Sunday, July 07, 2013

Gratitude * Sunday

 G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 

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Our gratefulness feeds one another.

So things I have felt grateful for at the start of this immensly crazy fortnight with school shows, leavers' ceremonies, exams, parents' evenings, a black tie event and the normal humdrum of daily life....
  • My husband giving me the time to go and take my revision to the nail salon and revise literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world whilst having a pedicure.

  • To the garden for beginning to give us plenty: Spinach, chives, potatoes, eggs, courgette and courgette flowers gave Master Beehive the elder (fresh home from a week on the Norfolk Broads) and me a Saturday morning omlette.

  • More garden gatherings and my gratitude to having one of my favourite trees outside my back door. Elderflower cordial, champagne and jelly were made this afternoon whilst the heat of the midday sun beat down outside.

  • A fun evening eating at our local pub with two of the three young Beehives (the middle one was at Scout One World Camp) and a well earned Pimms and lemonade after shifting a heck of a lot of stones again. Pimm's weather...Wimbledon (didn't he do well ???) and sitting outside....I can't get enough.

  • The fact my Rafiki costume for this week's production of The Lion King, seems to look pretty effective. I may, in the interim however, have shelved some revision in preference for playing with a hot glue gun...ah well, life's too short for not playing with hot glue guns and paint!

  • Excuse the grumpy photo, but I was actually enjoying sitting out on the deck. So forever grateful for a weekend of nothing particularly planned and lots of lovely warm weather and sunshine to lift spirits. Friday morning we all sat out to eat breakfast on the deck before I left for work and this afternoon I was able to sit for a half hour and read my current book and watch some red kites circling in the sky above me. All the windows in the house were flung wide open, I could hear the lawnmowers of neighbours, smell barbecues and hear people's laughter in the distance. This is summer as it's meant to be.

  • Finally, just for a materialistic moment, I was thrilled with finding this floor cushion and large teacup on Saturday. It seems to make my mint tea all the more special somehow - perhaps it's a token to remind me of our holiday in Morocco last summer. We drank so much wonderful (if not a little sweet) mint tea there that it caused me to find my own source of good peppermint and tea infuser. Despite the heat, mint tea really does work to refresh.

I expect the next time I'm back here will be once exams are over on July 25th.

What have you felt grateful for this week.

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