Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday: the things I can't talk about edition...

Linking up with Diary of a SAHM for this week's Thankful Thursday.

I'm feeling a bit blah today. It's school holidays - which I always find challenging because I like to think and thinking (for me, anyway) requires a certain level of quietude which is hard to come by in a small house with four restless boys. Also, in true Melbourne fashion, we've had some torrential rains this week (i know the weather gods are spiteful bastards but during the school holidays? Really?)...

Nevertheless, good stuff has been happening and I thought I should probably acknowledge them. Mind you, some of them I can't actually talk about because a) they're of a sensitive (read way too much information variety, nudge, nudge, wink, wink - or not made public yet) nature or b) I don't want to jinx the situation...

Needless to say, there have been some very positive changes in my life this week, changes that put the last 2, 3, and almost 4 years into the "Let's not dwell on it, anymore." past...

Things I can talk about...

  • Meeting up with people from Twitter on Friday night and on Monday - it's always lovely to put faces to Twitter handles, even when those faces are nothing like how I'd pictured them!
  • Sims 3 - Yes, I disappear down the rabbit hole that is Sims 3 for a day and a half. I finally figured out how to woohoo, and was terribly disappointed. I freaked my eldest out by being bi-sexual and have a husband, boyfriend and a girl (my 12 year old is much more consetvative than even he realises and thought I should not be so promiscuous...). As with most obsessions, I'm now bored with this life and have broken up with Jill and Bernie (who slapped me!) and have settled down with Luke, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to have a baby... Gee, it's much easier in real life, hey?
  • Birthday parties and sleepovers - Erik and Luey's social life is so much busier than mine ever was at their age. They both seem to have a group of friends each that they get along well with. This is something I do worry about a lot because I've struggled to make and maintain friendships all my life. So, to see the boys learning these skills at an early age is very reassuring to me!
  • I really am thankful for the school holidays, actually. Not only does it give me and excuse to be a bit slack about my blog and other committments (yes, I see others are not letting holidays be their excuse, bully for them, hey?), but it gives me a chance to catch up with the boys in a meaningful way...



What are you thankful for?

4 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

Yup.. sometimes I don't want to talk about certain things in case I jinx the situation too. For example *whispers* our lil girl's improvement in her night sleeping habits. I'm looking forward to my lil girl having friends over or going for sleepovers too :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Jayne said...

Heh! I downloaded Sims 3 a while ago after playing them on the phone and DS. This version is so much harder though and has sod all help information :)) Fun though, and a massive time suck!

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

Yes we went through a sims obsession for a while, but thankfully got over it. Now I'm obsessed by twitter instead!

Our school holidays start next week, and I can't wait!

Rhianna said...

I am looking forward to the holidays as well, even if it is only a week. Hope the good things keep on popping up for you

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