Thursday, 4 July 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today, being Thursday, means it's Thankful Thursday linky day with Francesca from Francesca Writes Here - a great linky because there is always something to be thankful for - even if sometimes we think that it is all turning to sh*t and there is NOTHING to be thankful for !

As per my post on Tuesday, I was definitely not thankful for the weekend that was in Townsville.
But, I am thankful for getting to spend so much time with A - I can't believe how much I miss him when we aren't together.

I am not thankful for the poor sleep that I have been getting - this was supposed to be the HUGE plus of A not being here, I wouldn't have to put up with his snoring.
But, I am thankful for Alfie and Rosie who, at 1.45 in the morning, are happy to leave their nice warm bed under the bar, and come inside and sleep on their inside blanket in the corner of my room because I am feeling like a big wuss and didn't want to be inside by myself.

I am not thankful about having to change out of my pj's last night to go and get K from the airport at 10pm 'cos they are so nice and comfy and I didn't want to embarrass her by arriving to collect her from the airport in my pj's (just in case I had to get out the car !!).
But, I am thanful that she is home again and I will once again, have some company when she isn't out with her friends / SES / work / studying !!!

I am not thankful for the cr*ppy day I had yesterday.  Hiding behind a computer screen because I was crying so often is not the best or most productive way to spend the day !
But, I am thankful for the lovely e-mail that I received, from a lady I have never met, who has started a FB page called The Warm Fuzzies asking me about Project Brighten Someone's Day.  And with that e-mail I told her about the project and then I realised that my day wasn't that bad after all.

I am not thankful for the fact that I was lazy when I got home and so didn't land up cooking dinner.
But, I am thankful that I made my breakfast smoothies and then had one of those for dinner which is so very much better for me that anything else I would have had i.e. a couple of cans of Coke !!!!

What are you thankful for today ?
Why not join in with Francesca and share
your thankfulness with all of us ?
 
Have the best day and hang in there, it is nearly the weekend !
 
TFTD : When life gives you every reason to be negative, think of one good reason to be positive. There's always something to be grateful for.

17 comments:

  1. I am thankful that I am alive ! :)

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    1. That is a GREAT thing to be thankful for !!!!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  2. I'm so sorry you didn't have the best weekend with Mr A!
    I am very thankful to have some breathing space this week with the kids being with the grandparents!

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    1. How cool to have grandparents close enough and interested enough to want to spend time with their grandchildren.
      Thanks - the weekend could have been a lot better but when I think about it, it probably could have been a lot worse too !!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  3. And good on ya for the smoothies!!!

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    1. Thanks - loved it. Need to just keep cutting down on the amount of fruit I put in because I think I have been using too much fruit and too much protein.
      Take care !
      Me

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  4. I reckon I would have stayed in my PJ's!

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    1. I might have except I was taking my Mom down and I didn't want to embarrass her or K !!! As it turns out, K was waiting outside for us so I could have stayed in my pj's !!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  5. Goodness you HAVE had a bit of a topsy turvy week! But good on you for looking on the bright side as much as you can :-)

    I've been a bit slack on the whole cooking dinner / eating healthy thing lately too ... ooops

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    1. I find it really difficult to cook when I am by myself - I often just buy a cooked chook, split it into two breasts, two/drum sticks/thighs - cook some veggies - throw 1/4 veggies in with each piece of chicken and that is 4 meals - done and dusted !!!
      I've found that if you don't look on the bright side, things really just look worse than they actually are (even though I used to be one of those people who didn't even know there was a bright side !!!)
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  6. I love it how you can turn around the crappy to be thankful. Thanks for linking up ☺

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    1. Thank you !!! And thank you for hosting such a great linky !
      Looking forward to all the fun tomorrow night !
      Me

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  7. Oh I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad day ~cyber hugs~

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    1. Thanks Alex - today is a much better day !!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  8. Heh heh - I picked up my teen from the train station the other day wearing an apron and ugg boots, and have picked her up in PJs. I almost went out with a towel wrapped around my wet hair as well but took it off because I thought that might be taking it too far - and I wouldn't have fit in the car. I do sometimes worry about breaking down in that state of dress but obviously I like to live on the edge. Hope your week gets better. x

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    1. I can remember going out with my Mom when we were kids and she would have put curlers in her hair and a scarf over the top - I was soooooooooooo embarrassed !
      Yes, breaking down is one of the things in the back of my mind that keeps me 'honest' when I am out in the car (most of the time anyway !!!)
      Today has been so much better and we have #vvow tomorrow night and then I am catching up with a friend for lunch on Saturday and an ex-boss for dinner on Saturday night. Then off to see BIL & SIL on Sunday morning so a full few days ahead !!
      Have a great rest of the week yourself !
      Me

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  9. I vote you stay in your pyjama's when collecting children from the airport. I am guessing your smoothie wouldn't have been sufficient for dinner, wonder that you were hungry when you got up in the morning? Start freezing leftovers. I am glad to see your dogs are coming inside to keep you company, big hug to you. I love how you find the positives, as you should each and every day, stay strong. Rae xxx

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