Gratitude Journal #61

First Module
I'm grateful that my first aromatherapy module has been completed and marked with a 100% pass mark.  Its a real boost to my confidence and I'm enjoying getting stuck into something new.

New Ovens
The ovens are here and in the kitchen!  We're now waiting for the hob and oven hood to be delivered. 

Christmas Lights Switch On
Last weekend it was the Christmas light switch on in our town. The main road closes, the shops open late and there are lots of stalls with food and games for the children. After having a look around we went to the pub to meet my inlaws for dinner at the pub.

In-laws helping with childcare
Almost half of T's class has been off with a nasty bug and last week was T's turn.  I thought she just had a bad cold but come Wednesday, she really wasn't very well.  She came into work with me for a couple of hours and then my in-laws picked her up after they had been to a couple of appointments. She lasted until late afternoon when I had to go home because she was so unsettled and wanted me. 

Girls being good!

D came down with the bug late Wednesday night and it was my turn to come down with the bug on Friday. Hands down, it's the worst I've felt in a very long time - no wonder T felt so poorly - it's felt like flu.  After seeing every hour on the clock on Friday and Saturday night, Saturday and Sunday were spent doing very little and dozing on and off on the sofa.  Luckily, the girls have been pretty good for us, playing in the garden and cuddling up to us on the sofa.

Roast Dinner

My in-laws cooked us a roast dinner on Sunday.  I know I've been poorly because I've lost my appetite but I managed some of it and I was very grateful not to have to worry about cooking anything.


  1. Feel better soon! I would so love to see Christmas light switch on and then have a cosy night in the pub! Sounds fun! #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Wonderful to have such caring in laws. I’m sorry you were feeling poorly. I was ill last week as well but am better now. Our town Christmas lights will be lit this weekend. We have a big Christmas walk when the shops open late. There are Carolers all over and even a small Christmas parade!

  3. Tis the season for christmas decorations, we put our lights up too #Twinklytuesday

  4. aww sorry you havent felt good, hope oyu feel better soonh. Do love a good old roast espeically when it is miserable outside X #twinklytuesday

  5. Hope you're feeling better - everyone deserves a bit of roast!! Well done on the 100%!! Go you!

  6. Our decs went up too! I hope you're feeling a bit better! #TwinklyTuesday