Grateful for the Brady Bunch, Crocheting & the last nappy.

July 23, 2011 · 22 comments

I have always had this theory that when life gets tough you need to turn it on its head by seeking out things to be grateful for and telling the world about them.  It may not change your circumstances but it does change the way you think and feel about them.  I learned this little trick from my mum years ago and I’ve used it often.   Over the past few days my family has been coming to terms with some news that I personally am not yet ready to deal with.   One of those events that makes you feel like the tectonic plate of your soul are shifting and you have no control of the earthquake it causes  inside you.   Not a nice place for a self-confessed control freak to be.    I can’t explain more than this right now – because firstly, I’m not ready to talk about it and secondly, a personal blog just might not be the right place.   (PS: to my family and friends that read here please don’t worry  – we’re all fine – this event is just blowing my mind personally right now. ) 

The fall out for me has been  that my blogging mojo has  gone on holidays.  It just got on a bus, waved goodbye and told me it would  send me a postcard from wherever the top holidays spots of the bloggosphere is right now. So this week I’ve very happy to be able to join with Maxabella and Baby Mac (who is hosting this week) and just be grateful for some of the great things in my life.  Here goes :

  • I’m grateful for the way my girls have embraced the Brady Bunch.  Who would have thought that 30 years on this show would  appeal so much to young people.  I am now watching my own children watch episodes I watched as a child and walking down memory lane myself.  Don’t you just love the 70s and the simple uncomplicated life they lead.    Marsha Marsha Marsha!
  • I’m grateful for learning new things.  I’m crocheting myself a scarf thanks to the inspiration from my lovely friend who came to visit last weekend.  I love the soothing sensation of crocheting – oh so rhythmical and relaxing.  Will post some pictures of my labour of love soon.
  • I’m grateful that, fingers crossed, this week we used our last nappy here at our house.  Little pink has now slept four nights in her knickers without an accident.  I think she’s been ready for a while but I was loathed to go back to getting up at night.  I have been scarred by years of sleep deprivation and am rather precious with my sleep these days.   But forced by my own memory lapse (I forgot to buy any this week)  we gave it a go.  Yay for little pink, now fully toilet trained.  After seven and a half years we are now a nappy free zone!!

There you go world!  I’m grateful!   What about you?  Feel like sharing your own grateful list with the world.  Hop on over to Baby Mac and link up – you’ll be glad you did.

 

 

 

1 Carmen Ellis December 9, 2011 at 4:24 am

Especially the 7 year old. I keep all my favs on my blog roll – so I can stalk you all regularly. Never hurts to take some time out! Oh nappy free, can’t wait for the day!

2 Mumma's Mini Mes - Kym July 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Caz congrats on the last nappy! woohoo! and I so agree with the 70’s! oh I wish life was a complicated as breaking someones toy or how to fold the towels.
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3 Georgie July 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

Oh nappy free, can’t wait for the day! Well done littlest pink. My mojo is still a bit lacking too Caz. I’m sure it will come back to us sometime soon! gxo

4 jody July 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Yay for the no nappies!! I’ve got one down and one to go, think i’ll try this summer.
i would love to learn to crochet, i am very jealous you have this talent! can’t wait to see the finished product!
Enjoy the weekend, and i truly hope you are ok and that whatever is troubling you is resolved promptly.
take care. xx
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5 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

Thanks Jody. It will alll be okay – I just have some adjusting to do. All about the process of life and death. Funny with the nappies how it just ends. After years and year of nappies they are just no more!! It’s a good feeling. But I’m sure I’ll be up some nights now to deal with the occassional wet bed. Same price really. Thanks again Jody, Caz.

6 keepcatebusy (Cate) July 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Must be the cold weather taking all our bloggy mojo and running off with it, nodoubt to warmer pastures. Nevermind, I’m sure it will return with thesunshine 🙂
Oh and big yay to little pink!! Nice job mum!!
have agreat weekend
xxxCate
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7 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

You too hey! Yeah – I’m sure it will return. Just need some down time. Keep warm and see you next weekend 🙂 Are you doing both the brunch and the conference?

8 Seana Smith July 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Glad to hear your kids are enjoying some wholesome Seventies entertainment. Maybe snack like vol au vents would go down well too??!!

9 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

Lol – I have actually been watching the meals they eat. Huge big family meals on the classic old 70s table!! Such a classic old show.

10 Grace July 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I loved the Brady Bunch too !
I long for nappy free days. Those body wrestles on the change table are getting to be too much to bear !
And thanks for including me on your blog roll ! Feeling very privileged here !
Love to you, Mama Caz x
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11 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:29 am

Thanks for popping in Grace. I keep all my favs on my blog roll – so I can stalk you all regularly. I also love that it might send you some traffic – when I get to busy to comment. Love your new look 🙂 Caz

12 Kellie July 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Yay for nappy free days! How wonderful! And I so love that the pinks are getting into the Brady Bunch. Oh, that brings back so many memories. I always wished I was Cindy! Although, didn’t everyone? Ha!
PS. Hope all is OK, Caz. Am thinking of you. xx
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13 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thanks Kellie :O) Me too. I awlays wanted to be Cindy. I thought most people wanted to be Marsha. My sister always did – lol. I’m loving watching all the repeats – so many classic moments that have stayed in my mind all these years. Thanks Kellie – Caz

14 Gill July 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Oh wow, I can relate. We have a lot going on in our life at the moment and it makes finding energy for bloggin tough. Good on you though – i like your theory on this stuff! Extra good luck wishes on the last nappie – I hope it is your last.

x
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15 Martine July 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Never hurts to take some time out! And even better to be able to still focus on some positives and all that there is to be grateful for. Well done on no more nappies. I had about 4 years nappy free before starting the whole process all over again. Looking forward to seeing your crocheting skills I did some knitting a couple of years and found it therapeutic.

16 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

Hey Martine, and thanks for dropping by. Promise not to growl 🙂 Have just finished my scarf – will post some pics soon. Still happy dancing about the no more nappies!!

17 Kellie - Good, Bad & Unnecessary July 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Oh Caz I hope things will be okay! Biggest of big hugs to you!

I love the Brady Bunch, always have! I tried to make my girl watch the BB movie with me but I don’t think she is ready for that much woodpanel yet 😉

Nappies ended for us in almost the same way. We ran out one day (on her 3rd birthday actually!) and I wasn’t buying anymore so she had no choice. No accidents and that was almost 7 months ago 🙂
High five to your big little girl!

x
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18 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

My girls are right into the good old Brady’s. Especially the 7 year old. They’ve now started playing Brady Bunch and being the 3 girls. So funny – because I remember doing just the same thing with my sister when I was a kid! Thanks for dropping by Kellie – always enjoy your comments. Caz

19 Debbie July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ooh, I can’t wait for our nappy free days! I am declaring one big party in this household when that day comes! (Although it is a bit sad at the end of an ‘era’!)

Thinking of you with whatever you’ve got going on at the moment.x
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20 Caz July 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

Funny how the end of nappies sneaks up on you – after longing for it for so long. But yes I’ve done a little happy dance and so has my grocery bill. No more babies here 🙂

21 Caz July 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thank-you for thinking of me Lee :O) I’ll be okay – just need some time to re-adjust myself to the new normal. Yes yes – the feel and texture of the wool is so good. Loving it!!

22 Lee July 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

I have been thinking about you all week and thinking that you must be completely snowed under with work and family stuff. I now wish that was all it was.

I am enjoying knitting at the moment – for some reason I just can’t get my head around crochet. There is something lovely about the colour and texture of wool.

Take care, thinking of you and your lovely (and clever!!) pinks. xx
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