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Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Life of an Ambitious Turtle


Happy Tuesday folks! I hope you're having a great week, thanks for popping by this week's linky.  With how much rain we have had last week and with more forecast this week, I'm debating building an ark. Or at least finding myself some wellies and a decent waterproof coat! How's it been where you are?

This morning's Tuesday Twinkler is a post from Fi at Life of an Ambitious Turtle. As parents, parking on the school run, it can get a little fraught and the temptation is to just part up anywhere, so long as you can get the kids in to school.  Fi is sharing an open letter to all parents about how this affects her as a a wheelchair user and I would urge you to pop on over and have a read as its a good reminder to us all about parking more considerately.



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Gratitude Journal #37

 


New Dishwasher
With the changes being made for our new kitchen and the pantry, we have been able to get a dishwasher in the kitchen in the space that was previously occupied by the washing machine.  D's brother kindly loaned us an old one he had but that broke, just as we were getting used to not having to wash up. We've brought a new one, which we will be able to integrate into the new kitchen, when its eventually done.  So I am very grateful to have a new, working dishwasher!

Good as new Dyson
We've had our Dyson since we moved in to the house over four years ago and in that time its been fixed twice under the give year guarantee. This latest fix has seen it fitted with a new motor so its like having a new machine.  I won't hesitate to buy a Dyson again as we use it daily (with two children, two cats and a dog, I'm conscious of the carpets looking grubby!), so I think we've done well with it.

Recovering well 
I'm grateful to be recovering well from my op. My stomach is covered in bruises and I'm still very tender but the stitches have healed well and, despite being exhausted, I'm back at work.

Quiet Weekend
This weekend has been a quiet one with absolutely no plans and it has been really nice. Even nicer, both the girls have been lovely this weekend with no tantrums and playing well together. In fact, Sunday they spent most of the day glued to each other, playing in the garden, barbies, lego, drawing etc. Its not all that often it happens so I love to see it.

Why I find Father's Day Difficult


I have a confession to make and that is that I find Father's Day somewhat difficult.  

We always mark it, obviously as its a day for D. The girls are excited to give him the presents they've chosen at school and the present they've got him with me and they want to see his reaction to their handmade cards.  But for me, I find it a difficult day as it just reminds me how lucky they are to have such a great dad that adores them when I don't.  

In 2015, I shared a post about accepting the fact that it was time to close the door on a relationship that would never be what I wanted it to be.  That relationship was with my father. 

These days I rarely think of him but Father's Day is a difficult one.  Not particularly because I think of or miss him, but because I miss the idea of him, or rather the idea of having a Dad. Someone to rely on. A dad that does all those things you see and hear people talking about, particularly on Father's Day when they choose to publicly sing their praises and share their gratitude.  

Instead of singing his praises, I spent the day, as I have spent many previous Father's Days, soaking up my little family and reminding myself of the following: 

  • I am not a bad daughter.  By closing the door, I have protected myself and the most important things in my life, my children.  They are none the wiser, I genuinely cannot remember them ever asking about whether I have a Dad or not and I hope it stays that was for as long as possible. 
  • My experience with him has shown me the qualities and people I don't want in my life.  
  • He doesn't care about how I think or feel about anything in life, so why should I do the same of him?
  • Good has come out of this in that I have two great siblings and their Mum, who was once my Stepmum.

Closing the door on a chapter of your life can be a difficult decision but for me, the right one. 


Silent Sunday


Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring This is Where it is at!

Good Morning All! Thanks for popping by to visit this week's linky.  First of all, a big thanks for all the kind words sent about my operation, its much appreciated!  All went well and I've rambled on about it in my linked up post, for anyone that's interested.

Onto this week's Tuesday Twinkler, with a post from This is Where it is at sharing how to make gratitude paper chains. My two love making them and I think adding gratitude to it is an excellent idea in a time when many children don't realise how lucky they are to have what they do. Mine included.






This Week's Linky

Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky. 

Linking

* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Any additional posts will be deleted.
* The linky will open at 6am Tuesday and close at 23:55 the next day (Wednesday).
* Please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your post.
*  By linking up, you are giving me permission to use the images from your blog if featured as a Tuesday Twinkler. 

Commenting

* Please comment on my post and at least two other posts, including the one directly before yours and as many others as you can - we're all busy but lets show other blogs some love.
* I will comment on as many posts as I possibly can but please do not be offended if I don't manage to visit your blog. Rest assured, I'll continue to choose a Tuesday Twinkler. 
* Don't forget to add *TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them. 

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* If you would like me to send you a weekly tweet to remind you that the linky will be open, please could you take a moment to leave me a comment to confirm, with your twitter handle.
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