Thursday, January 5

Thankful Thursday

How I am thankful for thee. 
Your cheeky little grin, your big wide eyes.  
All of you brings me so much glee.

For a while now I have been thinking of writing a post about each of the girls.  Something that captures this moment in time.  Something that we can all look back on in years to come.

I had thought that it would be the perfect post to link up with for Kate Say's Stuff's Thankful Thursday.  Actually I had thought it would make a great little mini series because it could be spread out over three weeks.  I even imagined that I could just sit down and write them all at once and have them scheduled and waiting to go. Which would be great in the lead up to our trip and then when we are actually away.

Only it is never as easy as it seems.

After spending the better part of the afternoon frolicking in one of the most beautiful pools I have ever seen I am feeling a little drained.  Especially given the ridiculously early waking I chose this morning.  Ridiculous because I am sorta still on holidays.  In my defense though the kidlets have been sleeping in of late so it is a bit nice having some alone time first thing in the morning.  I can't help but wonder if that is a sign of me getting old.

Regardless of all of that though, getting out the awesome post about my thankfulness for my beautiful children is not going to happen tonight.  The pool chlorine combined with the glow of Mac and Hubs desire for a dark room my eyes are what you might call burning.

So where does that leave you dear reader?

Well rather than said post about the love I have for my children you have a somewhat hit and miss collection of my thoughts.  Since however it is Thursday I will try and concentrate on sharing some things I have given thanks for lately.

Firstly the parking fairies were pretty awesome for me over Christmas.  I know that mentioning the C word this long after the day (after all I have heard there are Easter eggs in some shops) is not really done but I seriously scored some ultra great car parks in very busy times.

The wonderful friends with whom we spent New Years (or at least some of it).  They also happen to be the same wonderful friends we went swimming with today.  I can never be thankful enough for these beautiful people.  It warms my heart to know that they are in our lives.  I am eternally glad I was able to draw such a wonderful lady to me.  (Which one day soon I may just have to post about)

In two days time I will be thankful to have hubs around 24/7 as he begins three weeks of leave.  Until about a week ago I thought he only had a little over a week off, so my delight when I discovered he had three. whole. weeks. was pretty indescribable.

I know I have already given thanks in regards to the lack of damage to Patty thanks to my stupidity however this week I want to add thanks for the fact I haven't had to drive for over a week. This has meant I have saved a whole heap of the fuel that was earlier wasted.  Well sort of.  That fuel was still wasted but in terms of actual fuel that I would normally buy I have no longer bought extra.

Lastly I am thankful that yesterday I remembered to activate the voucher my sister gave me.  It had to be done by today.  I will now spend the next 24 hours waiting for the first module of my how to write a book course.

Stay tuned for the kiddie posts.  They will eventually churn themselves out.  In the meantime make sure you check out all the other thankful posts over at