Three Things Thursday: 29 June 2017

My weekly exercise in gratitude – three things that are making me smile – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog [or Twitter account or Facebook page or diary or life in general] with happiness.

First, Knit Night. I’ve started going to the Thursday evening knitting and crochet group at Red Apple Yarn in Lampeter. Chatting and knitting (or crocheting – that’s allowed too) in a wool shop, what could be nicer?

the perfect location for a spot of knitting

Second, an afternoon nap. Normally staying awake all day is fairly easy for me, but Max was ill on Tuesday night, so I spent several of the early hours of Wednesday morning sitting up with him and crocheting. He’s stopped vomiting and has perked up now and both of us benefitted from a couple of hours sleep on Wednesday afternoon. He’s currently snoozing under my chair, but I’m managing to keep my eyes open today.

He woke up when I crawled under my chair to take this just now

Third, sending parcels. Finally this week, I’ve managed to send Laurie the bag she won in the give-away and another parcel to a friend who is very unwell (contents to be revealed once it has been received). Each parcel also contained a hand-written letter, something else that makes me happy.

So, those are three things making me smile this week. What is making you happy?


Emily of Nerd in the Brain originally created Three Things Thursday, but it’s now being hosted by Natalie of There She Goes.

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  1. My three things are: making great progress with the latest quilt – it almost seems to be making itself; the beautiful evening sky here in Airlie beach, with flocks of cockatoos and galahs and whistling ducks whirling and circling overhead accompanied by lots of rowdy calls; and a sumptuous meal at one of my favourite fish restaurants, overlooking the sea towards the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

  2. I agree, an afternoon nap is sometimes rather nice, but I really try to avoid one. I have just bought my hat for my son’s wedding and that makes happy, I am visitng my Mum and brother this weekend, finishing my 30 days wild in Wales. What could be better?

  3. Knit night makes me happy tooo…… spending time with other yarny people makes me realise I’m not the only barmy bod out there; having the bed to myself occassionally (don’t tell himself); and tissues with balm in them when you have a cold (not sure how ecological that is but it definately reduces the sore nose factor).

  4. Laurie Graves

     /  June 29, 2017

    Woo-hoo! Looking forward to that parcel. So hope Max has fully recovered. We had our own bout with a sick dog, so I know exactly what you mean. Fortunately, our Liam is doing much, much better.

  5. I love this idea, it’s so important to be grateful and realise how blessed we actually are 😊

    • I’ve been doing this for nearly a year now. There have been weeks when it’s been difficult to seek out the positives, but just making the effort to think of good things generally raises the mood. I also love hearing what my readers’ three things are each week… turns out lots of us like a good night’s sleep in our own bed!

      • I’m definitely going to start doing this and hopefully improve my attitude and I’ll be sure to share with you when I do. I think you were on to something with that afternoon nap

  6. Annie

     /  June 29, 2017

    Glad Max is on the mend. XX

  7. That cute dog! Glad he’s on the mend.
    1. Grateful for antibiotics – my grandson (7) was diagnosed with Limes Disease and told by the doctor to take the medicine even though it tasted disgusting otherwise he’d be dead – a bit extreme I thought, but he’s taking it!
    2. Grateful for the electricity guys who worked from 4pm yesterday til 4am today, in the rain, to get the power back to the 8 houses in our road, including mine that had a power cut. Grateful for electricity – caused me to think of all those who have recently lost so much more with permanent effect.
    3. Grateful for Lyndon from Apple who has spent long patient hours with me over the phone to sort out my computer and its ‘Photos’ programme that had mysteriously become corrupted. It has taken nearly a month on and off to sort it out, but hopefully today it is all better and normal quality control will be resumed. Phew
    Thank you for you 3 things every Thursday Jan.

  8. Oh poor Max – was it something he ate? I hope he is well again now. My gratitude list is so long I can’t choose just three things. Your yarny nights out sound like a lot of fun!

  9. i love reading your Three Things each week, and it makes me reflect on my week. My three things? Having lunch with a friend yesterday ~ both the company and the food were delicious; getting some winter rain at last; and going to the Van Gogh exhibition with my mother. I am grateful for all the time my Mum and I spend together.

  10. I’m sorry to hear that Max wasn’t well. I’m glad he’s coming around. An evening knitting sounds like a wonderful way to relax. I too, enjoy letter writing so I can appreciate that kind of joy as well.


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