For 2016, I have just one resolution so far: to start drinking Belgian Beer. What, you say? This is based on good science (apparently) and a book that recommends that we should consume more yoghurt (tick), full fat cheese (tick), dark chocolate (one of last year's resolutions) and Belgian Beer. It's called The Diet Myth and I am seriously considering buying it. I've mostly stopped drinking wine, but the occasional beer sounds like a great idea to brighten my life.
And I have more reasons to be cheerful too:
Music to my ears
My son is having a go at learning to play the piano. I really hope he sticks with it as he seems to have some ability. Yesterday we listened together to my favourite piano piece - I used to bash it out very loudly and badly any time I was stressed as a teenager. Am hoping that playing an instrument will help him too.
Smiley rocks Christmas
Smiley has had no accidents (ie soiled pads/nappies or whatever is the latest terminology) since term ended, she's using the toilet like a pro.
She's also sleeping better in her sleep system meaning that I'm getting an extra two hours sleep a night. I swear I haven't yawned since the 23rd.
This improvement could be down to me. Based on a hunch, I've changed her seating during the day, and it seems to be having an effect. If I'm right, there will be a lot of urgent phone calls to be made in the new year about her wheelchair. They say that mums know best, and it's great when it sometimes seems to be true. Perhaps another resolution for 2016 should be to trust my parenting instincts?
I hope that 2016 will be very cheerful for you and in the meantime...