Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm Grateful For....

Well, on this dull and dreary Friday I was going to post about being stuck indoors with a very demanding baby and the lengths I have to go to just to get a shower but upon reading a post by the awesome Maxabella, I decided to have a think about the things I'm grateful for rather than wallowing.

I'm grateful for:
- My son.  Despite being a total monster all the time most of the time, he has brought pure joy to my daily existance and can break me with a flash of his gorgeous smile.
- Having the means to purchase my treadmill.  We're not the richest of people and I never dreamed I could afford such luxuries, especially with a new baby but an unexpected bonus from work put me in a position to do just that.  It will change my life.  I love running and finally I can see a realistic way to lose this baby weight.  The fact that I used it for exactly 2 minutes total since picking it up last night is hopefully no reflection on my dedication to the cause.
- My fabulous mum.  Always at the end of the phone, (she lives up in Scotland), and puts up with my daily phonecalls and endless baby chat.  In those moments of panic she will calm me down and always be forthcoming with practical advice.
- Having a crafty mind.  Hehe, probably in both senses of the word but I'm grateful for the one that constantly thinks about creating children's books, (see the link to my finished ones top right of my blog), sewing and pretty much anything creative.  I'm pretty rubbish at all craft related genres but my love of it wins through and it's something I'll never stop.

The list could go on but His Majesty my son is voicing his objection to the lengthy stay on his playmat so I have to dash.
Check out the post at Maxabella and link your own blog post :)

Happy Friday everyone! xx


  1. I thought having a crafty mind was compulsory in women?

  2. I have no idea what you mean! :)

    It is for this very reason that I'm glad I had a son although I'll need a daughter at some point to pass on all manipulation techniques!

  3. Hello. It is sometimes hard to imagine but it does get easier. But I know what those moments feel like. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. I only said a few weeks ago that I'm grateful for Maxabella Loves because every week she 'makes' us think of something to be grateful for!
    I too am a new mum and some days struggle against the urge to wallow. It's good to find the things that make life great even if it is just something sparkly!

  5. Yay!! You've hit the nail for me - this is EXaCtLY why I started my grateful posts many moons ago. I was in danger of getting dragged down by the mundanity of it all and then... well, your lovely post says it best. Welcome to being part of the Gratefuls! x

  6. A very sweet, non-wallowy post :)
    I've adopted the attitude that my craft creations don't have to look good, as long as I enjoy making them! (The fact that they always do look dreadful has nothing to do with it, of course.)

  7. Yippee for you, i'm a mummy of 4 & i'm constantly explaining that yes, my degrees are chemistry based & pharmacology, but i sew my heart out for pure joy & design work. Few get it, so thrilled to find a fellow crafty scientist!! I've been in the handmade world full time for over 10 years while raising children & will never look back, sorry science!! Love Posie

  8. Thankyou for all your lovely comments, it's what makes blogging so worthwhile :)

  9. What a great list! I wasn't into craft before I had kids, but I think motherhood brought it out in me and now I can say, too, that crafty mind is definitely something to be grateful for.

  10. I'm glad you could turn a dreary day into a grateful day! x