Life : Schniff, cough, splutter… blegh

While stuffed up with cold, feeling like crap and knocking back the lemsip as though it’s the nectar of the Gods, I thought it might be a good time to look to the positive and list the many reasons I have to be happy.

"Reasons to be cheerful… 1,2,3"

I have, by far, the best partner on planet earth.

I know you might think yours is the greatest, but mine really is. For him, flowers and chocolates are not the only ways to say ‘I love you’, there’s also haribos, USB hubs and porridge.

I love my job.

There’s something I never thought I’d find myself saying. It’s a great job, and I’m damn good at it. I hated the dull, repetitive admin jobs I used to have when I temped, and there’s nothing dull or repetitive about this job. Apart from the amount of times I have to say "Down the corridor and up the stairs"

I have a great group of friends.

Admittedly I don’t see some of them as often as I’d like to. If you’re watching, Mrs Bleecker…

I can now play Mull of Kintyre!

In its entirety, at near enough the right speed. I’m not capable of singing along yet, though. Next challenge for me and my Strat is the opening to Enter Sandman. Say your prayers, little one.

The sign language course I’m on is fantastic.

Couldn’t wish for a better group, or a better tutor. Could have had a better sign language nickname though – being the last bespectacled student to be issued with a sign nickname, I got saddled with ‘Four Eyes’.

The amount of interesting, cool and well-written blogs out there make up for the total lack of anything decent on telly.

Who needs telly as long as you have the interweb (and The Simpsons on DVD)? Bloglines has introduced me to all sorts of interesting people, including Boingy people, funky people and people who are just geeks.

The lifestyle changes made earlier in the year have stuck and are starting to pay off

Just looking through some old pics made me realise just how much they are starting to pay off. I don’t know exactly how much weight I’ve lost in the last few months, but I’m in the best shape I’ve been for years. I’ve still got quite a way to go before I get to what passes for ‘normal’, but it’s good to know I’m on the right track.

Men With Guitars

Always make me cheerful!

And while we’re on the subject of beautiful creatures…

Mew.

Michael Randall

Yes, I know I mentioned him at the start, but he’s so damn splendid he’s worth mentioning twice.

Yep, things are pretty good. I have plenty reason to be a happy bunny. 😀

EDIT – a quick resize on the pics.