We’ve had kind of a crappy week here.
It started with Izzy getting sick last Saturday and continued on with a long drawn out week of gastro and other disasters…
We’ve cancelled celebrations due to sickness; I knocked an entire tin of Milo off the shelf and all over the kitchen; not one, but two, giant cold sores sprung up on my lip; the toddler vomited in my ear, my hair, all down my back and all over the floor, The Father figure had to work night shifts both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, the chickens got into the veggie garden and scratched out the one zucchini that looked like it might actually grow…
It’s been one of those weeks where it feels like nothing is going right. It feels like every time I make plans they have to be cancelled, every time I clean up a bigger mess occurs, every time I think we are in the clear someone else vomits.
To be honest I am wallowing in the unfairness of it all, just a little… ok a lot.
And that seems like such a terrible thing to be doing on New Years Eve.
Despite not being into resolutions, or big parties and despite finding New Year’s Eve to often be a bit of a fizzer, it feels like impending doom to start a new year in such a negative frame of mind, wallowing in self pity.
So I’m going to snap out of it… right now.
We have so much to be thankful for.
Thank you 2012 for…
Thank you for our new kitchen, and the progress we’ve made on the renovations.
Thank you for chickens and for their eggs
Thank you for friends who accept us for who we are, and love us anyway.
Thank you for the back yard, the trampoline, and the sand pit, oh and now the swimming pool!
Thank you for my bed.
Thank you for strawberries and peas and all the things that grow in our garden.
Thank you for twitter and facebook and the friends I connect with online.
Thank you for painting, and gluing, and making a mess.
Thank you for a lovely school and fabulous preschool.
Thank you for dancing.
Thank you for blue skies and sunshine… and also rain and freezing winds, it’s all good in it’s own way.
Thank you for the hammock.
Thank you for my blog and the enjoyment, learning and income it has given me.
Thank you for the odd moments that take my breath away.
Thank you for carrots and cheap Turkish delight wrapped in chocolate.
Thank you for my husband and his heart that is doing great.
Thank you for the Drive In Movie.
Thank you for the giggles.
Thank you for four children who have blossomed and grown and who infuriate and delight us.
Thank you for the courage, and the lessons.
And now I am taking the kids to the drive in… and I am going to enjoy and be thankful for this moment and all of them to come next year.