This week (well, the last seven days, since this week is only two days old) has been trying. Ruby's selective deafness has increased, her apparent need/desire for sleep has decreased. The sleep deprivation has had a negative effect on my tolerance levels for the selective deafness, and that combined with a notable lack of interaction with adult humans has left me feeling a more than a little irritable.
In light of these circumstances I have decided to be Pollyanna this evening and play the Glad Game, so, rather than dwelling on the things that are not so great, these are the things that I am glad about....
I am glad that spring is here.
I am glad that it's warm enough for Ruby to
play outside with bare legs.
I am glad for paper and paint and blu tack and a great
big wall of the small girl's art.
I am glad for good food (and a little proud of the fact that I have survived for five months with no bigger pans than this one).
I am glad for the small girl who can always make me smile
even when I am decidedly annoyed with her.
I am glad for the strange wall of brightly coloured religious art of
which I have finally become quite fond.
I am glad that the aforementioned small girl is finally, angelically asleep.
I am glad for wine and chocolate.
And I do feel better after that. Maybe Pollyanna was onto something.