What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

I am feeling in a bit of a muddle this week. I guess it is the mixture of quite enjoying being my own boss whilst my husband is away combined with impatience to get our new life started. I am so ready for a new adventure!

So what is making me smile this week?

1. My husband came home for the weekend. He arrived at about 2am and I had locked him out by accident! So the reunion was postponed till about 7am. He forgave me immediately which I do think makes him a bit of a saint to be honest. It was lovely to spend time together again and to enjoy his cooking and one of his world famous salads. It was easy to let him go back on Sunday knowing that he had returned and not run off with some amazing woman and that the future is bright.

2. I got glowing reports for my daughter and youngest son at their parents’ evenings. My son is very gifted but also comic and sociable. All good. My daughter has grown in self-belief and was described as a “high-flyer” with literacy to A-Level standard on occasion. Not bad for a 9 year old!

3. I am decluttering and finding that I am able to let things go that I have been clinging on to since Mum and Dad died. They had their lives and good ones. I am not letting them down by saying goodbye to some of their possessions.

4. The sunshine is here so much and I love seeing the children and animals enjoy it. It was great to eat out at the weekend on the patio.

5. My husband is looking at some potential houses for us over the next couple of days – keep everything crossed!


  1. Jo Henley March 13, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Your reasons are great this week! I’m glad you and your hubby had a happy reunion, hopefukky the adventure will start soon xx

  2. Jo Henley March 13, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    I swear that was meant to be hopefully!!!!!!

  3. Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum) March 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    sounds like life treating you well! great news re your kids and so glad you had time with your husband. letting go is hard but good x

  4. Jeannette @autismmumma March 13, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Lovely reasons as ever, Kate, you’ve all definitely turned the corner to better things. I hope the house search brings results. Have a fantastic weekend together 🙂

  5. Hannah March 13, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Keeping everything crossed on the house front. Your children’s reports are amazing no wonder you’re so proud Kate xx

  6. Michelle Twin Mum March 13, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    Ohh best of luck with the house hunting, I take it the job is going well then, what fabulous news. Mich x

  7. Midlife Singlemum March 14, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    Excellent news all round. The decluttering is part of starting on your new life. You don’t want to shlepp a whole load of unnecessary stuff half way across the country just to store it in your new house. Moving is a great motivation to pare things down to the bare essentials.

  8. Louise Perry Fairweather March 17, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I am awful at tying memories to possessions. It won’t mean you loved them any less if you let their things go xx

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