Thursday, 18 July 2013

Looking for the positives...#R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

As some of you may appreciate, when I sat down to write this post, I struggled to think of positive things that had happened this week.  There haven't be many pluses!!

Then I remembered the reason behind R2BC and that whilst the immediate picture may not look so great, there is always something to be positive about (even if you have to hunt around for it!)

A Job Well Done
Despite the fact that the events leading up to it were less than happy, the surgeon said that Meg's surgery went really well and that is something to be thankful for.  Given that we were told they wouldn't be able to do anything except leave the wound to heal of its own accord, which would mean a large scar on her leg, the surgeons being able to stitch it is a massive turnaround from that.  They are also confident that it will fade over time.

Lucky Streak
Over the last week, I have won a competition to see The Heat at the cinema, New Look vouchers and got tickets to Mr Bloom & Friends.  To say I never win anything, this is quite something!

We went to see The Heat on Tuesday with my sister and her boyfriend and it was really nice to be able to sit in the cinema and switch off from the stresses of the weekend.

.....and finally THE BIG ONE:

*fanfare please*

New Job
We have finally got the news we were waiting for - my Other Half has been offered a new job, and has accepted!  It will be a big lifestyle change for us, we will lose the company car, and money will certainly be tighter but it is a job closer to home in an area that he is really interested in and I am so happy that he will look forward to going to work every morning and that he won't have to get up at 5am anymore!

I may actually be able to eat breakfast with my husband and talk to him before he leaves for work!

I am linking this post up with Michelle's Reasons to be Cheerful.


  1. Good to hear Meg is on the mend and congrats to OH on the job, it sounds like a big change that will benefit you all :-D

  2. Fantastic news and with your winning streak, maybe you should buy a lottery ticket :-) x

  3. Great news about the job, congrats to your hubby!! Hope it's an easy adjustment once he's settled in, bet it will be great now that he's local! :)

  4. Great news on all 3! My hubby is in a job he's not happy with, sacrifices aren't so hard when you know it will bring happiness xx

  5. Big well done t the hubby, the job will make all the difference. Over the years we have cut our salary so many ties and given up the company cars etc but I am so much happier having a husband who can be here to spend time with the kids. Mich x

  6. It sounds like great reasons to be happy :)
    Just arrived from the Reasons to be Cheerful linky, and your post made me smile :)

  7. Lovely positive reasons to be cheerful. Congrats re the job for your hubs and to you for being a winner.

  8. YOu week seems to have ended on a high, here's to totally fab week, next week. Lucky streaks are great they will lift the spirit and give home that all will be well in other areas too.

    Happy summer!


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