Friday, 30 November 2012

Thankfulness 4

And so we reach the end of November.... Where did the last 8 weeks go?! I feel like I 'lost' them in a way, so it's been great to have this project to focus on for the last month :) Here's the last Share-a-Page Friday - and oh my, I seem to actually be sharing it on a Friday for once!!


I could have written about The Doctor every single day :)


Another thankful quotation to fill in a spare page.


How I love books! I've just finished re-reading The Lord of the Rings and looking forward to my December tradition of reading The Christmas Mystery through Advent, plus starting a couple of new books :)


Amazing how often shopping has appeared in my little project!! Definitely thankful for the chance to save some money...


And, um, yes.... More shopping! This time I was being thankful for the excellent customer service shown to me by Julie - what a lovely surprise to find all the extra bits and pieces in my parcel!


Hooray!! The day I finally felt that my foot was making progress!


I am so thankful to all the lovely people who have helped us out with lifts since my accident - getting The Tomboy to and from school each day, taking me to work and to my appointments, and so on. I can't even put into words how grateful I am for their cheerful and willing help.


To think that The Children nearly didn't appear! Here they are at last - yes, of course I'm thankful for them; particularly so though because of their maturity and helpfulness while I've been out of action. They've looked after me so well, and done so much round the house, making their own packed lunches, helping to cook dinner, etc, and been so patient and understanding when we haven't been able to do things because of my foot. Love my kiddies :)


With a couple of spare pages at the end of the notebook I added a final quotation...


...and then jotted down some closing thoughts about how thankful I was for this project of thankfulness :)


Here they are, my two cute little notebooks :) I was going to add some decoration to the front but actually I think they're so lovely just like this that I won't bother - perhaps instead I'll make a little slip cover to keep them together, and decorate that? Or maybe I'll leave them as is and move onto Journal Your Christmas, which starts tomorrow - yay!! That's something to be thankful for :)

This post was brought to you by Cathy Zielske's 30 Days of Thankful

15 comments:

Lynn said...

A great little project and wonderful that you found so much to be thankful about despite difficult circumstances - a lesson to us all I think. And now bring on JYC.

Ruth said...

I'm so pleased that you took part ~ remember when we had lunch and you were unsure? Your little books are so cute and adorable!
December Daily/JYC, bring it on. xx

Amy said...

It is so lovely to see your albums now complete - this has been a really enjoyable project and one that has been appreciated this month.

The Creative Beast said...

What lovely books of thankfulness, indeed! I love the picture of The Boy and Tomboy - I can see that they have grown since I met them last year and not just physically =-)

Karen said...

What a lovely project this is. Something good to look back on in the miserable damp and dark winter evenings.

The Mann Fam said...

What a special book you have. Not only does it document gratitude, but also all those angels helping you through this hard time. You and Rinda have been blessed with some amazing people to lift and help you when you need them.

Sian said...

Gosh, this is one to pull out from the shelf years from now and look back at, isn't it? Something about it looks as if it would feel lovely in the hand too. A nice one to hold on to!

Karen said...

What a lovely journal you've created! I love the photo of The Doctor adhered with the Washi tape! Sian is correct, this will be one to pull down off the shelf and reread on a regular basis!

alexa said...

I am sure you will reread and remember this many times, Mel - and I am sure I am not the only one inspired by your persistence throughout this difficult time. I also love the format of this: just lovely!

Jennie said...

A lovely record to have Mel - I would like you to add - you have friends across the water who are thankful for YOU - I have been very aware of my "internet friends" prayers this year - and for those I am truly thankful --so somewhere in your little book you should record that my dear - thankful that the love you were able to send across the "wires" was felt and appreciated. Thank YOU my friend. J xx

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations on getting it finished. We've slipped a few days and I plan on doing them tomorrow - before we start on December's!

Agree that the albums are so cute as they are, think a slip cover would be nice if easy, otherwise a ribbon tied around should be fine :)

Denise said...

Lovely Mel, and yes the kiddies ( or grown up kiddies) really do come up trumps when they need to don't they? x

Maria Ontiveros said...

This reminds me - I have one page left to do! I really like the size of your album.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on finishing it. I love those two little books!

Gail said...

Both your albums look wonderful and they are something to treasure.