Progress – My #WOTW and #R2BC

By | February 26, 2015

Image above from, I think it’s wonderful.

Progress is indeed our word to sum up this week and here’s why (the Reasons To Be Cheerful bit):

1.  An upgrade

For months Mr Bluecrisps has been due an upgrade on his phone, the company would phone up incessantly, offer enhanced rates and then not reply to emails.  

His old phone was a bit vintage, apparently, (from 2011) and because Mr BC is a painter, any new phone had to be as dustproof and waterproof as possible (no apple products then).

We decided on one, after a LOT of research and it arrived.  A smartphone.  Something Mr BC occasionally dabbles with, with my phone but this was a different make and totally different from his old traditional-type mobile.

There was frustration (on his part), there was annoyance (on mine, with his frustration and not accepting that as with anything new, it takes time to get used to everything). 

Number now transferred, his football email set up and he’s happily been browsing, reading emails and getting used to sending texts in a totally new way for him.

Definite progress and as he was totally rejecting the darn thing yesterday, a relief!

2.  Parents Evening

After one 5-minute chat with T’s tutor since he started year 7, yesterday was a chance to speak to his subject teachers.

He’s doing very well, settling in and homework could be done more throughly apparently, but at least he’s doing it!

Very proud of him.

3.  Challenges

D’s had a bit of a challenging week at school, some days definitely better than others. Yesterday wasn’t such a good one.

But, positively, she’s been open to having little chats (albeit just with me) and has seemed calmer (ish) as a result.

4.  Magic Mirror?

All my walking and meeting the Fitbit daily challenge is paying off, I’m starting to see results.  Always a good incentive to keep going.

5.  Happy thoughts

I’ve started an online course designed to improve wellbeing and decrease anxiety.  It’s early days but every little bit of positivity and looking forwards, not backwards, helps.

I’m a bit of a “bottle things up” girl but since my initial doctor’s visit late last year, I’m discussing worries and stuff with Mr BC, things that I’d previously have tried to deal with myself – and not be able to.

All in all, a definite week for achieving things, fair bit of progress made too.

Facebook Comments


Michelle Twin Mum on 26th February 2015 at 9:59 pm.

Well done you for openeing up and discussing your worries, it makes such a difference and all that exercise and positive thinking will help as well I’m sure. Mich x


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:43 am.

Thanks Mich, the phrase “a worry shared is a worry halved” (or something) definitely applies 🙂


Louisa on 27th February 2015 at 11:56 am.

What a positive week for you in many different areas!


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:42 am.

Thank you 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 27th February 2015 at 12:45 pm.

Progress all round then, and it’s good to be able to spot it in so many areas, too. Glad school’s going well and that your husband’s getting there with his phone! Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:42 am.

Aww that phone! It still causes issues sometimes but he’s stuck with it!


LakesSingleMum on 27th February 2015 at 10:29 pm.

Glad things are looking good


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:41 am.

Thanks Becky 🙂


Stephanie Robinson on 28th February 2015 at 3:49 pm.

That’s a lovely word, hope there continues to be lots of it too #wotw


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:41 am.

Thank you, we have our ups and downs but a lot to be thankful for 🙂


xOjox on 11th March 2015 at 10:17 am.

This really does feel like a positive post. I’m glad he’s settling in, I’m having similar issues, so I totally understand the relief of things calming down x


Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:41 am.

It is a relief when things get calmer … before they start up again x


Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge