After a few hectic and trying weeks in June, I decided to start keeping a weekly journal of the little (and big!) things that make me happy. Have a dose of happiness, every Saturday.
What has made me smile this week?
- A lovely afternoon gardening with Ian and the kids.
- The grocery delivery man giving me refunds on lots of my food for “short dates” but letting me keep it anyway. He saved me at least £10 and all the food will still be used. They weren’t short dates by my standard.
- Writing my goals for July in my journal and realising how far I’ve come since the start of the year.
- Seeing Granny continue to get better.
- Reusing an empty glass bottle as a vase for some beautifully scented baby’s breath.
- Going to forest school with my youngest and telling him and his friends about the different plants that were growing.
- Giving my 6 year old a back rub and seeing him practically melt into the mattress.
- Discovering all the ways gin bottles can be repurposed. I’ve started planning birthdays and Christmas already on the back of these gifts!
- Making some delicious food! I had my first success with tofu and I made a ratatouille.
- Bringing Ian to my local home ed group and sitting in the sunshine while the children played.
One challenge I overcame.
Not a challenge as such, but an “oops!” moment. I forgot to call my sister on her birthday and felt terrible about it. I called her the next day and she was fine about it. I’d been feeling ill and my mum had let her know. I’m going to try and meet up with her in the next few weeks.
Three things I’m looking forward to next week.
- Sorting through some of my old things and finding new homes for them. It’s a tedious job but a move will happen by the end of August one way or another. By sorting through my old things, I’m making room for a new phase in our lives. Plus I’ll get to listen to some good tunes while I’m at it!
- Getting school reports for the boys. It’s lovely to be able to read these reports and know where my children are academically. As a home educator to my daughter, I have a good(ish) idea of where they’ll be, but it’s still nice to have something tangible from the people who are “in charge” of my son’s education.
- Spending a lovely weekend with my children before the last week of school and a longer stay with their father.
What made you happy this week?