Saturday, December 11, 2010

this saturday i'm grateful for... the country air

Saturdays are the days where our household comes to a grinding halt. (Except sleeping and eating, perhaps). And because it's our day of rest, there's time to reflect on the six past days and remember all the things I'm grateful for...
  1. The country air. Even if we're camping on mattresses and living out of an esky in an empty cottage, it was so nice to be staying in one of our investment properties for five days. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so quiet at night, and you can even see the stars.
  2. Something different. Okay, so we worked hard for those days. But polishing floors, painting,  arranging an open house, calling references and choosing tenants is certainly a nice change from The Usual. We also enjoyed buying lunch from the local bakery (which is YUM) and eating our goodies out in the gorgeous garden (yes, the above picture is the very garden).
  3. Friends who have returned to Australia. On our return from The Country Air, we've spent some time with old friends who we worked with in Papua New Guinea. While we all returned to Australia four years ago, they stopped for just a short while and then continued onto another adventure - to Mongolia. And after three more years, they're home. We just wished they had a job in Melbourne, and not in Sydney. Because we love their company.
Happy Grateful Day.

This Saturday I'm Grateful For... is inspired by Maxabella Loves... Join in. Maxabella would want me to invite you. It's good for the soul to be grateful.