27 August 2011

i'm grateful for . . . 'the little things which make up a-day-in-my-life'

Greetings all,
So many things to be Grateful For . . . all the little pieces which make up a-day-in-my-life, for example today . . . a box Lego Hero Factory sent to my boy to test drive for a giveaway next week, stay tuned.
A giveaway win in the mail from Tania of Imagine Lovely blog, another sweet blogger from the delightful Daylesford Victoria neck of the woods.  Shall reveal the bounty inside shortly. 
 Strawberries in season = excellent quality at an affordable price (handy when your children can eat them by the kilo).  I've purchased 8 punnets this week, more today & more to come.
 I was thoroughly exhausted after collecting the children from school, not sure why, i spent a lazy afternoon at the cinema watching Horrible Bosses, it was good, those bosses were truly horrible.  Anyway, glad i had prepared the chicken for dinner the night before & very grateful my children accepted Portugese chicken on Turkish bread with avocado & strawberries as a suitable dinner. 
 Oh oranges, my son is obsessed with all kinds of orange fruit (mandarins especially) & i have two types of oranges overflowing the fruit bowl - some for eating (Valencia), some for squeezing (Naval). 
 VERY GRATEFUL for my patience . . . i went into my studio for some sewing, only to find my darling twins had decided to have a water fight with the spray bottles i use for ironing . . . the water hit the triangles i had been working on all week, making them curl up & basically destroy hours of work.  Deep breaths, i didn't even raise my voice, boy did i want to.
 I put lots of these applique bunting flag combinations together & will sew around them tomorrow.  Click here for a how to & thanks for the great comments on that post.  Spray water bottle crisis averted but those twins are still in trouble!!  
 Ah, my boy, he gave me a very special i'm-not-in-trouble-&-i-love-you-mummy hug this evening!!  Bless his opportunistic heart.  He was reading in bed, we are watching his eyes as he has been squinting at school, he said to me "i don't want to have to wear glasses, i'm not a total nerd".  I said he'd only look more handsome, we'd get him some funky frames, to which he scoffed, "i don't do funky mum". 
Above his bed are all the Tania McCartney 'Riley' adventure series of books - i'll have the latest one up for a giveaway in a week too!! 
 Then i found this girl, suspect number 1 in the water spray bottle incident, asleep on her floor cushion with her feet up on a chair, at the end of her bed??  I'll move her later.
 I like pretty things, lanterns & candles make my eyes sing.  I found these new paper cut out syle at TYPO, in white & blossom pink, i want more, all bunched together in a big mass.
Finally very grateful my handsome soldier is safe & sound in Brisbane, as another heart broken family has lost a soldier in Afghanistan.  My thoughts are with them.
Wishing you grateful weekends along with Maxabella Loves . . . love Posie

19 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your fruit looked amazing...what a lucky girl to win a giveaway.....Legos you know how I feel about them!

trash said...

Lots of gratefulness but most especially the final one. Peaceful thoughts to that Brsbane family.

Flying Blind... said...

Cool dudes wear specs!! My son wears pretend plastic ones with no lenses to look like the (10th) Doctor (Who)!
Man, you would have heard my shouts from here if that had been my twins! xx

Jodi @ The Scribble Den said...

Those strawberries look so yummy. Great list of gratefulness xx

Felicity said...

My thoughts have been very much with you this week Lovely and it's so nice to have a peek into the wonders of your happy home.

Sending you a wish for a fabulous weekend,

xx Felicity

Tammy said...

I went for the pink Gingham typo lanterns and was taking photos just last night! have a great weekend . x

Tas said...

Kudos to you for not raising your voice. I don't think that I would manage that.

...and I am hearing you on the strawberries. Affordable and 3 out of 3 kids eat them daily without complaint. Yay! Can't say that about many fruits in this household.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Beautiful pictures! Sad for the families who lose loved ones, oh so sad.

Won't you join in just one or two for the swap? I'd love to send you one! xx Rach

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

I'm so grateful for strawberries as well! My kids have been inhaling them of late!

tinajo said...

I agree - lots of great stuff here! Thank you so much for your lovely comments; gave me the chance to find you! I´ll be back for sure! :-)

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today as a newbie "I'm grateful for...." player. I appreciate the look in. I'd have to say I'm grateful that people like you, with such great practical skills (oh, i wish i could sew!) and positive outlooks on life, share these around and spread good will accordingly. Cheers!

Farmers Wifey said...

We have been eating strawberries every day..the kids take them for fruit break! At least I know they will eat them and not bring them home......

Of course I like to dip mine in chocolate!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, your sweet and terrorized household. :) love 'em. :)

Leanne said...

Who doesn't love strawberries! And oranges.
Glad your soldier is safe.

Kymmie said...

Oh Jenn, love going through your day with you. And those twins... they sound exactly like my boys!! Naughty, destructive, but oh so cute.

And so glad your husband is with you again. Make the most of the moments. xx

Sarah said...

read through your grateful list and got all teary at your last one. I am so glad your husband is safe. The life of military families is one I have the utmost respect for. Have a lovely week xxx

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

yep... strawberries are certainly something to be grateful for. And for me it is also mandarins :) I love those patchwork tops. Just gorgeous :) x

Tatum said...

My 2 year old is feeling particularly grateful for all the new season strawberries right now! I know how you must have felt walking in and seeing all those curled triangles...I learnt to just breath when the kids have managed to destroy some bit of crafty something or other I was working on, thankfully it's not often. Hope that you have a lovely week ahead. Tatum xx

Maxabella said...

I love those lanterns too - Capper has two strings of the pink blossom ones in her bedroom and they cast such a lovely light.

I like your day in the life. x