All my troubles…
…Seemed a bit more manageable.
Yesterday was a good day for me, with several reasons to be cheerful:
A request was made for a homemade chocolate cake, and it was agreed that my reliable 5 minute recipe would do. The result? Three happy young adults, and a bit of stress free baking therapy for me.
Entries opened for the Dublin Women’s 10 kilometre Mini Marathon yesterday, and I got my place, and it’s in the runner’s section at the front – I earned an automatic qualification thanks to last year’s time. So no pressure, and I now have something to look forward to, as last year’s Mini Marathon was definitely one of the best days of 2017 for me. There’s something very special about being part of such a massive event that involves running around the streets of Dublin with 40,000 other women.
Due to the family crisis, I forgot all about St Patrick’s Day and the need to organise something fun for B to do, but yesterday the lovely people in Snowflakes Autism Support once again invited her (and me) to march with them in a local parade. You might remember these photos that show just how much she loves St Patrick’s Day, and taking part seems to be even better than watching…
Yesterday was an historic day for the disability community in Ireland. After TEN LONG YEARS Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament) finally voted to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Every other EU country has already done this, and I am one of many people who protested with weary regularity to make this happen. I won’t be stopping now either, as this is just the start, next we have to ensure that the Government acts on the convention, and actually improves the lives of disabled people in Ireland. But it was a good start.
So yesterday showed what even one good day can do for my mood: 24 hours later and I can still feel the positive effects. You could call it a highover perhaps… Let’s hope it’s the first of many 😀
Written yesterday…Finished today…