On Saturday I turned 31, significantly less daunting than turning 30, although it’s always a little disappointing that the older you get, the less special birthdays tend to be ( especially if you spend your birthday ill. Have I mentioned this enough yet?!). I guess that’s what’s so great about having children, that you can really give them a fabulous, magical birthday instead. Birthday planning for the smalls is one of my favourite things to do! I am actually really lucky though, as Adam had planned a night away (i’m not sure where yet), but he has managed to rearrange for two weeks time so we will celebrate then instead.
I have actually enjoyed this first year of my 30s immensely- lots of positive and unexpected things have happened, and I have a definite feeling of contentment right now (hoping that writing this isn’t the kiss of death!). 30 has been good to me overall, i’m hoping 31 is even better!
Whilst I was ill and tucked up on the sofa with my Lemsip, and yellow blanket (thank you, Blogfest!), I was able to reflect a little, and realise that despite feeling sorry for myself, I have lots to be thankful for, and one mini-non-birthday-blip is nadda in the grand scheme of things!
This week I am grateful for:
- Lemsip, Calpol, anti-biotics, drugs, doctors, NHS, etc etc. Our whole family has been really poorly in some way shape or form, and boy, am I grateful for living in a country where we have all this stuff on tap.
- Having family so close by, who are prepared to help out so much- they’ve been ANGELS this past week and been fantastic child entertainers whilst we’ve been floored by illness.
- The fact our two little troopers have been so good, and so brave whilst being ill. Neither of them complained a jot, they just wanted extra cuddles (of which I was happy to oblige!)
- Beautiful flowers from my Mum.
- Having such lovely friends (who also have great taste in cards and presents!)
- A fella who looks after me when I’m poorly, and lets me sleep for as long as I need.
- The film ‘The Holiday’ for cheering me up. Okay, so it was too early for anything festive really, and the acting is awful, but for some reason I always go back for more. Perfect lazy watching!
- Chocolate Panettonne from Sainsburys- SO good with a cup of tea.
- Routine! Call us boring, but we all thrive better on a bit of a routine, especially the children, and because we’ve all been out of sorts, it’s gone out of the window a bit. As a result the children have been grumpy, tired and unsettled. Amen for normal service resuming!
- Making sausage rolls- my favourite!
- The fact it’s now December- I can feel Christmassy guilt-free!
What are you thankful for this week?
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