 1 and 2p coins that I need to get rid of. Just don't know where to take them! Congratulations to Angel on the job and you on the running - go girls!x

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    1. Thank you, and best of luck with the coins - maybe one of your children would like to post them in a self service checkout for you? x

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  3. More than happy reading this. All great news. What the difference a week makes. Delighted to not hear about autism news. Your telling us is enough.
    Good luck with the running. I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. I love it when everything eems to fall into place. Here's to another good week next week. xxx

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  5. Well done Angel - great news about the job. Send some good vibes this way for the autism please - We are having very frequent meltdowns at the moment - I feel like my patience has totally run out. x

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    1. I knot how that feels - here the worst meltdown years were puberty related and they have settled down now, I hope they do soon for you too x

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  6. I'm so glad the autism stuff has given you a break, its nor been too bad here either! Yay to Angel getting a job, hope she loves it. I'm sure you will smash the running this time, look forward to following your journey xx

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