Ten Things of Thankful #66

SO, my lovelies…last week I got all caught up in the mad/genius idea of ‘selling’ my writing in return for donations to your favourite cancer charity, and an incredible FOURTEEN people bought into the idea, which made me very, VERY happy, and made you guys ROCKSTARS in my eyes (cos everyone was completely and supportive and encouraging; even those who weren’t in a position to donate) and made me feel like I’d made blogging WORK FOR GOOD! Which is totally awesome. So that’s, in fact, my very FRIST Thing of Thankful this weekend. And the first guest post is already WRITTEN, and almost good to go πŸ˜€ YAY!

SECUND is my new friend in a Facebook group for book lovers, who keeps on finding *gorgeous* quotes and inspiring me to turn them into Pintrest thingies. Which I do, willingly, because the quotes are stunning, and it’s FUN! I also feel like I’m learning new things, and am trying to pay attention to some of the wisdom from…yaknow…wise people. And it’s helping.

THRID – cooking. Because on Saturday night last week, my friend and I tried making ‘Murican cake from a box. It was so, so, gorgeously very pretty and terribly exciting, right until the point where we added the wet ingredients to the dry, and it started to smell a bit…chemically. And then we tried licking the beaters once the cake mixture was in the pans and…we both stopped after one lick, because it tasted a bit chemically. So we cooked it anyway (as you do) and it came out, and well! One pan exploded as I tried to take the cake out, and as it broke, CRUMBS came flying out EVERYWHERE across the kitchen. So in between fits of giggles, we pulled the cake out onto the cooling rack and tried the other, which by then had started to cool in the pan, and was kinda…bouncy…when I tried to get around the edges of it with a butter knife to take it out. And then the cake which was broken shrunk its halves into TWO DIFFERENT SIZES (which is weird and creepy and NOT LIKE CAKE) and then…we tried the crumbs and spent THEE LONGEST TIME deliberating and trying a few more crumbs, with our noses crinkled on one side because it did not taste, look, smell, feel, or behave like cake.

In the end we couldn’t bring ourselves to eat it (in spite of the helpful Facebook comments suggesting we just layer on the icing and then it would taste fine – UMNO! – because if it’s just there as a bad-tasting conveyance for icing, then frankly I’d rather have a spoon! So we made fruit salad and sat watching Betty Crocker baking videos on YouTube, and rhapsodised about vitamins and food that TASTED LIKE FOOD. And the next day I made apple and raisin pancake stacks and topped them with the icing. And they were A-MAY-ZING. (FOURFF)

Pancakes

What else? It’s been SUCH a beautifully good week, both inside and outside. Some struggles and challenges, as everyone has, but on the whole, mostly PEACE, which is delightful. I spent the day on Sunday with my Sis, at our beach, where there was cake (cut with a library card, because it was an impromptu picnic and we hadn’t a knife, and the library card was the most lick-cleanable), sunbathing (until the blanket I *had* been leaning against the wooden thingimajigger-edge-of-the-beach, on, got gusted by the wind and flipped over my head and buried me completely), long talks, and more Fairy Stones (seriously, y’;all, you miss a LOT if you don’t catch my Instagram). (FIFF)

And actually, the Fairy Stones gave me one of my BIGGEST highs this week – because as we sat there, having both coloured and designed and Sharpie’d to our hearts content, and lobbed the prettified stones and shells across the beach, we saw a kid find one!!! Ohhhhh it was the most BEAUTIFUL moment – he can’t have been more than about seven, with big wellie boots, shorts, and scruffly brown hair, and he was scooching around, picking up stones and chucking them into the ocean. Then he came across one of ours, and we saw him pause, do a BIG double-take, bend down and pick it up, with just this *look* of amazement on his face. He ran straight over to his mum, yelling about it, and then went back to scouring the beach with even more fervour to see if he could find more. I think he did even get a couple more, but we were on our way out in the car by then, so we couldn’t stay and watch, but it was INCREDIBLE to see, and so gratifying. Absolutely perfect (SIKSF)

Fairy Stones

Ohh there are so many happy things this week, I don’t know if I’ll fit them all in! Which could almost be a Thing in itself!

