Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Forty-Nine

Dear Week Forty-Nine 2014, you were very intense, let’s not do that for a while, m’kay? Still, you contained a lot of good things too, and coming to the end of the year there is so much to be grateful for. While I eat a massive bowl of watermelon (yay summer!) and watch a documentary on sharks, let’s take some time to reflect on what happened and all there was to be grateful for in my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Forty-Nine.

wall hanging

Monday: The first day of the month! I was grateful for a reminder from Leonie Dawson that we still have a month left of 2014 and the chance to make it a perfect one. Not perfect as in everything will go right and all events tied with a big red holiday bow, but perfect for  practicing gratitude and trying to spend more time with family and friends.

Tuesday: Today I was grateful to wake up early for a workout. I always feel better when I start my day with my heart beating loud and summer sweat dripping off my face. It makes sitting in an office for 9 hours a lot more tolerable too!

run happy

Wednesday: Today was a long one at work. 13.5 hours long to be exact. When I got home from work I was grateful to see Chris. I was also incredibly grateful that he got dinner for me, and tucked me into bed when I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I am grateful for this man who steps up to the mark when work demands are high.

Thursday: Another long day that I won’t bore you with, but I was grateful for my colleagues today. One of the guys in the logistics department treated me to a cup of coffee for helping out their team, and one of the other ladies in the office stayed behind to help me to get out some files that were rushed last minute at the end of the day.

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting | Gluten Free | Thoroughly Nourished LifeFriday: When I woke up this morning I just didn’t feel right, and after two days of hard work my body just needed a rest. I was grateful for a day of pottering around the kitchen, feeling the spirit of the season starting to come to life.

linzertorte

Saturday: Today I joined Mum and Jess at the markets for breakfast and fitted in an intense run before heading to lunch with my family to celebrate my Mormor’s 80th birthday! I am grateful to still have her in my life, and to be able to learn from and listen to stories from her life in Denmark, as a newcomer to Australia, and as a single mother to three little girls in the 60s and 70s. She has taught me so much about being a person in the world and striving for the best you can do, but enjoying what you have while you are working hard for your dreams.

Sunday: This morning Mum and I finished making Christmas cards, Dad finished decorating the outside of the house, and I snuck a slice of Linzer Torte for breakfast. I was grateful for a Christmas filled morning with Mum before visiting the gym and snuggling inside the house to finish decorating our Christmas tree with Chris.

Christmas treeAlso this week:

  • This week got off to a sweet and spicy start with my gluten free Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • I adapted my Mum’s family recipe for Linzer Torte to a gluten free friendly version and we were all second-slice happy with the results.
  • Christmas calls for some time with my favourite authors, including Nora Roberts, I stole, ahem, borrowed The Witness from Mum and I am really enjoying it.

Tell me dear readers, what are you grateful for this week? How are your Christmas or holiday decorations and plans coming along? 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Forty-Nine

  1. The day that stood out to me the most was the day you were so tired you just needed to be tucked in… That’s a great man, that Chris! I had one of those days last week, and Matt tucked me in as well. Sometimes, you just need someone to help you, haha.
    After I finish this cup of coffee, I’m about to get my hands on some molasses and get to work on a gingerbread recipe. If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to make your cupcakes to make myself feel better. The kitchen fails are abundant these days, hahaha. Have a great week, A!

    • Oh I hope your gingerbread worked out! Don’t fear the failures, they are just yummy disasters 🙂
      Good to know we both have people who love us enough to take care of us when we just can’t do it ourselves!

  2. I have a man who will tuck me in and make me dinner when I need looking after. They are called Keepers. I hope the coming week is easier on you.

    PS:Oh and your opening photo made me smile. When my oldest son was in kindergarten (about 4 years old), they learned to sing The 12 Days of Christmas. I asked him to sing it for me when he got home…

    …6 Geese a Laying
    5 Golden Rings
    4 Calling Birds
    3 French Hens
    2 Turtle Doves
    and a BIG PAN IN THE PANTRY

    I got him to sing it over and over again… Only from a Foodies child!!!

  3. Your tree is absolutely perfect!! Sorry it was a long week. Those are the worst! But you’re right…coming home to a partner that is there to take care of you is the best. I am grateful for that as well:) I always love reading your gratitude lists and weekly recaps! xoxo

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