Thankful Thursday ~ 11th September
Two of my children had a good time at the school social. One fell on some spilt Coke and got a bruised knee. I am thankful that that was the only injury.
Hubby bought some wood. The school had a day off. We had wanted to buy the wood some time ago, but initially I I think, got confused about getting it to our other house. Then other things happened to compound it. It is great because it is going under the floor and will make such a big difference to the house.
The kids made one dough ball for pizza and shared it. The two girls cooked their half.
We think we got the last load of wood for the season for the heater. It has still been frosty apparently.
My computer wasn't as it was Friday, but hubby was able to rectify things for me. Our tulips came out. It was a miracle I think. We were moving and took the bulbs up. They were in a pot in the back of the new house, inside. We halved them up and for some reason have just as many tulips as before, I think a complete ring, and they flowered!! So they are here as usual, and hopefully going well there as well.
Hubby and second son did some gardening there and we got the final rose planted. They are shooting, though here in the mountains much slower than everywhere else I think.
The girls had some nice mugs with hankies and chocolate and homemade comfectionery to give their Dad, which we think if a fantastic present. It was Father's Day here in Australia. The mugs are an important part of our life we like a certain sized one and needed some. It also had a comb in each. Hubby did have to work, but I am sure he is grateful to get the work done. Though I am sure he would have liked to have watched his favourite AFL team play.
Our daughter was invited out. It was great because they travelled to the regional centre. She was able to buy herself an MP3 player. They came over at one point with a video of our daughter with a helmet on being swooped on her friends bike by a magpie. (Think Maggie on Bananas in Pyjamas.) For some reason the magpies here are not doing anything at our end of town near our house. They had fun watching the video.
I had a rest to help get better. I have had a good supply of books. I picked in the washing and enjoyed my dog's company. He was asleep under the clothes line. We have a small osmanthus outside the front door that gives a lovely spring smell when we go outside.
I got things written on the calendar that I have to remember and other things like that done. I had a good chat to a parent there, well small but nice chat, when I went to pick up our middle daughter. We were unsure about the recipe we wanted to use, but it turned out very nice. We did change it to be more like our own paella. It was Jambalaya. Hubby likes to fry the rice first.
Our dog was taken by hubby to be put down. I am thankful to God for giving him to us. I won't talk about him yet, maybe another day. I am thankful that the day was just at the moment I felt better from my flu or virus as it made me feel not my usual self. Also I am thankful it wasn't shopping day as it is a big day for me. You may remember he had cancer and yesterday the vet said he only had a week before he had to be put down. Yesterday he went downhill suddenly after speaking with her. I think that is how it goes, it is all a fuzz. He wasn't well this morning. It feels strange that the native birds are still singing away and he isn't there. I am OK, slightly shocked I suppose, I will go and lie down and read for half an hour.
I am also thankful that I got some organising done today.