Thursday, October 08, 2015

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for:

1. Nya and I inadvertently dressing like twins.  This happens often.  Yay for stripes :)

2. Ballet.  Maybe more for me than her? Okay, I won't go that far but seriously...the pink! The tippy toes! The music!

3.  Health. My kids have the ability to run. Although my Nya Bear would rather sit on the couch and watch tv (seriously, anyone have a kid like that?) they are all healthy!

4.  YOU.  Seriously, thank you for watching my video.  I was thinking that if 20 people watched it, that would be nice.  137?  Very nice!

5. New boots.  I'm a sucker for boots. I can't do heels so I'm not into shoes, but man, do I love boots!  I sold off about 3 pairs of old shoes/boots and bought these guys.  

6.  Sweet preschool photos.  Melt me.  Nya's knows how to smile for the camera..and so does our Little One (with the precious "Cheese!")

7.  Finishing the editing on our last wedding for 2015.  I'm looking forward to getting our house back to a 7.5/10 clean (up from a 6/10) and purging and blogging and reading and exercising and....we'll see :)  Only two weddings for 2016 and then...

8. More tricks.  Sleep was good for our Little One for about a week or so (by good, I mean staying in bed and falling sleep on his/her own until 5 am--with Gary or I having to sleep in the other bed in the room from 1-5 am).   It's been back to terrible but using this last night seemed to help! Asleep by 8:30 pm (with me having to be in the room again.) As long as there's always hope, right?

9. Selling stuff and decluttering.  Now that I have some (okay, not enough) free time, I've started purging.  I made $50 yesterday selling stuff online :)

10. Wise and resourceful friend (that's you, E!)  She is a great support for me (and our Little One) and informed me of a resource that we qualified for and it came through yesterday!

11.  Visit with a friend!  She was in town for a wedding, with a good friend of hers, and we met up at the pub to catch up.  So great to chat (although we probably missed half of the conversation due to the noise! Have pubs always been that noisy?) and meet a new friend :)

I hope you are having a good week.  Here in the Lower Mainland things have cooled off and I'm sort of liking a reason to pull out the warm sweaters and hoodies!  I think fall might be my favourite season--what's yours?



  1. Another great list of things to be thankful for. I hope the going to bed/sleeping improves for you and your little one. Nya is an adorable little girl and then to add in ballet slippers and a tutu and it takes her cuteness to a whole new level! I love autumn as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you, Carol! I do think she is pretty adorable :) I would have LOVED to have dressed up like that and had ballet at her age! I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving too.

  2. I LOVE those boots... alas I am on the hunt for orthotic friendly boots and they are elusive creatures. My girls are in ballet this year too and it is just tutu cute (sorry about the pun). I hope you get more sleep (dare I say in your own bed?) very soon.

    1. Thanks about the boots! I wear custom orthotics too, but only in my runners (which is why I wear runners 75% of the time!)

  3. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Where are those boots from? It might be time for me to get a pair too :) Love that picture of your kids at Run for the Cure. So much pink going on. Really sorry to hear bedtimes/nighttime is so not good again. This too shall pass but in the meantime, enjoy an extra piece of chocolate and take a nap. Hahahaha, that's a good one, right? Take a nap?!?! Riiight, like that's gonna happen. Just go for the whole chocolate bar then. - Ali

    1. Eating a piece of dark chocolate as I read this :) The boots are Guess ones from Winners. More than I planned on spending but....uh.....ya.