Thursday, January 19, 2017

word of the week

After a weekend feeling really grotty indeed, I am feeling very appreciative today of the fact that we seem to be improving (and hoping that The Husband doesn't succumb to the same bug!). It has been a lovely week all in all, and there is a lot to be thankful for.

I am grateful to our parents for giving us the gift of a holiday for Christmas, we had a brilliant trip and it was a perfect first holiday as a family of three. I'm also grateful that they looked after Millie while we went, and spoilt her rotten with lots of cuddles and walks. All of the staff at the hotel also earned my utmost gratitude, making us so welcome and relaxed during our first experience of holidaying with a baby.

I had a lovely afternoon out with my grandad yesterday. I am so glad to have him so nearby, and to have the chance for him to see his great-grandson so often, especially as he can make him giggle like no-one else.

Today some work colleagues are popping in to visit, the first time I will see them since I went on maternity leave. It is brilliant of them to come by, and I'm glad I have made good friends over the last few years.

Today our little boy turns 5 months old, and I am increasingly thankful for our happy, wonderful son. He is such a delight, and I love how the simplest of things make him launch into the most joyful laughter. It is so incredible to watch him grow, to see the world through his eyes, and to get to be his mum; I am most thankful for that privilege, and he makes it so easy.

And I am also thankful for my amazing husband. He who finds my lost keys, tapes up my frayed phone charger so it is safe, brings me a cheeseboard and an artfully sliced milky way for supper when I couldn't decide what I wanted, changes endless nappies, lets me lie in on holiday to try and recuperate, sorts out my car insurance, transfers our broadband, switches all of our devices over to the new router and who generally makes this little family work.

I realise it has been a little saccharine this week, so I hope you survived all of that without feeling too nauseated, but after feeling really miserable last weekend and crying to The Husband that I just needed to remember that we would all feel better eventually (slightly melodramatic perhaps?) I'm celebrating the fact that I was right, and that this weekend should be a much healthier, happier one! Thank you, also, to all of you who have visited, and commented, it is always very much appreciated.


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18 comments:

  1. Aww bless you, there is nothing wrong in expressing your gratitude no matter if it's really sweet...hey I'm have a few months off sugar, I can cope ;) x

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    1. Thanks Anne, I'm planning a few months off sugar, you'll have to let me know how you got on! x

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  2. So sorry that you were unwell over the weekend. Love your list of things that you are thankful for - it sounds like you had a lovely holiday and having a supportive family, helpful hubby and gorgeous 5 month old are all lovely things to be thankful for. Hope you enjoy spending time with your work colleagues today :-) #WotW

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    1. Thanks for visiting Louise, and for your lovely comment x

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  3. Sorry you had such a rough weekend, though glad to hear you're all on the up now. It is at times like this that we do appreciate what we have and it lifts us. Lovely post, glad you've so much to feel thankful for x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  4. When I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself I always list the things I'm thankful for and it really does help. Your little holiday sounds fabulous. Hope you have a lovely weekend. #WotW

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    1. It does make such a difference to take a minute to think of all the good things! Thanks for your comment x

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  5. Ahh! It sounds like you have a lot of things to be thankful for.
    I'm glad you are feeling better now x
    #WotW

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope you are well xx

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  6. I suspect you had just got really tired and rather worn out. You sound more rested now and that is good. Nothing wrong with sharing what is on your mind! Glad you have had some good times and have lots to be thankful for. Hope next week is a great one too!

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    1. Thanks Amy, and for your kind words as always xx

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  7. Not nauseating at all - a truly lovely list of everything that has made you feel better, and that's not something to be sniffed at :) Glad you're feeling better x

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    1. Thanks Cat, and thanks for visiting x

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  8. Being ill can really throw you, but being ill with a baby is a whole other thing! I am so pleased that you all feel better and that the week has been a good one for you and your lovely family xx

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    1. Thanks Jane, yes I discovered that illness when parenting is something quite different indeed! xx

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  9. What a lovely #WotW I'm glad you are feeling better too and had a great first family break

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    1. Thanks Jane, and thank you for visiting xx

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