Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful ~ My Space


Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart


I try not to moan too much about my life. In all honesty, it actually is a pretty good one. It's just that every now and then I get bogged down with caring for a high needs autistic teen. Don't get me wrong, I really adore my boy and I would do anything for him. But, sometimes I need a little bit of space to be me, to remember that I am my own person, not just a mum, wife and friend.

I haven't linked up with Reasons to be Cheerful for such a long time...  which is a bit silly really, as this linky is always uplifting and helpful. My three reasons this week all revolve around a section of our house that I can call *mine*.

I am so chuffed to have my study. A haven to call my own. Each drawer of the desk is for my stuff. The cork board on the wall is covered with interesting info, pictures and reminders, school terms blah blah blah ~ all mine! I can cover the top of my desk with all of my rubbish and the family are not allowed to give me a hard time! I love curling up into my squashy and old fashioned flowery chair. This room belongs to me, it is all mine! 

As for the view, I get to look at the sea every day. Admittedly I do need to crane my neck to get a really good gander at it, but hey, it's there and I love it.

My dog also gives me plenty of reasons to be cheerful. For sure, I have two dogs, however, this little one is my constant companion and he loves to be in the study with me, wedged between my desk and the squashy chair. 

In a houseful of men, I need my own space, although they are welcome to visit anytime ~ with permission! 
Onward and upwards.






26 comments:

  1. How fabulous to have your own study space with a faithful companion and a wonderful view!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Nicola. Yes, I am fortunate that I have my own little bit of space.

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  2. I would love a room like that! I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets bogged down occasionally x

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    1. @Joanna ~ getting bogged down happens to the best of us! xx

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  3. I'm quite envious of your study, especially with that view, I live in a house full of men too so my own space would be lovely!

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    1. Ah, then you know why I need some space, Lous Lake Views! Hehehe.

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  4. I love it! I want to have my own space too! Lol

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    1. I am laughing here, Sophie's Trains. Now how are you going to get some space with your gang of kids! :-)

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  5. If I crane my neck all I get is a muscle ache! What I wouldn't give for your view!!

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    1. Now that you mention it, my neck is a wee bit sore! Thanks for stopping by, Christine. x

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  6. Sense an underlying sadness. Hope you are OK. Very envious of you having a space of your own and the sea too.

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    1. Kate on Thin Ice, you are very perceptive! All is ok, just get a bit fed up with the whole autism thing now and then!

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  7. love the attitude and the pictures and totally empathize with the feeling of life needing so much from us

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    1. Thank you, Floortime Lite Mama. I know that you know. Hope all is going well. xx

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  8. So lovely to have your own space I agree it's much needed. You have a lovely view and a beautiful little companion x

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  9. Hi Hannah, it really is awesome to have my own space... mind you the room looks way bigger in the picture than what it actually is!! :-) Thank you for your comment. x

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  10. Just re commenting :-)
    Your study space looks so comfortable. I'm jealous, mine is a desk in living room with view of dreary concrete and houses :-( Not productive to craft or study.
    Have a great week x

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    1. Hi Nikki, thanks for the re-comment! You are right, dreary concrete is not exactly inspiring when trying to do craft or study. Have you got a lovely picture on your wall to gaze at? Take care. x

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  11. Lovely pics! I am so jealous of your study space lol, I so need my own space, lol. x

    http://mumx3x.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment. Yes, you do need your own space ~ I can highly recommend it! :)

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  12. LOVE the room and the view, and yes you do need it xx

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    1. Thank you, Blue Sky. It's a fact ~ we all need a bit of space that we can call our own and I am very lucky with my room. Have a lovely week. xx

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  13. Some VERY good reasons for being cheerful! Nothing like your own space, a cute non-judgmental furry friend, a fabulous view AND a squishy floral chair! I wanna move in....

    xx Jazzy

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  14. Oh i would love a space like that! You deserve it.

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