Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 91

I am grateful for the lovely, thoughtful gift from my blogging friend, Marilyn. When she was in Tassie she saw this little dish and brought it all the way home for me. There was also one of Fee's lavender sachets in old music paper in the parcel. So lovely and appreciated.
Thank you.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 90

I am grateful for home-made pizza and sharing the cooking. Jack and I cooked up a storm tonight designing our own pizzas with our favourite ingredients. We had a lot of fun and the pizzas were delicious.
Thank you.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89

I am grateful for a wonderful night last night. We have a new tavern opened just down the road from us which my husband took me to for dinner. Great food and a great atmosphere. Later that night James rang via Skype. I know I've said it before how grateful I am for Skype, but last night was the best call so far. We talked for 2 hours 25 minutes. I loved every second of it. He even got out his guitar and played and sang like he always did when he was home. It was so good to talk to him. I miss him so much. We are so lucky to be able to talk via Skype.
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 88

I am grateful for another day at work, working alongside Jack. It's always a great day and today was made even better with a delicious lunch at the local café. He's such a good worker with such a happy attitude and he makes me very proud.
Thank you.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 87

I am grateful to stitch with the girls today. Even though the shop is now closed we all still got together today at Sandi's house. I love these ladies and they are my closest friends. I hope we can keep spending our Tuesdays together.
Thank you.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 86

I am grateful for the clean, fresh air that we breathe.
We are very lucky to live here in the country, in Australia, away from pollution and smog.
Thank you.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 85

I am grateful for this weekend with the girls. To get the chance to sew to my hearts content. To have all my meals made for me - and delicious meals too. To laugh and chat until late every night and to do all this in such beautiful surroundings. To accomplish so many projects.
Thank you.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 84

I am grateful for sharing this weekend with wonderful friends. For all the fun and laughter. For a beautiful day.
Thank you.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 83

I am grateful to be in Kingaroy at The Quilters Rest. To have 3 days of fun with the girls, sewing, eating delicious home-cooked food, chatting and laughing. It's been a wonderful day.
Thank you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 82

I am grateful to watch my husband and youngest son battle it out on the squash court. Lots of fun, laughs, red faces and sweat. A nice long driving lesson for Jack on the way there as well. Spur of the moment, family fun.
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 81

I am grateful for my brother. I love him so much and I know how very lucky I am to have such a wonderful, loving brother. I knew how special he was from the minute he was born. Happy birthday Brock. So glad we finally got to talk to each other today. We sure tried hard enough.
Thank you.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 80

I am grateful for people who make you laugh. Jack and I saw Tom Gleeson tonight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the Powerhouse, with Jo and Clare. It was a fabulous night. I laughed so much my face hurt.
Lots of laughs and great friends to share it with.
Thank you.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 79

Today I am grateful for the lovely time spent with my friend Sandy. We spent the morning at the Sakura Day Spa at New Farm, having a beautiful facial and head and neck massage. 
This was the most glorious, relaxing 90 minutes and I felt so good afterwards... My skin was glowing!
It was very special to share this with Sandy and have a real "girly" day. I loved it.
 Thank you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 78

I am grateful for medicines, nasal sprays, throat lozenges and tissues. All the things that help ease the symptoms of a head cold.
Thank you.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 77

I am grateful for those days when you manage to achieve so much .... Chores and fun stuff. So far this weekend I've made Jantine's sewing folder, finished my swap present, completed 2 healing heart blocks, watched my birthday present DVD from Brock as well as the washing, shopping and the other usual jobs around the house. I feel like I'm actually getting on top of things for a change. I'm grateful for achievement and the sense of accomplishment.
Thank you.

Day 76

I am grateful for inspiration and motivation from like minded crafting bloggers. Tonight I've joined in the Friday Night Sew In once again. I'm working on my blogging friend Jantine's pattern, translating it from Dutch to English and trialling it as I go. It was just the push I needed to get in and get it done. It's such a clever, intricate pattern as well.
Thank you.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 75

I am grateful to finally find time to catch up with Leona today. We had afternoon tea at her house. I love going there - It's so beautiful and peaceful, surrounded with the natural beauty of the bush and many native animals. Plus it was so good to see her!
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 74

I had a lovely day at work today. They called Jack to come in and work as well today. So I got to work with him all day. It was great. My usual Wednesday morning tea break was twice as good. So was lunch! I love working with Jack.
I am grateful for such a wonderful day.
Thank you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 73

I am grateful for these lovely surprise parcels in the mail. Beautiful, thoughtful gifts from very special friends I have met through blogging. They have no idea how much this meant to me.
Thank you.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 72

I am grateful to have this area near our house finally concreted. Now my husband has somewhere to work on his cars and not have to be standing in dirt or mud. He has wanted this for so many years.
Thank you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 71

I am grateful to get our bobcat unbogged today. It has taken 2 days to get it out and at times it was downright scary. Especially when Mike tipped it over forwards and the only thing stopping it from going over was the bucket. And when he got me to drive it. We are having a bad week with rain and mud - now we only have one car left that's bogged - our ute. So glad to have the bobcat out!!!!
Thank you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 70

I am grateful for our museums.
We have spent many hours walking through the displays and exhibits over the years.
I never tire of going to a museum and learning new things and getting wrapped up in history.
Thank you.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 69

I am grateful for my Uncle, my Mums youngest brother. We get on so well together and I love catching up with him. We both share a love of art gallery's and museums and have been to so many shows and exhibitions together. From Picasso to Andy Warhol ....the ballet to Cindi Lauper....Ron Muek to Valentino. We love good food too. I am very lucky to have him in my life.
Thank you.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 68

I know mud is supposed to be good for your skin but.....
I am grateful we eventually got the Torana out of the mud and unbogged!
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 67

 I am grateful for long drives at night in the car...
For gorgeous moonlit nights...
For Mumford and Sons....
Tonight, after work I drove over to see my In-laws, which is almost 2 hours of driving. I really do enjoy driving long distances, especially at night, with a gorgeous moon and along the way I love to listen to music. 
Tonight it was Mumford and Sons... a CD James gave me, and I just love listening to it.
Thank you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 66

I am grateful for the wonderful day spent with my stitching group of friends.
For the lovely, thoughtful gifts...
For the cake, chocolates and cheesecake....
For the laughs and giggles....
I am so grateful for these friends and these friendships.
Thank you.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 65

I am grateful for lunch invitations....
For my wonderful neighbours who asked me over for a surprise lunch today....
There was great conversation, lots of laughs, presents of chocolates and even cake!
Thank you.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 64

I am grateful for new baby boy crafting. My friend is a Nana for the first time and my cousin is due to give birth to her first baby boy very soon. So it's lovely to be making baby things.
Thank you.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 63

I am grateful for the lovely breakfast this morning and the gorgeous present from Jack that he brought back from Adelaide.
I am grateful for the phone call from James in the UK.
I am also grateful this day is almost over!
Thank you.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 62

I am grateful for the start of Autumn. Even though it is still very hot, over 30 degrees, I know it will start to cool soon... the cooler weather will come and we will be over this hot, humid weather.
It's Autumn... it has to get cooler soon, surely!!!
I love Autumn... I think it's the best time of the year, closely followed by Winter! We don't have very cold winters here, but our summers can sometimes be unbearable. It is finally starting to cool off tonight, and for that I am very grateful..
Thank you.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 61

I am very grateful for the wonderful holiday to Adelaide with my youngest son, Jack. We had so much fun and shared so many fantastic experiences. I am also grateful to be home again.
Thank you.