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Thankful Thursday...

Joining Kate at Kates Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday!

Today I'm thankful for:

The living hot water bottle I get to crawl into bed with on these cold winter nights! That would be our 2.75 year old, of course. One of the benefits of co-sleeping is that he's already been in bed for several hours by the time we get there. He's all snuggly and warm and usually reaches over for sleepy cuddles when we come to bed. On these cold Melbourne winter nights, it's so nice to have his warm little feet on the small of my back!

Friends who call when they sense I'm in a funk and make me laugh and totally get over the fact that I'm almost 40, have several degrees, but no job and no award winning novel - actually, not even a published novel. Having friends like these means I can refocus on all the things I do have and how I'm steadily focused on reaching my goal of being a published novelist - one day!

Supportive blogging people! I've been overwhelmed this week with the support I've received for this blog from complete strangers! The generosity of some bloggers is in complete contradiction to the rumours I've heard of competitiveness and cliquiness among parts of the blogging community worldwide. Here I am, little old no-body-special in the blogosphere and I've felt so validated and supported all week - THANK YOU!

I'm so, so, so, so thankful that The Grumpy Old Man finally got a placement for work experience in his new field of employment. We'd expected getting placement to be something of a cake walk because there are constant media reports of shortages in this field, but apparently not so in our particular area. Then this week, he finally got a positive response (after calling 20 places!), and now he has work placement of three full workdays for the next five weeks! It's unpaid, but after this he'll be able to get paid work for the first time in 2.5 years! So excited!

The love of siblings! Sometimes they bicker and argue all day long, day in and day out, but the tender moments always make up for it... This morning Ari got up some time after the other three, came out and headed straight for Luey's lap for cuddles. Makes my heart melt - I hope this is a bond that lasts a life time for them!


Kellie said…
I love that photo. Just beautiful.
Aren't bloggy friends just the best? I too can't believe how generous bloggers are with each other. It's humbling the degree of support they provide you. So glad I got into this caper.
Best of luck to The Grumpy Old Man too. xx
Kate said…
The blogosphere is such an amazing space. I've yet to see the nastiness rumoured, my experience has been one of care and support too. Amazing.

And YAY re GOM! That's fabulous news!!
Rhianna said…
yes I agree about the blogosphere being awesome, I have since nothing but love in it, so glad that is your experience as well. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to you
I too am amazing of the support from complete strangers in the blogging world. something which is really inspirational for us all...
Jayne said…
Yay for all those things! That photo is so heart meltingly sweet <3
The blogosphere is a pretty cool place. I didn't know anything about it 4 months ago and now I have 'met' (not quite the right word but anyway) so many lovely & supportive people - such as yourself, and it really does make your day x. Sibling love is something I have with my brother and hope my kids have with each other through the years.
Moodi Mumma said…
Have just found you today through the Thankful Thursday link up and I'm now following your blog :o)
I too love the support of the blogging community it is amazing!! And can totally relate to sibling love, the way the fight and carry on and then just love and adore one another the next - so special x
Sif said…
Aw, feelin' the blog love!

Welcome to my blog, Traci :)!
I love my little hot water bottle too! Although she is starting to sleep in her own cot a little more now.
I also agree with you and everyone here that the support from the blogosphere is phenomenal!
I love the photo of your two beautiful children <3
Lifeasmummymax said…
Love the photo of your kids :) I agree im thankful for the support this week too. Wonderful news about the placement too!! I bet you are already counting down :)

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