There’s no right way to raise a child. But there’s certainly wrong ways. This article is a heartwarming look at how people who bring a child into the world can make the best of a situation and put their child first. I’m not saying everyone could, or even should, but just look at how happy everyone is in that picture.
This is all the joy. The Merc with the Mouth wishing international treasure Betty White happy birthday. The Golden Girl was celebrating being 97 years young last week and Ryan Reynolds didn’t let it go without a shout out from himself.
1. Got an appointment to be registered with the Drs
2. Made plans to see someone I’ve not seen in a long time tomorrow
3. I watched Riverdale AND… ever so briefly got myself onto the Hospital WiFi
Just the one today. You may have already seen it, read it and even shared it. But there will be someone out there who hasn’t so I will not stop sharing it. Jasmine Paris has done womenkind proud this week. Not only did she complete a 268 mile race, she set a new world record time; her 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds marks the first time the record has been broken by a women. That’s not all though. The 35 year old vet from Gladhouse Reservoir completed this challenge while expressing milk. In a world where breastfeeding mother’s are shamed, I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride for Jasmine and Sophie Power who made the news for breast feeding her son at a rest stop in September during the UTMB. These athletes are empowering women all over the world.
I’m really finding this part difficult at the moment. I’m lacking a spark or a warmth. I know it’s artificial and more to do with the subconscious and semi-conscious thoughts that invade my mind. I’m losing my happy to fictional thoughts and situations. I also have that sense that there’s just something off with the world; like when you look at a picture on a wall and just KNOW its off. Which is why this daily three is more important than ever. I know, being a woman, the above is a monthly thing and I also know that the longer I persist with these positives, the less likely my cycle will have such an impact on me.
1. A card from one of the classes I used to teach turned up.
2. My dad let me put my tv downstairs and so we now have no issues with sound and it’s a wonderful picture. (Except for the cat scratches)
This first post is about inclusivity and how easy it can be.
Next up is this novel approach to how to read Fahrenheit 451.
Next is a story about Joe Manganeillo letting his geekness hang out with pride in order to bring joy to a hospital in America.
1. I’ve sorted out the internet and gotten a better deal. I’ve got to wait four more days, but I can cope with that.
2. I gave the kitchen a proper good clean and made spaghetti bolognese.
3. There have been so many little things that have made me smile today; from a blogger who is offering a proof to disadvantaged teens to the Starbucks barista who let me know I was able get a free refill on my coffee. But, the biggest little joy was the fact that there is a job going as an education officer in the Beatle’s Story. Well, if that isn’t a job made for me, I don’t know what is.
Solo post for today is a heartwarming story about the longest surviving kidney transplant recipient.
1. We now have smoke alarms
2. There was the most gorgeous toddler in Starbucks today. She came up to my table and smiled at me and giggled. There is literally nothing better than a smile.
3. My gorgeous and beautiful friend who runs a book subscription company made sure my next subscription is coming to the right address instead of being lost in London. It’s simple things like a message that makes a person a little more… Seen.
Not going to lie, I feel a little low today. Nothing in particular triggered it, I’m fully medicated and it’s a little early for my PMS. It’s just something that happens occasionally; I feel like the world is a little off.
1 I made a fritatta and it was, well it looked a bit grey but that was the mushrooms. It tasted amazing and got a thumbs up from my dad.
2 I finished my third book of the year and started a book that’s in the Buffy universe.
3 Watched DS9 and it was Dr Bashir focused (sort of).
First off is this adorable post which sees a photographer setting up a real life Sylvania Family in his back garden.
Second up is the news about amazing Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda and other creatives from the award winning play who bought a drama book shop in order to stop it from closing.
Final no doom, no gloom of the day is an uplifting post from Bradford which announces a new documentary about a young female cricket team.
1 I feel happy. I know that’s not an event or something tangible, but damn it’s a feeling I don’t notice without it being triggered. It’s nice to have that feeling of happy without anything specific causing it.
2 second day Scouse for lunch. Just brilliant.
3 Every day the house gets tidier. The washing is almost all done and my things are almost all packed away. Then… I’ll have nothing to distract me from writing.
First up is this post that has an adopt, don’t shop message at its heart. It’s lovely to see a cat that would normally be over looked given a home.
This second post is from the wonderful buzzfeed who have compiled 17 good deeds that will leave you feeling uplifted.
1. I woke up to discover that BoRhap and the beautiful Rami Malek have won Golden Globes. It bodes well for Rami, and the film, being at the very least being nominated for the OSCARS. I’m hoping this means i’ll get to see the amazing Joe Mazzello on the red carpet in yet another hot suit.
2. I made Scouse. I made a big fat pan of Scouse; it smelt amazing, it tasted amazing… and I watched an episode of ’You’ while I did it too.
3. I spent a few hours in Starbucks. I got my filter coffee and settled down and got some work done. I was doing really well… Until the place got busy.
Bonus. I took time to go through my photos today and it meant I found some lovely pictures of Casca and Cassius: