Monday, December 21, 2009

1. Snow
2. Big brothers who are willing to hold their sisters' hands on the icy snow
3. Spanish omelettes (aka tortillas, but not the same as our Mexican tortillas)
4. Cast iron
5. knee high socks from the pound store in adult sizes. I now own an abundance of these.
6. Cashews
7. Elderflower cordial in my freezer that I made
8. Seasonal celebrations
9. Mari Lwyd and the fact that celebrations like this still exist in Wales
10. while we are at it: morris dancing

Monday, November 16, 2009


1. Friends near and far
2. NaNoWriMo: This has been so fun for me. I think this kind of writing (just letting loose and spitting it all out) is a regular part of my lifestyle from now on. It's easier than I thought, but also harder than I thought.
3. Windy days, the last few days have been so windy. I look out through my windows and every so often I get curious and venture out to just hold out my arms and breathe it in. Then I get too cold or wet and come back only to get curious again later.
4. Jeans that are one sized smaller that fit.
5. Gluten free bread, the children and I went through almost an entire loaf today. And actually it was only myself and the Explorer eating it!
6. Leaves in my entry way that the wind and children blew in. It reminds me of Indiana.
7. This American Life podcasts
8. Those Star Wars magazines that come out every fortnight here. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't know how to spell the sound a lightsaber makes.
9. Alphabet puzzles that are now deemed, "easy!" by the Explorer and the fact that he didn't want to stop playing with them.
10. My slow cooker. Tonight we are using the overabundant potatoes in this house to make mashed potatoes. (Why do we have so many potatoes? I don't know. I really don't know.)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

First post

This is my gratitude blog. Mostly it will be just a long list of things I am grateful for.

So, here is today's list:

1. My overnight oatmeal. (Put oats and water in a crockpot overnight on warm, don't forget to add whatever seasonings you like.)

2. Rooks. They are such sociable and chatty birds.

3. The new house my friend might get. Fingers crossed!

4. Support from family and friends (who are like family) for my crazy ideas.

5. Chrysanthemums

6. Knitting (though lately I haven't mustered up the energy for it. This says a lot about my life lately.)

7. Little girls who sleep in and give me a quiet morning with my boys.


9. The glowing green of the grass outside.

10. Over two bags full of things to give to the charity shop (wait, with the baby stuff in the garage, that makes three bags!)