Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 90

Day 90 - Today I was extremely grateful to get some fantastic news about my sister-in-law Lynn :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 89

Day 89 - Today I am very grateful that Denise came over to cut and colour my hair. I look 10 years younger without all that grey hair! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 88

Day 88 - Today we were very grateful to be invited to dinner at Raewyn and Hugh Perry's home. Josh and Bri had a great time too and we had a delicious roast chicken meal. Thanks Hugh and Raewyn for having us over :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 87

Day 87 - Today I am grateful it's Friday and I am able to turn off the alarm to have a bit of a lie in tomorrow. It's been quite a busy jam packed week and I glad it's the weekend :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 86

Day 86 - Today I was very grateful to be able to have coffee with my friend Anita after dropping the children at school, and then after a few jobs at home, have lunch with my friend Maria. Last year was so crazy I found it really difficult to connect with my friends, so I am loving having the opportunity to catch up with people I love to spend time with :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 85

Day 85 - Today I am so grateful for Kirsten that she got an email today to say that she has been accepted to the Purdue University Exchange Programme. It's going to be strange seeing her off to the U.S.A. in August but I'm so happy for her. It's her dream come true! And that's what you want for your children :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 84

Day 84 - Today I am very grateful to have received the sleepout foundation design from the engineer. Now I can start filling out the building consent application form (all 21 pages of it) and then we wait 20 working days (fingers crossed and we should be able to begin building! YAY!! :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 83

Day 83 - Today I was grateful to be able to go kitchen shopping with my friend Denise. We had such fun looking at different kitchen showrooms and getting lots of ideas (even the showroom where we quickly got the message that we were out of their league!! lol)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 82

Day 82 - Today I am grateful that Matthew cooked dinner and I had the chance to do other things... Like read the newspaper ;)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 81

Day 81 - Today I am so grateful that I was able to go scrapbooking, for the first time this year, at my friend Anna's place this afternoon. Was awesome to catch up with Jillian, Lynda and all the others and get re-started on a project I want to finish by the end of January 2015 :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 80

Day 80 - Today I was very grateful to have the chance to walk in the beach with my friend Janese! And Bagel came too - his first walk on the beach :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 79

Day 79 - Today I am so especially grateful to have known Deborah Kitchingham (nee Livingstone).

Deb was my husband Glenn's cousin and she died suddenly one year ago today after a short battle with breast cancer. When I first joined the Livingstone family, Deb made me feel so welcome. She was an exceptionally generous and funny person and I always enjoyed spending time with her. I'm so proud to have called her my friend and wish we could have been friends for so much longer :(

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 78

Day 78 - Today I am most grateful to be the proud owner of a gorgeous new car (thanks Mum). I feel very humble that because of Mum I was able to buy this car. I think she would approve of the colour! 
I know you will be riding along with me Mum and everyday I drive it, I will think of you (not that I don't already xx)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 77

Day 77 - Today I am grateful that every Tuesday morning I get to take a preschool music group and afterwards I usually get to have a few cuddles with gorgeous little people :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 76

Day 76 - Today I am grateful for a beautiful day here in Christchurch after the crazy rain yesterday :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 75

Day 75 - Today I am grateful that Cyclone Lusi has calmed down before reaching Christchurch and not affected those people who flooded 10 days ago!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 74

Day 74 - Today I was so grateful to have the time to spend the whole day in the garden, cutting back, filling the trailer and dumping a huge load of green waste just before the dump closed this afternoon. The garden certainly looks better tonight and it's a great feeling to have completed it before the rain sets in tonight!

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 73

Day 73 - Today I am so grateful that Briana was invited to a girly party tonight with the girls in her class :) The girls had their fingernails painted with glow in the dark nail polish, their hair straightened and pretty bows in their hair. They decorated cupcakes and played pass the parcel. Briana was very nervous about going but had such a great time! The girls in her class are so welcoming and kind. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 72

Day 72 - Today I am grateful that my Postgraduate Diploma scroll arrived in the mail. Seeing it makes all the hard work over the last couple of years worth it :) 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 71

Day 71 - Tonight I was very grateful to have a fabulous meal out with some incredibly inspirational women :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 70

Day 70 - Today I was grateful that a bag I have been looking at for ages, and finally decided to buy today because it was on special, was even cheaper when I got to the checkout :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 69

Day 69 - Today I am extremely grateful to have finished some long overdue paperwork! I got so enthused today that I started on some accounts that aren't even due yet! Felt great :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 68

Day 68 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with my very good friend Karly. It is amazing how much you need to talk about if you haven't seen each other for a few months! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 67

Day 67 - Today I am grateful to have had a very productive AT HOME day. I have managed to stop procrastinating and have spent most of the day getting all our accounting work up to date. Thank goodness because the end of the financial year is hurtling towards us very quickly! I felt so energised by what I have achieved today that I then went and had a HUGE tidy in one of the bedrooms. So feeling pretty happy tonight :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 66

Day 66 - Today I am very grateful that the exterminator was able to come today to swiftly take care of our rodent problem!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 65

Day 65 - Today I am grateful that our electrician was able to come to see us at very short notice. Last night the lights in our bathroom/toilet started shorting out the rest of the lights in the house. I wondered if rain might have got in but our electrician found that we have a family of mice living in our bathroom ceiling who have chewed through some cable! Thankfully we didn't have to go to the toilet in the dark for a second night running :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 64

Day 64 - Today I am grateful that the stormy weather has eased in Christchurch. I hope that those affected by the flooding are warm tonight and the clean up isn't too bad.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 63

Day 63 - Today I am very grateful that we have left over wood from last winter to light the fire. I am also grateful that Olivia lit the fire before we got home all cold and wet! I am, however, surprised that we are lighting the fire and filling hotties on March 4th! It's certainly stormy here today. I hope everyone in Christchurch is keeping warm and dry :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 62

Day 62 - Today I am extremely grateful to have received the site plan for our new sleepout in my email inbox :) Next step is the rib raft concrete pad plan from the engineer then off to the council for consent!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 61

Day 61 - Today I'm grateful for saving 40 cents a litre on petrol just for doing my normal grocery shop :) 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 60

Day 60 - Today I am grateful to have an evening at home to watch a movie with Glenn :)