Thursday, November 07, 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful..

I actually wasn't going to do this, this week. I am finding it difficult to be positive about anything. However, the lovely M, who hosts the R2BC, is considering ending the linky. For that reason, I want to be there this week.

I am feeling very put upon, ignored and very very weary. I don't necessarily feel sorry for myself. Simply because, I have an awful lot to be thankful for.

It would be nice to be appreciated sometimes though.

I am even feeling it a little, in my blogging. I started this blog to vent, when I am down. I use it to raise awareness for autism. I created it as a place to be me. Unfortunately I find I'm having to be careful what I write, for fear of upsetting people, and that's not what I want.

On top of it all, I am unsure what I want of this blog. Do I want to keep it as a place to vent? If so, then I will end up upsetting people. That's a dilemma, because I hate upsetting people, detest confrontation.

On top of all that, my home life is a bit 'off' at the moment. For fear of upsetting people, I will say no more. I just feel unsettled, but I can't find what needs changing.

So after that, it is time to think of my, possibly last, Reasons...

1. The 21/2 hour bath I had this morning. My shower is in need of fixing and baths take time, to run and take. I simply haven't had the time, so I took boys to school today, ran a bath as soon as I got in. I didn't get out until gone 12.......heaven.

2. My Sewing. It really has kept me sane lately. All my current projects are completed, so new plans shall be made.

3. A Competition. I am running a competition, click here to go to it: A Jewellery Competition
I just feel like giving something back to the lovely people that read my posts. It's very easy to enter, but doesn't seem to be getting a lot of love at the moment, so do pop along! 

That's it! Not sure if there will be another. For now though, click on any of the blogs included in the linky, below, to see what is making others cheerful. Or pop along to say goodbye to the lovely Mummy From The Heart, to say farewell.

x OJO x


  1. Oh pootle pomps, chin up buttercup! I don't know what is going on with your personal life, but you have to put yourself first at times.

    As to your blog, only you can decide. If you need to do a ranty post do it, exclude names or whatever identifies people.

    Your sewing is wonderful, why not share that, as you say it's helped you keep sane, maybe you can offer other autism parents tips on winding down and keeping your shit together through all the difficult times.

    You do a fair amount of cooking, you could make experimenting new recipes a thing you do, whilst keeping in mind the often difficult task of getting autistic children to try different things!
    Soooo many ways you can keep posting and keep it focused on raising autism awareness.
    Ohhh new linky; Autism Positivity: anything autism related that is positive, from supportive organisations, resources or just a mile stone reached. I bet some parents of autistic children would benefit from seeing the positive side.

    Oh, and if home life is 'off' tell hubby to cheer you up or you'll snip off his chin beard, beads and all!

    Phew, gonna go now and figure out what to do on my blog!

  2. I think it is really important that you write what you need to, after all if people don't like it they don't need to read it do they. You need to be true to yourself and you do so much for others it's only fair that you have your space to vent. Sounds like citygirl101 has some pretty good advice there. x

  3. Oh no, I am really sad to hear that the lovely M maybe closing down the linky, very very sad. :(
    Listen, you write what you want to. It's YOUR blog. Hope you feel a bit more *up* soon.

  4. love that bath idea as I never get to have one either! hope you don't vanish off blogging scene x

  5. You're fab! I will get myself out of this, I'm sure xx

  6. Thank you, I think it's been so long since I thought just of 'me', I worry too much! x

  7. It's gutting, but maybe it's just a break x

  8. It was heavenly! I was in there so long, with my kindle and music! x

  9. Ooh, 2 1/2 hours for a bath. Envious, but very glad for you. I shall check out the jewellery comp... not sure how I missed it ;)

  10. that bath sounds lovely, do love a long bath! hope you get some inspiration for your blog, must be the time of year seen loads of posts about people feeling invisible and blogging! Hope you have a good weekend :)

  11. Us writers need our blogs to keep us sane, especially during times when we are feeling a bit down. Sewing helps too, so does crochet & gardening for fact any hobby keeps me sane because I need a creative outlet, and it is one of the things I love about the blogging community because we all have that in common. Chin up Girl, sending you a big hug xxx

  12. Looking for Blue Sky7 November 2013 at 22:00

    I hate confrontation too - which is why my blog is semi-anonymous. And to be honest I wish I was completely anonymous :) It is hard when you want to rant but have to watch your words so carefully. I hope you find a way round it though xx

  13. Actually @kateonthinice sending this comment. Empathise with so much of how you are feeling which I know you will "get". Recently, I have really missed my days of blogging anonymously and nobody knowing me. But then I want friends and like to consider you as an online one. Take care of you - I am going to take your bath medicine and then head out to see if the black clouds clear a bit. Always here if you need me

  14. This is an extract of a post I wrote on November 1st
    "there are bloggers that you automatically feel a connection with, who you can admire for their honesty, like Ojo’s world"
    and I mean it. Your readers appreciate you for writing it how it is, any old fraud can blab about their lives like it's full of rainbows and unicorns but it takes real guts to admit if your having a crap week and life is hard. x

  15. I can relate so much to this post!
    Honestly, it is your blog, you should be able to write whatever you want, whether it upsets people or not. If people don't like what there reading, then they perhaps should stop reading it, it's not like you force anyone to read. But yeh I can understand you don't want to upset or offend anyone. You're like me - worry too much.

    Yay for 21/2 bath!! *HUGS* xx

  16. Ohh a nice long bath is just what I fancy but I may just fall asleep in it! lol It is so hard deciding what is the best for your blog, I am right there with you at the moment Jo. It is a turning point, it will all come good for both of us but we just have to ride it out and see where it takes us. Mich x


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