Here is Sunday again and we’re already half through the month of May! I don’t know if it’s me but time seems to be flying by at a alarming rate. It’s only 24 days until my big bucket list trip to South Africa. The TTOT linkup is live and it’s time to get my thankful list posted.
I’m thankful for having a wonderful week full of fun, surprises, and birthday love.
I’m thankful that my husband and I enjoyed a nice lunch and got our first set of immunizations for our vacation. I always react to chemicals in my system so I’m grateful I got the use of my left arm back the next day. I keep on reminding myself it’s only one time deal and I’ll never have to go through these shots again.
I’m thankful that I was able to take a break and stay home from my son’s hockey. Allergies and the affects of my immunizations has left me feeling off health wise so I stayed home so I could nap and relax. It’s all good though because it’s gets me once step closer to Africa.
I’m thankful that even though I wasn’t at hockey my son scored his hat trick! I felt a little guilty about missing his game but it was better I rested and adjusted the chemicals into my body.
I’m thankful for nicer weather and going walking in the sunshine. My youngest son loves to go for walks and with his boundless energy it helps to tire him out for bedtime. My oldest will walk a longer way if we stop to do something fun. This tree for example was one he wanted to climb.
I’m thankful for attending my support group meeting and making some valuable connections. I learned some amazing information about the brain and anxiety from the guest speaker. She’s a practicing psychologist and she said there’s new research that the prefrontal lobe of our brain doesn’t fully mature until we’re in our late 20’s. It made me realize that all the interventions I have for my sons is the best possible thing I can do to teach them about taking care of themselves and emotional regulation.
I’m thankful for being able to celebrate a wonderful birthday with my family. First I had a yummy breakfast and then my family prepared lunch for me. It was a sunny day and we ate on the deck. I then relaxed and did some reading in my hammock swing.
I’m thankful for being able to get my friend to look after our kids and my wonderful husband took me out for a yummy dinner and later to a great blues band. I love the blues and this group rocked the house and even mentioned the birthday girl and posed for this picture with me.
I’m thankful for the self care Sunday ritual I’ve been doing. Today I watched movies with my husband, had a nap, enjoyed some relaxation in our hot tub. He BBQ ed some amazing ribs and enjoyed a lovely supper and some tv time.
I’m thankful for having the time to whip up a batch of this coconut citrus body wash. It’s just what I need to wake me up in the mornings.
Take one can of coconut milk and pour it into a bowl.
Add 2 cups of Castile liquid soap to the milk and mix together.
Add 4 drops of essential oils and mix with liquid. (I chose citrus for its refreshing and rejuvenating properties)
Pour into plastic bottle and shake for 10 seconds.
This will make five 250 ml bottles and you can store it in your shower or bathroom cabinet.