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List of things to be happy about


So we know we should be grateful every day; right?  Yes, we should!   But some days are harder than others!   So here is my list is goto things to be happy about when things are…less than stellar!

  1. My Cat; Mr. Whiskers
  2. Comfy Shoes
  3. A soft bed
  4. Fuzzy Socks
  5. Cozy BunnyHugs (Saskatchewan word for hoodie)
  6. Chocolate ( always keep a secret stash Mum tip!)
  7. The way the rain sounds when it hits the roof
  8. OR the fact the Sun is in the sky. It’s always a good day when the suns out. It rains A LOT where we live!
  9. Cookies!!!!!  Mmmm cookies
  10. A warm dry house…see #8
  11. Music!  Listen to your favourite song
  13. A good movie…I’m sensing another post about movies and Netflix!
  14. Comfortable pants; as I get older comfy pants a huge happy dance moment.
  15. Nice smelling Soap
  16. A nice pen! I love writing with a really nice pen!
  17. Fancy paper; I’m a stationary geek!
  18. Cooking a big meal for my family
  19. An organised pantry ( yup it makes me happy)
  20. Having a nice smelling house; walking in the door and having the aroma of my own house hit me.  It makes me happy!
  21. A clean and tidy kitchen bench! (I’m not a neat freak but I do love coming into my kitchen and it’s tidy)
  22. If my girls cook; which by the way leaves a HUGE mess in the kitchen BUT still makes me happy!
  23. Cooking/baking with my girls.
  24. Cooking with my Husband
  25. Cooking for a Group!
  26. BBQing. I love cooking and love it, even more, when I cook outdoors!
  27. My smartphone; yes this sounds vain but it’s my connection to all things back home.
  28. A hot bath, with candles and music
  29. Slippers!

As I read through that list I saw a trend. I think I like to cook. This is just a quick list of things I can be things I can be grateful for!  On very difficult days I like to look at things that do challenge me and turn them into something to grateful for. Each day is a challenge; it’s up to you if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

What’s on your Gratitude list? Drop me a comment I’d love to hear from you.

Later Peeps

Brownies, bum bags, pokeys and a Hangi!


So gluten-free brownie update!  Hubby had to make his own brownies seeing as I had the tummy flu yesterday…Thank you Miss T! He is great baker and APPARENTLY makes his FAMOUS FUDGE!  We have been together for umm 12 years…no thirteen…married for 10 coming on 11 this June; WOW….any way the point is I have NEVER had his FAMOUS FUDGE!!! Hmmm we will have rectify this!!! Where was I going oh ya, he made his own brownies. SO when he hit the kitchen I hear…”this is a pigsty”…  Miss T was sick for a day, I was sick for a day, we had a busy weekend then I spent Monday in town doing errands and looking for gluten-free stuff EPIC fail….NOT cleaning the house…Tuesday was set for house cleaning/laundry day; which turned into…doing many loads of laundry that didn’t need to be done and were only done cause they were… well were met with an unfortunate incident ANY WHO!  When my girls are sick…I will snuggle them and sit with them rub their back and just generally HOVER over them! SO the rest of the house well didn’t get cleaned.  So when hubby went to make his brownies I heard….”its a pigsty in here!” and he set to clean it up! I don’t know why but I felt guilty that he had to do this, I think this is part of the woman syndrome that I can’t seem to get rid of.   I think I should be able to do it all, all the time.  I was sick and hubby didn’t care that I was sick  OR that he had to clean, he NOW however see’s what happens when I am truly doing nothing!  OK again I got side track OH LOOK a shiny thing let’s see it!! LIKE seriously I think I am HIGHLY functioning ADHD person!! LIKE WOW!  OK B R O W N I E S FOCUS!!!!They were AMAZING!!!! Like really really good AND the kitchen was spotless!! Well done HUBBY I LOVE YOU!!!! He doesn’t read my blog so this all for my readers LOL well I don’t think he reads my blog hmmm do I want him to read my blog….NO I don’t think I do he will just “correct” it! lol SEE ADHD  SOOooooo He took the brownies to work and they were a hit, BUT they did a taste test as there was someone else who brought brownies today so they did a taste off…Hubby lost out 2 votes to 3 poor hubby BUT him being the truly great guy he is; his weekend project is to make a Plaque for the winner…have I mentioned That I love this man!!!