My Soulie and I have started writing Actual, In Fact, Letters to one another (because she got fed up of Facebook and deleted it, and we needed to stay PURPOSEFULLY in touch) – I’ve had two, gorgeous letters so far, and I’ve sent one. I have another to write to her, and it feels like back when we first met, and used to write to one another allthetime, just because we DID and it was fun. But now we’ve the added dimension of texting one another about having gotten the letters, and what ideas/plans we have for jazzying up our next effort. And it’s so lovely. That’s what, SEVENF?

AYTF is that I’m really, REALLY enjoying boxing. To the point where I feel all strong and accomplished and like a bit of a rockstar when I can manage the ladies class after the mixed class on a Thursday, and when I can keep up with most of the guys. I’m still not anywhere near good, and there *was* the whole ‘oops, I did so many sit-ups I rubbed holes in the skin over my spine’ debacle, but…it’s GREAT. And because borrowed boxing gloves are a) STINKY and b) heavy, and c) REALLY STINKY, I went out and bought my own pair. And used them for the first time, and they’re FUN!
Then today, because I’m a Grown-Up, and didn’t want to just ‘write my name on’ them, I coloured in the logo in rainbow Sharpie (LOVE my Sharpies) and then because it’s silly and fun (for me), I interrupted Husby at what he was doing and got him to take a pic of me looking (allegedly) Bad Ass, just for kicks and giggles. Or hits and giggles, whichever *grins*
Boxing Rainbow

I should add, Samara said some truly *wonderful* anatomical compliments about deltoids (that I didn’t understand) after seeing this pic, and I felt very pleased and confused πŸ™‚

NYNF is that there is a mysterious package waiting for me at the local post office place where they take the parcels after they try to deliver them when you’re inevitably at work. I have an *inkling* what it might be and whom it *may* be from, in which case I shall be THE MOST EXCITED EVERRRRRR (and if not, then, well, it’s still interesting and awesome and cool to get a parcel).

And finally, my TENF Thing of Thankful this week has to be messaging technology, which enabled a conversation with TwinDaddy (which ended with me and him, in our respective houses, zooming our Millennium Falcon bottle openers around the room, shouting “Nyaaaaaoooowww!!!” (and I got laughed at by Husby)) and also some gorgeouswonderfullovely messages back and forth with Sunset, who is one of my favourite people to WhatsApp with, and some lovely emails with Sandy and Mandi (whose names I like saying together, cos they rhyme) and Zoe. So YAY!

Oh gosh there are SO MANY MORE, good things, though, but I feel like I’m taking up all the space, and all your time reading, and you’re gonna have to definitely leave me a HUGE gorgeous comment to just take in and marvel at all the wonderfulness (OH! And also, I played a not-quite-a-trick on the blogging group I’m in on Facebook, and I like-baited over 50 likes for my pinned thread comment, where I told them I was assessing responsiveness, and then told them I was kidding, and they still mostly all liked it, which was AWESOME, and made me feel popular and a bit victorious and also rather silly and glad they joined in and had such good senses of humour).

OH and the SUN SHONE TODAY, most gloriously, after raining and thunderstorming, and it was LOVELY. I just walked around smiling because of it and singing Johnny Nash’s ‘I can see clearly now’.
YOUR TURN! Go! πŸ˜€
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    • NOT! I would miss you, and I feel I see you precious little enough there! I’m glad you have the notes you and your best friend wrote to each other – why not write her a letter and surprise her? I still have the gorgeous card you sent me πŸ™‚

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  1. Its wonderful when Karma lets you see what you hoped for – watching that little boy finding that stone was great….your cake story makes me nervous; it frightens me that you can smell the chemicals (what are we eating?) Boxing is awesome you look “bad-ass” nah just kidding you are adorable …” Sunshine on my shoulders is so lovely” have a good day and a great week….

