A LIFESTYLE, PARENTING, FOOD, AND TRAVEL BLOG BY JOOLEROO
Thursday, 19 April 2012
#R2BC - Reasons to be cheerful... 1, 2, 3
Welcome to #R2BC week 16! As always be sure to head over to the host & creator Michelle by clicking the link above, and why not have a look through the lovely posts as they are added to the hop using the links at the end of this entry. If you aren't feeling cheerful when you start, you will be when you're finished. It's always uplifting to read good news.
1. I am back on 'the wagon' of making myself feel better about ME. I'm watching my diet, and I have also given up caffeine. I was somewhat of a caffeine addict and I believe it was affecting my health especially my heart, and so while I will allow myself the odd coffee or Pepsi Max here and there, it's decaff all the way for me from now on. It's going well and I am feeling motivated and happy, I can't really ask for more than that.
2. After a bit of a kick up the backside, I have written a "honey-do" list on our kitchen blackboard and the husband has started working his way through all the little bits & bobs that never seem to get done but really need doing. Our utility room is nearing completion at last, it has been freshly painted and all the new storage is up on the wall, it will be great to finally be able to confine the laundry to that room instead of it being here, there and everywhere. My house feels like widow twanky's laundry sometimes! It had become a bit of a junk room too, boxes and things that needed filing away or going up in the loft, but it is well on the way to being organised and that makes me feel so much better!
3. My passport has arrived! I sent it off for renewal two weeks ago as it had less than six months left on it, and held my breath that it would be back in time... It was delivered yesterday evening! Which means that I am all set for my break with my best friend in the sunshine, we're off in 18 days.
I'm very excited although a little anxious about leaving the children, but they will be at home with their Dad and perfectly safe & happy so I need to focus on enjoying some time out as it is something I don't get often at all and, after my heart scare, something I clearly need.
Aside from being in hospital, I can think of maybe three or four occasions in the last, ooh... 7 or so years (actually, make that since 1998 now I think about it!) that I have been away from my children for longer than one night. I'm going to miss them so much! But I'm very happy my husband has arranged this for me, and very much looking forward to it.