Friday, February 4, 2011

Thankful


Paul has been away since Monday on a boys’ camping trip, so it’s been a ‘girlie week’ for us here in our little household. He’s due back in four hours and every time Grace hears a car door out in the street or Asha barking, she runs to the window squealing “Daddy!!” Very cute.

This week I’ve been thankful for several things:

…my Mum and mother-in-law each staying over one night to keep me company and help out with Grace.

…a lovely ‘care package’ arriving in the mail from the organiser of the playgroup I take Grace to – it was thoughtfully filled with goodies for Mums to indulge in some ‘me’ time.

…all the suggestions from my readers on ideas for my Cooking Club – I’m even more excited than before to get this started now.

…my sister-in-law passing on a delicious recipe for a Chicken Nicoise Salad – the perfect meal for hot summer nights.

…the fact that no casualties have been reported from the terrifying Cyclone Yasi – I was glued to the television on Wednesday night, watching in disbelief as yet another natural disaster hit poor Queensland.

Keeping all those affected by the cyclone in my thoughts and wishing everyone else a wonderful weekend ahead…


Image above from Urban Grace Interiors

22 comments:

  1. Yay you must be so excited to have Paul arriving home this evening and that's so sweet that Grace keeps running to the door. And wow, u must b very loved at playgroup to get such a wonderful carepackage, I'm not surprised though :) have a wonderful weekend my dear!
    Jxx

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  2. Janette - I'm counting down the hours :) I think all the mums in our playgroup were sent a package - so thoughtful - the ladies that run it are very caring.

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  3. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your hubby and sweet Grace! Hope 'THE' car door noise will soon be the one she has been waiting for....so gorgeous. Hugs to you ~ Txx

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  4. A gorgeous list of things to be thankful for! Have a wonderful weekend. x

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  5. Lots of things to be thankful for. Won't Grace (amd you) be happy to see Paul. So sweet!!
    Have a lovely weekend. Promise to get organised and post the Targa stuff. In fact, have to go to the post office on Monday so will do it then x

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  6. Have a lovely weekend Amanda. Enjoy catching up with hubby. ;-)

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  7. Enjoy your weekend with your sweet family ... a wonderful list and how nice to be sent such a caring package! x

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  8. You should join up with the linky at Maxabella Loves, Amanda - so many things to be grateful for. And don't you think single mums are extraordinary? J x

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  9. Hi Amanda,
    So glad you have had the love and support from your mum and mil too whilst being a single mum for the week -it makes such a difference.

    My husband has jetted off o/s for week for 2 weeks however I am so lucky that my mum is over from Melbourne to visit so has been a great support - Sophie started big girl kindy this week and just like Grace, she is missing her Daddy too.

    I also received the news that I didn't want this week - our landlord is selling the house so I am back looking for a new home for us during our life here in Perth!!! However in the big scheme of things, I shouldn't complain as there is so much hardship throughout or glorious country.

    All the best for a wonderful weekend.

    Christine xo

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  10. What a great message !!! Happy weekend!

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  11. This is such a lovely post Amanada. I hope your time at home with Gracie is fun and relaxing for you and your husband will be back before you know it.
    Donnaxx

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  12. Have a wonderful weekend Amanda!

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  13. Hey Amanda! I totally made this sign after seeing it on Urban Grace's blog!! Super cute!

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  14. Christine - that's lucky you have your Mum over at the moment to help you out with Sophie. What a pain you have to start house-hunting again! Hope Sophie's first few days at kindy went smoothly :)

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  15. Oh how adorable! My kids do that too :)

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  16. Its always refreshing having some time away from your love, makes you appreciate them that little bit more when they're around. Even if it means picking up their smelly socks and finding beer caps everywhere .... or is that just me! Enjoy your weekend x

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  17. Hope the families affected by the cyclone could recover quickly. I'm thankful to hear that there are no casualties from it. Have a lovely weekend, Kellie xx

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  18. Hey lovely,

    Mr C. has been away this week too. I think i was counting down the minutes by the end. Any more than 5 days is TOUGH! x

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  19. Hi mate, a little time is nice, but I'm glad you have your man back! How sweet of your 'Mums' to keep you company, and I can just imagine Graces cute little face at the window waiting!! Cheeky...
    Stay well,
    Flick xo

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  20. Oh that's wonderful news Amanda, how exciting that Paul is coming home :) Your girls sound so excited. And wow, a care package from your playgroup! How delightful!

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  21. Great list of reasons to be thankful! You are blessed friend! xo

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  22. You've got a lovely list of things to be grateful for. The care package is such a thoughtful gift to get in the mail you must have been smiling all day. I hope you had a wonderful weekend together with your beautiful family sweet lady. xo

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