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    • Thanks Marisa – it was such a good week last week – this week is already not living up to it, but at least the sun’s still shining πŸ™‚ That’s a HUGE plus.

      Boxing’s amazing, and yeah…I worry about the chemicals! I don’t wanna eat them!

      Watching that boy was AWESOME πŸ˜€

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  3. Oops! I didn’t get chance to post mine until today which means that I missed the linky thing. Never mind. Loved your post as always and I have linked to yours so hopefully it’ll still generate some visits. πŸ™‚

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    • I’m glad you like the image – it was completely amazing. It made my day, truly. And I got to do it again yesterday – the fairy stones, that is – and I didn’t see a kid find one, but an adult came up to me in the car park with a massive grin on her face, to tell me that she’d found one, and was keeping it, and then she smiled even bigger when I told her that was the point of them πŸ™‚

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  4. If you ever try a box cake again – try Duncan Hines. Pillsbury does have a somewhat “fake” taste.
    How magical – for the little boy to find a fairy stone. I bet his smile was as wide as the beach:)
    Congrats on the 14 donations!

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    • Well, I doubt I’ll have the chance, and I don’t think Duncan Hines is a brand we have over here. We get generic supermarket box cake brands, but to be honest I’ll probably just bake actual cake next time. It was more to try the rainbowy Funfetti mix. It never occurred to me that it would taste fake!

      I think the boy’s smile was as wide as the beach – I know mine was after he found it. And thank you! I feel like I’m *actually* making a tiny difference with my writing, which is incredible πŸ™‚

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  5. I am thankful that you are happy and rainbow-y and glitter-y. It makes my heart giggle. I am thankful for antibiotics (Gwen’s sinus infection), crunchy autumn leaves under my feet, and my brand new (refurbished, actually) Mac! I’m in love. ❀

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    • Heheh I like the idea of your heart giggling πŸ˜€ I hope Gwen gets better soon. That sucks 😦 But your refurbished Mac sounds awesome (for you – macs bug me because reasons πŸ˜‰ ) and….okay, for you I’ll let the scrunchy autumn leaves slide. I’m still not a fan of autumn, but I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I’m now imagining you walking along and AIMING for the leaves, so you can hear them crunch underfoot πŸ™‚

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  6. Sounds like a lovely week of friendships and fairy stones and rainbow boxing gloves. How fun it must have been to see that boy find the fairy stone! Is that a UK “thing”? Would he KNOW it was a fairy stone, or would he just think he found a cool rock that had been drawn on? Because it would be the latter here.

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    • No it’s the latter – they’re a thing I made up (name-wise) to make them appeal to Niece and Neff, because it captured their imagination. But yes – it was awesome. And a lovely week entirely. I have a feeling I’ll be able to look back to last week and remember it as a nice high spot in my recent past πŸ™‚

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    • Yes – THERE’S the silver lining – my friend and I had a lot of fun making the cake, even if it was no good to eat πŸ™‚ I think you’ll definitely be able to bake with your kids. In fact, JR looks old enough to bake now – simple things where he just kneads or stirs or pours the dry ingredients into the bowl πŸ™‚ Cooking with little kids is great fun, but leave a whole morning free for it πŸ™‚

      Boxing is awesome πŸ™‚

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  7. I would love to find one of your fairy stones at the beach. I am content with the occasional piece of sea glass. I’m glad your week went well. You look positively fearless in boxing stance.

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    • Sea glass is awesome too – we found three pieces today (I was at the beach again, with Niece and Neff and Husby. We found one green, one clear with ridges, and one really thick, bright, clear piece. They loved it. The boxing stance (and rainbow gloves) was great fun to play with πŸ™‚

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    • That cake was no good – if you’re going to gain weight, make it worthwhile. That’s what I decided – hence pancakes πŸ™‚ And today I *might* have had a sticky bun AND an ice-cream at the beach! But whatever!

