What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

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I may be avoiding making World Book Day costumes by posting my Reasons to be Cheerful instead. You may think that but I couldn’t possibly comment.

1. I have had coped fine since my husband left at the weekend. He is keeping in touch regularly. I am taking a firm line with the children on things like bedtimes and X Box access. In a funny sort of way, being on my own makes this easier. I also think the time to myself to think and work out what I want out of life is doing me the power of good. The children are trying their best to be extra helpful too. In return, I am trying to work up that mountain to more yummy mummy in terms of reading more stories to them on a night and as I said, making home-made World Book Day costumes instead of heading to the supermarket for them.

2. My youngest son made me smile today when he complained about the competitions on programmes like Daybreak not having proper and testing questions. He is like me and not at all a fan of things that don’t test him.

3. My oldest son is doing errands for me when I need him to do with good grace. I am getting lots of extra hugs in case I am missing Dad too much.

4. My daughter seems to be getting achievement awards every week from school so that I can hardly keep up. She did some amazing work on pirates recently. She also sent an email to her Dad which was so funny and made her feelings quite clear about his former employer!

5. I am reading more. I started “Baggage” by Janet Street-Porter last night. It is the story of her childhood and you can see already how she is very much her parents’ daughter which she would probably hate considering what she has to say about them on telly.

6. I have started a healthy eating pattern which is way overdue.

7. My husband has viewed some houses. We have not found the right place yet but are feeling more confident that we will.

8. The kittens are thriving and getting very sibling like having the occasional bash each other session. Very soon, they will be ready for advertising and on the lookout for new homes.

9. This week, I had a day where the patio doors were open so I reckon Spring is most definitely on its way.

Have yourself an amazingly happy week!

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  1. I’m glad things are going ok with your OH away. I remember when my (now ex, but completely unrelated to this!) had to go to a new job and we had to stay where we were till we could sell our place. The first couple of weeks were hard, but once we got into a good routine it wasn’t so hard any more. And not having to share the tv remote was kind of good too. ;)
    Looking at the positives has so many advantages. I try to remember that when everything seems to be going to pot… search for the little things, the silly things the boys say, the cuddles with the cats and dogs, the sunlight shining through the windows (ha! None of that today mind!). Makes it all that little bit easier. :)
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  2. Your children sound like they are really helping, while you and your hubby have to be apart. As much as you can’t wait to be together as a family, I hope the time on your own teaches you what you are capable of! You are amazing lady, this is the time to prove it to yourself xx
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  3. It sounds like the anticipation was worse than the reality – now you know you CAN cope, and it sounds like your kids are being pretty supportive too, which is great xx
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  4. Lovely reasons Kate and it sounds like the children are really being supportive. Hopefully it won’t be long before you’re all together and settled. Hope your OH is finding his new job ok :)

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