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.