Saturday, 1 April 2017

March's Reasons To Be Cheerful

I am joining in with Lady Ella's Reasons To Be Cheerful,  monthly recap.  You can read her current cheerful post here:  Flowers-of-Progress
 

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For me March had lots of moments to be cheerful & grateful about,  although it was certainly spiced with many stressful moments.

At work, we had one very abrupt staff departure along with another's long planned on departure which meant I was working several 12 hours days,  but I had several cheery greetings for some of our lovely patients; "oh how nice to see you again, haven't seen you in a while, missed you",  made me smile & get that warm feeling of appreciation.

With working so many days/hours this last two weeks,  it was a return to the shared housework routine of our early married days.  We work very well together as a team & Mr Man does much better at vacuuming than me.  Our agreement for the housework routine is, since I normally work part time, I look after the majority of housekeeping tasks, so weekends are for play & not housework. 

An end to the work week with a Friday night enjoying the skating at the World's competition in Helsinki.  I love to skate but I am not a skilled skater, so to watch the skaters spin, leap, throw & dance on ice is sheer joy for me.   Canada's ladies did very well - the first time two have been on the podium at the same time - silver & bronze.  I think our ice dance team have an excellent chance at the gold tonight (Saturday)!

Ladies' free skate
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While winter did have one last fling at wintery weather late last week, it is good to see signs of spring.  My special Canada tulips  that were planted in the ground/garden last Autumn are pushing through & the pots that I planted & kept in the garage all winter have stems & leaves about 6" high.  Those pots are spending the days in sunshine, with a return to the garage at night.  Still minus temperatures at night.



Grateful for a very reasonably priced quote for privacy patio fencing.  Plus they promise they can get it done soon & with minimal upset to the growing garden.

The last few online searches for information for our 2017 Summer Manifesto activities,  is coming together nicely.
 
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12 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely gratitudes, especially the one where the patients were glad to see you. And hooray for having someone to share chores.
    Hope the ice dancers delivered for you! And that you enjoyed the performance.

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    1. It is all the little things that add up to big smiles.

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  2. That's great that you have a house cleaning routine worked out with your husband. Good luck on your fence! I hope it gets done quickly. -Jenn

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    1. We need to have the building inspector out to give the final ok to built. I have some tasks that I really enjoy but there are a couple I absolutely dread doing ... nice to work in a team :)

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  3. I love to watch ice skating..I used to love to spin and twirl on the ice, but haven't skated for a few years now.
    Great reasons to be cheerful.

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    1. I took figure skating lessons & I always promised myself I would return ... now if I get out for at least one twirl around the ice I think myself lucky. Yeah to Tessa & Scott in ice dance!

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  4. What a lovely round of thanks

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    1. thanks Sandra, I am sure I missed a few.

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  5. I've been watching the NCAA Women's Basketball tournament, and missed the fact that ice skating was on---another favorite of mine to watch. I think I only had on ice skates once in my life, and it wasn't pretty! Hope the long days have come to an end. It's good to be appreciated!

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    1. I think ice skating is something best learned young although it takes me a few dicey moments each year as I make a re-entry to skating.

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  6. I have never been on ice skates and anyone who has attracts my whole hearted admiration!

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    1. Me too Sian, I cannot believe the height & speed people get on ice skates - jumping & landing on those little blades - WOW each & every time.

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