September 4th

I am thankful for:
- My Dad
- Daniel's Dad
- Fathers everywhere
- Big Brekky at Scarborough
- Seeing a wonderful house again and putting an offer on it
- Spending time with Daniel's family in the afternoon at his pares house
- the house offer being verbally accepted
- Daniel
- God

September 3rd

I am thankful for:
- The excitement of house hunting and actually looking at properties
- Renovated Queenslanders :)
- Opportunities for 'nesting'
- Celebrating the birthdays of MIV and Jules at a lovely lunchtime barbecue
- Watching spectacular fireworks off the story bridge from an amazing vantage point on a rpivate balcony at the Bavarian Beer Cafe
- Getting through a big day
- Daniel
- God
- ZZZZzzzzz

September 2nd

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- An interesting performance about the haka by a 'storyteller' for book week.
- The school day flying by
- The marvels of modern medical technology
- Finding out we're having a baby girl!!!
- Watching the socceroos win against Thailand (only just!) at Suncorp stadium
- Sleep
- Daniel
- God

September 1st

I am thankful for:
- The first day of Spring!
- Well-behaved students
- Kind colleagues
- The keen girls of the Firebirds Cup netball squad
- The Shailer girls having a great win against Goodna for the last round before finals
- Daniel
- God

August 31st

I am thankful for:
- House hunting online at lunchtime
- Being more than halfway through the week
- Lots of quiet time in class
- A fun netball break-up party
- Daniel
- God

August 30th

I am thankful for:
- Cruskits
- Warmer weather
- Daniel

August 29th

I am thankful for:
- the looming end of term
- friendly colleagues
- teaching my students
- their excitement at watching my tummy grow
- Daniel

August 28th

I am thankful for:
- God
- Sundays
- Beautiful sunshine (although it would have been better yesterday!)
- Daniel

August 27th

I am thankful for:
- Sleeping in
- Daniel making me coffee
- The JPC netty girls trying their best in their Grand Final and coming back from 12 goals down to only lose by 3 goals.
- Supportive netball parents
- A night in
- Relaxing with Daniel at home
- Daniel

August 26th

I am thankful for:
- 18 weeks today
- Student-Led conferences being over
- Relaxing at the staff morning tea
- Interesting conversations about personalities and leanring styles
- Fridays
- Feeling nauseous less often
- God
- Daniel

August 25th

I am thankful for:
- progress shown at before-school Maths Club
- independent work to take a few deep breaths
- A hard fought game by the Shailer girls against Wynnum (getting away with a draw)
- Falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow
- Daniel

August 24th

I am thankful for:
- A good netty training session in the lead up to their Grand Final
- A smooth pack-up after Day One of Studetn-Led Conferences
- Progress with process writing
- Smooth conferences and positive feedback from parents
- Daniel

August 23rd

I am thankful for:
- A slight sleep-in (no staff briefing this morning)
- My growing belly
- The excitement for the Students at the Conferences
- Daniel

August 22nd

I am thankful for:
- A new week
- Lightbulb moments in Maths
- Getting organised for Student-Led conferences this week
- An early night

August 21st

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- Sleeping in
- Catching up with the Fannings at their house instead of Roma St Parklands (because of the rain)
- A birthday dinner for Lachlan at the Crome's
- Daniel

August 20th

I am thankful for:
- Sleeping in
- A week off netty coaching after making the GF next weekend
- Catching up with the awesome Fio and Dave at our house
- Daniel

August 19th

I am thankful for:
- The end of a super-short week!
- A lovely dinner with Jacqui, Rob, Kaely and Gary at Libertine at The Barracks, Paddington
- A great apple donut dessert at The Lark, Paddington
- Freindship and laughter
- Hearing about Kaely and Gary's South American travel plans
- Daniel

August 18th

I am thankful for:
- Time to prepare for Student-led conferences
- a small class with so many away doing recreational activities
- The start of a super-short week!
- Daniel

August 17th

I am thankful for:
- Having such a lovely sister-in-law - Happy Birthday Maria!
- Another day off!
- Relaxing
- house hunting online and dreaming about the possibilities!
- Catching up with awesome friends Julie and Rory and seeing gorgeous Laura
- watching Daniel play with Laura
- Daniel

August 16th

I am thankful for:
- a mini holiday
- going out for brekky
- Daniel having a day off
- Talking to a bank manager about options for buying a house
- Daniel

August 15th

I am thankful for:
- an extra long weekend because of Logan, JPC and EKKA holidays!
- beer can chicken
- house hunting online
- Having Karlee over for dinner at the last minute (when Daniel's pares couldn't make it)
- Daniel

August 14th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- relaxing
- house hunting online and getting a good idea of what Daniel and I are looking for
- Catching up with Scott and Bernie for dinner at our house
- Daniel cooking beer-can chicken for the first time
- God
- Daniel

