Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted in Parenting, Parenting around the planet | 6 comments

Reasons to be cheerful – the drugs edition

I am all discombobulated this morning. Got up late, coughed a bit, realised I’d gotten up late and felt annoyed. Remembered that I’d set my alarm later so that I could get a bit more shut-eye to try and get over this annoying chest infection I’ve picked up. Coughed a bit more. Then remembered that I’ve also cracked a rib from coughing so much. Ouch! Bleary eyed and seeking out coffee like a mouse searching for cheese I tiptoed downstairs and realised it was Friday today. Time to write about my Reasons to be Cheerful. Mmm… going to be a hard one this week. Well, here goes:

1. Drugs. Ok that’s going to get the spam filters creaming themselves. But the reason that I’m even mildly cheerful is thanks to the wonders of modern medicine. Anti-biotics and painkillers are my new best friends. Now I just have to wait for them to kick in…

2. Grandparents. I know they were on my list last week too, but this time it’s not just for the look of joy in DD’s eyes when she realises that she’s going to see them, but the look of joy in my own when I realise I’m going to get a break. An extra pair of hands at the moment is most welcome.

3. Family lunches. The whole Bod for tea tribe is popping over for lunch this weekend and it will be lovely to catch up with everyone and have a real family get together. I’m making a huge fish pie. Yum.

Do you have reasons to be cheerful this week? Go on, scrabble around for a bit of positivity and link up over at the lovely Mich’s place –

Oh and before you go, I’m going to shamelessly plug my new guest post series Parenting Around The Planet. If you’ve got a mo check out this week’s fab .

Image: markuso /


  1. Thanks my dear. The drugs are taking the edge off, so that’s something to be grateful for! x

  2. HOpe you are feeling better and the drugs are working.  Grandparents are great arn’t they x

  3. You’re so right, simple is good 😀

  4. sometimes it is the simple things which make a difference!

  5. Mmm…I remember it well when we lived abroad. Thanks for your well wishes. Have a fab weekend too :-)

  6. Grandparents and family lunches. Two things that I miss so much living here in Spain. Thank goodness I still have access to drugs. Happy Weekend to you and yours and mend well soon.



Leave a comment

Post archives