Day 144 – Thankful

The weather is cold, grey and lashing down with rain. The sort of rain that bites your skin, where the sting is still felt an hour after you get in.

Today we walked in this weather, round some fields and a park to stay out of he house whilst the carpenter fitted a bannister. BB and I were wrapped up so we looked like a wading marshmallow if you spotted us from the distance.

But even though it was horrid outside, I’m so thankful. I’m thankful to be out breathing in the fresh, damp air, showing my daughter squirrels, pointing out trees. I’m thankful to be spending the day with someone I love and not in an office with people I tolerate.

I’m thankful I’ve got another year off with her before I go back to university and embark on a complete career change.

I’m thankful for the warm, cosy cuddles we shared when we got in. That our house was warm. That we can afford some home improvements.

I’m thankful.

What are you thankful for today?



Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

12 thoughts on “Day 144 – Thankful

  1. It is so easy to take those things for granted too. “spending the day with someone I love and not in an office with people I tolerate” … I tell myself daily I’m lucky to not have to work on top of having kids learning at home, but it takes a good minute of sitting down to remember how it FELT to go to a job I disliked, to be truly grateful. It is too easy to get used to our comfortable situations and then find new problems to dwell on. I remember the pure relief and freedom I felt two years ago when I quit to nanny again. Didn’t know you were going back to school! I’ve been in a funk the past couple days but pulling out of it this morning. I should write at some point but sometimes just get sick of exploring all my feelings and how they might relate to alcohol, like I’m being too self indulgent if that makes any sense? As with everything, it’s a balance…

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    1. I know what you mean about the self indulgent. Some times I feel really awkward posting and feel it’s so me, me, me. I remember those mornings of dread too.
      Been playing around with the idea of a career change after being paid off by my previous company. Had to confirm yesterday and have decided to take the plunge ♡

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  2. I am thankful for working from home. I get to continue my job, which I truly like, and both my kids are doing schooling from home now.
    The rabbit is by my feet and the budgie flies around and sits on my monitor.
    Honestly, this is bliss.

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      1. That is great.
        I thought about going back to school to get my education degree when my kids were small, but I already had degrees and had been working as a chemical engineer for 10 years. My company supported a flexible schedule, so I stayed.

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      2. That’s amazing. My company weren’t being supportive and they basically wanted me to take a lesser role with a lot less money. so I thought if my wages were going to drop anyway now was the time ♡♡

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