Friday, 10 September 2010

Reasons to be cheerful ~ for a change

I was having a bad day the other day and the feeling  of exhaustion, sadness and anxiety stayed with me up until yesterday.  Since then I've felt a little clearer about things, the dark clouds seem to have lifted and I'm feeling much brighter and more relaxed.

Every time I have one of these episodes - and they happen two or three times a year - it really takes it out of me and I've been going to be bed very early and sleeping the sleep of the dead.  I try to take care when they occur because in the past they have lasted a long time, sometimes weeks, and I end up barely able to function properly.  I know that even the slightest thing can tip me over the edge, so thankfully that was avoided this time.

So, it feels great to share some really good news with you.  My gorgeous, talented, brilliant Tall Daughter has been made School Captain.  It's an honour that is only bestowed to one person each year, and she came home from school today proudly wearing her badge.  She was chosen because she is mature, always works hard, is popular with her peers and has previously been a school councillor.  She now gets to run the school council and make suggestions for improvement to the school.

I couldn't be more proud of her - she's a really fantastic girl, and I'm so pleased for her. *beams proudly*  I'm seriously considering making a badge for myself that says "Proud Mum of School Captain".

And just to top the day off, when we got back from school there was a delivery waiting for me. I don't know about you but flowers always cheer me up, so when I got an email from a PR agency asking if their client Interflora could send me a 'surprise' it didn't take me long to say yes.  And today the surprise arrived - and it's gorgeous!  There was a card with the flowers from the team at Interflora saying  "...we've personalised this bouquet's colours to match your blog. We hope you like it."  What a lovely thought, thank you. And I love it.