Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 274

I am grateful for another month of wonderful memories, wonderful days, family and friends.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 273

I am grateful for all the photos, 360 photos and videos that Brock has sent to me after his holiday in Vanuatu. I am so glad they had a wonderful holiday..

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 272

I am grateful for lunches at my local cafe with my youngest son Jack. Delicious food, great, fun conversation and wonderful company.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 271

I am grateful for To Do Lists. Lists that encourage me to achieve what has to be done. Lists that make sure I don't forget things and help relieve stress in the process. Ticking things off those lists gives you such a sense of achievement as well.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 270

I am grateful for surprise gifts in the mail from wonderful friends (both met through blogging). Nothing beats the joy of knowing someone is thinking of you and thinks enough of you to send a gift "just because". I was so touched! Thank you Jan and Tatyana x

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 269

I am grateful my Dad trusts me with some of our precious family treasures and memories including these handmade pieces of my Great Grandmothers (Granny Angus) and my Nanna's sewing machine.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 268

I am grateful one of my Favourite bands released a new album today - and it's just as wonderful to listen to as their first album. I am also very grateful Jack got it for me!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 267

I am grateful I am here to talk to James. His heart is breaking and although I can't be with him - I am here to talk to him. I just wish I knew the right things to say.
I am very grateful we can talk to each other and I feel I have helped him as much as I could. I love my boys with all my heart.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 266

I am grateful for a gorgeous, warm day and lots of mojo today. I am especially grateful, though, for the wonderful, long telephone call from James this morning.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 265

I am grateful for the burst of rain today. It's been so long since its rained (68 days!) and we need it desperately.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 264

I am grateful for the glorious, warm summery day today. A day where I achieved a lot of things and managed to knock things off my To Do list. The heat today was lovely and dried lots of loads of washing quickly. I even managed 2 Banana Sour Cream cakes and some sewing. A good day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 263

I am grateful for funny, spur of the moment photos that make me smile. Jack and I sharing lunch at the cafe at work today!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 262

I am grateful for doctors and specialists who have trained for years so they can fix, repair, help and save us.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 261

I am grateful for a wonderful day with my family today. Finally getting to see Dad for his birthday, seeing Brock and Kylie up from Melbourne and catching up with Annette, Maddi, Karlee and Haylee. Always appreciate these times together.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 260

I am grateful for Lavender. It's such a beautiful flower and colour and it's scent is divine.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 259

I am grateful Mike got to go racing today and really enjoyed himself as well as getting the time he wanted to achieve (1.07). I am also grateful he came home in one piece!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 258

I am grateful for doctors, medicine and homemade chicken soup to help Jack get well! Poor Jack is really sick with a throat infection and cold and flu symptoms. I'm also grateful the doctor has given him the next 2 days off work.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 257

"Here's your Daily Dose of Gratitude!
Be grateful for those people who make you feel appreciated.  Who do
you know that always makes the effort to show their appreciation
for what you do and for who you are?  Make sure they know how much
YOU appreciate THEM just for who they are. 
Enjoy this day!
 Wow Sherrie was spot on today. I am grateful for my lovely friend 
Michelle. I appreciate her friendship and I love how special she 
makes me feel. Her wonderful post today on her blog about our cuppa 
and chat made my day. She makes me feel good about myself. That is one
very special friend. 
I am also grateful for Sherrie's lovely daily doses of Gratitude (which 
incidentally Michelle got me on to).  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 256

I am grateful for delightful cafes, great service, delicious food and wonderful company. And all within walking distance!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 255

I am grateful for blogging friends that I've chatted to for years and finally get to meet in person.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 254

I am grateful for my husband. For fixing my car, buying a new battery for it and putting petrol in my car for me as well. I'm very lucky!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 253

I am grateful for invitations. I can't wait to see my beautiful niece marry her perfect partner. I am grateful for the excitement of booking our flights, for the reunion with James and the road trip home with my boys - and of course all the family together in the beautiful Hunter Valley for the wedding.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 252

I am grateful for the view I get when I hang the clothes on the line. For the gorgeous tall trees and perfect blue sky. For this beautiful day. For the warmth in the sun, on my face and drying my washing.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 251

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. - Kahlil Gibran
I am grateful I see the rose!!!
I am grateful for more, beautiful, just-because roses from Michael!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 250

There has been terrible storms and damage in Jindabyne. It was a major story on the news tonight. After many unanswered calls to James throughout the afternoon I finally got a text and phone call and he is safe and well. Very bad day for him though. I am so grateful he is ok and I got to hear his voice.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 249

I am grateful for experimenting in the kitchen. For trying something new! Jacks idea to make lasagne with chicken and bacon carbonara sauce tonight - instead of beef mince and bechamel sauce. Delicious!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 248

I am grateful for lots of fun, laughing and mucking around with Jack and my new phone app "photo booth". So much fun. When I sent this pic to Mum she sent back "U both R mad"

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 247

I am grateful for the wonderful group of ladies in my online blogging group Friends in Stitching. I am grateful to belong to this group for 3 years now. I love the swaps, gifts, extra little surprises, challenges, ideas and birthdays I share with them. I am grateful for the support, help, chats and fun - and most importantly, for the friendships I have found along the way.
The gorgeous bag Vicki made for me in the latest swap/challenge

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 246

I am grateful for my Dad. For having such a wonderful Father and for all the love, help, support, encouragement and endless beautiful memories he has given me over the years. Happy Fathers Day Dad xxxxx I love you

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 245

I am grateful for Spring. It is such a beautiful time of the year. Even though my favourite season is winter - I always look forward to the change in the seasons.