Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 335

I am so grateful for surprises and lovely, thoughtful blogging friends. It's so funny how life works. I sent a surprise gift to my friend Jo in Tassy and the same day she received it - I got a wonderful surprise present in the mail from my very lovely friend Illene in Melbourne. Feel good feelings all round!!! The emails and messages back and forth today from both has been very special.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 334

I am grateful for the big things as well as the little things that make me feel special and loved.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 333

I am grateful to be female. To dress up, wear girly, feminine dresses, love jewelry, shoes and bags. Have my hair done, have high tea with the girls, go shopping, adore French, vintage loveliness. Have flowers given to me. Wear perfume. Enjoy soppy chick flicks.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 332

I am so grateful for a wonderful night out with my mother in law and Jack to see Tap Dogs. We had some fun on the pokies and a delicious dinner before the show. The show was amazing. I absolutely loved every single loud, exciting, cleverly-choreographed, fun, second of it. Great night out.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 331

I am grateful for the inspiration, fun and friendship I've found through Instagram. I've met so many lovely people, all over the world, having conversations daily. I love that the photo a day challenge has me looking outside the box every day and photographing things I would never have thought of. I get to see photos that my boys and my nieces and close friends are taking And I'm enjoying the fun of photography.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 330

After a day spent in bed and on the lounge with a shocker of a headache, I am very grateful that it is finally passing. I've taken no photos today but I've decided to add this gorgeous pic of Leona's latest painting. I love it and it makes me so happy just looking at it.
PS I've just had the best phone call with my Dad. I love him so much and it's always wonderful to catch up. I am so grateful he tells me loves me!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 329

I am grateful to live here on acreage with lots of lovely trees and bush around me. The only sounds I can hear today are the birds (lots of birds), the horse next door and cicadas. Last night, driving home from work, the cicadas were so loud I thought there was something wrong with the car!! I went for a walk to try and get a photo of some birds but I found this guy instead. He let me walk right up to him and take this photo. Just beautiful and peaceful here today. Bliss!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 328

I am grateful for some pretty good news today from the eye specialist. There is still a bit of scaring left on my eye but it shouldn't interfere with my sight for a while yet. My eyesight in my left eye has really improved. Next surgery is set for 1st of February.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 327

I am grateful to get some sewing done before going to work today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 326

I am grateful to be invited to Estelle's house blessing today. To be a part of the ceremony and a part of her friends and family.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 325

I am grateful for learning new things and for the love of trying something new. Spending the day with my stitching buddies and learning a new paper craft today, making a vintage Christmas bunting. What a great day!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 324

I am grateful for this wonderful book that arrived today. Matt Hardings videos have always made me smile and I just love them so much. They're the sort of videos that make you remember how good the world and its people really are. In case you forget some days. I am especially grateful for the inscription (and picture) inside.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 323

I am grateful for all the rain we've had this weekend. For the sound of rolling thunder for hours on end, the smell of the rain and the water filling our tanks.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 322

I am grateful for freshly squeezed orange juice. I love my new little juicer and it just makes it all so easy. You can't beat delicious, fresh orange juice.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 321

I am grateful for the lovely presents I received from my partner, Fiona, in our Red & White swap. I just love the gorgeous bag! This is such a great group of ladies and I love being in the Friends in Stitching group.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 320

I am grateful for my first sale on Etsy. I sold my stationery folder and I am thrilled to bits! Now what do I do?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 319

I am grateful for crazy, funny kitty photos being sent back and forth today with Brock and Jack.
For the wonderful messages from James early this morning, letting me know he's arrived safely in London

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 318

I am grateful for birthday parties. When the family gets together and celebrates. Especially the little ones birthday parties!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 317

I am grateful for my gorgeous friend Leona. For the wonderful conversation, friendship, and our love of quilting that we share. I love our time together so much. She is just what I needed today.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 316

I am grateful for my funny, creative, son Jack!!! He's at Supanova all weekend and the night before he and his mate decided they would make a Sackboy costume. For someone who has never sewn or made anything like this before.. I think he's done an AMAZING job.. 
He makes me smile all the time.. I love that... and I'm so grateful for him!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 315

I am so grateful to see rain today. It's been raining all night as well. It's lovely to see it, and to hear it flowing into the tank. It's been such a long time since we've had a good drenching!
Being on tank water we really appreciate every drop of rain we receive.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 314

I am grateful when deadlines are met. I love the feeling of having something completed and crossed off my To Do list. My Red & White swap present is finished, wrapped and on its way to Peg!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 313

I am grateful for Jacaranda trees. I just love it when they're flowering and you can see splashes of purple wherever you look. They're so beautiful even when the flowers have fallen and made a carpet of purple under the tree.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 312

I am grateful to wake up this morning and talk to James on the phone. I've been able to talk to him every day via Facebook, emails, texts and Instagram - but nothing beats hearing his voice down the telephone line.
Edit: (late tonight) I am also very grateful for the epic "To Kill a Warty-turd" novel sent to me from James. It made me laugh so much I had tears streaming down my face. I love this boy so much!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 311

I am grateful for all the fun and glamour of Melbourne Cup. For dressing up and wearing your best dress and hat. For the fun of a Melbourne Cup party, fashion parade and high tea.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 310

I am grateful for my hubby. To spend the day with him for his birthday. For the fun with family and friends today and yesterday, celebrating! To get the night off work so we could go Gold Class to the movies and out to dinner together.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 309

I am grateful for family and friends!
We've had the loveliest day spent with our friends Cam, Sandy, Craig & Lauree for lunch. Lots of laughter, great food and friendship.
After that we spent a wonderful evening with my husbands family. What a fun night. So many laughs with Grandma dancing Gangnam style, the little kids playing, Jack & Bec making the trip out too and wonderful, delicious food!!! Then a message from James and chats back and forth. I can never get enough family (& friends).
Super day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 308

I am grateful that where I live, at any given time, all you can hear are birds! And the occasional rooster and horse. It's so peaceful here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 307

I am grateful for the wonderful variety of fresh fruit available to us. I love that something that tastes so good is actually good for you too (for a change!)

Day 306

I am grateful James is keeping in contact every day. I'm grateful for all the emails and texts and messages. I am also grateful for all the wonderful photos. I hope he's having an amazing time and staying safe.