Wednesday, 10 April 2013

52 weeks of happy 21/52

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything,
they just make the best of everything"

Honestly, this hasn't been the greatest week which is why I LOVE this project so very much. I'm forced to look for happiness and really it isn't hard to find. It's easy to dwell on the negative, too easy. I was actually thinking of skipping this until next week then I read Jen's blog over at Little Birdie. She is having a very rough time but still managed to find her happy so here it goes.

Making me happy this week...

♥Happy mail from the UK from a new and lovely friend Deb from Instagram. I joined a swap at Christmas and sent her a gift. She knew that I never ended up receiving anything so she sent me some lovely Easter goodies. We especially enjoyed the MaltEaster bunnies.
I shared them with the whole family and they were delicious!

♥All my new blog interest is great. The stats some days have been off the charts (☺)and I'm grateful. Hello to my new followers and readers. I hope I can hold your interest and keep you coming back.

♥Game of Thrones has started up again and so far so AWESOME! Are you watching?
Neil and I are hooked!

♥Lily has joined baseball! This is a huge step for my little nervous lady but she is super keen and that makes me so happy. I hesitate to publish this next few sentences but it's too funny not too. We had to go out and buy her a "jill to protect her bits" (the female version of a jock). For little girls it comes with some very cute pink "tighty whities". She was so excited to get home and try on her new gear and immediately stripped down to nothing but the jill. She burst into the bathroom where Neil had just gotten out of the shower and says "Hey daddy, knock on my vagina!!!" Neil didn't know what to say or think. Such innocence but hilarious!!! Oh to be 7 again!

♥Yesterday (April 9) would have been my father-in-law's 70th birthday. I miss him and wish he was around to be with us and to enjoy his grandkids. I know he would've gotten a kick out of them. It's been 12 years already. Happy birthday Al. We love you and miss you always.

As ever, joining in with Jen at Little Birdie


  1. Thanks Jen for posting a picture of Al ..hard to believe he would have been 70 and yes he would have loved and been proud of all his always jane

    1. How I wish he was here to teach Lily guitar and listen to Jack go on about hockey and see Trent and Joe and how fast they are growing. I know he'd be proud!

  2. Thanks for posting Jen even though it's a tough week. It's easy to foget that beyond the blog post there lies life. Stay strong and know that you're a role model for the rest of us to focus on the positive - you're touching many lives.

    1. Thanks Juhli. I must focus on the positive!!! Love you!

  3. your daughters comment will no doubt haunt here for years to come!! lol...gotta love that she is so excited!...I know! how good is game of throwns!!! nice of you to honour your FIL memory with that lovely pic, im sure hes smiling down!.
    Allison x

    1. Hi Allison, I hesitated to publish this post with Lily's comment in it but it really was innocent and hilarious at the time. I hope you are right about my Father in Law smiling down. We think of him often and talk about him to the kids all the time. How I'd love for him to be here. xxx