Friday, 15 July 2011

The week that was...


And here we are at the end of a school holiday week.

A week in which I have alternately pulled my hair out and cuddled my three children.

A week where I have revelled for a handful of sleep ins.

A week where my twitter and blogging friends assured me that Olivia will, one day, ride her bike without training wheels. One day. Maybe.

A week where I have cleared up less shit than usual.

A week my my gorgeous lovely husband bought me an iPad.

A week where I smooched a lot with my son, who is the most affectionate of souls whose dry sense of humour just cracks me up.

A week where I have seen all my children paint and paint and paint and love it.



A week that I have been blessed with the company of good friends and wonderful babysitters.

A week where my youngest has has started to read. All by herself. Magical.

A week where the weather has improved, and whilst it has been cold, it's been gloriously sunny and I have walked some steep hills.

A week where I have tried out a new stationary spin cycle and quite liked it.

A week where I have had a respite from yoga, and have been relieved.

A week where I have felt a peace settle upon me for the first time in months.

I am grateful for it all.

I am grateful for my world. It's a nice place to live and be. I am very lucky. I am grateful that this week I have had the time and sense to appreciate all that I am surrounded by.

As always, I am linking up with my blogging friend Maxabella


Tell me, what are you grateful for this week?


20 comments:

  1. Wowza! Surely that was no ordinary week? It was an UBER week and a half and it just sounds fab. x

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  2. Your list just made my heart open up a little wider - so happy to read a blog post like this from you. Feels like the fabulous parts of life are getting to the top of the circle again. xx

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  3. Glad you have had a good week. Sounded lovely. We've had our easiest and most relaxing/slack school/preschool hols ever. Go the iPad, am using one right now. Excellent bedtime companion!

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  4. What a very busy, full on and WONDERFUL week!! Reading and painting and sleeping in, so many delights!

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  5. What a week! I was gonna tell you about mine, but you just 1UP'd me in every way.

    ;-)

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  6. Don't you love school holidays! We've back to school nex week. Gearing myself up for a BIG term with me working and kids with ballet and swimming and kinder and reading and stuff!! I love the relative peace of the school holidays. Blissful.

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  7. Excellent! What an excellent week my darling. xx

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  8. What an amazing week you've had. Here's to next week being just as wonderful
    x

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  9. Your week sounds full and beautiful. Congrats on your new baby (the iPad)! And my little one started reading this week too, wow! I never realised it would be just SO amazing and exciting :) xx Lovely to read you have found yourself at peace too. Hugs to you.

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  10. It cheers me just to read of your amazingly lovely week and I love that poster..life is pretty wonderful!

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  11. wow that sounds like a lovely week. I like the bit about the peace settling upon you - i hope it lasts. x

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  12. Somewhere this afternoon, I calculated that there were forty hours and fifty six minutes left of the school holidays. Not that I was counting or nuffin'. But then a small miracle happened and all three kids hit some weirdy state of zen, so I've come over all antsy about that Monday morning back-to-school, out-the-door chaos...

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  13. Definitely grateful to hear you are feeling peaceful, dear Lucy.
    (I was at least 8 when I learned to ride a bike)xx

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  14. What a fab week. And just a tad envious about the ipad! ;)

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  15. Sounds like a fabulous week...I just love not having to rush out of bed in the school holidays and managed to fit in a couple of PJ days!

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  16. What a great week! Must admit it was the spin one that leaped out at me (am missing my spin classes so desperately!) Glad you enjoyed it!!
    have a great weekend
    xxxCate

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  17. Hey Lucy.....lovely...may all our days be 'greatful'...and may we always get a reason to smile even for the smallest of things..love the painting by ur kids:)

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  18. What a wonderful list of things.
    I am so happy I came to visit your blog!

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  19. Darling girl, you know how happy I am for you for all those things. They all help you know? Hugs and love xx

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