Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A little thankfulness.....

I love Wednesdays at the moment. They are tough busy days for me with 2 exercise classes, but the best bit is that my son cooks supper on Wednesdays. Just as well, because the body refuses to move.

Actually, I went on strike 2 weeks ago and there may have been a little screeching and stomping and slamming of the dishwasher door involved, but the result is that I do not cook 2 days a week. I do not care WHAT is cooked. Beans on toast or a cup of soup with toast would be just fine. All I want is not to have to do it. And after it is eaten, I want to have a nap on the couch.

Like last night. I was asleep within minutes of gathering up the Autumn quilt to finish stitching. I have NO hope of finishing it tonight, because it will definitely be nap time.

I am doing a 30 Days of Thanks here and on Facebook for November. Just choosing one things a day to list. The gratitude journal gets the rest. There are days when I could fill pages, you know - and other where there is less ink spilled on the page, but always, always there are things to be thankful for. There is also a great deal of repetition in my journal, because some things bear repeating over and over again, and I do not ever want to take them for granted.

Day 1: For the closeness and love in my family, no matter how far apart we are.
Day 2: For a son who cooks supper when his mother is exhausted.

See? It is simple. In the run up to Christmas, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the immense blessings which can be found in all our lives, no matter what our circumstances may be.

Just a little thought re yesterday's post - I wonder what my mother-in-law would have thought of Health and Safety Regulations. Hmmm. I suspect that there would have been a lot said. About personal responsibility, common sense, the rule of law, and discipline. And making the best of what was around, encouraging the spirit of adventure, and allowing children to experience failure, and bruised egos, bruised knees, and developing imagination.

But that is fodder for another post.

One last thought....a friend spotted a notice in NZ or Australia a few months ago. It said "Your safety is our concern, but YOUR responsibility." Enough said.


Meggie said...

Great post Linds!
I have a son who is a good provider of meals, and he does his own laundry too!
My family are a constant blessing.

Vee said...

What a good son you have. You may tell him so. I have one who will be baking the Thanksgiving rolls and for that I am very grateful, too.

(Would you consider joining us for the Giving Thanks Challenge? You commit to nothing more than what you are already doing.)

Oh that quote...I'd like to see it on signs all over the rocks at Two Lights where so many have been swept away because they are so incredibly stupid.

Stripeyspots said...

Common sense... How I miss it...

Needled Mom said...

We have sooo much to be thankful for.

I think two days off cooking is a grand idea - no matter how you got it. You certainly deserve it.

I can't wait to see the post on the last tidbit!!

Midlife Mom said...

Oh two days off from cooking dinner sounds heavenly! That's a good boy you have!!!!! I'm with you, I wouldn't care what was cooked as long as I didn't have to cook or clean up! I do like to cook but sometimes I feel like I am cooking the same old things. I need to get out of my comfort zone.

Amazing story about you MIL!!!!!! I can't in my wildest imagination think of surviving all that she went through!!!

Hope this comment we go.....

Midlife Mom said...

YAY!!!!! It worked!