Gratitude Journal #38

Mum Visiting
Mum came to stay this weekend. She got here an hour before school pick up so was able to come and get the girls with me from school. Needless to say they were surprised and pleased to see them when they came out of their classrooms.

Mum here for an early morning wake up!
T woke me up at 4.15, ish, Saturday morning, complaining that she couldn't sleep and was wide awake. I managed to settle her and gave her strict instructions that she wasn't allowed to go in and wake Granny up until her (gro) clock had gone yellow.  When I got up later that morning, I found out she had gone through at 5am and had been wide awake since.  I had a migraine, so I was very grateful Mum had been there to take the brunt of it!  Surprisingly she made it through until about 5.30 when the wall of tired hit her and everything got too much for her.  I didn't think she would make it that long.

Kids Playing Nicely Together (Again!)
Another weekend with minimal tantrums, attitude and arguing.  They went out for lunch with Mum on Saturday and then we took them to soft play to burn off some energy.  T in particular has been really good. Long may it continue, we'll enjoy it whilst it lasts!

Kitchen Electrics
The electrician is here this week to start the electrics in the new kitchen. Hoorah! It seems to have taken us an age to get to this point. He was a little slow to let us know when he would be able to quote and then again to fit us in and then he was meant to come last week but was delayed. Luckily we know he's good at what he does as he's done a lot of work for the family. I just hope it all goes smoothly! 


  1. I need to start journaling more. I used to do it every day when I was in my teens and early 20's.

  2. Lovely when kids play nicely and glad you had a good week X #twinklytuesday

  3. good luck with the kitchen. Those things never seem to go exactly according to plan! #twinklytuesday

  4. AARGH, Migraines are the worst! Glad you had a good weekend otherwise and YAY on the new kitchen! That is exciting

  5. That sounds like a nice few days with your mum. Good luck with the kitchen! #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Mums are so special and the relationship between grandparents and children is lovely. Your brought back fond memories with this post and glad you made some memories for your family this week. All the best on the kitchen front #TwinklyTuesday - thanks for featuring my post and your kind words too

  7. I love the idea of a gratitude journal. What a great way to focus on the positives in life #twinklytuesday