Friday, January 28, 2011

Flowers for your Friday {and some gratitude too}


Hello lovelies! Happy Friday! As always, I haven't much time to write, but this week I really wanted to join the completely adorable and totally awesome Kimbirdy from Fill Your Well in expressing some gratitude for the week that was {I think it's a lovely idea, and I always look forward to her Friday posts...}. So, I'm sneaking this post in on Thursday night before I head up to bed.

Here are some of the things that I'm grateful for, at the end of a busy week:

* the big bunch of pink tulips on my kitchen table

* a fire in the woodstove, a hot water bottle, and a fleecy blanket to keep me warm {not to mention cuddles from all my boys}

* I think I'm finally getting over my cold

* polka-dot rainboots to keep my feet dry

* how much Dylan loves his after-school art class

* how much Sawyer loves his mummy

* green shoots popping up all over my garden, making me happy every time I spot a new one {come on, spring!}

* discovering some fab new blogs {I'll tell you all about them next week}

* a few really great books I'm reading {I'll tell you about them, too}

* summer holiday plans which include an entire week to hang out with my awesome sister!

* a fabulous long letter from my sweet friend Kelly {she'd been writing it since before New Year, and I'm so glad she finally sent it!}

* my wonderful mom and dad, who are going to look after the boys on Tuesday nights so I can start running with a group again

* home-baked muffins and rice krispie squares to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate and two happy little boys

* Skype, which helps to keep faraway friends close

* my slow-cooker, for cooking dinners for me when I'm not even home! {I love walking in the door and smelling a delicious soup}

* time to sit on the couch and laugh with my husband 

* my cutie-pie nephew, Eoghan, who turns 7 today!

* lots of weekend plans, including a big family get-together and a popcorn & dvd night with a friend

* your encouragement to write in my journal, train for a 10K, get to bed early... thank you!

* and finally... January is almost over!!!

What are you grateful for this Friday? 

9 comments:

  1. your tulips are divine. love that color!

    i'm thankful for my slow cooker too. chicken tacos tonight!

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  2. What a wonderful list and so much to be grateful for.

    Skype would be high up on my list too - but must try and catch you on it over the weekend dear lady.
    xx

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  3. I love Kim's gratitude posts and I'm glad you're doing the same. Right now, I'm grateful I made it through this really hectic week. I still have tons to do, but I've got more free time today (I think). Here's to a fantastic weekend for us both!

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  4. Yay for January being almost over, that is definitely a happy thing!

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  5. oh my, you are too sweet! i love seeing other people's gratitude lists, and your's is quite the list! you are a blessed woman with such great things to be thankful for. i love it! happy weekend!

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  6. these lists always make me smile and keep me going-- like the whole running? when i don't want to, i think of you-- busy working mom AND wife who now (thanks to the loveliest of parents) gets to keep on with her resolution...

    you keep me going, just so you know!

    warmth -- from the love of your family, fleece, and polka-dot rainboots... i'm loving it all!

    that you have flowers on your kitchen table, because that is SO YOU

    and i can't wait to hear about the books and blogs you are loving at the moment.


    i am grateful for the hard run this morning... i'm happy we have dinner plans tonight with our friends next-door! i'm putting together a cd now for a blog friend (would you like one?) and YES YES YES that january is almost over. :HUGE SIGH:

    big kisses!!!

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  7. Thanks for the smile! Hugs from Me - Kelly !

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  8. That is the most lovely list of things to be grateful for. It's always the little things.

    I hope that you are able to continue on with your goals and that this year will be wonderful.

    P.S. Lol nice to know I share a bday with someone else.

    I'm grateful for

    * The sun
    * My new pretty Filofax
    * My thoughtful husband
    * Time off to catch up on life
    * A good meal shared with friends

    And many more I'm sure x

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