Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thank Goodness It's Sunday

Sunday seems as good a day as any (perhaps even a better day than most given its slow, laid-back nature) to reflect a bit on some of the little things I'm grateful for.  Of course there are the big things (clean water to drink, my wonderfully supportive husband, a healthy family....) but the minutia of the day to day are also worth pausing over and giving thanks for.  Here are some of the small things I'm grateful for today....

:: Pancake breakfasts and the rare chance to sleep in (thank you, wonderfully supportive husband.)

:: Our first monthly menu plan and monthly grocery shop, completed.   There's something very survivalist and satisfying about attempting a monthly shop -- it feels reminiscent of time spent playing "Oregon Trail" in grade school.  Will we lose our oxen?  Get dysentery? Run out of pasta spirals?  Hard to say, but to be sure only the most resourceful and thrifty survive.

:: An afternoon spent planting and weeding.  It felt so good to get outside and put my back into some heavy work.  Thank you to Aya who slept, making the garden work possible. And thank you to Solomon, who played beside me, befriending a family of snails and making "building sites" in the dirt.  Hooray for dirt!

:: Our first bbq and evening meal outside.

 :: This great project, commencing on 10.10.10.  "One Day on Earth"  -- I'm so excited to see some of the footage.

::  You!  Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to read what I write here.  I really really really appreciate you.  When I began the Seedling blog last February, it was purely as a link to my business.  But in the past months I've learned an incredible amount and I've come to really value the community that's available here.  Thank you for reading and thank you for occasionally talking back via comments -- it's wonderful to know you're here.  As a token of my appreciation, I'm planning an exciting giveaway; just waiting for the magical numbers of 100 readers on the blog and 150 likers on Facebook.  Soon!

Hope you've had a fabulous weekend with much to be grateful for as well.


Seaside Siblings said...

Wow, go you on a monthly shop! I struggle with grocery shopping, I really hate it and never do a 'proper' shop but as a result it means I am there every other day. Would be very interested on just how you plan/manage a monthly shop.

Seedling said...

Lou, it's our first time trying the monthly shop -- normally it's weekly. We're still doing our fresh fruits and veggies weekly at the farmers market, but we were actually spurred by the GST rise to be more organized than usual! I'll let you know how it goes. I find menu planning really helpful though -- otherwise I come home from shopping with nothing really to eat or make meals from. The Simple Mom blog (search menu planning) is a wonderful resource. I keep it pretty simple and flexible, but know that at least I have the ingredients for the meals, even if they move around a bit. It's made life so much easier!