      The photo is a fun one. I’m pleased with it πŸ™‚

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  8. Watching that little boy find your fairy stone must have been magical. Once again you’ve totally impressed me with your physical fitness. I am a tad jealous because I would SO love to learn boxing but at the moment my body isn’t having it with movement. I bet your Hubby had fun taking that picture of you!

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    • He was kind of barely containing his irritation because I interrupted him at what he was doing to take the pic of me, and then made him re-take it about five times til I was happy, so…no not really πŸ™‚ But he was very kind to do it.

      Well, the thing to do is wait until your body’s prepared to behave itself and THEN get involved. This is why I’m still not running – my knee’s still not better, so….there’s that.

      Seeing the kid find the stone was AWESOME, and I just got back from the beach, where we did MORE, and a lady came up to me in the car-park afterwards and said that one of her kids found one, and that they were great and she was keeping it, and then she smiled loads when I told them that’s what they were for πŸ™‚

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  10. I love love love your fairy stones and I’m taking pens to the beach next time I go, just so I can. And I hate the beach, so I’ll be going just to make fairy stones.
    Love your boxing gloves too – I like the idea of boxing, in so far as its fun to hit things and get fit, but I don’t want to get hit back. Do you get hit? Cos, I don’t want to, it hurts, but I don’t mind hitting things and if you reassure me I might go try find some boxing to do.

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    • NOPE! Because you have to pay extra (insurance?) if you’re going to be sparring, which I don’t want to, because money, and because getting hit, so it’s all about the fitness and the practice and the punchbag and paired pad-work. There is the option to spar, but I won’t be taking it.

      Also…you hate the beach? I’m not sure how we can be friends after this…WHY DO YOU HATE THE BEACH?!?! Ohmigosh! How did we get so far along and I did NOT know this about you?!?! :p

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  11. I always enjoyed boxing – and you’re right, borrowed do stink. My gloves were red…very heavy, very red. Not sure why, but wrapping my hands was always my favorite part. I dunno – guess it made me feel bad-ass. The rainbow letters are a very nice, very girly touch. πŸ˜€
    Sounds like you had a great week – nice to see you feeling “up.”
    What in the world was with the cake??? Box cakes are kinda gross, though, and I promise you the lovely pic on the box is not a real-life cake. Learned a thing or two about food styling when I was in the publishing business many moons ago. It’s probably actually a sponge. Your end result looks kind of like…pancakes?

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    • Well what you see up there in the pic *is* pancakes, that I made the next day, in lieu of cake. There are pics of the actual cake on Instagram but I ran out of time to put ALL THE PICTURES in here. And no, I know the cake ON the box of the box-cake is not true to life, but I was inspired by Janine, who made a funfetti and peeps cake at Easter, and it was SO SO PRETTY I wanted to try it and…well….eeesh!

      I did have a REALLY good week, thank you. And I’m so happy to be ‘Up’! It’s magical.

      I’ve gone for 12oz gloves. There were different options and I had NO idea, so I thought that the heaviest ones might be a bit too much (I already find it hard enough to keep my hands up) so I went for lighter ones. I like wrapping my hands, too, though I’m often late and end up trying to wrap them whilst halfway through the warm-up, which can be a bit of a pain! I do love the letters now though, and yes – it’s a good, fun workout πŸ™‚

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  12. I told you I’d make it eventually. It’s me…Sandy. Of Sandy and Mandi fame! Where do I begin?? This is a HAPPY post! I do have to say that I’m worried I’ve been eating fake cake all these years now. What is cake supposed to taste like, I now wonder. Those pancakes though…I wanted pancakes so badly when I saw that pic on FB…and ended up eating Mexican food.

    I’m happy to hear you’re liking the boxing. When I did it, I found it such a great way to burn of steam and it will put you in shape FAST! Love the rainbow gloves, too. (And yes! They stink.)

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the story about the boy finding the fairy stone. I can only imagine how happy that must have made him…and you!

