Friday, July 27

Flogging my thanks for the Show

It might be Friday but boy am I thankful.
Oh. So. Thankful.
So thankful I am not even sure where to begin or what words to use.
Thankfully there are these to share while I gather my thoughts.

 Essentially, I guess I am most thankful that earlier today my mum and I thought,
To hell with the expense, let's take the kids to the show!  
Because let's face it taking three kids (and two adults) to the local show grounds when the show is in town, is never going to be a cheap experience.  

Oh me, oh my, was it worth it.

The fun that we had and the memories we created were just priceless.

Before I went off frivolously spending funds that were technically ear marked for such an activity but possibly could have been better utilized in the saving to have fun at my sister's wedding catergory, I am thankful that I took the time to get pretty much all of the housework out the way.

Yep that's right I am still singing the praises of my new vacuum cleaner.  I am seriously excited about using it, it makes me feel all Martha Stewarty.  And as such I am inspired to use it fairly regularly.  Well more regularly than what I ever have before.

I never really imagined myself as a domestic goddess, however I am starting to feel that it is perhaps possible.  Perhaps there is a domestic goddess within me after all.  I know this would certainly please my mother no end.

Back to this post.

I am thankful that the man at the gate said that Miss Six (by only six weeks mind you) looked like she was only five as he handed me back change from my expected ticket cost.  From there the day just continued to improve.  It really was a wonderful day.

We saw horses being ridden, cattle we could touch, baby chickens in varies ages, colours and sizes.  Then there were ducks and geese, turkeys, both big and very small.  Their gobbling gain laughs from one and all.  Miss Eleven was very disappointed we could not purchase one of the $10 babies for sale.
As tempting as home grown turkey for Christmas lunch may be, our yard is not so very practical for something like that.

The mouse circus
was beyond awesome.    I could have watched them for hours.
In fact we all could of.  The girls were just totally mesmerized by it all.  I have no idea how many there were, as they were too entertaining to stop and count.  I do know that I have been asked numerous times since then if we can please get our own mouse circus.  

Being able to take the girls to see all these wonderful things really was fantastic.  The brilliant behaviour and excellent manners all day showed they were loving every minute of it as well.  The heart warming, I am so glad we did this, moments were almost never ending.  I really am so thankful to be in a position to have taken the kids this year.  It is by no means something we do every year, making it that bit extra special when we do.

In other news I am thankful for friends that dropped by recently.  Especially after last week's post.  After I published it I worried that all the wonderful friends I do have would start to think I didn't appreciate what I had.  I am thankful that my friends are so awesome such thoughts would never cross their mind.

The return of school saw me go for a much needed solo run.  Many thanks for both events.  So pleased that everyone settled in like it was only yesterday they were last there.  Which was great.  Made only greater by the fact that because of the show, it is only a three day week.  Monday was a pupil free day so teachers could gather themselves and Friday a public holiday.  Yay!

Didn't I tell you I has so much to be thankful for.  I am sure there is even more but it is now stupid o'clock in the morning and I should try sleeping.  Public holiday or not children will still wake with the sun.  Apparently it is just what they do.

Finally I am thankful that awesome bloggers like Kate and Grace host such awesome memes for me to join in with and more so that awesome readers like you stop by and say hi.


  1. Because we went so early I missed the mouse circus which really hurt my feelings, cause it looked like it wold have been awesome!

    Out kids had a great time too, and it was so nice to do something so much fun and different. I just love the show.

  2. Sounds like lots of fun and that mouse circus how funny.

  3. I love the show - any show - so much. If you take a packed lunch you can have a fantastic free day, with so much to see with the animals and produce displays etc. The kids love it.

  4. Looks like heaps of fun, especially the mice!

  5. Oh, what a gorgeous, uplifting post, Rhianna!
    That mouse circus sounds like it was awesome! I probably could've stayed there for hours too. Thanks for the mention! I always look forward to reading your posts :) x

  6. The show is fun!! I have promised the children that we are going to the Ekka. Sheer terror considering how freaking cold it is at that time of year. Oh well, they can't say I didn't take them... right??? ;)
    Glad you had a great day! :D x


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