Three Things Thursday: 23 November 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, restoring faith in humanity. I just got back from the post office, where I was served by the lady I made the gloves for. It’s the first time I’ve seen her since I dropped them off and she thanked me very sincerely, saying I had restored her faith in humanity… now that’s not a bad thing to do with your crochet, is it? Anyway, her name is Rachel and I seem to have made her very happy.

Such a simple way to make someone happy

Second, new homes for unwanted items. My rehoming scheme seems to be going well… I’m never going to have a house completely free of clutter, but I am really enjoying seeing things that I have no use for finding their way to new homes. So far this week I’ve rehomed two lots of broderie anglaise and a 1990’s Vogue sewing pattern. Although money is not the main issue for me, charging for an item means that it’s more likely to go to someone who actually wants it and will make use of it.

This pattern has gone to a new home today

Third, a new home for a person. I’m really happy that it looks like my sister’s eldest daughter has found a new home. There’s nothing official yet, but we are all keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

So, that’s some of what’s making me happy this week. How about you?

-oOo-

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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19 Comments

  1. Hello there! i just wanted to say now much I enjoy your posts. They’re always a good antidote to the awfulness surrounding us in these trying times – I for one need as much positivity as I can find! So – thank you!

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  2. Ann Pole

     /  November 23, 2017

    Happy after a day at the Inkpot yesterday rejigging sheep fencing, restocking the log store and having Fred sneak on my knee when I wasn’t looking. Enjoy the NDG if you are going. 🙂

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    • Not going to the NDG this time sadly… so busy with other things. Glad you had a good time at the Inkpot – I had a pep talk (well FB message) from Hannah the other day which did me the world of good!

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      • Ann Pole

         /  November 24, 2017

        She is good for making you feel good, isn’t she? Sad you are missing this one, it’s so local for you too. Am dipping into Kt’s VNDG, which is great.

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  3. I’m grateful for the opportunity to do more for Ovarian Cancer Australia, and I’m now an accredited fundraiser for them. I’m grateful for locating free tai chi classes on Monday evenings, and I’m grateful for the extra space a big clear out has created for us both, resulting in three large black bin bags to the charity shop!

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  4. Brilliant three things again. Mine are husband going to dentist, date booked in for new French Windows and a super day involving art galleries and the theatre.

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  November 23, 2017

    Well done on restoring someone faith in humanity. It just shows how powerful acts of kindness are:-)

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  6. You are a shining light, Dr Snail! Fingers crossed for your niece’s house. My three things? Well funded regional art galleries ~ I visited galleries in both Ballarat and Geelong this week. Sunny weather. And a red poppy that has self-seeded amongst the onions!

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  7. My main thing this past week was our third out of six children buying his own house in his Twenties. To see them settle down in their own homes has been brilliant.

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  8. If only I could find the time to learn to crochet!

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  9. Laurie Graves

     /  November 26, 2017

    All terrific things but especially for your niece finding a home. Best of luck to her!

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  10. As usual, I loved your three things. Mine are: (1) Freer fruit, thanks to my cousin’s job (pears) and to their trees (apples). (2) Pies made from the free fruit. (3) Finally (after frogging the entire crown twice) finding an online source that explained the math of calculating the decreases for the top of a hat or tuque. And then successfully frogging back a third time to find where I had decreased on one needle, but not the other . . . Now I’m nearly done and ready to frog the smaller tuque and get it done to match. 🙂

    I liked all yours, but the home for your niece has to be the best. Hope it all worked out well for her. ~ Linne

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    • I love the word “tuque” – I only came across it very recently when reading Louise Penny’s books.
      Alex’s house purchase is progressing slowly and she’s very stressed, but hopefully she will get there eventually.

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