Thursday, 19 May 2011

Reasons to be cheerful 1, 2 ,3 ........

This week I have felt really contented, really happy and contented which I haven't felt for a long time and I don't know why.  Nothing has changed really, we've not really done anything different but I just feel really contented so that in itself is a reason to be cheerful, but I am going to list a few things I have really enjoyed this week.
  1. I got a very warm fuzzy feeling when my Little Man walked into the playground the other morning and for the first time ever in his 3 years at school (4 years if you include nursery) was standing in a group of children holding a conversation and comparing backugans (or whatever they are called), they could of been comparing stones for all I cared, its the best social interaction I have ever seen and I wanted to whip my phone out and video it. Then to cap off my warm fuzzy feeling this week I have noticed not 1, not 2 but many children saying hello and goodbye to Little Man and he has actually responded in the appropriate manner and even called 2 by their name! it is not just a step forward for us, it is a leap into the unknown.  A very happy, proud mummy.
  2. I was coerced into becoming treasurer for the school PTA on Monday.  Now I know I was thinking of enquiring about it and asked one of the other mum's if she knew what the role involved, but I had actually decided I might not have the time to commit to it. She however mentioned me to the PTA and I was surrounded in the playground and 15 minutes later was stood thinking 'uh oh, I am now treasurer'. I am concerned as working for myself if work drops in it will take priority and I hate letting people down. However, I am also secretly excited as I could do with a new injection of people to meet and something to get my teeth into. Now that I work from home, i don't really get the social contact I would like so I am looking forwards to it.
  3. I was phoned at the beginning of the week by a new company asking about my availability for reporting a meeting in Copenhagen next week.  Today I found out it hasn;t been approved by the client so I am not getting the work BUT this is a new company and they said they were very impressed with the questions I asked about the work, my quote for doing it, the way I made myself so available and that they will definitely put me to the top of their freelancer list for future projects, so I feel pretty good.  just sending my CV out does seem to be generating leads and work.
  4. I am having my hair cut tomorrow for the first time in about a year.  I had the worst cut of my life about 18 months ago which has taken this long to grow out and I am really excited. If there is one thing I love, it is having my hair cut. I love someone playing with it, washing it, cutting it, drying it and making me feel good.  it use to be my one luxury.  How the hell as a student did I ever manage to afford to travel home on the train over 80 miles every 2 months just to go to my favourite hairdresser who even back then (hem 15 years ago now) was 35 quid for a hair cut?
  5. On Saturday 14th of May I walked the London Moonwalk in aid of Breast Cancer research in 7 hours. it is a power walk marathon and I am really proud of myself and friend for doing it. I did it last year as well.  This year we raised just over £1000.00 between 2 of us which I think is brilliant.  Ia m blown away by peoples kindness.
If you want to share your reasons to be cheerful, pop over to Mummy from the heart and join in the link, its a great way to either share your cheer or feel better about what you thought was a rubbish week.

6 comments:

mumsarcade said...

Wonderful and diverse reasons.
Love shines out of you and well done on being a great mother.
Well done on juggling all that with freelancing and well done on getting work at a time like now.
Moonwalk - I would so love to do that but totally overweight and unfit but bet it is the best atmosphere.
Hope the hair cut gives you even more sparkle.
My reasons are over at http://celebratingmums.wordpress.com

The mum of all trades said...

good luck at the hairdressers. i know how you feel it is so daunting sometimes. I have not had mine cut since last august as so much had fallen out post baby. hope to go soon.

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Fantatsic set of reasons. Wow at you doing the moonwalk and raising all tnhat money - go girl!

I stood down as Treasurer this year, I did it for the 2 years previous at my boys PTA and it is very enjoyable.

Mich x

Sheffy said...

Things seem to be going really really well for you. Busy, busy is a great way to be!

The Rambling Pages said...

Fantatsic set of reasons. Wow at you doing the moonwalk and raising all tnhat money - go girl!

I stood down as Treasurer this year, I did it for the 2 years previous at my boys PTA and it is very enjoyable.

Mich x

The Rambling Pages said...

Wonderful and diverse reasons.
Love shines out of you and well done on being a great mother.
Well done on juggling all that with freelancing and well done on getting work at a time like now.
Moonwalk - I would so love to do that but totally overweight and unfit but bet it is the best atmosphere.
Hope the hair cut gives you even more sparkle.
My reasons are over at http://celebratingmums.wordpress.com