SO today being the first day this week that was productive at home, I had 4 loads of laundry done, the dishes washed and the front patch of grass fertilized and seeded before 1130am!  The afternoon was spent raking and weeding the side patch of grass to get it ready to seed tomorrow; I worked on that from 12:30-til 230 then I went off to the girls school, picked up a few groceries from the Shop rite in town, came back home and worked on it again until 430, then after supper until 630ish when it became too dark to see!  SO I will get up early and finish it as I have coffee date at 10 am, with a lady and Lunch date with my wonderful Sis!!! I am excited about this both the “girl dates” and I am almost done 1/4 of the lawn!!!  We are also going to a Basketball game tomorrow evening! The girls are very excited about this as am I, Hubby probably not so much LOL!

So you can see that I mentioned I popped into the girls school, well for a few reasons, MAINLY to pay for their sports, both girls are going to try Net Ball…I THINK it’s like basketball BUT not….Big E is playing basketball as well as Field Hockey we are about to get busy! SO I had to pay for these and their Uniforms! WHILE I was at the school we get to chatting..IMAGINE IT!   ME Chatting phhhht NO!  Anyway, I have ummmm a bit of reputation at the school with the teachers…they like me as I am well honest when I have NO idea what they are talking about.  We had a meeting a while back, my first Parent link meeting and they were talking about Bum Bags…well I was clueless as to what on earth these could be SO I was giggling away to myself, all you could see what me shaking quietly when I asked…ummmmm What is a BUM BAG!?!??! We all had a good a laugh by that no one could speak for at least 5 minutes or more as we all roared with laughter….and they told be what it was…it’s a Fanny PACK essentially OOOOO OK!!!!! They didn’t use the words Fanny Pack But I did and they all HOWLED at me!!! Which I thought ok…THEN LATER I found out what I said OY VAY!!! NOT to be mentioned on a disney rated blog!!I will forever been known as the Bum Bag lady!!! YES I was actually refered to as this…Someone heard my accent and said OHHHHH you’re the bum bag lady!  SO The next meeting was this week all is going well….we STILL had a laugh over the Bum Bags…all is good I am not embarrassed about this all I think it’s hillarious…we make it to the END of the meeting  I am thinking great I made it to the end and I am NOT laughing because I have no idea whats going; and THEN one lady is now talking about Pokey’s and I am think what on EARTH are they talking about….The city wants more..we don’t need more…they are trying sneak them in…I am utterly confused… I am thinking that A pokey is a Jail…I DUNNO WHAT they are talking about…so again I am giggling to myself and they see me …..UMMM WHAT’S A Pokey….HEAPS of laughter again  they let me know its VLT!!!! OHHHH GOTCHA!! SO this is my reputation with the teachers we have a riot together its heaps of fun I love it!  SO when ever I visit the school office there is alway SOMETHING else that I need to ask them! Sports are paid for! DONE and dusted as they say!  SO of course I have more on my agenda then the sports! Yesterday the girls brought home a note about a Hangi…SO I had to ask what is Hangi….THEY all laughed and said oh my goodness I can’t even IMAGINE what you thought you were invited to!!! So they explained that is a Maori tradition of cooking food in a pit SO we are really looking forward to this now!!! I tell you though the ladies in the office see me coming and they know they are in for a good belly laugh before I done with my business…sometimes I just go there to ask them things that aren’t related to the school at all They are great ladies and they have helped me so much!!!

This weekend is will be more insulating, more weeding raking, I hope to have the lawn fertilized and seeded by Sunday night! Hubby will need a few more weekends to get the house insulated…poor man!  This Friday is the also the last day of the 1st term for the girls…which means they will have 2 weeks off, so we will have some major girl days ahead of us!  I am not entirely sure what we will do for 2 weeks BUT I am sure there is HEAPS that we can do to fill it up in no time at all! We will be going to Pukekera park http://www.pukekura.org.nz/  a few times I am sure! There is a lake near by that we wanna go see, and we will also take a drive to Stratford  http://www.newzealand.com/int/stratford/ and see the big clock there!  So we will have a great term break.

SO according to the schedule that we have for the weekend I don’t know if I will have a chance to make another blog entry before next week! SO have a great weekend and will blog again soon as I can!