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    • It made me so very THEE HAPPIEST to see him find it. It was incredible πŸ™‚ I can’t wait, cos we’re gonna make more today….*excited*

      I think boxing is going to put me in shape VERY quickly, though it was gratifying that my partner yesterday (who, by the way – WOW – she had to have been in her 50’s, in a tank top, with pierced bellybutton, washboard abs, lovely make-up and bobbed silver hair – she was like Helen Mirren with MUSCLES and so friendly and…I WANNA GROW UP LIKE THAT!) said she thought that I had good fitness levels. Which was awesome when I went all out and ended up nearly collapsing against the bag *grins*

      Hehehe I’ve been unfollowing foodie Pintrest boards, cos I keep seeing ones for cake and then developing cravings for something sweet, which is NOT working out well for me…cos I keep going to find it! Still, Mexican food is an acceptable substitution for pancakes, I guess!

      When I’m over, if you want, I’ll make you REAL cake. I do a mean lime drizzle. Like, even my sister (who BAKES) says it’s lovely πŸ™‚

      And YES! *throws glitter and dances in it* a HAPPY POST! Gosh, I feel like these have been in short supply. I feel BRILLIANT and long may it last πŸ˜€ (and yes, even though you were late, I remember ya, Sandy of Sandy-and-Mandi fame πŸ˜‰ – you’re my favourite Sandy of the duo *grins* )

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  13. It’s so good to see you happy and perky and silly.

    I am so glad you were able to actually see a child find your colored shell. How can a person not be thrilled with such a find?! Of course, it reminds me of the time my grandma planted all of those gigantic shells for my siblings and me to find. I wonder how many kids will keep your shells for years and years.

    I use boxed cake quite a bit, but for the love, not ever, ever funfetti cake! Ew. From scratch is probably better, but I’m ok with a good old boxed yellow cake with fudge icing.

    Pancakes looked just like something my kids and Bryan would love.

    Boxing looks like loads of fun. It’s certainly a good workout!

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    • Boxing is probably the most intense workout I’ve ever had. It’s incredible and I LOVE it. I haven’t come away not-aching yet! And the people are so, so, SO nice.

      I think your whole family would like them – are you not a pancake fan yourself, then?

      NOW YOU TELL ME! Goodness me – why didn’t you say that Funfetti was no good? It’s SO PRETTY though *pouts* STILL, at least they’re not all so bad then. And good in a pinch, I guess.

      OH YES! I remember your grandma and those shells, and how you found out! Lol. This kid’s mum did at least say to him straight away “Oh! Someone’s drawn on it!” so there was no magic there, except the surprise and pleasure of finding it (and then more) but I am HAPPY it happened. Heheh I guess I’ve no way of knowing how long they’ll be kept! I know if it were me, it would be a forever deal.

      And THANK YOU! It’s so lovely to BE happy and perky and silly. It feels like it’s been a while πŸ™‚

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  15. I really do love that pic of you in the boxing get up. Like I said I wouldn’t want to tangle with you. I still don’t have my post for TToT even started but I plan on getting up early tomorrow am and getting er done. Have a funtastic weekend!

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    • Susan, my weekend is being BEAUTIFUL, thank you. I hope yours is, too, and YAY for you joining us again πŸ™‚ There’s no rush though, as ever πŸ™‚ We’re here all weekend. And thanks for liking the pic so much. I’m glad to know I look unappealing to tangle with. That’s the plan, so YAY! πŸ˜€

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  16. I had no idea you were boxing. Isn’t it fun?? I did martial arts myself a while ago and only sold my very own boxing gloves before moving back to Germany. Keep it up, it’ll help you be in the absolutely very best shape of your life!! Ok, what cake mix did you use?? Why did you even try a cake that exploded before?? I should send you some of “my” very own cake mix.. I guarantee it won’t explode πŸ™‚

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    • See, now I can make a cake from scratch, and I enjoy doing that. I tried the box cake because it looks SO SO SO PRETTY on the packet – all full of rainbows and FUN, and I thought “WOW! I gotta get me some rainbow cake” but no. Alas, it was not to be!

