As I type this, the Little Mister has emerged from his bed with the beginnings of a cold and Mr Unprepared has been quarantined in our bedroom for two nights with a stomach bug. It has not been a very relaxing weekend, with me chasing everyone with hand sanitiser, terrified about the fact that gastro germs can stay alive on household surfaces (or any surfaces for that matter) for two weeks!! TWO WEEKS. Yep. I googled it and I am glad I did, because I don’t think many people are aware of that fact (or was it just me?). I can’t wait to clean everything from top to bottom!!!
So, a happy list is DEFINITELY needed as we look towards the start of a new week…
I have survived the weekend illness free (so far).
While I could still be hit with the scary germs, I have survived this far. Which has allowed me to look after everyone else (lucky me) and has saved me from the discomfort of an awful stomach bug (there’s nothing worse). I am also very happy that the Little Mister has not been affected by gastro (so far – I’m only cautiously optimistic). My heart would break for him and it would be the worst to clean up after, oh my gosh.
Catching up with my parents.
This past week, my parents got home from their trip away to the US and Canada. It was great to catch up with them and hear about their holiday. I’d forgotten how much my mum and I can gas bag together – I think we’ve made up for lost time…just! The Little Mister is happy to have them back too. He took his cat sitting duties very seriously while they were away.
Photo booth hijinks at a wedding.
Last weekend, Mr Unprepared and I attended the wedding of one of his long time friends (the wedding he was a groomsman for). It was a beautiful day for it (after a week of dodgy weather) and it was great catching up with friends. A definite highlight of the day was the photo booth. We all got to embrace our silly sides and it was fun to have little print outs to take home and keep. I wish options like this were easier to come across back when we got married in 2007 (before Facebook really became what it is today and Pinterest was just a dream – I feel old)!
We had to take at least one serious couple photo, though. I mean, c’mon. We are stunning. I feel compelled to tell you that there were actually nice photos of us taken…we don’t look like that EVERY day.
Yeah, right Kez.
While very recently, I’d vowed to only do online grocery shopping from now on, circumstances conspired to have me running around the supermarket (the one that rhymes with Tool Births), gathering ingredients for the week’s meals last week. I had a strict budget and without doing any mental arithmetic, I managed to get within 34c of it when it added up at the check out. It was a small pleasure but gosh it was satisfying. I felt like some kind of psychic goddess.
Also, I managed to avoid my new least favourite check out attendant, despite there being almost no check outs open. Yay!
I am excited to make lots of yummy meals this coming week after what feels like a disjointed few weeks, where I had no creativity left in me at all. I really like to take pride in my cooking. Even if it’s nothing fancy, I like to feel I’ve put an effort in. It’s the thing that calms and focuses me at the end of a day.
The Little Mister’s compliments.
He’s a charmer in the making, this kid.
Me: You’re my favourite.
Little Mister: And you’re MY favourite!
(he pretty much copies any compliment you give him but it’s pretty cute)
Little Mister: I like your hair, Mummy.
Little Mister: I love you looking after me, Mummy.
Little Mister: That’s a pretty necklace!
I think I’ll keep him.
So, tell me, what is on your happy list right now?