Thursday, 23 July 2015

Thankful Thursday

What I am thankful for this week:

  • Feeling well again! It is terrible how a cold can throw you out. I was just keeping up with the basics - cooking, cleaning, looking after children - and letting all my extras - blogging, the garden, knitting - fall by the wayside. My energy is back though and it is all systems go!

And the rest of my thankful list this week is a list of 'firsts'.
  • First jonquils. I have some in my kitchen windowsill vase. I love the smell, hubby doesn't. But they are just too pretty - and there is not much else flowering!

  • First blossom. Just an ornamental prunus, and that is not only the first but the only blossom on the tree. But it reminds me of how beautiful the apple trees will be when they blossom. So much to look forward with spring on the way.

  • First bottle of aftershave for Legoman. He turns eleven this year and was so thrilled when dad gave him this aftershave (but of course pretended not to be!)

  • First finished knitting project for Whirlwind. It was going to be a scarf but I think he needed a quicker end result to keep him motivated so I suggested making it into a cowl. He has been wearing it in the garden ever since!

Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings.


  1. So glad you are feeling better. :) So thankful for HIS tender mercies which are new every morning, enabling us to fulfill our callings to family and home. Today I am thankful for the cooler weather the Lord has sent us this was only 71 yesterday (a nice break from several weeks of highs in the 90s!).

    1. Thank you, Lisa - it is such a relief to being feeling better. I am glad you have had some cooler weather. I really don't like hot weather so while I am keen for spring to arrive, after that will come summer!

  2. I'm so pleased you are feeling better :) its horrible when you are ill and lose energy, you forget what it feels like to be normal and you feel like you have been ill forever haha :)
    is Legoman strutting around with an attitude to go with his new aftershave?
    Whirlwind is looking very dapper in his cowl, well done to him :) xx

    1. Thank you! Yes, Legoman sure thinks he is the man now! Whirlwind is busy knitting a mat for his desk now.

  3. It is so good to have you back Jayne. Glad to hear you are feeling better now.

    Spring is not far away. Where we are, the days are starting to feel warmer and so are the nights. The days are getting longer too. Next week it is going to be cold again though, but that's okay, as Spring will soon be here. I can hardly wait...

    There is so much to be thankful for, I love how it can be found in the simple everyday things.

    Your family is growing up. Aftershave for your Legoman, hmm bet he feels all grown up now. I love the rainbow cowl, it looks so nice and warm for Whirlwind. He has done a great job with his knitting.

    God Bless,


    1. Definitely better now. And it was a lovely sunny day here today - not warm but at least sunny! Lots of planning going on here, but I am itching to be actually doing. I always get caught though if I start too early. We always have a late frost - it can be all the way into October/November so I have to be cautious.

  4. It's true, a basic cold can really bring you down. It's especially hard when you have a family to maintain!
    Your boy is adorable in his cowl!

    1. All better now - luckily! It is frustrating not being able to do all the extras you want to get done when you are sick.
      He does love his knitting, which is so cute!