It's here - once again Friday greets us and we've had another changeable week with regards to weather so called summer and the trials and tribulations that we are all faced with each week - but this moment is the time to share and to think about the positives in the week. Find those silver linings, those blue sky moments that have made your week more bearable and if you don't think you've had any then dig deep, cast your mind back, what part of this week has made you smile - maybe a phone call, a funny story, an e-mail contact with family or friends whatever it is nows the time to be grateful for it and maybe jot it down, so that when life gets tough and difficult you have positives to reflect on!
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Next up - Sports Direct for having everything we needed last Friday which meant we didn't have to have a long jaunt out to sort said 11 year old with a new waterproof coat - woohoo!
Said 11 year old survived his residential (as did I) he toddled off on Monday morning, suitcase in tow seeming far too grown up for my liking and off they went arriving safely Monday lunchtime - which was another grateful of mine this week.
He had a great couple of days (apart from the broken nose but we won't mention that here) and came back completely shattered, with a smattering of random photos and some silent video footage the majority of which he took on the coach coming home - I ask you - does he not know his mother is an obsessive documenter of life! But I'm grateful that he didn't miss us too much and that he had a great time when he was there!
Next up was the gift he bought us whilst away - a slice of green agate which is beautiful and will look fabulous in the crystal cabinet - so again another grateful that he was so thoughtful when he decided to buy a gift for us.
Getting his postcard at home before he got back, it was lovely to read the few words from him - bless him!
Then the next grateful has got to be the break me and hubby managed at the same time - now firstly don't ask how much it cost lets just say they'll be some serious money juggling next month, but a two night break away at Thoresby Hall was fabulous! We went to Thoresby earlier in the year for a Spa day hubby had bought me last year, which was great, but we never got to see the actual hotel - so this is what we found this time! It's owned by Warners who provide adult only hotels so there were no children about at all, we found however that most of the people there were significantly older than us but we didn't mind - I didn't go to socialise I went to down tools and switch my brain off whilst enjoying quality time with hubby and that's exactly what I got!
The entire time spent with hubby is most definitely a huge grateful for me.
Asda delivering the shopping last night when we got home.
Said 11 year old returning safe and sound
Doctors for seeing hubby after the two huge insect bites he has ended up with - having to keep an eye on him at the mo as he isn't feeling too clever with them.
Summer of Colour challenge over on Twinkle Twinkle - I've seen some fantastic art work - really inspiring.
Phone call from my Mum Wednesday night - made me smile - it was lovely to hear them all chattering away
So overall a great week - I hope yours has been too.
If you fancy joining in pop yourself a blog post together and pop back here to link up so we can come and visit, we're only a small group of Rockettes but I feel immensely grateful for the devotion of this little group who really have become some of my best friends.
Before Mr Linky - I always put some crafting on (not sure why - someone tell me why?), first up a layout of said 11 year old on a break last year, playing on the stairs with limited resources, some turtles (his favourites, he was really sad that he didn't have enough money for a turtle at the sea life centre when he was away as he collects these cuddly little creatures) an egg box and a ball of string, he made them lifts to go up and down the spiral staircase - it kept him occupied for hours.