Saturday, May 30, 2015
Week In Review - Ten Things Of Thankful (102)
... and before I knew it, the week was over. We've been so busy most of the week, I'm actually glad that for tomorrow, we have planned a big, whooping NOTHING. I'm looking forward to an afternoon nap with Mr. Calvin, a good, long breakfast, cappuccino, and cuddling with the girls. And maybe, just maybe, if I feel like it, a walk or a trip to the playground!
My Ten Thankfuls for this week:
1. Slowly emerging from the hole. It may not be visible on the blog, as yet again, I was only writing the TToT post, but I've been feeling better, more energetic; I'Ve been able to keep up with my ongoing chores, even though I haven't gotten to catch up with the chores held on the back-burner yet. It will happen!
2. School breaks; while attendance in kindergarten is still voluntary, Lily's attendance in school is mandatory and parents actually get into troubles if they do not send their kids to school (it's considered neglect). So I enjoy Lily being on break from school for some week-day trips that we couldn't have done otherwise.
3. A wonderful day spent with my friend and the entire family at the wildlife park at her town. The weather was beautiful, so we enjoyed a picnic and strolled the park for 4 hours, stopped at the playground that will make every adult jealous, watched, fed, and petted animals. Even Calvin had a blast, petting goats and ponies. He sure isn't afraid of anything, and Violet was brave enough to feed the animals, even though she was very scared in the beginning.
4. Violet being the sweet, caring girl she is, sharing her animal fodder with a little boy who was crying because a deer had just stolen the bag of grain from him. Those deer are definitely some greedy beasts :-)
5. A fun afternoon at the Erlangen fair with the kiddos and a colleague of mine. Calvin got to go on his first ferris wheel ride, and that on the largest mobile ferris wheel in all Europe. I sure was queasy!!
6. A great dinner date in with our friends. The food was delicious, the kids played well as usual, and we adults got to relax while keeping an eye on Calvin.
7. Lily being such a book worm. She's hard to stop; only 2 days after getting a book with almost 300 pages, she's read it. I sure didn't feel bad skipping the parents' info night on "how to raise a book worm" at Lily's school :-)
8. A sunny barbecue with our former neighbors and friends, and the much-needed rain that started just as we wrapped up the food outside.
9. Baking with Lily.. Or actually watching Lily bake all by herself; she wouldn't let have a part in it that time..
10. Wonderful friends, who pushed us into the 21st century by gifting one of their flat-screen TVs to us. So far, I could not bring myself to just throw out our old-school TV as long as it still worked fine; now, we're going to donate our old TV to a refugee center and enjoy a wall-mounted flat screen.We're not so thankful for the reason of this gift, since our friends are leaving the country to move to England, but we're thankful that they got this contract, and that from fall on, we're going to have a place to visit in England :-)
What are you thankful for this week?