Thursday, March 20

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday with APLThis Thursday I had planned to write my post a little differently. On Sunday  I thought it would be a great idea to write down all my thanks as I came across them, that way come Wednesday night, I wouldn't have to sit staring at a blank screen wondering what to write.

Of course though, my thoughts didn't reach past the thinking stage.

Mind you I also didn't sit staring at a blank screen on Wednesday night wondering what to write. Instead I find myself, blurry eyed Thursday morning trying to come up with something worthy of sharing.

Regular readers would probably be aware that I am currently doing two weeks of full time work. This is the second week and as thankful as I am for the opportunity to earn some extra money I will also be super thankful to just go back to the twenty or so hours I originally signed up for. Yesterday saw me pull and eleven hour day, which is just crazy I can tell you and is the reason why this post didn't get written earlier.

So what am I thankful for this week?

Well, I am thankful that I have just about gotten over my little meltdown about not being nominated for the same stupid competition that every other blogger and their dog seems to have been nominated for. Again. The same thing happened to me last year as well and I was sure that I would have coped better about missing out this year. But no. Turns out my feelings were still slashed to discover I was left out. Again.


One of the things that helped me get over it though was the abundance of comments on my Facebook page on a post I had written about taking the good with the bad. For those of you who missed it I had gone to FB to share my joy in someone adding me to their Twitter Good Writers list. Which in the scheme of things is not necessarily much, just the opinion of one person. Nonetheless it made me feel rather special and left me grinning from ear to ear when I read the notification. To me life really is about the small things some days.

Anyways it was all short lived because when I got to FB I got a notification of a comment left on a photo saying I was pathetic. Suddenly the small things had to stop mattering. As did the opinion of just one person. Thankfully I was able to let it roll of like water on a duck's back. The influx of kind and supportive comments helped with this of course.

I was thankful to see this just when I needed to

Moving on though because as always I do have plenty to be thankful for like

  • having a rather lovely massage on Saturday
  • Mr Awesome purchasing a rather gorgeous Mac Book in preparation for our trip of a lifetime
  • a sleep in Sunday morning
  • McDreamy telling me I no longer have to inject myself because my levels are at the right mark
  • getting paid
  • having dinner under control when I unexpectedly had to work late last night
  • having a hot tradie install a new air conditioner in the girls' bedroom
  • being able to put our clothes in the dryer over night so we have clean uniforms for the next day
  • Mr Awesome totally understanding me making comments about hot tradies and McDreamy
  • cuddles with Teapot
  • actually making it to school early once this week
  • finding the most beautiful birthday card to send to my sister
  • unlocking the safe at work on the first attempt more than once
  • it being Thursday, making tomorrow Friday and the end of the week nigh.
  • all the beautiful bloggers that take the time to be thankful

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  1. Meh, I can't see that you're missing out not being nominated, the lack of transparency in the process makes me think it's all rather suss as I nominated a couple of blogs myself that apparently didn't make the cut - if they have specific criteria, they should be upfront about it!

    1. Yes I do agree that I am not missing out that much either, it was just a bit sucky watching everyone else go on about being nominated and not get that validation I was appreciated by my readers. Interesting to hear you nominated some blogs that didn't make the cut

  2. Glad you're starting to feel a but better, and it will be so nice not having to work as much next week. Also yay for no more injections! That's exciting.

    1. Yes super yay for no injections any more but sadly it also means not seeing mcdreamy so much

  3. I admire you so, for being able to talk yourself out of negativity. Publicly at least! I appreciate that it may be different on the home front, but I do like that you write about the silver linings. xS

    1. Thanks lovely and I am a heart on my sleeve girl so what ever I share publicly is how I am feeling privately as well. Which is why it had taken me a week to write about. Thanks for joining in again xox

  4. Beautiful blog Rhianna..i'm fairly new to this but it's blogs like yours that are inspiring me to keep going..thanks for all of your hard

    1. Oh gosh. Thank you so much for your kind words. It is comments like these that keep me going. I haven't had a chance to pop over to your blog yet in account of the whole work thing. I will though, promise. Thanks so much for joining in with Thankful Thursday xx

  5. Thankful Thursday,
    Sometimes I find it hard to be thankful with all the difficult changes happening in my world right now, but today I had a much needed expression of love from mr 3.
    When preparing to go on an outing with his father (my recently separated husband), master 3 called me downstairs to tell me he loved me and was going to miss me while out with daddy. He wanted a hug and a kiss.
    Feeling like his dad gets a shining light while I do the hard yards, this little expression of love from the most important person in my world while I was feeling so low, made me very thankful for his little arms around my neck and sweet breath on my face as he kissed me good bye.

    1. Oh that is a truly beautiful thing to be thankful for. Sending lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way lovely lady xx

  6. Well, I think your blog is nomination and winning worthy, not that my opinion is worth much, but for the record. I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it really, from what I've seen many of those blogs who have been nominated and won in the past change their focus and end up becoming very generic and almost boring 'same old same old'. Again, only my opinion :) Keep blogging and keep being you, that's what matters x

  7. This reminds me of an Oatmeal comic which I just cannot seem to find right now. The first panel - a guy sitting at the computer has 1,000 positive comments on his site and thinks 'the world loves me'. Second panel - same guy has 1,000 positive comments and one negative and thinks 'the world HATES me'.

    Ignore the negative. We love you. x

  8. I think my first comment was eaten up... Chin up, you are amazing! I didn't get nominated either and after a moment of feeling down I decided that I wasn't missing too much anyway. I was nominated last year but I didn't want to ask for votes and I couldn't go to any of the events so there's no real loss in not being nominated. BTW, I've nominated myself for the Australian Writer's Centre best blogs instead which I think is far more reputable than other popular voting comps...

  9. Glad you see beyond a few little negatives and see the glass as half full and not the other way around. Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing! Yay for all the positives this week. I now wish I could have a hot tradie here!

  10. Yay for no more injection Rhianna! That's a very good news.As for the person who said that you're pathetic, well, I think they really should look at themselves first. I think you and your blog are awesome.


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