Saturdays are the days where our household comes to a grinding halt. (Except sleeping and eating, perhaps). And because it's the last day of the week, I often reflect on the six past days and remember all the things I'm grateful for...
- Dinner made by someone else. When my step-daughter Leah offers to make dinner, I never say no. She loves cooking and loves to experiment. And pictured above is what she made on Tuesday night: creamy chicken, spring onion and sun-dried tomato fettucine. I was so grateful I didn't even think too hard about a meat I choose not to eat often, and all the real cream it had in it. Was delicious. All because I didn't have to make it.
- Parcels dropped off by a courier. It was like an early Christmas present when my Master Plan Diary arrived this week after ordering it online. There's nothing that makes a statement more than a bright red diary. And although I have an iPhone with my Outlook calendar synced to it, nothing beats a paper one. Especially one that has spaces for every member of the family, a special spot for birthdays, and a dinner planner.
- Speaking of diaries... my very first Master Plan Diary (a gift given to me by one of my oldest and dearest friends) was misplaced earlier this year while we were on a boat hunt. I was devastated and re-traced my footsteps everywhere. It was weeks until I finally decided to purchase another. Well, guess what? This week, this diary came home complete with everything still in tact. The wedding card we never did send. And a full body voucher I thought I'd never have. So, guess where I'm heading next week?
- Great job offers. A couple of weeks back I was offered a really great job. It made me feel worthwhile, special and honoured. This week, I turned it down. The reason? Because I really love the job I already have, plus it gives me time to be with my little lads who will be at school so soon. I know something else amazing will come up later. I have no regrets.