I am joining many other very talented bloggers in a 21 Days of Gratitude series. Each day for from Nov. 1-21, each of us will be sharing an image with a quote related to gratitude. The purpose of this series is to inspire you to find joy in every moment of every day. This is even more appropriate for me as will be soon experiencing the joys of Florida and my first taste of thanksgiving in the US. “The happiest people do not have the best of everything they make the best of everything”
I am so grateful to Interflora who sent be a bouquet of flowers just because they like my blog. They even matched them to the blog colours too. I am grateful that it is my mums 67th Birthday today, after her hospitalisation and all that came with it earlier in the year, I didn’t think we would get this far and we have and she is doing really well. I am grateful that she got on to a special COPD trial at the local hospital, even though it makes me taking her twice a week. I am grateful that we have had a week of Mini going to school without any […]
I am grateful for my wonderful boys, who came with me to the car boot sale and really behaved in this heat (yes I really am that pale). We are grateful for cool paddling pools in hot weather. We are grateful for plentiful elderflowers and have made yummy cordial. My beautiful rambling rose, which is full of buds and flowers, the whole of the bottom of our garden (and next doors) is filled with wonderful scent. The fragrant honeysuckle which has cover the boys playhouse from next doors garden. What are you grateful for this Sunday?
I spent a wonderful day yesterday with my Mum. For the first time since she was in hospital in March we spend the morning pottering round our local shops (yes I took and she filled my shopping trolley). We then came back to themadhouse and spent an afternoon as a family. So I thought a gratitude post was due. Things I am grateful for Sunshine – this makes such a difference to life, we shopped in town, hung washing on the line, went to the park and sat in the garden . Mum feeling happier – even though mum is not physically any better, she is mentally on the mend, she […]
This morning is such a contrast to yesterday morning. Yesterday the sun was beaming in the windows, we had the doors all wide open and spent the day in the garden, but this morning it is grey, dull and RAINING, but in some ways this only makes me feel so grateful that we made the most of yesterday and really enjoyed it. So some other things I am grateful for this Sunday. The Rain… yes the rain. We planted some vegetables and seeds yesterday and this rain is doing a pretty good job of watering in the raised beds. Warm porridge with maple syrup, our breakfast of choice at the moment. […]
Maxi getting excited over playing with his Fun Domino’s (a christmas present) I am grateful: My wonderful Saturday lie ins and being woken by my boys with a cup of tea. Living nearby the sea, I love the ever changing landscape the sea brings. The crocus’ just poking out their green tips in next doors garden Family dinners. That my mums hand has healed well and that they have popped a fibre glass pop on which is much lighter for her. That we have packed mums case and she is all set to go on holiday tomorrow That the boys adore their cousins and spent a lovely afternoon with my […]
I am feeling a little down at the moment. Month left over at the end of the money thing going on yet again and the realisation that next month is going to be even worse, so I though I would take a leaf out of our American Cousins book and list some things I am truly thankful for. The thinking is if I am full of gratitude then the negative thoughts can not get in.. I am thankful for my funny boys, my Dark Vader MiniMad and my “I dont want to dress up and be in the school play” MaxiMad. I am thankful for my den making capabilities!!! I am […]
I am inspired to write after receiving the “proud to be meme” from Sandy over at Baby Baby. I need to list 5 things that make I am proud of, but they have to be about me. This is hard, I find it much easier to be proud or grateful of others, but here you go. I am proud that I can bake even if it is at 2 in the morning and I eat all the scones by lunchtime the following day. Baking feeds my soul as well as my ever expanding tummy. I am proud that I am alive and will not have to live my life looking for […]