The reasons to be cheerful team of Lakes Single Mum and Mummy from the Heart are taking a well deserved break during December, but I find myself in serious need of some positivity, so here is this week’s happy post..
I haven’t been able to do Parkrun for the past two weeks, but I did dash out for a stress fuelled 5K on my own last Saturday morning, and clocked my best time of the year (27 minutes and 18 seconds).
On Thursday I headed for the Phoenix Park after a very difficult meeting, and running with my running group helped me to calm down. I can’t thank them all enough.
I rarely win anything, but I do occasionally enter competitions or buy raffle tickets and this week I won an umbrella and some toys!
B won at inclusion by being given the opportunity to work towards a modified version of the Gaisce Award, though she wasn’t too impressed that the presentation did not include cake! Gaisce – The President’s Award is awarded to young people in Ireland between the ages of 15 and 25 who participate in a set of activities for a certain period.
One of the more serious house problems got fixed in time for Christmas, and eldest has let me know that she won’t be working on the Big Day. Also B’s wonky wheelchair issue has been sorted for now as she arrived home from her Day Programme yesterday with a replacement base, so she’ll be safely seated over the holidays. Phew!
I’ve now retired from my 14 year involvement with the Rainbow Junior Arch Club (for children with special needs, disabilities and autism) so the Christmas Party last Saturday was more than a little poignant. B loved it as usual, and I was slightly overwhelmed with the presentation at the end. Thank you, it was a pleasure helping to make so many children so happy for so many years, and I hope the club continues to thrive for many more years to come.
B, M and I visited a Christmas market at the CityNorth Hotel on Sunday, just a short road trip away, and we will certainly go back again – lots of great value and unique gifts, lovely food and music too.
So Happy Christmas to all my readers, and I’ll raise a glass to avoiding Grinches, if I can. See you on the other side.