I have two pieces of good news, and two beautiful things to share.
First, New Zealand’s childhood immunisation rates have hit a record high! Maybe the messages about vaccines not being evil and not causing autism, are finally sinking in!
Second, we had the wonderful news that the government has adjusted how it provides school funding for special needs children. My son receives funding (after an arduous process), but it was going to be reviewed in three years time. At which point we would have gone through the excessive stress of re-applying and dealing with all the un-knowns. The system has changed so that we no longer have to reapply for special funding, he now will receive support until the end of his schooling!
And on another (and somewhat random) happy note. Today is my seventh wedding anniversary!
And finally, I just felt like sharing two photos I took today of a praying mantis in our garden. Both because my header is a praying mantis (and has that little story to go along with it), and just because it’s my blog and I can 😀 . (All rights reserved of course, don’t be stealing my photos, thank you. But feel free to steal (or rather share in) my good mood, I’ve got enough to go around today.)
[Edit: I forgot to mention that I also won a DVD today!]