August 13th

I am thankful for:
- a lovely brekky with the lovely MIV and Jules at Campos at James Street
- An excellent win over the top team by my JPC netty team in the Semi-final
- beautiful weather
- Daniel

August 12th

I am thankful for:
- 16 weeks
- Fridays
- Well-behaved students through a long, boring assembly
- the start of the weekend
- Daniel
- God

August 11th

I am thankful for:
- a roof over my head
- food on the table
- my health
- my friends
- my family
- Daniel
- God

August 10th

I am thankful for:
- a productive yr 5 team meeting
- Daniel

August 9th

I am thankful for:
- Being back at school
- Red nose day and raising money for SIDS research
- non-contact time for Team leader duties
- Shailer park netty training and still keeping up (just)
- Daniel

August 8th

I am thankful for:
- a day off to rest in bed
- Daniel

August 7th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in
- going out for brekky
- Sundays
- relaxing
- house hunting online
- Daniel

August 6th

I am thankful for:
- old friends
- Troy and Caroline getting married
- the fun of photo booths
- Moloolabah
- chips and gravy
- delicious food
- Daniel driving all the way home after the wedding reception
- Daniel

August 5th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- Sharing food and fun at the staff morning tea
- 15 weeks
- Daniel

August 4th

I am thankful for:
- lightbulb moments fro students at before school Maths Club
- getting through Thursday's mayhem at school
- catching up with SED for dinner
- Daniel

August 3rd

I am thankful for:
- my JPC netty girls working hard at training
- Wednesdays
- the last month of Winter
- Daniel

August 2nd

I am thankful for:
- 14...feeling more comfortable
- crackers
- apples
- Daniel

August 1st

I am thankful for:
- Daniel's Birthday!
- Having the most wonderful, loving, caring, gorgeous, perfect-for-me husband!
- Daniel

July 31st

I am thankful for:
- Melbourne
- a short shopping trip for some bargains for Daniel
- a taxi to the airport
- an uneventful plane trip back to Brisvegas
- an early night
- Daniel

July 30th

I am thankful for:
- Melbourne
- Sunny weather
- Spending time with Sean and the other two 'ten Hacken' boys
- Watching Connor play basketball - what a defender!
- Sean teaching me new things about my phone
- ten-pin bowling fun
- being able to borrow Mum's car
- no driving mishaps on the crazy Melbourne roads
- Back to Fitzroy to get ready to hit Brunswick St
- Drinks and dinner with friends
- Olivia, Penny and Steve, Bri and Kyle
- More drinks back at the apartment and more gasbagging!
- Daniel

July 29th

I am thankful for:
- the opportunity to observe a leading school
- friendly staff and leaders at Silverton School
- enthusiasm from the JPC Team Leaders
- Brainstorming
- My CUE knit dress, perfect for Melbourne temperatures
- sunny weather
- a lift from a friend of Andrea to the train station
- a friendly stranger helping me buy my ticket and jump on the right train
- no hassles with getting the tram to Fitzroy and getting into Mum and Craig's apartment
- a take-away baked potato dinner from Brunswick St
- Daniel joining me in Melbourne as I was getting ready for bed
- Daniel

July 28th

I am thankful for:
- aeroplanes
- Melbourne
- being part of a leadership team
- a roof over my head
- a tasty dinner
- heaters
- the Shailer girls having a great win without me
- Daniel

July 27th

I am thankful for:
- An early mark from work to go to the Ob Dr.
- Dopplers
- Daniel

July 26th

I am thankful for:
- enthusiastic students
- a break from netty training
- being more than half way through Winter
- Daniel

July 25th

I am thankful for:
- A new week
- Telling friends exciting news
- Daniel

July 24th

I am thankful for:
- some great netty games against asome great opposition
- my retirement from competitive netball for this year
- prioritising
- Sundays
- a tired body
- Daniel

July 23rd

I am thankful for:
- Netball carnival
- Spending the weekend with some great netty girls for the Country Carnival
- a favour from JPC staff Amanda K in coaching my team
- gatorade
- knee strapping
- Daniel

July 22nd

I am thankful for:
- 13
- Fridays
- An early night
- Daniel

July 21st

I am thankful for:
- Elly's birthday
- amazing ultrasound technology
- A great Shailer win against Pine Rivers
- Daniel

July 20th

I am thankful for:
- hot water bottles
- Wednesdays
- Daniel

July 19th

I am thankful for:
- my new(ish) phone
- Daniel

July 18th

I am thankful for:
- No sign of termites at home
- Seeing my students again after three weeks - they have grown!
- A clean house
- Daniel

July 17th

I am thankful for:
- Big brekky at Scarborough
- A relaxing day
- Daniel

July 16th

I am thankful for:
- the JPC netty girls fighting hard against the top team (and only losing by 3)
- Spending time with my amazing hubby
- Daniel

