Friday, 24 June 2011

This week I'm grateful for...

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... generosity - I was talking with a colleague in the staffroom this week about passionfruit and how they're always so expensive in the shops.  The next day she brought me a bag of five passionfruit from her mum's vine.  I was so touched at her kindness and thoughtfulness and the sheer surprise of it was just lovely.  Also this week a mum from my class asked if I'd like some lemons from her tree and brought in a whole shopping bag full just for me!  I'm going to make a lemon meringue pie for my Dad, perhaps make some homemade lemonade and have lots of lemon-y water in an attempt to get rid of the now three week old cold I have going on.

... anticipation - two weeks of school left, that is just 8 working days for me, until school holidays.  I can't wait!  MR will be home for the whole first week of them so we are thinking a few days away to his home town and visiting his parents and while we're there I'm planning on catching up with a few friends I haven't seen since moving to Perth at the end of last year, one of who has just had her first baby.  I'm also planning a bit of a 'date day'.  Now that we're living together we haven't done a lot of going out special sort of things so I'm thinking lunch in the Swan Valley and a bit of a drive, maybe some mini golf depending on the weather.  The second week is going to be pyjama filled heaven, definitely finishing off sorting out the craft room and getting the sewing machine going, reading books and perhaps even a bit more housey stuff buying.

... energy - I'm up to day 57 of tablets today, so very close to the two month point at which I should start to feel more normal and less side effects.  The only problematic one I have experienced is fatigue and over the last week it has been beginning to lessen, a very exciting feeling let me tell you!  Next term I will be going back to working Fridays, (goodbye three day weekends, very sad) but I will have every second Wednesday off for a bit of me time.

What's been making you feel all special inside this week?  Maxabella has the list over here.
 

12 comments:

Felicity said...

I hope that the next eight days are filled with interest and fun so that they scoot by [perhaps some more passionfruit to inspire delicious cooking] and that you enjoy every moment of your holidays.

Happy day!

Felicity x

Alice Becomes said...

Love that passion fruit story! And enjoy your trip to the Swan Valley, it always feels like you are further away from the city than you actually are when you are there, doesn't it? Very nice. Gill xo

Amanda said...

How lovely to be given those passionfruit - one of my faves too! Not long until holidays, sounds like you have some lovely things planned as well as some relaxing time to potter around the house, perfect for this weather. I must apologise for not getting back to your comment about the Brown Owls catch up - I meant to email you and say I couldn't make it but thanks for thinking of me. Please let me know when the next one is on though x

Lauren said...

How lovely to receive the lemons and passionfruit! Hope the time away is wonderful too!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Fresh fruit from the tree is the best and I love lemon meringue pie :-)

Lucy is still in Adelaide with Mrs P of Quilting in my Pyjamas, but hopefully she will move on this week?? If she doesn't get to you before schools out for the holidays keep her until you go back, she seems to be enjoying spending quality time with my bloggy friends :-)

Glad the energy levels are starting to sort themselves out xx

Mrs. Pancakes said...

just found your blog!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh gorgeous passionfruit story & bring on the school holidays - we have 2 weeks to go too, & Daddy will be home, amazing fun, love Posie

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Lucky you with the passionfruit and lemons! Lemon meringue pie is one of my favorites too!
Looking forward to school holidays too - they seem to have come around very quickly... enjoy the pyjama time!

Naturally Carol said...

I am always excited by stories of people's generosity and how it affects others. I hope you continue to have more energy and get properly well very soon!

Wendy Sice said...

Those long-winded colds are painful! Definitely drink lots of water. I'm also looking forward to the holidays, and am VERY relieved that report writing is over. I have to say, I actually loathe report writing. I fuss too much over what I want to write, and it takes so long!

I always enjoy these posts of yours, and am glad the side effects of your medication seem to be going. Hope your last two weeks of the school term are enjoyable! xx

mel @ loved said...

Oh yes, bring on school holidays!! Lovely gratefuls, enjoy your time away..

2paw said...

So glad you are starting to feel less fatigued: it's again in the neck!! Have a wonderful time away, I am all out of sync so you may e there right now!! I am always touched by the kindness of others, I received two lots of lemons and some fabulous locally milled flour. I am always thankful!!