Friday, February 25, 2011

this saturday i'm grateful for... my sauce-making hubby


This week has been busy with a publication deadline, extended kinder hours and new voluntary commitments that come with being a Kinder Mum. But something to look forward to: holidays! (And the beginning of my long awaited kitchen renovation). So, this week I'm especially thankful for...
  1. No pressure. When big work deadlines pass, I can relax again and go back to what was previously known as My Wonderful Life. Once again, my evenings are my own, I can blog again, and my family can welcome back The Real Me. Usually, I like to avoid last minute deadlines where I can, and avoid the unnecessary grey hairs, worry lines and frazzled behaviour. But this week was unavoidable, and now I can breathe a sigh of relief. And kick that nazi fish wife out the door.
  2. In-laws that care. A conversation with a work colleague this week reminded me about the awesomeness of my parents-in-law. Each week they look after my two boys when I have my day in the office. They're always looking out for us and help in every way they can. And they're not like that just for us. They help others, locally and internationally, and are very generous with their time and money. They give what they can and do what they can. Selflessly. They're such good people. And I am always grateful for having them in my life.
  3. My sauce-making/preserving hubby. This week our household has been overrun by garden tomatoes, plums and beetroot. And hubby has been in the kitchen cooking up a storm. And it's been smelling amazing at our place. We have 13 large jars of beetroot (better than you can buy, believe me) and now pasta sauce in overabundance. The the best bit? Hubby sharing sample spoon tests with me while I worked madly on my deadline until all hours. He even came complete with a little smirk on his face, because he knows his preserves taste fantastic.
 

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