Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 273

Day 273 - Today I was very grateful for the school holiday to catch up with girlfriends for lunch, who I don't often get to see in term time :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 272

Day 272 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with Tamara and meet Leo (pictured here with Briana).


Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal- Day 271

Day 271 - Today I was super grateful to my amazing husband for building me shelves in our new walk in pantry so I could put our pantry containers away. 
Isn't he so clever! 

We were also very grateful to be invited to lunch at Hugh and Raewyn's to celebrate Hugh's 70th birthday with everyone from church :) 

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 270

Day 270 - Today I was super grateful to spend the afternoon and evening celebrating my wonderful sister Rosemary's 60th birthday! 


In the afternoon we had a beauty pamper session and I got my nails painted. And tonight we all had dinner at King of Snake! Amazing food :)  

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 269

Day 269 - Today I was very grateful that we were invited to Peter Lindsay's 50th Birthday Dinner. We went to Winnie Bagoes and enjoyed delicious pizza! Thanks for inviting us Maria and Pete :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 268

Day 268 - Today I was so grateful to Miss Olivia for helping me get everything organised for starting the shelving in our new walk in pantry 
We've bought this cabinet and some melamine. Both Glenn and Livvy are going to build shelving units! So exciting :) 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 267

Day 267 - Today I was super pleased to finish compiling our tax records and send them off to the Accountant :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 266

Day 266 - Today I was very grateful for some newborn cuddles at our last day of the term for Twinklestarrs :)    

Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 265

Day 256 - Today I was very grateful to be at school to see Josh win the citizenship award for his class this term :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 264

Day 264 - Today I was very grateful to be invited to lunch at Simon and Lynn's for Kate's farewell before she heads overseas on her O.E. :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 263

Day 263 - Today I was grateful to be able to live in a country where I can exercise my democratic right to vote :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 262

Day 262 - Today I was grateful to have a fairly quiet day and a very early night as I wasn't feeling overly well on Friday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 261

Day 261 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with Rosemary on the phone and hear all about her trip :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 260

Day 260 - Today I was very grateful to be able to attend the Champion Business Awards with Glenn. It is such a positive event and great to celebrate amazing Christchurch businesses . I am also very grateful to Miss Olivia for cooking dinner at home and looking after the younger children :) 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 259

Day 259 - Today I was very grateful that Karly and I caught up for coffee with our friend from school, Fiona Farndale . I hadn't seen Fiona since we were at school together! Then a few weeks ago I was waiting to cross the road at school, and there she was standing beside me! So great to catch up after about 30 years :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 258

Day 258 - Today I was grateful to have time after school to do some activities with the younger children :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 257

Day 257 - Today I was very grateful to be able to spend the afternoon sorting out everything in the garage and finding some important stuff we had mislaid. We hadn't had the chance to dedicate the time to clear everything out of the garage. It was so good to find stuff! Most especially the bag with my best dresses in, ahead of the Champion Awards this coming Wednesday! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 256

Day 256 - Today I was extremely grateful that Denise came over to cut and colour my hair :) 

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 255

Day 255 - Today I was very grateful for an absolutely beautifully warm Christchurch Spring day :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 254

Day 254 - Today I was grateful to catch up with Karen and Kimberley in the morning then home for a productive afternoon doing paperwork :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 253

Day 253 - Today I was very grateful to hang out with my friend Karly and go shopping for "business clothes". We managed to slip lunch in as well :) I was also grateful to hear the song "The Living Years" on the Breeze today. That song always reminds me of my Dad. I was at the funeral of a Parent of a friend, a few years before Dad died. I went to Mum and Dads place on my way home and played this song to him. It was great to be able to let him know how much I loved him in "The Living Years" :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 252

Day 252 - Tonight I am very grateful that our puppy is back to being his energetic self. I took him for quite a long walk this afternoon. Then after school we gave him a bath out in the sun and gave him a blow dry with the hair dryer after. He went a bit crazy for a few minutes and then put himself to bed. When I got him out about an hour later he was all lethargic and shaky so I put his warm coat on and a hottie in his bed. He stayed there for about 3 hours and I enticed him out with cat food! After eating that and some of his own food, he has slowly come right! I think we overdid it for one day! Poor Bagel :(

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 251

Day 251 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with Peter for a coffee and some delicious eats and then home for a productive days work :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 250

Day 250 - Today I am forever grateful to have had such a wonderful Father! 

It's very hard to believe that he died almost 14 years ago. He was so involved in the lives of my older children as you can see above. I blogged about that here on his birthday.
I am grateful that I can help the two youngest children spoil their Dad on Fathers' Day! They think its awesome that they get to have bacon and eggs for breakfast as well :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 249

Day 249 - Today I was very grateful to be invited to Kimberley's 21st, it was great fun and so good to catch up with friends and I am also super grateful to Emma for babysitting :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 248

Day 248 - Today I was so grateful to have a belated coffee with Jillian for her birthday, to have lunch with my husband to celebrate his birthday, 
and to have Joanne and Dale here for dinner and to stay the night :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 247

Day 247 - Today I am most grateful that 51 years ago today, this amazing woman gave birth to and subsequently raised the little boy who would grow up to be my husband.

I had this photo put on canvas for Glenn's birthday. It's a wonderful picture of a loving Mother with her chicks surrounding her. 
Happy Birthday Glenn xxx 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 246

Day 246 - Today I am very grateful after a day out working that I ended up having a night at home (instead of a scheduled night out) to get a few special things organised for tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 245

Day 245 - Today I was very grateful to spend time today engaged in inspiring, spirited conversation with an assortment of amazing people. I was also grateful that Glenn got two tickets drawn out of the ballot to see the Leaders Debate live in action tonight :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 244

Day 244 - Today I am super grateful that SPRING is here (Winter is over!!!) and that I got to talk to Kirsten on Facebook Skype in her dorm room in Indiana :)