I woke up this morning in a frump - a frowny grump. I'm tired, the kids are home from school again with snotty noses and headaches and are stretching my patience, 'someone' (no one is owning up) squashed the vacuum cleaner plug so I can't clean the floors and they are crunchy with dirt, I've a to-do list as long as my arm and all of it tedious stuff, four calves to feed twice a day, it's rained every day for about three weeks solid...........see? I could keep whining on and on but nobody likes a whiner.
So I gave my own butt a kick and decided to be consciously grateful for things today.
The sun is actually shining and looks promising for the whole day. It hasn't done this for such a long time, it's so lovely.
Those calves that I have to feed twice a day are cute and healthy and that's a big thing. I know how quickly bottle fed babies can get sick.
My five year old birthday girl wanted a simple heart birthday cake, not a mermaid castle masterpiece, and just an afternoon tea with her cousins - grateful!! Gotta love the photo bomb by her cousin.
The first bulb is up in my orchard. I planted heaps but thought the chickens might have scratched them all up so I'm very happy to see this early cheer. And I can see an iris budding up too.
I've got my design wall up and functioning. I might put another sheet of flannel covered polystyrene under this one but for now my long quilts can just hang. So grateful to have a studio space to myself and room to have a big design wall.
Now hopefully I can keep my grateful mood right through the day, especially dinner time! I'm off to enjoy the sun and get a little vitamin D in my system.