27 November 2010

i'm grateful for . . . my husband & children & flexible life

Greetings all,
Joining in with Maxabella Love's I'm Grateful For this Saturday . . . i know it's a cliche to be grateful for your husband & children but man, the way my husband handled my parents yesterday was a dream. 
We had simple plans to take them to The Poacher's Pantry, world famous smoked game shop/ restuarant/ vineyard/ beautiful farm outside of Canberra, then Shop Handmade, simple, non??  Then my Dad jumped in the car & straight up said "show me this land you want to buy".  So we started the trip, only to have the school ring at 10a.m. "we've had a McClelland take a tumble, she's in sick bay" so we turned the car around to scoop number 3 up.  Turned into a 250km trip but my husband kept driving & driving.  I took car craft, thank goodness, i made over 40 headbands in the 3rd row of the car, i know my place!!
 We tripped out to the farm we want to buy, THEN onto Poacher's, which i can assure you, Miss-Grazed-Hands-Elbow-Knees was not disappointed.  She's our meat lover & ordered lamb chops for lunch, as you do when you're 9, then ate all the rabbit, kangaroo etc off our platters. 
 When we found out the year 6 dinner/ dance ensemble now required a mask (kill me) my husband & big girl started creating this, just the two of them, with enamel paint.  Nothing like watching handsome soldier with his girls, sequins, glitter & feathers!!
 She even let me (as she decided i too could be useful) to make her dress for the dinner/ dance.  I only stuck 2 pins into her directly, we're still on good terms!!  This is saving me $200 on a new dress which wouldn't fit her properly as she's so petite.
 I mean, who wouldn't be extra grateful for a husband who leaves your stove top looking like this after each meal??  He also polishes my leather shoes, ahhh, love some aspects of Army & it's anal cleaning ways!!
 Check this out, my girls are great mates (this won't change in their teens, i've ordered them not to ever stop loving each other) having a sleepover at home!!
I'm truly grateful for my flexible life, i've withdrawn from today's market, so i can spend more time with my family, take my parents to see our beautiful Shop Handmade & help my brother out.  It's stressful, it's hard, it's sad, Alzheimer's just sucks.  Have to say, having a child with us yesterday was a nice ice breaker, as she's by far the sweet one, she played along with being called the wrong name all day & never stopped smiling at her grandmother. 
Lots of follow up posts required on the dress, mask, Poacher's Pantry & healing those grazed body parts!!
To hear more grateful people appreciate how lucky they are, check out Maxabella + don't miss out on a super cool giveaway below!!  Love Posie

28 comments:

The Handmaden said...

Lots of things going on at your place!
So what about the farm? Are you going to buy it?!
That's so sweet, the girls sleeping together (and under such stylish bedclothes too!)

Thea said...

What a great post. I'm happy to hear that you pulled out of the markets today. Spending time with family is important. I have to visit my oldies today too. xx

moose and bird said...

Wow.....your days always seem so jam packed that you couldn't possibly fit another thing in. Keeps you on your toes I guess. Enjoy your family time. xoxo

Little Ted Canvas said...

Yep, you've got to be grateful for all of that, nothing cliche about it! Enjoy your family this weekend x

Raine and Sage said...

You know I love 'love'. So many people have love elude them, and it is something to be grateful for. Saying 'no' is a skill, so good you're taking a day out. Enjoy and have fun! That lunch sounded delicious, and two pin pricks is worth it for a tailor made dress. Good parenting all round!

Joni Llanora said...

Sounds busy but fun. Looking forward to those follow-up posts! Happy weekend!

life in a pink fibro said...

You made headbands in the car? I am in awe. It's all I can do to stay awake.

Sarah said...

How did you make headbands? That's amazing. I have to concentrate on the road ahead or I get car sick. That sounds like a hectic few days. And your stovetop looks deliciously shiny x

AnastasiaC said...

its always so busy isnt it? your kids sound adorable and creative just like their mumma!!

Naturally Carol said...

Now that is one cool kid, to smile at her grandmother and play along with the wrong names all day...very impressive attitude. I wonder if all of us grown ups could be that wonderful?

Cate said...

Husbands are getting a pretty good run this saturday aren't they? Are they trying to make a late stab at impressing santa or something??

And I'm lucky like you on siblings who love each other - mine share a room and I often have to go and 'grouch' at them to get them to stop gas-bagging well into the night (but secretly I'm sooo pleased!!)

Have a great weekend xxxCate

Beach Vintage.com said...

Oh my goodness can I borrow your husband for permanent stove top cleaning at my place? Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my magazine article. xx

Corrie said...

awww your gorgeous girls are getting more gorgeous! sounds like a busy day and I agree about kids lightening the mood sometimes!

enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

corrie:)

Hi, welcome..... said...

I love it all! yay to your hubby and your kids - this, you realise is a testament to you! Your amazing abilities mean you draw amazing people into your life and also nurture your little people into being amazing too!! love your list xx

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

It's lovely to hear someone who really sees the wonderful blessings in their lives. Hugs Tracy

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

A beautiful day though tinged with sadness.You are busy !
Hope #3 is on the mend.
I hope my boys always stay best friends...sweet.
A farm ...we are half way there just have not moved permanently. I hope you find the one closest to your dreams ;).

Heidi said...

You are the happiest busy Beaver I know, I'm with car trouble stuck 200 miles from home IN THE BIG CITY WHATS A GIRL TO DO!

Gill@OurParklife said...

Fantastic grateful list...

I can not get over that sparkly stove top....no wonder you are grateful! I don't think your gratefuls are a cliche at all, just lovely

Gill xo

Kellie Collis said...

You have a very lovely family! It really is amazing what the army teaches them, you know? Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

juststopspeaking said...

Wow - your husband needs to teach my husband a few tricks! and such gorgeous girls under their patchwork.

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