Thursday, 25 October 2012

Reasons to be Cheerful

It is ages since I have participated in this but in that time so much has changed and I am so much happier in myself, I can feel the difference and other people, including t'husband has commented in it, so it s all good.  This week there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful and they include:

  1. Today the kids break up for half term and I am really looking forward to doing some fun things with them over half term - one place we really enjoy is Eureka, an interactive science museum over in West Yorkshire so we are going to have a fun day out there (unless we get the snow they are supposedly predicting!!)
  2. I now help out in the school, just for an hour a week with 2 classes and do their library books which I am really enjoying
  3. I have decided it is high time I get my act together and sort something further out for Little Man with his education. Work is a little too quiet at the moment for my liking, however it is giving me the chance to properly research just what help is available for ADHD and his education. The school have been so supportive, and very honest - ADHD is not a recognised disability and his autism is only mild so he would not qualify for a statement - or would he? I need to properly look into it. We recon he is 2 years behind on his writing, spelling and maths - although he can now read and reads quite well, the only words he can spell correctly, consistently are things like 'the', 'and' and when doing the basic phonics with Mini Man, it became apparent that at 8, Little Man still doesn't know them - he had no idea what sound 'ai', 'eu', 'ou' etc make. A friend has apparently been in to speak to the school about her 2 as they are behind and asked to see the pink and the greys. I have no idea what this means and she is now away for nearly 3 weeks so any teachers out there if you can explain, please do, and also if it would apply to my son who is on IEPs and classed as SEN.
  4. Work is very quiet and yes I am getting a bit twitched about it however it has also given me the chance to get on top of a lot of things which makes me happier in general!
  5. At the grand old age of 38, I have eventually realised that if you do a little bit of housework daily, you can keep on top of it :)
  6. I have joined gymophobics to make myself feel better about myself and get the tone back in my figure - its £30.00 a month so although not cheap, it is affordable compared to other gyms in the town which were between £68.00 to £85.00 for off peak membership. I am really enjoying it. I am also rethinking what I eat with the help of the weight watchers online app so I track every mouthful and it has really made me re-evaluate things so here's to a leaner, healthier me.
  7. I love this time of year, I love all seasons but I can sit in my office and look down our street and the trees are beautiful colours, I see little kids playing in the leaves, when the sky is blue and the air really crisp, my 2 arrive at school rosy cheeked and full of beans, and the air smells all autumny - wood burners on, bonfires etc
And I think that is my lot for now, having said work is very quiet, I have infact got quite a bit to do today and have got up at 6am to make a start but am now blogging so not making good use of my time (one reason I decided to take a step back from blogging), so must get on.

Pop over to Mummyfromtheheart if you have reasons to be cheerful (although may need to revise that as think it is being hosted by someone else at the moment!) x

11 comments:

BNM said...

stop getting up so early in the morning to blog - i was still in bed :)
Have you tried Reading Eggs for Thomas - its a great online learning website and if you wait until the weekend to find it , you'll get a special code from my blog (AHEM!)

Glitzy Gleam said...

The science museum sounds great, it's nice to spend time with family over the half term, I too do my housework daily it is so much easier then doing it all at once, have a lovely weekend, I'm now following ur blog xx

Shahnaz AKA (Janglitz) said...

Enjoy your trip to the musuem ... My boys are on reading eggs (trail period) it's very good and might help.. They are loving it... I hope you get all the support you need for your son xxx enjoy the half term xxx talking of keeping fit I better get my butt moving too lol xxx

The Rambling Pages said...

Thanks for the comment guts and especially the info about reading eggs - I actually signed up for it yesterday after reading about it on 'how to be a domestic disgrace' she had a code too so I made use if that x

Sarah said...

My goodness you really seem to be sorting out your life in such a positive way. What an inspiration x

josephinedrania said...

Great reasons - have a great half term!

Lynseysummersevents said...

Fantastic set of reasons to be cheerful this week! I need to get to the realisation about the housework too...lol. Thank you for the kind comment you left on my Disability Diaries post, I have replied, I am not sure if it notifies you though!x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

That's a lot of reasons to be cheerful! I find this time of year good for getting stuck in and starting new things and getting things done after summer holidays and it sounds as though you do too!

Deb at Aspieinthefamily said...

Hi RP, great to hear you're feeling good about yourself. I also love this time of year too; I even found myself getting a teeny bit excited about Christmas! Deb

Julie (Mama OWL) said...

Lovely reasons to be cheerful! x

Michelle Twin Mum said...

No it is being hosted by me! It went walkabout for a couple of weeks while I was away but normally always with me. So glad to hear you are in a good place, lovely to have you join in again. Mich x