Well, it's been quite a busy week and also one of quiet reflection, as it would have been my Dad's birthday on Wednesday and my Grandmother's birthday today.
But as today is Friday it's time to pause for breath and take stock of the good things in the week.
I'm happy because: The source of THE SMELL FROM HELL (sounds like a film title) has been located, dealt with and the rather unpleasant aroma is gradually subsiding. Two words, 'drain' and tree roots', well ok, that's 3 words but you know what I mean. It wasn't a pleasant job but luckily our next door neighbour Barry (who has a strong stomach and has, he assures us, seen it all before) had a set of extra long drain rods. Grant had to get down there to cut back the naughty roots which were causing the problem. Anyway, it seems to be sorted now and we know it's something we can keep an eye on before it reaches that level again. As I said to Barry at least it was mostly free-range and organic poo, no Lidl crap in our drains!
So an extra thanks to Barry, he deserves a medal but got a 12 pack of beer instead!
I'm happy because: Hope and I are booked up to see David 'Dr Who' Tennant and Catherine Tate in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
We both adore, and I mean really ADORE, David Tennant and Hope has studied this play at school. I thought it would be nice for her to see her first professionally performed Shakespeare play with an actor that she really really likes. Grant was going to come too until he saw the price of the tickets ;0)
|Catherine Tate and David Tennant being interviewed on BBC tv|
Can't wait for June.........
I'm happy because: All 4 of us are going to see The King's Speech at the weekend.
It looks very good (and it's got Colin Firth in it, nuff said), gets great reviews, and I'm pleasantly surprised that Luke wants to come considering there'll be no killing, bombs, or genetically modified freak monsters. As far as I'm aware anyway.
I'm happy because: Clifford the rabbit's nose has recovered which is just as well because she's a really bad patient. She doesn't exactly sit still and take her antibiotics so she has to be held in a head lock while her teeth are prised apart for the syringe to squeeze in. Ungrateful little wretch!
I'm happy because: Luke has agreed that once a week he will cook the family meal (when did this seem a good idea??!!).
He will have a budget and must run it by me first so we end up with something edible. We did something similar last year but it never really got started and I'm determined that this lad WILL COOK.
I'm happy because: I was very brave and talked to my headteacher about what I feel are my strengths (working with the older children, all abilities, aged 8 - 11) and weaknesses (working with the very little children aged 4 - 5, physical work - because of my back, and ideally a break from children with severe special needs), and how I thought I could best be used in the school. She listened to what I had to say and as a result from Monday I will now be working a) with the older children and b) across the ability spectrum. I really feel I have more to offer this end of the school and I'm looking forward to working with target groups of children, making a difference.
I'm happy because: I've been for coffees and chats with Lyndsey and Sue this week. I was booked in to see Louise but unfortunately she had the lurgey, but hopefully I'll catch up with her soon.
So I'm going to post this with Virginia at Celtic House. You feeling a bit low, got the January blues? How about you join in and leave your blog link on Virginia's blog (click on button on right hand sidebar) - sometimes it really helps to remember the good things and focus on them. There's a lot of dreadful things going on around the world (Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka. Tucson etc etc) and possibly in your life, but I suspect there are also good things worth celebrating.
Wishing you all a great weekend.