Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 120

Day 119 - Today I am very grateful that everyone has taken a turn carrying boxes out to the container! It's a good workout carrying boxes all the way out our long drive but many hands make light work! I'm also grateful to Karly for dropping off more boxes just as we were running out :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 119

Day 119 - Today I am grateful that I am a member of the AA and they were able to start the car after Kirsten and I were stuck in the Countdown carpark tonight with a flat battery! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 118

Day 118 - Today I am grateful to my friend Bonny for dropping off some books I bought and also grateful to her sister Rosewyn for bringing them from the U.S.A. for me! It was great to have the chance for a good catch up with Bonny too :)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 117

Day 117 - Today I am very grateful that Glenn was able to put together a kitset shed today, that we bought to house the bikes and other bits while our house is repaired. It was not an easy task as the company we bought it from sent the wrong sized shed and it had to be cut down to fit in the gap. I'm also grateful that Miss Olivia cooked dinner and organised the two youngest so I could hold the sides of the shed while  Glenn worked as fast as he could to put it together before the rain and darkness approached!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 116

Day 116 - Today I am grateful for a slow start to the day and a productive day after that getting ready for our house repairs in 9 days time :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 115

Day 115 - Today I was very grateful to spend some quality time with my sister Rosemary :) xx

Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 114

Day 114 - Today I am very grateful that my friend Karen picked up her parents trailer (Thanks Ruth) and brought it here for us to go pick up our new kitset shed! Then when we got back Karen packed the contents of my china cabinet. I am very blessed to have such amazing friends :) xx

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 113

Day 113 - Today I am very grateful that I have a job where I can take my children to work with me in the school holidays :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 112

Day 112 - Today I was grateful to catch up with my friends Lynda and Janine for our usual school holiday lunch and be joined by Janese for afternoon tea. Grateful to have such great friends :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 111

Day 111 - Today I was grateful to take a bit of break away from packing to go with 3 of my children to the LEGO movie! Was a fun movie and scrummy lunch after :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 110

Day 110 - Today I am grateful for Easter Sunday and all that it means :) 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 109

Day 109 - Today I was so grateful to wake up to the sun shining. It was so lovely to have the doors and windows open! And get lots of washing dry too :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 108

Day 108 - Today I am grateful that we have had Glenn's sister Penny and her husband Garth with Caitlin, Patrick and Emma around for dinner and a big catch up. They are down from Palmerston North for Easter :) 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 107

Day 107 - Today I am grateful that it is the last day of term. I love knowing that for the next two weeks the mornings will be much less rushed :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 106

Day 106 - Today I am very grateful that I have a job where I can work from home if I have a sick child!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 105

Day 105 - Today I am so grateful that Pip (one of the Mums from Preschool Music) was able to step in at the last minute and take music today as Briana was home sick from school. Thanks so much Pip :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 104

Day 104 - Today I was grateful to be able to head along with Olivia and Lynn to the botanical gardens to have a wee look at Prince William and Catherine. I feel that William echoes the compassion of his Mother. His visit to our city and his warm words, 3 years ago, were so gratefully received. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 103

Day 103 - Today I am utterly grateful that I have a husband who is willing to go out to the garage at 3.09am to get a plunger to unblock the laundry tub. Joshua woke us up by being sick through our bed. And I managed to block the pipes while rinsing the bedclothes off (sorry for too much information). Thankfully Glenn was able to unblock the tub and I could finish getting the washing done and go back to bed! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 102

Day 102 - Today I was very grateful to be able to go scrapbooking at Anna's again. Two months on a row - must be a record for me! Then a lovely meal with some very nice people :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 101

Day 101 - Today I was grateful for many things! To get 3 jobs done at the same time at Aorangi Road, to meet Fiona Le Fevre for coffee, to pack 4 boxes, to dispatch some trade me sales, and to enjoy some conversation with Jillian, Krissy, Ruth (and Alan) while perusing some gorgeous jewellery! All in all a great day :)  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 100

Day 100 - Today I am grateful that I got to Day 100 in my journal without missing a day! I'm also grateful that I was able to start packing with avengence for the repair on our house!! 
I also realised today what a big job I have in front of me in the next 24 days. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 99

Day 99 - Today I am forever grateful that 11 years ago a beautiful wee girl was born to our family :)

Briana is an amazing, loving. creative and she is a very sensitive person, who constantly stuns us with her drawings and makes us all laugh.


This is Briana tonight blowing out the candles on her divine birthday cake (thanks to The Breeze)

This afternoon she had the girls from her class over for a dance party. Our home was filled with noise and laughter! It was great fun - for Briana, and for us :)


Happy Birthday Briana! We love you very much xx

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 98

Day 98 - Today I am grateful to have had the time to get all ready for Briana's birthday tomorrow. I'm working during the day then 12 girls are coming for a dance party! It's going to be noisy...but fun :) 

Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 97

Day 97 - Today I was grateful to confirm our accommodation for our house repairs. It's going to be an adventure :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 96

Day 96 - Today I am grateful to have had an extra hour to get things done and to have been able to sleep a bit longer this morning! Will miss the longer evenings though! 

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 95

Day 95 - Today I am grateful to be home again after a whirlwind 35 1/2 hour trip to Nelson via Blenheim to drop Glenn for the Grape Ride bike race and back! Feeling totally exhausted now but it was SO worth it! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 94

Day 94 - Today I am very grateful that I was able to drive to Nelson for a 25th wedding anniversary of my friends Jill and Barry. Back in April, 1989 my friend Joanne and I sang 'The Rose' at their marriage ceremony. We were able to do a reprise tonight :) 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 93

Day 93 - Today I am very grateful that we now have a date for EQC/Fletchers to start the repair on our home. That means I need to pack up the entire house (eek) 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 92

Day 92 - Today I was so grateful, after a crazy busy day, to head out for dinner with the lovely Canterbury DC women. Thank you to my lovely older children who were able to babysit for me so I could go out. Such a fun night :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 91

Day 91 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with my Business Buddies group. It is very inspiring being with a group of women who all want to help each other in their business :)