The Week That Was

What a week it has been!

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Kieran has been away on a school residential and while I’m pleased to have been able to offer him the opportunity I’ve missed him terribly! Taylor has burst into tears on more than one occasion because his brother wasn’t there after school, when he called him down for breakfast, when he came out of swimming…..

Taylor wanted to go to bed at 4pm on Thursday night so that his “one more sleep” would be over more quickly and Kieran would be on his way home. They are fab lads!

Needless to say, yesterday’s reunion was a very happy one. Now I just need to find a way to recover the lost (new) wellington boots, gloves x 2, hat, flask and numerous other bits and pieces that didn’t come home with him, including (to his horror) the Pokemon cards he bought in Whitby that he thinks he left on the bus!

Tired, in need of a shower but home!
Tired, in need of a proper shower but home!

Personal

On Thursday 4th Nov I celebrated 11 years cigarette free. Giving up smoking is bloody hard. I was a fairly heavy smoker back then and it was far from easy. Several times over the years I could have reached for a cigarette but I didn’t and have no plans to ever again. One of the personal victories I’m most proud of.

There have also been some changes on the health/weight loss front. More on this on Monday after I weigh in and report back.

Work

Work has been busy this week but then we’re in the mad run up to Christmas. In a week or so I’ll be writing about Valentine’s day!
On the upside, I managed to secure a fabulous new contract for myself which pleases me greatly. I also had to let a potential client go. Long story short my gut “kicked in” and as we couldn’t agree on a deposit (“I’m good for it” isn’t assurance enough for me) I felt it wise to walk away.

It’s important to listen to your gut sometimes.

Plans

This weekend we have a birthday disco to go to (Taylor) and if the wild wind and rain stops, a firework display to attend tonight. If not it’ll be a “watch out the window” affair with our homemade hotdogs and chocolate finger sparklers. Fingers crossed!

The Cheer You Up Post

Sometimes you just feel  naff. I’ve had two extremely busy and quite stressful weeks. This week was supposed to be a weekend off relaxing mixed with fun family activities. I woke up yesterday morning feeling like death warmed up with a case of the dreaded lurgy.
I am miffed. Due to said lurgy I have been up since 3.30am this morning and am in dire need of cheering up, hence this post. Here is a collection of things that make me smile or even laugh.

 

I just love autumn; the sights, the smells.... everything.
I just love autumn; the sights, the smells…. everything.

One of my very favourite place, Findhorn in Scotland.
One of my very favourite places, Findhorn in Scotland.

http://youtu.be/DnArqkd6fkQ

 

funny

If this elephant makes everyone want to smile (unless they are afraid of elephants?)
This elephant makes everyone want to smile (unless they are afraid of elephants?)

Game of Thrones fans will really get this.
Game of Thrones fans will really get this.

This movie and basically any Phil Collins single
This movie and basically any Phil Collins single

 

This, because for some childish reason I can get past the fact that this woman chose to wear a tampon on her wedding day.
This, because for some childish reason I can get past the fact that this woman chose to wear a tampon on her wedding day.

curly
So very true!! 🙂

 

What do you do when you need a pick me up?

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