It's the simple things in life i am grateful for today……i have felt myself falling into a bit of a slump and grump after the past few weeks of lack of sleep and illness in the house ….so i thought it was time to look around me today and reflect on a few things that i am grateful for and that have brought a smile to my face over the last few days!
A blue sky peeking through to cheer us after ominous clouds and weather warnings early this morning….
Which meant nappies drying on the line in the sunshine…instead of on the verandah because of expected rain!
I am grateful to be able to share the joy of watching a child's imagination shine and develop through play with a simple dress up box……
I didn't mention to Tara that this ‘hat' was actually her older sister's ‘bra' from a Hawaiian costume……then again i don't mention the ‘hats' she loves to wear while i fold the washing are actually Miss Teen's bras either…..goodness i hope Miss Teen doesn't read this…the mortification!
I am grateful that we are getting so many beautiful blossoms on the fruit trees….
and the beginnings of some peaches (first time ever!)…….
And nectarines….now to sort a system for keeping the birds away so we might actually get some fruit this season!
I am grateful to see so much of their father in the toddler twosome……
This is daddy's favourite position outside as he weeds and today Tara decided it needed to be done in his absence…..i love these reminders that toddlers see everything we do and then store that knowledge away for future fun and play!
Of course the weeds then need to go over to the compost bins…..
She was so very busy and intent on this task and i don't mind saying it brought a huge smile to my face….it's the little things as a parent isn't it?
I am grateful for the plentiful eggs we receive each day from our 3 chooks…i can't imagine not having them now and they have layed so well over Winter too!
I am grateful the winter crops in our little vegie garden are still producing so i can stock the freezer…..
And the seed trays are beginning to show promise for the Spring season ahead……
I am grateful that the toddler twosome are both well again and enjoying playing together…..
What could be nicer than a few cups of ‘tea' outside with your sister? And getting wet….lots of wet!
I am grateful that the toddler twosome are napping again during the day and i was able to treat myself to a hot cup of tea and a little Anzac slice i made over the weekend………
I make this recipe as a slice instead of biscuits sometimes as i find it works better for lunchboxes and tea ‘dunking'. I realise many overseas readers may not have heard of Anzac biscuits so i shall share my favourite recipe with you and perhaps you can find a special moment to enjoy a little ‘quiet time' too!!
This recipe has a few extras than the standard Anzac but comes out with a lovely crunch outside and a chewy centre. I think that the raw dough is almost yummier than the cooked product though….does anyone else find that or is it just me?
125 grams butter
1 dessertspoon golden syrup
1teaspoon baking soda
11/2 cups rolled oats
1 Cup SR Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts (can leave these out if you want)
Melt together butter, golden syrup and baking soda.
Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Finally add lightly beaten egg. Mix/knead gently.
Roll into small balls and place on trays if you prefer biscuits or press into large biscuit or slice tray.
Bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes (biscuits) 15-20 minutes (slice).
Enjoy! They keep well in an airtight container for a few weeks although i doubt they will last that long!
Most of all i am grateful because i just received a phone call to tell me that the mole i had removed will need no further treatment….the margins are clear! Only one of the other skin cancers will need further treatment but should be fine! So, so relieved…this is going to be a good week!
I hope yours has started well too…what are you grateful for today?