Reasons to be cheerful 11.12.15

Another week of crazy ups and downs. Thursday morning found me sobbing on the shoulder of Smiley's bus driver at 9.15 in the morning, as nosy rat-running commuters stared out through their fogged up windows to enjoy the show. Totes embarassballs as I might say if I was 30 years younger. Twelve hours later I was in the pub enjoying this with a great bunch of special needs mammies from my daughter's club, which made me feel very cheerful indeed.


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.


Wednesday morning


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.



Reasons to be Cheerful


12 comments:

  1. So glad she seemed to enjoy her party. I rely on my car too its far from glamorous but it gets us there. Wish I weighed 11 stone - well done you!

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  2. I love how you keep going with so many challenges and do see the joys very brightly when they happen. All the very best to you and yours. Oh and well done on the fitness drive - I am with Becky and wish I weighed that! Getting there but slowly

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    1. You're doing amazingly well Kate, an inspiration.

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  3. Sorry to hear about the sobbing on the bus driver's shoulder. Hope that having a good cry helped. I think your car is cute! xx

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    1. I think I'll whisper quietly to my van that you said that, it might do it good :) xx

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  4. I'm glad smiley enjoyed the party, she looks fab. Also glad your boy did the whole school thing, little positives like that are huge to us! (whatever the tears were about, I hope it was resolved) xx

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    1. Yes, I try to celebrate every little positive :) xx

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  5. I'm glad Smiley enjoyed her party and very pleased that your trusty steed has surpassed itself this week! (I love my car too!)

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  6. I am so very glad that you had that much needed night out and that cocktail looks delicious! Smiley looks wonderful and I'm glad she had a Christmas party to go to.
    Lovely reasons to be cheerful that I hope make up for the tearful moments :)

    PS You've probably guessed that my recent post started out as an R2BC one but I couldn't get it done in time!! xx

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    1. I think the link is still open if you want to link up xx

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