But, this is exactly the brilliance of the idea, #R2BC is all about taking time to stop and appreciate the good things and since this linky started back at the start of the year there have been several weeks I have joined in and realised that if you think about it, everything is not all bad and there is always something to be cheerful/ thankful for.
So, despite the fact that we are still looking for a job for Aaron, and our bank balance is rapidly decreasing, the fact that Leo seems to be under the impression that 5am is an acceptable time to start the day and the fact that I cannot fit back into my winter wardrobe, I have decided on the following reasons to be cheerful...
1) Aaron is at home, he is getting to spend a whole lot more time with Leo than he ever has done and Leo is loving having his Daddy around. It also means that it's a bit easier for me to get stuck into my new job and hopefully soon earn some money!
2) The fact that I cannot get into my jeans has spurred me onto lose the extra bit of weight I gained over the summer. Tomorrow I have a fitness assessment with a new local fitness centre and am starting some exercise classes. I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine (and my clothes!)
I tried to find a good side to all my reasons not to be cheerful but I'm struggling to find one in the 5am wake up calls!
However, in under 2 weeks one of my very good friends is coming to visit and I've only seen her once in the last two years so I'm already very excited about that..... not only is coming to see me, but she is coming with a suitcase of goodies for us which is even better!
So lovely people, I'm sure you can be cheerful if you try...... just write a post and add it too the linky below. Next week #R2BC will be hosted by Kate on Thin Ice so make sure you pop over and have a look.