Thursday, 15 October 2009

Thanksgiving Thursday

Playing along with Thanksgiving Thursdays now at Elyse

And Thankful Thursdays at Laurie

Wow, I am actually having a good day today. What a change for a Thursday.
Today I am thankful for:

1. A good week - the kids all seem mostly content and happy. It is a biggy for me! Thank you dear Lord for this - I really need it right now.
2. That Bookclub at my place went so well on Tuesday night - the girls loved the food - mom's chicken pie, cus-cus and butternut salad and a big mixed salad with nuts and fresh asparagus complimented with ciabatta bread. For desert we had strawberries and cream.
3. For my dishwasher - referring to 2 you can guess why.
4. For lovely hot summer weather.
5. Kids sleeping through again for the last 2 nights after a few rough ones.
6. My tidier than usual home - I have been making more of a de-cluttering effort lately and I am really enjoying the results.
7. Barney! Yeah, I love that purple monster mostly because he is my best electronic baby-sitter.
8. For The Lil' Miss' school who has these great little projects to inspire them (refer to yesterdays silkworm post).
9. For my mom who makes my life much easier by carting the Lil Miss around to ballet.
10. And looking forward to a quieter and relaxing weekend - I need it!

I know that I may have some prayer warriors reading here today, so if I could be so bold as to ask you to keep my little man C in your prayers for Tuesday (which means Monday night if you live in the USA). He is getting grommets too and his mommy is very nervous although we went through this with his brother just a week and a bit ago. Thanks!
I have to share my Bookclub table with you - as it is breast cancer awareness month here, I decided on pink as a theme and kept it very girly. So, what do you think about my table and decorations?

The center piece is compiled from a pink feather handbag belonging to the Lil' Miss, some roses from my mom's garden and a plastic "crystal" necklace also belonging to my 4 year old. Cost of the decorations - zero, nothing, mahala (as we say here - Xulu word for nothing).


  1. Wonderful thankful list.
    Lovely pics. The center piece is beautiful.

  2. Happy Thankful Thursday. Isn't it a wonderful thing to be able to start your list with the kids being content and happy? Unhappy children can make for an unhappy family.
    and the bookclub table looks great!
    visiting from SITS

  3. Hi There! Thank you so much for visiting me yesterday on my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

  4. Lovely table, You must have a gift for hospitality.

  5. This was really good. I love traveling around and seeing everyone's blessings. There is nothing quite like contented and happy children is there, haha...Your table looks lovely and the centerpiece is both creative and beautiful. Have a wonderful week and I will definitely pray for your son. Blessings to you, Debbie

  6. Your Thankful List is wonderful!

    Yout table? Gorgeous!

    First time visitor to your blog and I love it.......I'm a new follower!

  7. Very pretty decorations and you can't beat the price lol.

    Very nice list. We should make one every morning to realize we have so much to be thankful for.

    Stopping by from SITS

  8. that is an awesome table!

    And thank you for the birthday wishes!

  9. I remember those days...I can't say I ever loved Barney though. For some reason he really got on my nerves.

  10. Gorgeous tablescape. I love how you borrowed everything from A. Very smart.

  11. Beautiful table!!

    There will be many prayers for you and Little Man C over here.

    Also thankful for my dishwasher!

  12. Great list.
    I'm glad your kids are happier. That's always a plus.
    Your table is really pretty.
    God bless

  13. Love the centerpiece! Very "girlie"!

    p.s. thanks for dropping by my blog the other day!

  14. Wonderful list of thankfulness!

    Your table looks great.

    Your kids are ADORABLE!!

    Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day! =)

  15. Glad to hear you're having a good week. Love your table decoration. Isn't it amazing when a lot of good things don't cost a thing? Praying for your little man C.

    Many blessings to you!


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