Grateful for...

posted on: Friday, 5 October 2012

As a cosmic counter-balance to yesterday's outpouring, this is what I find myself grateful for today:

That there is a writer such as Judy Blume, whose books I devoured as an eleven year old, whose books I now give to my eleven year old to read. A girl's rite of passage.

That tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.

That at the end of every day, my little family all come home.

That I have health. Whilst I may not always have comfort, I have health.

That boys will be boys; as consistent as the tide.

That there is coffee.

photograph by natasha

That there are memories. I had lots of old photos scanned for my Mum's forthcoming 70th birthday; this is her! How cool is she?!

That when I wake and look to my side in the mornings, he is there, he still rocks my world after twenty years.

via better than fine
That I can now cook a repertoire of winter meals; pies, crumbles and bakes.

That there is such a thing as letterpress. Paper loveliness that can make my heart flutter and the fact that I can utilise it for L'Apothecary designs :-)

That some people still dress to look sharp.

It's my husband's birthday tomorrow, we are having dinner with our best friends so I am looking forward to a night of laughter and good food. Thank you so much for your comments to my last post - as ever, wisdom pours out of blog readers.

Have a delicious weekend!


  1. You mum looks amazing.

    And I hope you and your husband have a wonderful time celebrating his birthday and an enjoyable weekend.

  2. Hi Lou,
    So sorry that I haven't been around lately ..... life seems to have been extra busy and I'm still getting used to my new MacBookPro !!!! Takes a bit longer the older you get !! haha
    Just read your last post as well as this one and isn't it funny how ones mind set can change from day to day ?
    As you know, my glass is overflowing so much that I could feed the five thousand with it and I suppose it's all to do with the way we are. I do often wonder though, that when people are the worrying kind and have a lot of stress and are deep-thinkers, they often go and try to help themselves with yoga, programmes to de-stress etc. etc. which, I feel,sometimes make things worse as, when these things don't solve the problem, things look even blacker ..... and then they try another solution and so on and so forth ! I guess what I'm trying to say ( not very well) is that, there's nothing wrong with doing these things as long as they are not considered solutions. I obviously don't know what the hell I'm talking about but just think that you need to accept that you are who you are and go with the flow. It's very easy for me to say all this and much harder to deal with I'm sure ..... I just hate to think of you worrying so much. Your son will soon sort everything out at his new school ..... it's early days yet and things have to click into place for him but, they will. Lots of love Lou and try and be like me...... don't think about stuff, put your feet up and read a trashy book !!!! hehe. XXXX

  3. I still have all my old Judy Blume books and I look forward to passing them down to my daughter one day. Have a lovely weekend xxx

  4. Deenie and Are you there God ~ it's me Margaret were 2 of my favourites growing up ~ how fun to be able to introduce them to your Boo. Thank you for the idea as I know now what I am going to do with my niece on our next date! Happy Birthday to your sweetie ~ have a blast on your night out. xo

  5. Boys will be boys... as consistent as the tide... what a fabulous line...I'm going to try and remember that whenever my son presents me with a new challenge x

  6. Great post as always Lou.
    Have a brilliant weekend,
    Liz x

  7. What a gorgeous picture of your mum. Have a great weekend

  8. Dear Lou

    A belated happy birthday to your husband. I hope you spent a lovely day together.
    So beautiful the way you write that "he still rocks your world"! :)
    I am so sorry to hear that you pain hasn´t abandoned you and I think you are so brave!
    I can relate to a lot of what you write and what I can advise you to do (that I also try to tell myself) is: Don´t think too much! Enjoy the good moments life offers you and try to have a little bit of "me time" every day doing a least one thing that you enjoy.
    I know it is easier said than done but please try.
    Wishing you a restful week ahead and sending you a warm Autumn hug, M.

  9. Just a short word, quality and quality of time, Greetings