Grateful and New Life #R2BC

By | February 6, 2014

I’ve been a bit of a grumpy grots this last couple of days, joining in with Reasons To Be Cheerful at @Ojosworld is always a chance to focus on the positives of the week.

So, in reverse order, my Reasons this week are:

1. The constant precipitation (aka rain) and wind have taken their toll on our garden fence. It is down completely on the neighbours side where the cat-chomping dog lives. However – positive spin – I’m glad Hubbie and I were at home when it happened, at least it didn’t come down in the night and the cats skipped out unaware.

There are people a lot, lot worse off with this weather, their homes are wrecked so I should count our blessings that, at the moment, it’s only fencing.

2. Renovating a dressing table as a desk for D has taken the best part of a week, in small sessions. I’ve rubbed down, painted and painted again, bought new k n o b s and put an old blind on the top and one side. It looks totally different to the golden pine slightly battered thing it was and D is delighted she has a desk in her room. All it cost was the price of some reduced paint and k n o b s.


3. And finally, I heard some lovely news today about a fellow parent at D’s school. Tragically her first son who was in D’s class died nearly 3 years ago from complications arising from an operation to try a cure a genetical condition, there is another son at D’s school too with the same condition and potential need for an operation.

She went into labour today with her third child, they know it’s a girl and all seems well. I am so, so pleased for the family and that news has given me the best R2BC this week.

So, that’s me, looking forward to reading what’s been making others happy this week.

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Lou's Lake Views on 6th February 2014 at 8:07 pm.

Lovely final reason, I can’t even begin to imagine the tragedy of losing a child so it’s nice to know that there are some positive things happening for the family. Love the desk make-over, it looks great 🙂


Jeannette on 7th February 2014 at 10:16 am.

Thanks, it was just such lovely news to hear, I’m so pleased for them 🙂 x


xOjox on 6th February 2014 at 8:35 pm.

Love that desk! So glad you could join us this week, I know it’s been a rough one xx


Jeannette on 7th February 2014 at 10:16 am.

Thanks lovely, it has indeed but we keep going x


LakesSingleMum on 6th February 2014 at 9:15 pm.

well done on the desk! so pleased for your friend’s new arrival


Jeannette on 7th February 2014 at 10:17 am.

Thanks, my first two seemed very small in comparison to the last one which is just so fab 🙂


Looking for Blue Sky on 7th February 2014 at 7:03 pm.

Love them all, but yes, a new baby after a tragedy is very special indeed xx


Jeannette on 9th February 2014 at 7:13 am.

It’s lovely isn’t it 🙂 x


Jazzygal on 8th February 2014 at 9:59 am.

Love the desk for your D, and your friend’s good baby news. Hope all will be safe and well 🙂

xx Jazzy


Jeannette on 9th February 2014 at 7:13 am.

Thanks, it’s such lovely news for them 🙂


Sarah Cruickshank on 8th February 2014 at 4:12 pm.

Great looking desk, very pink 🙂


Jeannette on 9th February 2014 at 7:12 am.

Thanks, it’s such a transformation and fortunately D loves it 🙂


Claire Hegarty on 10th February 2014 at 11:35 am.

That’s lovely about your joy for the fellow parent. New life is always a beautiful thing. I love the desk. Great idea. I wish I had the patience and talent to do something like that!


Jeannette on 10th February 2014 at 7:11 pm.

Thank you, it was so lovely to hear news that all was well 🙂 I don’t usually have the patience for projects like the desk but knowing D would use it (and she is) was a good incentive 🙂


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