Resolving to drink beer and other reasons to be cheerful

It's that time of year again, when most of us make unrealistic resolutions and then fail to keep them. Not good for our bodies or our minds. So if I make any at all, I try to make them doable, like these four from last year that I mostly achieved.

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...



Reasons to be Cheerful


10 comments:

  1. Awesome reasons to be cheerful. I love each and every one of them. No resolutions happening in my house. Happy New Year, see you soon. xx

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    1. Looking forward to seeing you too. xx

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    2. Absolutely trust your parenting instincts! Delighted for your son. A form of Music Therapy and learning a new skill?! This could be really, really great. Delighted for Smiley and the extra sleep for you. Onward and upwards....and I say cheers to your Belgian Beer!! Happy New Year :) xx

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  2. Glad to read that you're getting more sleep, an extra 2 hours can make the world of difference ��

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  3. Happy, Happy New Year. I hope it continues to be positive.

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  4. Oh, I so hope he keeps up the music, it helps my (soon to be) teen no end. When he's stressed it's his tool to relax himself. He's learned how to maintain his guitar as well xx

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    1. That's brilliant, I'd love it if my son would learn to be a piano tuner too! xx

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