      Is boxing a martial art? I never thought of it in those terms before. I went again this morning and honestly, I am LOVING IT SO MUCH. I’m definitely keeping this up, and it will be PERFECT for winter when it’s too cold and wet to cycle. PERFECT. I’m already feeling the benefits of it. I’m glad you enjoyed it too πŸ™‚

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  17. Oh I think thats smashing that you are pursuing the writing for charities. That is so encouraging! I love that quote as well. It is so true! Those pancakes sound divine. The magic of the stone fairy. Oh how I love that I think the most.

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    • Not so much pursuing as just…having a moment where it happened. It’s helping, and that’s all I care about, really – it’s making a difference, however small, and fighting back against cancer. So YEAH!

      The pancakes were SO GOOD! I recommend them to anyone. And the Fairy Stones…yup, love them πŸ™‚

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  18. Luckily, I was home alone when I was flying my Falcon so I got no bewildered looks. Now, it’s perched on my fridge…LIKE A BOSS!

    And yay for being a badass British boxer! I am totes scared right now. I’m not messing with you. No way.

    And that’s awesome about the kids on the beach finding your stones. I bet that made your day.

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    • It COMPLETELY made my day. It was breathtakingly magical πŸ™‚

      And I promise not to pick fights with you. I won’t pound on my friends – I just want to *look* capable so I don’t get into any more fights or stupid altercations. I’m getting there, I think πŸ™‚

      YAY for you not getting laughed at, but BIGGER YAY for spaceships and flying them around the house. I think I got funny looks cos I did *actually* run up and down the hall with mine, shouting “Nyaaaaooooowwww!!!” πŸ˜‰

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  19. It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful week! I hadn’t put two and two together when I saw the frosted pancakes earlier this week. Clever use of frosting, and I bet it tasted tons better than the cake would have.
    That’s so cool that you got to observe the little boy finding the fairy stone. What a magical thing for him!
    You are full of inspiration–whether it is in creating goodness with your blog, or trying new sports. Thanks for your example!

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    • Kristi, you started me off, being one of my inspirations to run! So there πŸ™‚ But thanks – it both amazes and humbles me that you appreciate my example, such as it is. I must be careful to try to keep setting a good one πŸ™‚

      The boy finding the stone was seriously one of my best most wonderful moments of beachy goodness. It was AMAZING.

      And yeah – the pancakes with the icing were SO GOOD! And they were a far, far superior conveyance for the icing than the cake-which-was-not-cake was.

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      • Oh, you are inspiring in all sorts of ways. John asked me this morning what I wanted for breakfast, and I said, “Apple pancakes and frosting like Lizzi made!” Sweet man did his best with what we had, and I enjoyed yummy applesauce pancakes with maple syrup. πŸ™‚

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        • OHHHH bless his heart! And yours – that sounds AMAZING. I *would* have used cinnamon, but mum’s not keen, but I just added grated apple and sultanas, and I kept the mix quite thick so that they turned almost into drop-scones than pancakes (do you have drop-scones over there? scones are different for you, aren’t they? Ummmm…)

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  20. I love that you used your library card to cut the cake! That reminds me of when my sister was having a house warming party and they made a gingerbread house and for some reason there was nothing available in the kitchen to ice it with – maybe they hadn’t moved in all their stuff yet, I can’t remember – so anyway, her father-in-law got out his credit card and iced it with that! Your fairy stones are so beautiful. What a magical experience it must be for a child to find one on the beach. I tried to add your button to the end of my post like I normally would, but the html wasn’t copying across for me. I tried it several times and no luck. Just thought I’d let you know πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful rest of weekend.

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    • Heyyy Lizzy! So nice to see you back with us πŸ™‚ I hope your weekend is going well. Mine is going wonderfully thanks. But yeah – my HTML is screwed up and I *know* that, I just don’t know how to fix it. I even got my friendly techie Stormtrooper on it, and he didn’t know either. We’re stumped. But the ones from the other co-hosts seem to work.

