I feel a bit out of the loop at the moment so I'm joining up with Maxabella's gratefuls as well. Some may call that cheating, I call it making the best use of my time.
After working at home for 7 years (I had been on committees etc up until last year) I wasn't sure I could use my brain anymore for new things and sometimes even things that i'd done for years. For a most of last year and some of this year, I couldn't recall things that I had previously been able to and I sometimes lost the words I needed. I was not sure that I could actually get new information in there or access it again once it was stored. I'm very happy because it turns out I can.
My brain working is something to be very grateful for. Apparently my brain works so well that I have had 3 separate people come to me in class to read over and help them with their assignments. Of course that could just be related to my winning personality!
I know that home made ice cream cake is yummy.
Better yet, I made it myself. Well the easy version, anyway. I made a three layer ice cream cake using 4 litres of ice cream, some strawberries, marshmallows, chocolate and sprinkles. It was a big hit and very tasty.
Girl Child can ride a bike.
Back in April she decided that this year for her birthday she wanted a bike. So once then she has been intermittently learning to ride a bike. First by getting her balance on Boy Childs old bike which was turned into a balance bike. She took a while to get comfortable with balancing and steering but she kept at it. Last weekend we put the pedals and chain back on. She now can pedal and steer. While she can't go too far or fast as yet we are very proud of her. She's decided she would like the bike for Christmas now so she has a few more months to practice. I'm grateful that she is happily a least once or twice a week and that she has only crashed once.
We had our splashback installed. The splashback is blue and goes really well with the stainless steel appliances and cream cupboards. While it is a huge change, it looks great. What do you think?