Saturday, November 27, 2010

This Week I'm Grateful For.....

:: Outdoor play, outdoor play, and outdoor play.

:: Two hours this morning all to myself!  I was able to browse the farmer's market at leisure, poke around op shops and pick out an enormous stack of magazines at the library.

:: I've just finished an order of 12 newborn kimonos for My Baby and Me -- just the heat-setting left to do.  Feeling happy with the results  I'll post a few pics of new designs before sending them off.

:: Our first ocean swim of the season.

:: And I set an all-time personal record -- all of my Christmas gifts were sent to family back home this week.  I managed to hand make nearly everything (a few items were handmade by others) which was another new record.  I felt a bit sad as I sent them through the window at the post office; I'll certainly miss being with my family this year.  Time now to think about how we'll celebrate in our own way and begin to create a few new traditions (camping, perhaps?)

Hope you've had a good week with many things to be grateful for as well...... xx

ps I'm happy to be playing along with the gorgeous Maxabella Loves...this week -- check out her blog for more gratitude and much lovely inspiration.


life in a pink fibro said...

Wow - am impressed by the Christmas present feat. Well done! But how cold is the ocean! Still has a way to go to catch up to the dry land temps.

Maxabella said...

You are so organised! I know it will be hard to be away from your family, but your attitude is great. It's a lovely opportunity to set up some family traditions of your own. Treasure that! x

Joni Llanora said...

Nice list. It is such a treat to go shopping without any distractions. Happy weekend!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Jen, well done having your presents posted off already. My brother is heading back to NZ for the holidays next week so hopefully I can avoid the queues at the PO and get him to take the presents for me. I'll have to get organised this week and have them ready...thanks for reminding and inspiring me!

Kate said...

Beautiful blog!! I'm glad that I found you blog hopping around. I'm now your newest friend! I hope you can come visit and follow me as well at

peace & love

Seedling said...

Ok, I have to admit -- I would never be this organized if it weren't for postal deadlines. I missed them one year (unbeknownst to me) and to my horror, burst into tears in the middle of the post shop. True, I was pregnant and especially emotional, but I definitely didn't want to repeat that experience again. Anyway, even though I usually thrive on a bit of last minute panic, it feels pretty good to have everything taken care of.

Thanks for all of the lovely comments! xx

The Clip Cafe said...

Nice to be organized :-) I need to work on that even with deadlines... hugs to you being away from family it's hard xx

Our Park Life said...

i love that pic....very cute!

and you are so organised, well done, i need to take some tips from you!

Gill xo