Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 213

I am grateful for motivation. For friends who inspire and encourage me. Who love the same things I do and who love to share time together.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 212

I am grateful to be watching another Olympic Games. To watch our athletes do their best. To be able to see so much sport and competition, as well as experience all the stories that come from this wonderful event.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 211

I am so grateful to be thought of. This is the message I received from Jack at work tonight.
I love this boy of mine.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 210

I am grateful for my wonderful neighbours, Jo and Clare... in fact I think they are the best neighbours in the world. An invitation to lunch today and a catch up... delicious home made pizzas and cupcakes.. and this is what I came home with!! Truly remarkable mother and daughter with hearts of gold.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 209

I am grateful to have friends like Cam and Sandy. Our friendship has lasted over 26 years and they are true friends in every sense of the word. We have had a wonderful night catching up. Delicious Turkish food, great entertainment and the best company. I am so lucky.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 208

I am grateful for a day off from work, gorgeous winter days, mucking around - having fun in the park and this guy making me laugh. Love these times together!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 207

I am grateful for smiles from perfect strangers. For all the lovely, happy customers at work today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 206

I am grateful for a wonderful day with the girls today. Super, fun, happy vibe running through all of us today. The laughing, chatting and friendship was just what I needed.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 205

I am grateful to talk to James on the phone tonight. Hearing his voice was wonderful. So glad he finally has a phone and he took the time to ring and catch up.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 204

I am grateful Jacks girlfriend loves "Once Upon a Time" as much as I do. I also love catching up with her to watch an episode whenever we can

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 203

Today I am grateful for heart bursting messages left on the computer for me to find from Jack. For long drives in my car listening to brand new music and loving every song on the album (very rare). For finding the perfect shoes for work at the right price. Pretty great day today!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 202

I am grateful for this wonderful book..... And for stories that you lose yourself in. The book was recommended by Michelle and I'm so glad I bought it. Also for postcards from James and a beautiful handmade bookmark from my friend Peg. Oh and for lovely winter nights, snuggling under the quilts reading a great book.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 201

I am grateful for being taken out to lunch and a drive to Tamborine Mountain to celebrate our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 200

I am grateful to pick up a needle tonight and want to stitch. It's the first time I've felt like stitching or making something in weeks. I am grateful the love of creating is never lost.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 199

I am grateful Mary made it to Tuesdays Stitching today. She has finished her friends quilt and it's beautiful. Really lovely to catch up with everyone today.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 198

I am grateful for beautiful, old vintage pieces that I love to be surrounded and engulfed by. Old bears made in rose covered fabrics, lace and vintage buttons and doileys ....and cameo brooches!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 197

I am grateful for this glorious day. It's the middle of winter, but it's 20 degrees (feels warmer), the sky is so blue, everything is green and the creek is up to the old bridge thanks to the recent rain.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 196

I am grateful for dreams....for wishes.... And for hope....
Happy Bastille Day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 195

I am grateful for this wonderful little book "Guess How Much I :Love You".. I read this to my boys so many times over the years. We still ask each other how much... and it's always....
To the moon .... and back.
So grateful to hear James has arrived in Jindabyne safely. He starts work tomorrow and I can't wait to hear from him again and see how he's going.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 194

I am grateful for Vicki.
Lovely, thoughtful Vicki sent me a message today after I posted that I was feeling rather flat over the excitement of James being home, and then the sadness of having him leave again for work in the snowfields for 3 months. 
Vicki:  Wow, WHAT a week - maybe you need a pick me up coffee with your Mum??
OR, I could make myself one and you could too and we could pretend we're chatting somewhere in the sun!!
Me:  Oh Vicki... that sounds devine... I definitely need a pick me up today. It seems yesterday and today I'm on the verge of tears at the drop of a hat... just way too many emotions running around here lately!!!!
I'm going to make that coffee now... hope you can make one for yourself as well....and I think we should be in Paris drinking it.. James did come home with a tan, so it must be pretty nice there at the moment!
Thanks Vicki xx
Vicki:   Hang in there, I understand exactly what you mean!
And then she rang me from Tassy and we spoke for ages on the phone.
Just what I needed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 193

I just loved that within 15 minutes of James being home, both he and Jack were playing their guitars. They have always enjoyed playing the guitars together and this is something I have particularly missed while he was away. It was like nothing had changed, time hadn't taken him away for 6 months at all... It was just yesterday.....
I am so grateful for my boys.... for this wonderful moment, listening to them play and enjoy their music and each others company.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 192

I am grateful to spend the whole day with James. Time together is very special. He will be off to Perisher tomorrow and I am going to have to start missing him all over again. I love spending time with him and I appreciate every second we have together.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 191

I am so grateful to have James home from London... 6 months is such a long time to be missing this boy of mine. I am also very, very grateful for the wonderful friends he made and the wonderful memories he now has to last him forever.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 190

I am grateful to spend a wonderful day with Brock yesterday. I just love catching up with my brother.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 189

I am so grateful to watch Jack play soccer last night. I didn't realise just HOW much I miss watching him play and enjoy the game so much. I miss those days but i'm very glad I got the chance again.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 187

I am grateful it looks like James has work in Perisher again this year. Even though he will have to head there almost as soon as he gets home. The snow season has already started and it looks like its going to be another great snow season this year.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 186

I am grateful to spend the day out shop hopping with the girls yesterday. Lots of laughs and lots of fun and even a few scares with Helen's driving!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 185

I am grateful for surprises... especially when they're as good as this one!!! I had no idea Mum was on her way to Brisbane last night. She decided to stay at Browns  Plains, with Frankie of course, and then rang me to see what I was doing for dinner and if I wanted to watch "Revenge" on TV with her that night. I was in the shower and getting ready in seconds. It was such a great night... Love you Mum xx

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 184

I am so grateful. He not only mowed but he cut back a tree for me and fixed my washing line! Sigh!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 183

I am grateful for beautiful clear early mornings that lead to gorgeous days.