Friday gratitude

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This was one of those weeks that flew by so quickly.  After being on leave, our first day back was Monday and the days have just whizzed by!

Yesterday we went to get our eyes tested after work.  I’m looking forward to my new spectacles and trying out new contact lenses.  I sat on my glasses earlier this week so they aren’t sitting all that well and I had such a headache!  We were due for an eye test anyway so it was well timed.

My Mother-in-law turned 80 yesterday so we went to visit after seeing the Optometrist and we are going to celebrate with her on Monday.

My gratitude list today includes the following:

  • Mark’s 2019 calendar.  I mentioned this a while ago that hubby was putting together a calendar with photos he’d taken of waterfalls and streams in the Western Cape.  Well it looks awesome and I’m not just saying that as a proud wife but also as someone who appreciates the beauty of nature.  Here is a sneak peek if you’d like to have a look
  • Cooler weather this week.  We even had rain on Monday which was very much appreciated.  Last weekend was such a hot one it felt like summer was in full force so this week has been a pleasant surprise.
  • Date night on Tuesday.
  • Smarties.  Had a box for dessert last night.
  • Gellish manicure that I had last week in Sun City still looking great over a week later.  I love when my nails are painted – it just brightens up my outfit instantly 🙂

We are going for an adventure up the West Coast tomorrow and I’m looking forward to that.  What about you?  What are you doing this weekend?

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16 Comments on “Friday gratitude

  1. Sounds like everything is going well for you. Good to hear. I’ve never eaten Smarties. *off to search for them*


  2. Yay for new lenses! I had Lasik a number of years ago now, but before I did I remember how a fresh pair of glasses or contacts always made such a huge difference for sight! I hope you have a fun weekend of adventure! And happy birthday to your mother-in-law too!


  3. Oh, my goodness—your husband is so very talented!!! I just saw a few of his waterfall pics and they quite literally took my breath away.

    And I haven’t thought of or had Smarties in ages! Thanks for the reminder 🙂 yay for new visionwewr! It makes such a difference to put on a new pair of lenses or glasses and to be able to see again! Hope you have a lovely weekend, my sweet friend!


  4. I really need to get my eyes checked and get new glasses; it’s been years now! I just haven’t had the money; my insurance doesn’t help with eyes. I’m in a wedding in two months though so I’m hoping to get in there before then!

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend.



  5. Those calendar photos are beautiful! He’s very talented. I also love painted nails, but I’m so hard on my hands than no manicure stays nice on me for long. I’ve never tried gel before. Maybe I’ll give that a try! 🙂


  6. Better late than never right?! LOL Story of my life.

    Your mother in law turned 80?! Wow, well done. I hope she had a lovely day and I’m sure seeing you and Mark made her day. 🙂
    That calendar is simply GORGEOUS! He’s such a talented man, I just adore his photos.



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