Joining up with Virginia and the girls to share the moments that have rocked our weeks.
This week Victoria has been home most of the week with asthma. So there is a very tired mother writing this list up this week.
I am beyond thankful I chose such a good father for our children. Always so supportive and helpful especially when my energy is fast running out, and always more than capable to just step in and take over.
Victoria has not complained once about being sick, (the same cannot be said for the fact she was not allowed outside!). She also thoroughly loves being nursed and attended to so is a very good patient (perhaps a little too good sometimes!) :) Also lucky for my sanity I have plenty of art supplies and we have filled the baking tins.
My beloved was away with work and saw some snow which made me insanely jealous since we don’t get it in the city I live. He so kindly graced us with photos, and although I know he was boasting, the check-in that told me he was thinking of us was most welcome.
I had a boundary pushing incident earlier in the week and I am so grateful to have such a good friend who listens and hears me. Who reframes the dark spiral I enter into in my head. Who sees a better me than I see, and who is so affirming and gloriously real. I also love that she read a poem out to me that touched me so deeply and summed up what that boundry pushing incident is going to be remembered for. I felt incredibly seen and loved.
I also connected with a lovely soul online who made me feel very seen and we had similar stories and it is always good to feel like someone else gets you! :) The internet is incredible for bringing people together that you would normally never meet. So that is getting some love this week as well. :)
We planted sunflower seeds in Spring, and 6 sprouted, but a couple of days a go I found this little wonder in the garden. I wonder what he was doing during Spring and Summer, but I suspect Winter was not a good time for him to appear. In any event, it felt like a blessing to the sudden chill of Winter that has arrived.
My son who has being pushing quite a few boundaries this year said to me quite spontaneously today that he is lucky because I cook good, look good, and love them all good as well. He made me cry and I am so grateful that he does not hold the moments against me when I am not loving them as good as I could. He is a good boy and has my heart.
Finally, this was my day yesterday on Winter’s eve:
It has steadily grayed up again this afternoon and I suspect more cold is heading our way, but the days of sun (even if frost accompanies it in the morning) so late in the season are well appreciated.
That is my week. Victoria seems to be showing improvement today so hopefully that will see her at school again on Tuesday (because Monday is a public holiday for Queen’s Birthday Weekend).
Hope you all have a fantastic week with plenty of summery weather.