sharing the gratitude.
Each week Maxabella whips around the hat for us to pop our slip of paper containing a list of gratitude.
Here's mine for the last week full week of November.
My FAMILY will top the list this week because I was able to spend time with them and that's rare!
My brother works in a job where he spends three weeks away from home and one week at home.
This week he was at home [which is an hours drive South of where I live] and brought my 3yo niece to visit for a day and night.....my heart sings!
My parents made the 45min drive to our home to have breakfast and some lovely memory making moments with us all before having to scoot off for another appointment.
I'm still finding little reminders of their time here, treasures by the front door [a pile of asphalt pebbles gathered on a walk down the road], the deconstructed wooden Panda puzzle on the tv stand, my tray of coloured pencils and an impromptu drawing in the tv room...love, love, love it!
Having a brilliant family GP who is also a great friend
The middle child had her nose broken in a Representative Basketball game last weekend.
After consulting an ENT it was determined that she would have to have an operation on Friday to have it reset. That part was fine, what wasn't fine was the exorbitant [and I'm not exaggerating here] cost attached.
After issuing an oath that wasn't even close to being Hippocratic, we consulted with our GP who said that this particular fellow charges 5x the regular fee and that it wouldn't be a problem to find an excellent replacement for next week...Yeah!
Receiving a beautiful GIFT of art.
Have you heard of the amazing Chantal Vincent?
Chantal is a very talented artist and this week I was gifted with two wonderful Christmas stamps that she created for me as part of a giveaway!
The most amazing thing is that the wreath is totally bespoke.
It is covered in starfish [because our Christmases are Summertime beachy] and Chantal emailed me several times to check on details.
When the package arrived in the mail this week and I opened it, I was beyond thrilled!
This is a sampler of what I will be putting on our Christmas cards, candle wraps, gift tags, party invitations etc this year and into the future!
Thank you Chantal.
And to you DEAR READERS, whether you have just stopped by for a quick squiz, left a comment, decided to follow along or mentioned my space on your own blog, thank you!
Until next we meet, remember to enjoy the Now!