Marina was up at half five and she is now plonked in front of the latest Penelope DVD - her and Shou LOVE this and will watch it happily for hours on end if I let them. It is a great kids cartoon. I think the voice kind of has an entrancing hallucinating effect on the kids but nevermind. Peace and quiet is peace and quiet!
And something nice which I forgot to post about when it happened...
Lulu gave me a the happy 101 award. Thank you Lulu!
10 things that make me happy...
- Penelope (off the top of my head - the thing I am most happy about at this current minute)
- My beautiful children make me happy at least once a day, in between times I want to strangle them or put them under the stairs.
- My hub makes me happy on occasion too, in between times I want to strangle him and put him under the stairs with the rest of the family.
- The blue sky and the clean air in Kunimi (also to be read as as far away from damn civilization as possible and an hour and a half to a good cup of coffee not made by self)
- The fact that my hub has a stable job with a stable income and some bonuses to boot. Some months we struggle making ends meet but in the current climate of economies I am just glad we have some stability.
- not finding hub's car in the pachinko carpark
- being able to teach and do translation work to get money for the family kitty which helps sponsor trips home.
- big blocks of cheese and multi grain bread (oh and hell, mince pies, custard squares, sausages rolls, lamb roasts, turkish kebabs ...)
- knowing that one day people I will be 20 kilos lighter and looking fabulous.
- Those fabric softener family moments - when you catch yourself in the middle of such joy - the kids having a great time, hub being twatless (ooh, not good sounding word, 'not being a dickhead' perhaps better)for ten minutes and the world just seems right.
And then you remember your mum has a brain tumor and is going through heinous treatment but not to spoil the moment, as I was trying to think of things about my family that I could put but really 'happy' doesn't fit anything going on right now except perhaps going home this last time - I was very happy to see mum 'looking' physically better than I thought she would. We had some great talks and I guess more than being 'happy', I am 'grateful' for this. Hub, when he said straight away that going home in October was fine - we'd all do the long haul thing. He would have pulled through anyway under the circumstances but I was 'happy' that it was so painless. 24 hour trip with three small children will be extremely painful but!
And all of you that read this make me happy so that is my list.
And now I better go turn off penelope and get my kids some breaky - sure that would make Marina happy.