We had a shaky start to the week when the Internet, home phone and cable TV collectively died and I didn’t think I would be able to do any blogging this week. After explaining to the customer service rep that ‘No, Friday would not be a suitable day to get the engineer in and they had better get someone here sooner’ and nice little man came and fixed it resulting in a houseful of happy bunnies earlier than expected which is certainly a reason to be cheerful in my house full of tech addicts.
Without further ado here are my 3 reasons to be cheerful this week;
The boys March Break starts today so I can look forward to having them around next week. It is the first school break since Christmas and even though we don’t have many plans it will be great not to be rushing out of the door in the morning. We still miss the half term breaks we had in England and are not quite used to the long gap between breaks so this week off is very welcome
It’s all too easy to fixate on negative comments and I am certainly guilty of that so I am trying to turn things around and remember when people say nice things to me instead. I’ve had some lovely things said to me at school this week where I volunteer. I can see the progress being made by the kids that I work with and so have the teachers and it’s great when they take the time to mention it and say thank you. Two have even mentioned that I should look into retraining and taking it up as a career. This has certainly given me some food for thought but regardless of that it’s nice to be appreciated
It’s not like Spring has sprung or anything but there are these little signs that winter may be on the way out. As you walk around there is a very audible dripping sound all around as the feet of snow which has built up over the last few months is finally starting to melt. Day time temperature still hover around zero and even pop up above zero briefly in the middle of the day and the harsh minus temperature seem to have finished. A sure sign that it’s warming up is the river at the bottom of our garden has started to flow again. We still have the possibility of accumulating snow next week but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The clocks go forward on Sunday, the hours of daylight are slowly increasing and the days of thick coats and snow boots are numbered, what a relief