And I've more reasons too...
Getting fit not thin
I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I love going to the gym. This gym anyway. Perhaps there's a gym for everyone out there and you just need to persevere until you find one that helps you reach your goals and makes you feel good too.
I got another health, weight and fitness check this week, and all the key measurements are better. No spectacular changes, but at my age, I think this way will work better. The best news is that my weight is about to dip below 11 stone for the first time in four years. I'm well pleased.
Smiley's Christmas party
It was a first for her, and a very rare night off for me. She was confused as she left, and tired when she came home, and I'm waiting for the happy party photos to arrive, but she looked great in her new dress.
Perfect mornings are so rare, they have to be celebrated. Smiley woke up in a fabulous mood after her party and ready to go. My son got up on time and went to school happy with his new haircut. Lots of my on-line Christmas orders arrived to help reduce my stress levels. There was Facebook love for a recent blog post - yes, sad as it is, it does matter to me. I managed to choose and buy a new blue hoodie for my son and here he is actually wearing it!
And it wasn't raining!
My little van
It may not be pretty, it may not be stylish, but it's such a workhorse, and rarely causes me any trouble. There have been several times this week when I've been on the clock trying to complete up to six journeys a day, reminding me how lucky I am to be able to rely on it.