Reasons to be Cheerful #R2BC

It's that time of the week where I look back and savour the good things which have happened, share, and link up with Michelle at Mummy from the Heart

I'm really looking forward (and a little bit scared!!) to be hosting this wonderful meme next week. It encapsulates my whole ethos on life and really does brighten my day writing the post and reading other people's. So please check back next week and see if I've managed to get it all set up correctly!

So onto my reasons for this week

1 - Finally got the call I was hoping for very late last Friday! Over the moon, things are coming together!

2 - It was my little boy's 18th birthday on Wednesday. I did think sometimes he would never make it! Either me or his Dad would have strangled him!

He has always been one of the youngest in his year at school, and this year he has felt it more than most. While his mates have been out, going to pubs and clubs, he has either had to stay at home or take a chance and try and get in without being ID'd (not ideal I know, but at least he does tell me about things in his life)

So the long awaited birthday finally arrived and I have never seen him happier. He went to the pub (where else?!) and him and his Dad had his first legal (!!?) pint together before the rest of the family joined for lunch to celebrate. (he was disappointed not to be ID'd!)

Very much a grown-up afternoon, with good food, great company, sun and a few drinks. It's something I have not done for such a long time and it was fabulous to have all my family around. I can now say proudly, my kids are now all grown up.

The next stage will be for them to actually move out...........!

3 - Had my final check up with the consultant today and I have had the all clear. Been taken off his list, so I'm all healthy and well again. Big weight off everyone's mind and I'm still astounded at how well I have progressed through the whole process. I firmly believe having a positive attitude made all the difference.

I couldn't have done it without all the support from my family and friends, both in the flesh and on Twitter and Facebook. So thank you everyone, you know who you are!

Don't forget to check out Michelle's Reasons to be Cheerful meme and maybe link up or leave me a comment with your good news! And don't forget to come back next week to see what a cock-up wonderful job I do of hosting!

And finally I've had it confirmed that I have probably broken my coccyx! (long story short? A slip in the bath meant I landed with one leg it in, one leg out of it, eye wateringly I fell right onto my bum!)

Not maybe something to be cheerful about, but as I can't actually sit down very well I'm moving around at lot more that usual! Which means I'm finding my aim of 10,000 steps per day easier to achieve.

Now if that isn't positive thinking, I don't know what is! 


  1. ouch I feel your pain over the coocyx, I put a hairline splinter in mine when I was a teenager and stil remember it and I am astounded at how you can be so positive about it! As for being given the all clear, that is fantastic news, really pleased to hear it x

  2. well done on the job, wow on having an 18 yo and brilliant on the all clear - can see your grin from here!

  3. Ouch! That sounds horrendous on the bum front.
    Felt for your son too waiting so long to be legal and hey, we have all done the underage drinking thing or was that just me?!
    Great news on job and health front - wonderful week apart from the bottom factor.
    Well done you

  4. What a lovely week. sounds like you have a good relationship with your son, not to be sneezed at when they are 18! And so glad you got the all clear and got the job. sounds like things are really coming together for you. Onwards and upwards!

  5. Absolutely brilliant reasons to be cheerful!

    Good luck hosting next week, I'm in a few weeks time, hope neither of us cock it up!

  6. Brilliant reasons to be cheerful! Happy 18th to your son. Hope you have a great time at your new job. Hope you 'bum' feels better soon xx