      The fairy stones are INCREDIBLE. I would recommend making them, to ANYONE. They’re such fun. And yes – to finally see a child discover one was magical.

      Your sister’s father-in-law is a smart cookie (geddit? cos gingerbread πŸ˜‰ ) and I think I must find a way to keep a knife of some form about my person. Bit this worked, so…in the end, there was cake, and you can’t say fairer than that! πŸ™‚

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  21. Your boxing gloves are perfect and now that rainbows have been added you will hit more accuracy and force. Because rainbows. I love that you are (still) having so much fun with the Fairey Stones and that other people are having so much fun and joy in finding them. Karma, my Dear. And right now you two are walking hand-in-hand. Boxed cakes are not as good as scratch. Just thought I’d share that with you. Have a lovely week.

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    • Box cakes are no-where NEAR as good as scratch. I learned that now, and it’s a lesson which will remain indelibly printed upon my brain! I’m glad you concur though.

      And I think I’ll have fun with the fairy stones for a good long while yet – they’ve captured my imagination and I LOVE making them.

      As for Karma, I have a whole theory about why it’s hokum, but I love doing good things and making people happy, and I’m ROCKING at it πŸ˜€ So yay.

      And yes – I hit hard and well today. Because rainbows. And one of the instructors saw the rainbows and checked them out and smiled about them πŸ˜€ Hope you have a gorgeous weekend, Pattie

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  22. Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this THANKFUL POST!!!! YAY!!! Peace….funfetti (albeit atrocioiusly made) cakes…those PANCAKES (I cannot WAIT to try)…besties writing letters (actual letters- with hand writing and all) beach stone fairies found and (those glorious works of art on those rocks amazes me!!!) SUN SHINING!!! Among all your other thankfuls!!

    It’s amazing how things shift for good isn’t it? It just simply happens. And I’m SO incredibly THANKFUL that you are in THAT place, precious Tigger!!!

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  24. hmmmmmm….. pancakes! Yummy! And that boxing pic of you totally bad ass!
    And loved reading about you and TD…. almost laughed out loud but can’t since it is like 3h30 (am) now… but still……

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    • Why are you UP? You’re bonkers, Serins! I know I stay up late but…no, I have no leg to stand on! I hope you get to nap tomorrow – I know I’ll need to!

      We had SO MUCH FUN, TD and I, with our spaceships. Even though we couldn’t see each other πŸ™‚

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  25. What a wonderful week, you adorable rainbow, which is very much what you are a whole lot of the time. Your email to me this week was extremely touching, and I thank you for it. The fairy stones story is my favorite. How a palfrey beautiful! Touched my heart just right.

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  26. I just had to stop on by before I shut down for the night and was smiling at all the goodness in tonight’s post. Been another crazy week here and was just made class mom (so I am the liaison from the teacher to other parents) for Emma’s kindergarten class and have been going to PTA meetings and such this past week. So my brain is definitely tired and done in for. But you know I just so adore you and couldn’t end my week by at the very least saying hi and letting you know I am here in spirit πŸ˜‰

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    • Santy Kid you are AMAZING! And you totally win FRIST on this post. πŸ™‚ It sounds like you’ve had such a busy time but really good, and class mom sounds AWESOME. So nice to see you, and I hope you have a gorgeous weekend, and YAY I’m glad you’re here in spirit, my friend *hugs*

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      • I was shocked I was first and you know I love you so I will always be here in spirit. Got to tell you I am so excited to be class mom for Emma and definitely have been more active with her first elementary school year, still blogging and designing, but trying to take the time for Emma and school now, because to me that is so important and the girls are just so my heart and soul. Totally wishing you too an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous weekend. And of course hugs right back at you!!! πŸ™‚

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        • I’m so happy about how eager you are to get involved with Emma’s class – that’s so awesome, and it must be so special for her to have you involved in her class. I always remember it was really cool at school when the parents came in to help. And YES! I love that your girls are your world, as well they should be πŸ™‚ And I still love that you’re first πŸ™‚

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