Reasons to be cheerful 1, 2, 3 (or maybe more)
It’s been sunny for the last few days and after 2 (frankly) ‘crap’ days at work I had 2 days off and they turned out to be spirit lifting days of sunshine. I was mostly in the house, tackling moths under the bed and doing all those little jobs that build up and never seem to get done, they just exist and niggle.
This is my childhood bear; victim of a full-scale moth attack, he may look fine but he was crumbling away in my hands and is now sadly retired to the dust bin. I know this may not seem like an obvious Reason to be Cheerful, but it was the thing that made me tackle the moths and hopefully nothing else will suffer his fate. He looked so awful, I’m sorry to say I laughed out loud. I am so happy to have actually sorted ‘stuff’ out and it’s given me a sense of achievement.
It wasn’t all fighting moths and niggles. I also got a hair cut and had a pub lunch in the sunshine with friends, a very relaxing day.
One job was buying ain order to train my child not to get out of bed before some kind of reasonable hour. I am prepared to accept anything after 6.30 am. Last night was the first night of clock use. This morning he woke at 5 and followed protracted negotiations about not getting out of bed until the ‘sun’ on the clock came out. He finally declared “I don’t like my clock” shortly before 6.15 when the ‘sun’ came out (I’m starting reasonable and plan to extend a few minutes per night) Roll on lots more sleep (I’m possibly living in a dream world unfortunately not a sleep induced dream world).
This week I volunteered to organise a hen do. I’ve organised a few and initially I thought; why am I doing this? haven’t you got enough to do? Then I booked the Spa afternoon and then I negotiated a champagne ‘budget’ with the groom and then I *high five-ed* myself. Something good to look forward to.
This is my big Reason to be Cheerful. Tomorrow I go to London with a friend to March in the TUC demonstrations against the spending cuts. You can read why here (plug, plug). I am very excited and proud to be part of it (and the Woodcraft folk tweeted me as they are going too – a ‘celebrity’ tweet).
Today, is a very good friend’s birthday. I have chocolate cake in my fridge and we are having it for lunch.
Reasons to the cheerful – how many was that?
*high fives* all round this week.