Friday 22 November 2019

This week my Word of the Week is: Grateful! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

I feel like I have so much to be grateful for this past week!

I have been blogging for seven years, Saturday gone and I am grateful to the people who support my little space on the internet. It means a lot to me.

This week didn't start off great with me not feeling too well. I am putting it all down to the stress of the missing parcel last week and Ellie's heart check up this week. I almost cancelled my birthday earlier in the week when I was being a total drama queen. I'm glad I didn't. I had a lot of support which I am grateful for.

It was the first time visiting the local hospital to have a heart check and it's a big ruddy hospital. Of course the children's outpatients is nowhere near the normal outpatients so we got totally lost. A few passers by were lovely enough to stop and point us in the right direction. They made a stressful morning a lot easier and I am grateful for that.

We met the Ellie's new consultant for her heart and she is lovely. She really reassured me. She said there is no change in her heart since last year and said if there is no change at all in the next few years she might never need any more heart surgery. She can't promise that but it is fantastic news. Ellie's heart has always been the worst out of her's and her sisters so that is the best news. She also told me that they want me under their care so I will be going for a check on my heart sometime in the new year. I was born with a hole in my heart and it closed naturally but about 10 years ago when I had a scan I was told I had leaky valves. They want to keep an eye on that. Eek!

Yesterday was my birthday and I have never felt so loved. My family spoilt me rotten. I got everything I wanted and more. Becky had one of her days off college and stayed home and her gift to me was to do the housework. There wasn't much to do. Just the tidying and hoovering but it meant so much. I was so grateful to have to full day off being a responsible adult. hehehe

So many people wished me happy birthday on social media and the lovely Jayne from Sticky Mud & Belly Laughs sent me something special and the amazing Anne from Raisie Bay, the host of the WotW linky sent me a card. I am so grateful to have a good bunch of friends which I have made through blogging.

There was also my real life friends spoiling me. The lovely Mrs M from back in Northumberland send me a lovely box of goodies with flowers, chocolates and a balloon which made my day.

Soon after another parcel arrived and it was two tubs of Pease Pudding. Not the traditional birthday gift but she knows how much I love the stuff and the fresh Pease Pudding doesn't exist here in Scunthorpe. I cried with laughter and happiness that it was the perfect gift.

I couldn't stop smiling yesterday and I am so grateful to everyone who made my 40th birthday the best birthday ever!


  1. I'm so glad that Ellie's heart is okay, fingers crossed yours will be too. At least you know you have good support at the hospital. I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday, and I'm thinking there might be a little parcel arriving today too.. xx

  2. I'm so glad that you had such a lovely birthday and that's brilliant news from Ellie's heart check up. So glad that all is well and fingers crossed for your check-up too. Well done on seven years of blogging, that's a fabulous milestone. I don't think I've ever had pease pudding - not something you tend to see much of down south! #WotW

  3. So glad you got good news about Ellie! That is fantastic. You have a lot to be grateful for. It is Thanksgiving week here in the US, so a lot of us are thinking about gratitude.

  4. So so happy that Ellie's appointment went well and that you are being monitored too. So lovely of your friend in Northumberland and Anne too! Friends are the best and I'm so glad to have you as my buddy! Big hugs xx