Friday, November 20, 2020

Reasons to be Cheerful

I mentioned in my blog post, last week, about bringing back these posts. I'm going to try to do them every Friday, basically because I get an hour to myself, while the teen is being dropped to work. 

Then reason I'm bringing them back is to remind myself that, however hard the days seem, there is something to smile about each day. It may be that dinner actually went right, or that I didn't spill my coffee down myself (a regular occurrence). I also want to remind you, lovely readers, to look for the little joys. They are there, if you look for them.

So let's crack on, shall we? (by the way, I won't be sticking to three, I'll be doing whatever comes to mind).

1. Painting my nails. Before the first lock down started, I was struggling to afford to have my nails done, then shit went crazy and I couldn't have them done anyway. It took until the age of 45 to stop biting my nails, so I was gutted that I couldn't make them look pretty. Then, for my birthday, my boys bought me a kit, to do it myself! Painting your own nails, with gel polish, is not easy, but I'm getting the hang of it. This week I decided to go polka dot, or snow scene, depending how Christmassy you're feeling!

2. Getting Christmas ready. Yes, I am! I have got my sitting room fully trimmed up, and I don't care what anyone thinks. This has been a hell of a year, especially for parents of children with additional needs. The lack of routine has thrown us through a loop, my children were missing out on education and socialisation, which is particularly vital for my youngest. He's gone back a dozen steps in regards to communicating. So, I decided 'to hell with it' and decorated. It makes us smile, reminds us that a joy filled time is coming.

Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea!

3. Medical results. I've had a bit of a rough time with my health, this year. This week though, I had results for a biopsy that was particularly scary, and they came back negative for anything worrying! It does mean that Peri-Menopause is to blame, but I can live with that. This too shall pass.

4. My ridiculous husband. He makes me laugh, when I feel like crying. His current, ongoing, joke, is menopause bingo. Every time I do something that you can relate to hormones, he reckons he can tick it off, he's almost got a full house!

5. Modern technology. It's really saved us this year, hasn't it? The fact that I can see my parents, whenever I choose, is bloody marvellous. I speak to my mother nearly every day, through face time, which means every time the lock down tightens, I can still see her.

6. My dog. My 2 youngest boys are not particularly affectionate, and I only tend to see my eldest for an hour or two, one day a week. So having a dog that would happily cuddle me all day is wonderful. He is a bit of a psycho, but he loves me, so I can cope with it.

And finally.

It's 5 weeks to Christmas!!!

Do let me know by commenting, here or social media, what little thing has made you smile this week.

x Ojo x

1 comment:

  1. hahaha! I'm glad I'm not the only one to spill drinks down myself. Getting to the bottom of a cup without spilling is a reason to be cheerful.
    Your nails are so pretty! I used to be a nail biter but even though I have stopped now I never do anything with my nails. I should.
    We're doing the Christmas decorating tomorrow. I have a rule no xmas decs until my birthday is over and that was today. lol
    I am glad your medical results came back clear. What a worry for you.
    I've said it before and I will, your hubby sounds amazing! hehehe
    I really need to convince my dad to use facetime but he hates technology. He's only just started online banking and sending text messages. x


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