52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week Thirty Seven

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This weeks been one of those *ahem* slightly more challenging weeks… nothing major, just short tempers, kiddos who argue {lots}, too much rain/cold meaning we’ve been in the house lots, all of us cooped up together driving each other slightly crazy{ier}. What we need is a week in the sunshine, somewhere hot! I think that’s very unlikely to happen anytime soon though…. this week has made me realise just how badly we need to move to a bigger house.

It’s weeks like this, that I find it vital to find the good things, to remind myself what’s important and seek out happy things instead of thinking about the not so good….

* a parcel of goodies from the lovely Fritha – a couple of fab baby vests, this tumble doll for Vega AND a little bottle of bubbly {which is much needed this weekend!}
* coffee…. I totally went off the taste when I was pregnant, and am grateful I can stomach it once again – some mornings I need that caffeine kick!
* spending the day at our home ed group – a day out of the house, the kiddos happy in the company of their friends and other actual adults to talk to {and not just type-talk} = a very happy mama
* a cosy bed – I put our old electric blanket back on the bed this week, meaning when I can switch it on if I’m up with the baby in the night, and have a warm cosy bed to snuggle back into and a warm bed means I fall back asleep far faster! Every extra second of sleep is vital!
* Kiki – she’s still topping my list of baby essentials this week – not sure what I’d do without her! She loves Vega so much, and loves nothing more than helping me out, either brother cuddling/rocking/walking about or making sure I have everything I need if I’m feeding him.

We’re off out to a birthday party today, and planning a lazy day for tomorrow {that most certainly includes pancakes and a movie!} What do you have planned for your weekend? Don’t forget to link up your gratitude posts below :)


  1. You Baby Me Mummy

    January 24, 2015 at 08:37

    Aww bless Kiki, she sounds amazing! I went off tea when I was pregnant, couldn’t drink it for 9 months which was awful for a tea addict. Glad you got you got the taste for coffee back x

  2. Julia Elmore

    January 28, 2015 at 22:21

    I am loving your gorgeous gratitude lists and you are so right to focus on the good stuff, especially in the most challenging weeks. It’s the little bits of magic that add up and make a difference. x

  3. Adventures of a Novice Mum

    January 29, 2015 at 04:04

    Yeah, focusing on the positivies definitely moves the ‘not-quite-what-we’ll-choose’ into the background and it means we can enjoy life more. I can definitely relate with having one of ‘those’ weeks.

    Goodies are lovely, enjoy them. And the electric blanket … hmmmm … I need to give mine ago; I don’t know what’s been holding me back from trying it. Hope this week has been better and that you enjoyed the birthday party.

    Linking up again though it took me many days to make it. :-) #52WeeksofGratutide

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  5. MummyandMonkeys

    January 31, 2015 at 08:59

    I love electric blankets. So nice to have a little helper like Kiki, the boys can be good too. I also totally relate to being stuck in the house too much, it drives me a bit crazy! x

  6. Fritha

    February 9, 2015 at 13:49

    aww glad you liked it! I meant to send forever ago, especially the tumble doll! x

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