Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 23

Today I am thanking God for:

The pet bird conundrum solved!


675.  Running into a friend at the shops and having someone to natter with while getting groceries;

676.  The satisfaction that comes from having a tidy house room in my house (just one but it's a start);

677. A reading assessment for Emma.  She did so well that the speech therapist's first comment was 'So why are we doing this test?'.  Ha.  At least we can tick that off - she does NOT have a reading disability.


1 Tim 1:12 
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 22

Today I am thanking God for:

Where did this baby go???


672.  Friends offering meals;

673.  Kit-kats;

674.  Most importantly today I am thankful that when I accidentally emailed some prayer points to a WORK COLLEAGUE instead of to the MINISTER that I didn't include anything too confessional on the list.


1 Tim 1:12 
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 21

Today I am thanking God for:

Would it be bad to be thankful for my child's lack of co-ordination?
Emma wants a pet bird.  I don't want a pet bird.  We compromised
and I told her that if she could catch a wild bird we could keep it.
I think I"m safe :)


668.  Free tickets to Circus Quirkus arriving in the mail today;

669.  No Performance Appraisal for me at work today.  We were meant to do it but thankfully we didn't have time.  You know how sometimes when you're really busy it helps you be productive and get lots done?  Today was not that day.  Today was more of a leave a trail of destruction kind of work day.  Thankfully we didn't get to the appraisal; 

670.  My washing machine and clothes dryer.  Pump fails that spill milk and bile all through the bed REALLY annoy me - but how much worse would it be without a good washing machine and dryer? And even though I have a love / hate relationship with the pump how much worse would it be if I didn't have access to this equipment;

671.  The way Emma loves Ashlea.  Emma cops a lot of flack for her behaviour.  I cop a lot of flack for her behaviour, but she just loves Ashlea so we can't be going completely wrong!  Yesterday at Sunday School the kids had to nominate someone they thought was courageous.  A lot of kids gave predictable answers (mum, dad etc) but Emma nominated Ashlea as her courageous person.  Such a proud Mummy moment.



1 Tim 1:12 
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 20

Today I am thanking God for:

Cuddles for big sister...


664.  Carolin and her gym membership that allows her to take up to 2 family members into the indoor pool - and yes the chosen family members were Emma and Audrey.  Not only was it great screen free time but also ACTIVE screen free time;

665.  A big walk at the shops for Ashlea without her walker - just walking and holding my hand like a big girl.  No falls either.  Who'd have ever thought?

666.  Bacon and eggs for dinner;

667.  Ashlea's ability to eat a whole tub of chocolate custard.  It means that if I spill her milk all through the microwave (and down the cupboards and side of the fridge and onto the floor) that I still have something I can feed her!


Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 19

Today I am thanking God for:

Skyping with Canada!


661.  Rio 2 with the girls for Saturday afternoon fun time;

662.  A Skype chat with some kindred spirits in Canada;

663.  The wonderful world wide web and the many friends I have met both near and far to share the journey of TTTS, special needs and kidney transplants with!


Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 18

Today I am thanking God for:



Flashback Friday... I found this photo while looking for something else.  It's Ashlea - 11 weeks old / 38.5 weeks pregnant equivalent and still only weighing 1.2 kg - but SO cute.  Actually this is almost exactly 8 years ago - I remember it was taken a week after 'that day'.


658.  A summer holiday booked;

659.  Hot chips for lunch.  Seriously it's been at least a couple of weeks since I last had them - far too long;

660.  A credit in the computer competition for Emma.


Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 17

Today I am thanking God for:

They're multiplying...

655.  Another day another nanna nap;

656.  The excitement that comes from the whiff of a hint of a possibility of a week long family holiday this summer;

657.  The resumption of dinners with Kate.  We have only missed two weeks due to the school holidays but seeing as they're so far away now it's good to still do this.

Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 16

Today I am thanking God for:



652.  A relaxing day at home after the busy-ness of the school holidays.  There's nothing like a good lie down.  For 5 hours;

653.  Strictly Ballroom tonight;

654.  An extra set of free tickets to Strictly Ballroom so that the babysitter (Aunty Carolin who else) can go tomorrow night.  Thanks so much Variety!

Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 15

Today I am thanking God for:

Back to school face...  I used the 'Angry Pants' filter
for this photo....it seemed appropriate.

647.  A good kidney check up for Ashlea today (creatinine 45);

648.  The good pathology collector;

649.  Some wee caught (and protein free);

650.  Ashlea's lovely doctor;

651.  Friends to pray with.


Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thankfulness Jul 14

Today I am thanking God for:

The suit passed the work day test - I didn't need a blankie, hot water
bottle or heater to get through the day!


643.  A pyjama day to finish the school holidays (well I wore my duvet suit rather than my pi's - but that's not much different really);

644.  Thermie red chicken curry for dinner plus two meals ordered from my friend's kitchen meaning no more cooking for me for the rest of the week;

645.  Birthday cake leftovers to eat while I worked.  I'm not sure if the bright blue icing helped or hindered my concentration!


Psalm 116:17 
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.