Gratitude Journal #8

New Laptop
If a laptop has to break, it happening a few days before Black Friday has to be pretty good timing! I'd had the old one for approximately 5/6 years and did the latest Windows update.  After I'd installed it, all of my files and icons disappeared. My heart went cold when I realised as I had 3 years or so of photos. Luckily D did a little research to try and fix the problems. He didn't manage to fix the problems (hence the new laptop) but he did manage to do something to it so that I could download all the photos and documents I needed.  

The Polar Express
Friday night saw us take a trip on The Polar Express! I was a bit wary as I hadn't quite realised what it entailed with performers talking to everyone and getting us all to join in. Usually this is not my idea of a good time but it turned out OK! The girls absolutely loved it! We were lucky to book first class seats which were a bit roomier than standard and it was much quieter than the other carriages. We enjoyed a cookie and hot chocolate, saw Santa, sang Christmas songs and all of the children were given a silver bell. 

Vet Care 
Yep, another dog related one! Last week's journal mentioned how grateful I was for the carpet cleaner. Last week Buddy was really quite poorly and not only did I have to phone the vets twice for advice, they also saw him at short notice.  

I'm also very grateful that he's now feeling better. Its been a long week and I've been really quite worried about him.

Mums Night Out
Wednesday was a very unusual  night for me, in that I went out with some of the Mums from school - I rarely go out without D or the kids!  We went to the local Indian and it was really nice to have a few hours seeing everyone off Mum duty.  

New Glasses  
Its taking me a while to get used to them but I can't believe how well I can see with my new glasses!  I don't wear any jewellery because I constantly fidget with it and I'm the same when I'm wearing my glasses. I'm hoping I can get past it because I drive myself mad doing it!


  1. I'm glad you love your new glasses!! #TwinklyTuesday

  2. I am a little jealous of your new lap top. My lap top and PC are onthe way out and just limping on now. #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Sounds a fab week, how lovely to see the polar express X #twinklytuesday

  4. I'm glad Buddy is better. The Polar Express sounds amazing. And a night out?! Sounds like a great week! #TwinklyTuesday

  5. Poor Buddy, he has been an ill pup. Glad he's doing better. I fancied the Polar Express, but it booked up so fast our way I didn't manage to get tickets. I'm just like you though, gutted when my laptop broke earlier in the year, but I love my new Chromebook so much I wish it had happened sooner!! #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Lots of reasons to count your blessings. Very good news on the pet front and here's to getting together with other mums for a bit of a social life - something I really miss! #TwinklyTuesday

  7. Aw glad Buddy is better. I love a new bit of technology so congrats on your new laptop. What a nightmare to lose your stuff but a major relief to get it back - phew! And I really want to do the Polar Express x #TwinklyTuesday