Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Rainbow Bouquet

How to put the icing on the cake of the day?

Come home from work to find a parcel from the postie had been delivered.

Here is some of what it contains - it's a bouquet of beautiful felt.

Thank you Sandie and Narissa from Winterwood Steiner Inspired Toys

Oh such beautiful colours.  

*happy dance*


Grateful October - Day 31

Grateful today for the first Poppy of the season has bloomed in my little garden.  
They were planted for a reason, and every year, they flower.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Grateful October - Day 30

Grateful that the last few weeks have had me feeling I have been viewing the world from this angle is now over and I am back on my feet again.  After a very brief meeting, I feel I have done what I can, and to leave the rest to the universe, it is now really quite out of my hands and I need to accept what comes.

'Put it out there' I was told, and so I did.  

(The photo above is of my Mini.  Just turned 1, and found that he was quite clever at his gymnastics on the glass-top coffee table at every opportunity he could find.  That chubby, giggly, cheeky little bubby will be 8 at the end of this year. xx)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Grateful October - Day 29

Grateful for this place, and the people that live here.


Grateful October - Day 28

Grateful today for hugs.

Hugs from my boys.

They are home from their lovely weekend away together.

I love that they love to hang out together.

I love that they have the most amazing Dad.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Grateful October - Day 27

Grateful for the most comfy pair of jammie pants on the planet. 
Made by me from a vintage bed sheet.  Oh the softness!

Grateful for the time to stop and paint me pink.

Today I had two choices.  

1. Sulk and be all frustrated and uptight that my planned weekend was not co-operating with me because my body decided to be unwell.

2. Accept the fact that my body needs rest, respect my body and give it that rest, and don't feel guilty for doing so!

I chose number 2.  

I figured there was nobody here to see me perform number 1.

Also, number 1 would serve me no purpose in getting anything done or feeling any better.  Although there were bouts of guilt whilst performing number 2, I did it.  If there are not enough headbands at my next market, then that is too bad.  I will sell what I have.  It's not the last market on the planet, but I do only have one body.

I blew my nose, had a lovely hot shower, climbed into my fave jammie pants, spoke to my dear friend and rescheduled our lunch date, ignored the huge pile of fabric waiting to be cut and pinned and sewn.
Pulled out my felt and fabric scraps and got restful.

I also have happy pink toes that make me smile every time I look at them.

Smiling is good for your health!

What are you grateful for today?  

Do you have happy toes too?


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Grateful October - Day 26

Grateful today for flat lemonade - my tummy is very unhappy.

Grateful for my bed - my body hurts all over.

Grateful for my drawn blinds - the sun is too bright for my eyes.

Grateful for big, soft tissues - my nose is imitating Niagra Falls today.

Can someone play their littlest violin for me please.  *sniff*
I don't mean to sound so pathetic.  


Grateful October - Day 25

Grateful for lego mini figures.  


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grateful October - Day 24

Grateful today for wide brimmed hats and big, beautiful, chocolate brown eyes.
Grateful also for sometimes food.  Just look at that face - is he lovin' his lamington or what!!

This photo is of my itty bitty mini, a week before his second birthday.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Grateful October - Day 21

Grateful that we live in a land of plenty.


Grateful October - Day 20

Grateful today for my little sewing machine.  
She is very, very old, but she still works.
She is my Janome My Style 20.
I love her still.

She has sewn for me, she has sewn for my boys, she has sewn for gifting,
she has sewn for charity, she has sewn for home, and she has sewn for friends.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Grateful October - Day 19


*whispering mode*

Grateful for hidden pantry corners, up high.

Grateful for low crunch noise levels too.

p.s. ignoring claims of 'jumbo' and 'share'.  *pfft*

It's finders, keepers, eaters here today!

May your weekending be joyful.


Grateful October - Day 18

Grateful today for the spaghetti bolognese batch I pulled out of the freezer that became our dinner tonight.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Grateful October - Day 17

Grateful for the shade from big beautiful trees in the playground and my water bottle today.

