Funky Bananas and other #R2BC – Thurs 9th June 2016

By | June 9, 2016

Bit of honesty here, I didn’t think I’d have any Reasons To Be Cheerful this week, we certainly didn’t last week.

I’ve cried probably every day this week, sometimes silent tears and sometimes frustrated tears about our electric situation.  An anticipated phone call brought no results today and that might be for another post.

I had another silent cry today and it was due to this tweet:

A kind of “I’m not worthy” cry and “how kind of someone who think that my little blog is worthy of a nomination”.  

Writing about SN parenting is very much a niche, it’s not full of “tra la la, this is us, aren’t we funny”  posts, which I love reading and so do others for their humour.  

It’s a subject that readers need to want to engage in, otherwise it’s a scroll down and miss it.  What I’ve always hoped though, is it by writing about our ups and downs, someone else might think “oh, I’m not the only one who has days full of tears/laughter/meltdowns.   It’s okay” and that helps others, it really, really does.

And that is why I started blogging and still do.  Admittedly it helps to “blog it out” sometimes, sometimes it just makes me revisit a situation but, yep, it’s part of me now.

So, that was a lovely surprise this morning. 

I have some other happy thoughts:

1.  The Clinic 

Today was a clinic appointment for D, to discuss stopping her monthly injections.  Hurrah! As she’s got taller (she’s now only 8cm shorter than me) and stronger, pinning her down for them had got more difficult and both the nurse and I were at risk of being walloped.  So, they’re stopping as of now and nature will run its course, which D is more emotionally able to cope with.

2.  A funky banana

There he is, the most wonderful pencil case we found in WHSmiths after the hospital appointment.  It’s now my crochet hook case and it’s going to make me smile every time I use it.  Needs a name though, I’m thinking Bertie.

3.  Good old flucloxacillin

As well as everything else this week, I’m back on the absolutely most gross anti biotics for my leg, it’s prone to getting infected if there’s a scratch, this is  following an insect bite I had years ago.  The pills are truly horrible but they do the job, another reason I’ve been a bit weepy (which is my word for the week) this week I guess.

Yep, weepy.

Anyway, thanks to Bertie the banana, some gross tablets and the kindness of others, I’m happy (ish).  How’s your week been? 

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Louise George on 10th June 2016 at 6:29 am.

Sorry to hear that the electrics situation is still continuing and you’ve had a tough week. Good news about D being able to stop having the injections and I love that pencil case you found at the hospital. A huge well done too for being nominated for outstanding contribution.


LakesSingleMum on 10th June 2016 at 7:12 am.

Tears of happiness are good. A well deserved nomination. Have to admit I only blog about the good things on my site although life isn’t perfect! Hoping the meds work for you and that D copes with whatever Mother Nature has in store.


MidlifeSinglemum on 10th June 2016 at 8:25 am.

Congratulation on the very well deserved nomination. I love the pencil case too. Wish your leg better soon. xxx


Anne on 10th June 2016 at 9:52 am.

You really do deserve the nomination, your dedication to your blog should be rewarded, you’ve helped so many along the way, probably without even knowing it. I’m sorry you’ve had a weepy week, but so glad you’ve had some things to smile about. Great news about D xx


Kim Carberry on 10th June 2016 at 11:13 am.

Sending love and hugs…
That’s great news about the injections being stopped….At least it’s one less thing to worry about.
It is a very well deserved nomination….Well done!
I hope your leg feels better soon x


JazzyVille on 10th June 2016 at 11:33 am.

It’s not always easy to find those reasons to smile so I’m glad that you did. Great news on the nomination. It is hard being a niche blog. My blog started out along similar lines. Things change as life goes on, sometimes very happily too. Here’s to a less ‘weepy’ week ahead for you! x


Michelle Twin Mum on 10th June 2016 at 3:18 pm.

Oh bless you what tough times you’ve been having but love that glimmer of sunshine in it all. Well done on your outstanding contribution nomination. I hope you make the shortlist and can go to the MADS, it is always such fun. Mich x


Angela Webster on 11th June 2016 at 7:16 am.

Some weeks are full of tears and others full of joy and I think that’s okay, to be able to find happiness in the small things like you have done is amazing. Congratulations on your nomination you should be proud. #WotW


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