I was flattered and honored to be given a 'blogging award' from Tammy at Girls Wear Blue Too. I think the rules are to make a list of things that make you happy and then to pass the award on to five other bloggers. Of course it is ecoMILF style to improvise and adapt such rules and regulations, so I am going to list a few things that have ruffled my feathers the past few days and tell you why I am grateful for them.
1. A dirty, sandy, wet little boy terrorizing the garden.
: : I am grateful he enjoys nature in all her glory and he has not been influenced by what adults believe is 'dirty', 'uncomfortable' and 'ugly'.
2. A small amount of plastic.
: : Although I try to keep plastic to a minimum, a few Op Shop cars, motorcycles, animals and gumboots are pretty essential when you have as much wet weather as we've been getting.
3. The neverending pumpkin and broccoli.
: : Because we get our organic seasonal produce delivered every week, we have been ending up with a lot of pumpkin and broccoli in the fridge- not exacly my all time favourite vegetables. I am grateful that it has forced me to work beyond steamed broccoli and pumpkin soup and to experiment with new recipes like pumpkin cornbread and feta, pinenut and broccoli salad (yum!)
4. My nonexistent husband.
: : Brad's been working triple time for the past few weeks. Although we had Saturday at the farm last week, he worked Sunday and was at work all day yesterday, today and will be heading back tomorrow. I am feeling flat out entertaining, playing with and keeping North occupied every day by myself while trying to keep the house clean and preparing for the new arrival. That said, I am grateful he is working as hard as he is for our family, and our future and I was pleasantly surprised to receive this sweet message on my phone today: "Just so you know, when I arrived and saw you at the table today, you looked so beautiful when I saw you at the table".
5. My sleepless, restless nights.
: : Because I know that my rapidly growing belly is only a temporary discomfort and that very soon we will be blessed with a beautiful, precious miracle.
Now to pass the love on,
I never miss a post by the following delightful bloggers:
They can choose whether they want to play along or not. No pressure! But, please do click through to their little corners of cyberworld- they are each truly inspirational and unique.