Grateful for high ceilings and classrooms built from natural timbers.

Grateful and still in disbelief that I am actually being paid to work in such a beautiful environment, surrounded by amazing teachers and brilliant little minds.  I dare not blink, for fear it will disappear.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Grateful October - Day 16

Grateful for my little chef's homemade avocado dip.
Grateful for local avocado, local carrot and local cucumber.

If your little chef would like to make this avocado dip, here is what my
boy did.  Mashed one avocado with a fork, a teaspoon dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of lime juice.  Mix together, taste test, add more lime if necessary and serve with carrot and cucumber sticks.
This is his version only.  Generally I like to add a bit of sweet chilli sauce, however, it wasn't my dip.

We cannot offer you any, cause we ate it all.  
You have to be quick at our house!


Grateful October - Day 15

Grateful today for this.

Here's Cheers to Monday.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Grateful October - Day 14

Grateful for purple, red and green (another custom order).

Grateful also that our lunch was shopped, prepared, cooked, served and cleaned up by a restaurant today, so that I could slug it and hang out with the family.

Grateful for more chocolate cake and lovely company.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Grateful October - Day 13

Grateful for pencil and paper today.

Grateful for the networking session over lunch.

Grateful for the people that I shared it with.

Thank you.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Grateful October - Day 12

Oh colander how I love you.

My little bit of grateful goes to my colander for today.

Thank you for draining my asparagus,
thank you for draining my blueberries,
thank you for draining my strawberries.

Happy Friday to you and may your colander bring you joy too.


Grateful October - Day 11

Today I am grateful for some of the most fabulous and amazing women that I know and am about to spend my evening with.

They inspire me, they crack me up, they support, love, and cherish their families and friends, and my days without them would just not be the same.

Tonight we are going out, tonight we are creating more wonderful memories to add to our barrel of laughs for the future, tonight we get together only as fabulous women can.

Happy Thursday Evening to you all.  My apologies for the lack of photo evidence, our evening is about to begin, and even if I did have photo evidence, I am not sure that sharing it would be such a great idea. *giggle*  It's going to be one of those 'you had to be there' kinda evenings.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Grateful October - Day 10

Grateful for The Wind in the Willows.

Thank you Kenneth Grahame for your beautiful storytelling.

Have you read this story out loud?  


Monday, October 8, 2012

Grateful October - Day 9

Day 9 - Grateful that the only one to slice their finger in class 4 today was me.
Grateful also that I did not gross out my little friend who I was helping, when blood spurted all over his blank page and not over any of his beautiful work.

Grateful for all the beautiful hugs that I received on this, the first day of term 4, 2012 from my beautiful little smiling friends, so happy to be back to school today.  


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grateful October - Day 8

Todays grateful post is dedicated to the weather.

I am grateful that the sun stayed out long enough to dry my washing today.

The temperature has dropped quite a bit, the heat has left the day, the clouds loll about the sky like they have nothing better to do.  

ahhhhhh, dry, sun kissed washing.

Thank you sunshine.


Grateful October - Day 7

Grateful for my cosy chair, choccie, cuppa and my cardi.

Today's post has been brought to you by the letter 'C' it seems.

Please excuse grainy, tired faced photo.  
I almost forgot to post today.
It's been a busy one.
But it's been good busy.

I hope you had a lovely Sunday at your place today too.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Grateful October - Day 6

Grateful for the wind that blew down these branches earlier in the week for us to discover and bring home for our mega-awesome tee pee.

Crudely covered because this is all we had, it seemed to make no difference to two little boys, who spent most of the week out here.

Thank you great big beautiful trees.


Grateful October - Day 5

Very grateful for large needle eyes.  


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Grateful October - Day 4

Grateful for the little arms that wrap around my neck each day.
(These two beautiful felt hearts were made by my big boy, he gave them to me early this morning, and he made me cry.)  

Grateful for chocolate cake.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grateful October - Day 3

Today I am grateful for picnic style strawberries and blueberries with my kiddies.


Monday, October 1, 2012