After last week's highs, this week's lows we're very low indeed. (In fact they were lower than a low thing, on a low day, in lowville, but that might be overstating my case just a teensy bit I think.) But weirdly a sort of balance has been restored. Without Yin there would be no Yang. Without Bonny, no Clyde. Without lemons, no lemonade (not sure about that middle one, weren't they both baddies?). I'm searching for my reasons to be cheerful/grateful this week with a magnifying glass rather than having them jump out at me but that's ok. It's all in the mix.
1. DD has been a joy to be with this week. She's taken to running up to me with a 'Harrow Mummy!' greeting, head butting my leg and then running away again tossing 'Bye bye' over her shoulder. She's had tea with her toys and read them stories. She sat within touching distance of some of the other children at our various play dates (unusual) and even gave one of her friends a hug goodbye. And she ate another new food after a five month hiatus - tomatoes. Her joy at just being alive and in the world is infectious and lightens my heart. Long may this sweet spot last.
2. I've had such wonderful support from my friends, both in 'real life' and in the blogosphere since we found out this week that our IUI had been unsuccessful this time around. I had a bit of a rant about it and you lot gave me a big virtual hug. Thank you SO much.
3. The terrible devastation that has passed across our television screen this week since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan has made me so grateful that organisations like The Red Cross, Shelterbox, Save the Children and others exist to reach out a hand and help the thousands of people that have been affected. Please give whatever you won't miss to help them help others.