Friday, October 31, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 304

Day 304 - Today I was grateful to be able to walk with Jillian Fenton in the morning and meet up with her again at St Albans Baptist Church at the Children's Light Party tonight where Briana and Joshua had an awesome time :)
It's great to be able to go to an alternative Halloween event to celebrate the real meaning of All Hallows' Eve! 


2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 295

Day 295 - Today I was very grateful to see on the news that doctors and scientists have found a possible way to regenerate the nerves in a spinal cord that have been severed http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760
How incredible is that! Something to be celebrated :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 292

Day 292 - Today I was grateful for an afternoon at home to hang out with the children :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 188

Day 188 - Today I was very grateful to be able to go shopping to get a new wardrobe system for our walk in wardrobe, while Glenn went bowling with the children :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 303

Day 303 - Today I was very grateful to be able to have a trip with Janese to the Culverden Fete :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 302

Day 302 - Today I was grateful to have a wee jaunt to Akaroa to pick up Glenn who cycled there as part of his training for Le Race next year!


Glenn rode in to Akaroa so quickly I almost missed him as per below :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 301

Day 301 - Today I was grateful to have time to go to school for awhile to watch the athletics. I was also grateful for a fun party to celebrate Twinklestarrs 8th birthday and that Glenn made dinner giving me time to sort out some old clothes in the garage :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 299

Day 299 - Today I was grateful for a beautiful spring day to take the children and Bagel for a walk on the beach
Bagel wasn't so sure about getting too close to the water. Briana and Joshua loved it though. Briana asked me why I didn't bring their togs. It will need to get a little warmer first :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 298

Day 298 - Today I was very grateful after being very good about what I have eaten during the week, to have a cheeky little takeaway for dinner tonight ;)

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 297

Day 297 - Today I was most grateful to have dinner at Simon and Lynn's to celebrate Miss Holly turning 30 tomorrow :) x

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 296

Day 296 - Today I was very grateful to walk with Janese on the beach in the morning and have lunch with Fiona in the afternoon in amongst doing some work #multitasking

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 294

Day 294 - Today I was very grateful to catch up with Ruth for a little while on the phone :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 293

Day 293 - Today I was super super grateful to get an email from Andrew Young with the new plan for wooden foundations for our sleepout. Having had no luck getting anyone to build a rib raft foundation, we have changed to a wooden floor and timber piles! Hopefully that will speed things up a bit :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 290

Day 290 - Today I was very grateful to go walking with my friend Wendy Cross and that after our walk she came apple tree shopping with me (and coffee). I was also grateful to be invited out for lunch with Peter Hamilton on his birthday! And then after school it was lovely to meet our neighbour Kathleen :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 289

Day 289 - Today I was so grateful to hear peals of laughter coming down the stairs as Josh and Briana were trying to outdo each other drawing funny pictures tonight! Isn't it great to hear children laughing :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 288

Day 288 - Today I was grateful to come home to dinner cooking in the crockpot after being out working today :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 287

Day 287 - Today I was grateful to have a few hours to get quite a few fiddly, boring sorts of jobs completed, that I've been procrastinating over! They're always the ones I put off, but get a great deal of satisfaction when I actually do them :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 286

Day 286 - Today I was very grateful that the children had a lovely first day back at school :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 285

Day 285 - Today I am super grateful that Glenn finished putting bench tops into our walk in pantry 
This means we can use the cake mixer and other appliances in the pantry which is very exciting! 
Very grateful to have such a clever husband :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 284

Day 284 - Today I was very grateful that we were invited for a most delicious dinner at Jillian and Richards home. I was also grateful that Glenn put the first bench top in the walk in pantry :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 283

Day 283 - Tonight I was grateful to chill out and watch a couple of really good programmes with Olivia :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 282

Day 282 - Today I was grateful to have a whole day at home, working in the morning and loading heaps of auctions on Trade Me in the afternoon. So thrilled to be decluttering! It's a great feeling :)

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 281

Day 281 - Today I am grateful for a beautiful clear night and a good camera to record the eclipse tonight. 

It looks much more red than these photos show! The wonder of nature!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 280

Day 280 - Today I am very grateful to my husband for re-organising the shelving unit in the hot water cupboard so I can put away our bed linen.

I am also grateful to Livvy for babysitting at lunchtime so I could go to a business meeting :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal- Day 279

Day 279 - Today I was very grateful to be invited with the children to Lea-Ann's for an afternoon tea catch up with more of my friends. Thanks for a fab afternoon Lea-Ann :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 278

Day 278 - Today I was very grateful to go to the Women's Expo with Olivia as it was something that Mum and I loved doing together. I thought it wasn't as good as previous years and the goodie bags had all run out! But it was still great to be there and a great Mother/Daughter experience :)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 277

Day 277 - Today I was immensely grateful to spend the day with family on the first anniversary of Mum passing away. Rosemary flew over and we went out for lunch. Then back to our place where we toasted Mum with wine Karen had given Rosemary for her birthday last week.

I was also very grateful that we were invited to Hugh and Raewyn's for Hugh's 70th birthday dinner. 
It's been an incredible few weeks of birthday parties! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal- Day 276

Day 276 - Today I was very grateful that Olivia has almost finished building us a small shelving unit in the new pantry!
Here it is beside the unit Glenn built! Getting sorted :) 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal- Day 275

Day 275 - Today I was grateful for a beautiful day to get all the washing up to date before the rain that's coming and to be able to take Bagel for a nice long walk :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Gratitude Journal - Day 274

Day 274 - Today I was very grateful to catch up for networking with my Dinner Club friends and also grateful to Olivia for babysitting so I could go. I was also extremely grateful to pass the breath test on the way home :)