Up In The Air – Thurs 20th March 2014

By | March 20, 2014

I’m having a bit of a multi-task because I’d only be duplicating this into three separate posts.

My Word For This Week is:

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(Or rather it’s a phrase)

Here’s why and I’ll try to include some Reasons To Be Cheerful too:

1. I’m feeling a bit down about the fact we have to appeal for a secondary school place for T; about the fact that I’ve asked for a letter for his primary school to support our appeal which hasn’t materialised and about the fact that we have to appeal directly to the secondary school on a very tight deadline. Until I have the school letter in my mitts, I can’t submit anything.

Taking a positive spin (R2BC): this is my chance to detail what T is capable of and what he (and his high functioning brain cells) could bring to their school.

2. A phone call from the hospital nurse about D’s next injection hasn’t happened when she said it would. I don’t know if I should therefore stick with the doctors appointment or trust that it will sort itself out. D’s injection can’t be more than one day late or there are yucky consequences.

Positive spin: ummm, I might need to think about this! I have a number for her but she’s extremely difficult to get hold of.

3. Hubbie’s car broke down today and can’t be looked at until at least Monday, we are a one-car family and he’s self-employed so it’s not brilliant timing.

Positive spin (R2BC): he can get the train to where he’s working tomorrow and can borrow his dad’s car for one day for all-important football on Saturday. After an initial stressed out time this morning, we had a coffee together before collecting the children and that was nice as we get very little “us” time.

4. I’ve had such an “up in the air” time that I’ve blipped on my diet plan and didn’t lose anything this week.

Positive spin: I didn’t gain and by knowing that, I felt a bit happier. The blip was hopefully a one-off but very dependant on númbers 1, 2 and 3!

5. I tend to withdraw into myself when I’m not feeling brilliant and just keep away from sharing anything.

Positive spin: hopefully blogging it out a bit has helped.

I’m linking this in with Word Of The Week, R2BC and PoCoLo. and hopefully next week’s word will be more upbeat and my R2BC will be cheerier!

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36 Comments

LakesSingleMum on 20th March 2014 at 9:43 pm.

glad you have turned some frowns into smiles for R2BC hoping next week more positive x

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Jeannette on 20th March 2014 at 10:26 pm.

Thanks Becky, me too 🙂

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xOjox on 20th March 2014 at 9:44 pm.

Well done for putting the positive spins on things! Huge achievement with everything you have going on! Xx

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Jeannette on 20th March 2014 at 10:25 pm.

Thanks, hopefully next week will be a more positive one (please)! X

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Andiepowpow on 21st March 2014 at 7:01 am.

Lovely to read your positive spins! x

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:36 pm.

Thank you x

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sassyserz on 21st March 2014 at 8:59 am.

I love that you have put the positives! Sometimes it’s so hard to see the positive in everything – at least it is for me!
I hope the school get that letter ready asap! x

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Faded Seaside Mama on 21st March 2014 at 10:25 am.

Well done on finding some positives in amongst the tough bits! Hope all works out for you next week!

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:34 pm.

Thank you, hopefully we’ll get some progress soon 🙂

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LifeWithAsd on 21st March 2014 at 10:29 am.

We are just about to start the process of choosing Logans school place, its not something I am looking forward to as I need to make the right choice! If he doesnt get our choice I to will have to appeal or home school which I dont think will suit him. #Wotw

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:33 pm.

Same here, T needs the stimulus of school, I hope you get your chosen one. I discovered that medical/emotional/psychological factors aren’t taken into account during the initial process, which is a shame.

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Broody Me on 21st March 2014 at 11:07 am.

I think blogging it out helps! #WotW

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:31 pm.

Thanks, it definitely does 🙂

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pinkoddy on 21st March 2014 at 11:09 am.

We too are awaiting to appeal but can’t because the old primary hasn’t forwarded on the details to the new one! Good luck with it all.

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:31 pm.

Oh gosh, good luck, it’s very frustrating isn’t it. Hope you get some progress soon x

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 21st March 2014 at 11:17 am.

A very tough week, but I think it’s great to be looking for positive spins, I always do that. Hope blogging it does help and that you make some progress next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:30 pm.

Thanks lovely, hoping for a MUCH better word next week! X

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Jaime Oliver on 21st March 2014 at 11:20 am.

Jeannette you really are super, you take a situation and turn it into a positive and its so lovely to see and hear my lovely. I ought to do the same x

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:30 pm.

Aww thank you Jaime, that’s a lovely comment, hope you’re feeling a bit better today x

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Redpeffer on 21st March 2014 at 11:58 am.

Ooh, those are some tricky obstacles and I love how you’re trying to turn them around as much as possible. I too tend to withdraw into myself when I’m bothering about things and blogging has been great for me to ‘let it out’ so I hope it’s helping you as well x

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:29 pm.

Thanks Iona, we’ll get there, wherever “there” is! Blogging is definitely therapeutic x

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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 21st March 2014 at 1:41 pm.

I love your positive spin, there are two sides to everything if we look for it!

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:28 pm.

Thanks Fiona, the R2BC linky is a great reason to think positively, it does a good thing 🙂

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Anne on 21st March 2014 at 2:12 pm.

Keep the postiive side going, it will help you through whatever life throws at you. Things can really get you down sometimes, especially when it’s one problem after another, but you are right, sharing helps loads too. I hope it all works out, and soon. x

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:27 pm.

Thanks Anne, I try to be “glass half full” but the combo got me a bit. Have a lovely weekend x

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Kim Carberry on 21st March 2014 at 4:50 pm.

That’s so good you have found positive in all the negatives!
Hope next week is better for you x

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Jeannette on 21st March 2014 at 5:25 pm.

Thanks Kim, me too. Blogging it out definitely helped. Have a lovely weekend x

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Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe on 21st March 2014 at 8:13 pm.

I find if I’m down blogging helps a bit like my own personal counsellor. Hope things get better x #WotW

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Jeannette on 25th March 2014 at 7:53 pm.

Def agree, it’s very therapeutic isn’t it x

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Victoria Welton on 21st March 2014 at 9:59 pm.

I really love the positives you have added to this post. It is always best to look at the up side – something I have definitely decided over the last few weeks. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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Jeannette on 25th March 2014 at 7:53 pm.

Thanks Vicky, positivity is definitely healthier x

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Sharon on 22nd March 2014 at 8:05 am.

Great to see you’ve added positives too x #WotW

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Jeannette on 25th March 2014 at 7:52 pm.

Thank you x

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Sarah Cruickshank on 22nd March 2014 at 10:38 am.

I think it’s brilliant that you’ve flipped all the negatives and tried to find positives. Good luck with the appeal, we had to do that and it’s so stressful xx

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Jeannette on 25th March 2014 at 7:52 pm.

Thank you x we’re still waiting for the letter from primary and it’s all due in Monday :-/

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