July 15th

I am thankful for:
- school holidays
- the increased safety of the number 12
- Daniel

July 14th

I am thankful for:
- a delicious spinach and scrambled eggs on tasted turkish bread breakfast
- a clean desk
- being productive at work
- playing netball with the Shailer Park girls
- having a great win against Metro (50 - 41)
- watching the tour on TV (Go Cadel)
- Daniel

July 13th

I am thankful for:
- finding the NRMA assessment centre despite google maps misdirecting me!
- my car assessment for insurance going well (new bumper bar here we come)
- getting some work done at school
- Daniel being a sweetie pie
- God

July 12th

      I am thankful for:
      - a new haircut
      - learning how to use my new phone
      - Daniel

July 11th

I am thankful for:
- another week of holidays
- good news at the dentist
- getting rid of my headache
- Daniel

July 10th

I am thankful for:
- the Shailer netty girls
- it not being too cold at 6am
- the fun of being at the Caboolture netty carnival
- great knee strapping by Brian, the nicest physio
- a win against Underwood (again!)
- coming second in the carnival despite playing terribly most of the day!
- exhausted muscles
- Sally driving me to the carnival and back
- watching Australia beat NZ in the World Netball Championships on TV
- watching the Matildas play in the WC against Sweden (unfortunate loss)
- watching the the Tour de France on TV
- Daniel putting up with my sports addiction
- Daniel looking after me
- God

July 9th

I am thankful for:
- Laura's 2nd birthday and a lovely party to celebrate at the McKinnon's house
- Julie and Rory
- my new HTC Incredible phone
- Catching up with the Gap SS teachers at Bulimba SS and at Riverbend Cafe
- A 'Red' gathering at the Crome's to watch the Reds play their Grandfinal and win!
- Daniel
- God

July 8th

I am thankful for:
- Catching up with my 2010 intern, Anna at Foxy Bean, Woolongabba and being inspired by her enthusiasm
- Doing house work
- Sewing fun - making birthday cards and finishing Laura's owl t-shirt decoration
- Daniel

July 7th

I am thankful for:
- catching up with beautiful Petra for brekky at Eurovida, Paddington
- playing a hard game of netty against Underwood and winning
- my ankle and knee injuries not being too serious
- Daniel

July 6th

I am thankful for:
- clean sheets
- sleeping in
- super-organised hubby sending me messages with jobs to do
- organising my car assessment and insurance
- the freedom to get dressed at 4pm
- Daniel

July 5th

I am thankful for:
- doing jobs around the house
- not being hurt when a car drove into the back of my car on the freeway
- netty training and the promise of good things comuing from the pain in my quads
- Daniel

July 4th

I am thankful for:
- still being on holidays
- Daniel being so sweet and gorgeous
- watching sports on TV late at night
- Daniel

July 3rd

I am thankful for:
- Sunday
- Daniel having a little bit of a break from work
- going to the movies with Daniel to see 'Super 8'
- popcorn
- Daniel

July 2nd

I am thankful for:
- going to the Finders Keepers markets with Fio, Julie, Laura and Claire
- catching up with Kaels at the markets and helping her choose some nice clothes
- my new owl brooch
- Daniel
- God

July 1st

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in on a Friday!
- catching up with gorgeous Fio for breakfast at 'Anouk' at Paddington and a quick browse in the nearby shops
- shopping with mum
- a lovely dinner at Daniel's Pares with Mum and Craig
- Daniel
- God

June 30th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in on a Thursday
- Daniel being so patient and caring
- lunch with my fantastic teaching team at Asian Addiction at Logan Hyperdome to say farewell to Jess
- shopping and sewing fun with Mum
- Mum and my 'owl' creation
- playing netty with the Shailer girls and sticking together after a big loss
- Daniel

June 29th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in on a Wednesday
- Spending time with Mum
- chillin' out
- Going out for a delicious Japanese dinner at 'Dami' at My Gravatt with Mum, Craig and Daniel
- Daniel

June 28th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in on a Tuesday
- public transport
- catching up with Aleta for a lovely lunch in the Valley
- Doctors
- netty training
- Daniel being so sweet and selfless
- God

June 27th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in on a Monday
- a clean house
- Mum and Craig coming to visit
- honey mustard chicken with mushrooms, green beans and rice
- Daniel

June 26th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- gardening with Daniel
- Daniel
- God

June 25th

I am thankful for:
- school holidays
- sleeping in
- a good netty win for the Under 12s JPc girls
- possibilities
- Daniel
- God

June 24th

I am thankful for:
- the last day of term
- playing class vs class 'bin ball' and having fun challenging Darren
- 3.15pm
- Daniel
- God

June 23rd

I am thankful for:
- second last day of term
- lovely farewell celebrations for Jess from her class
- a come-from-behind win by the Shailer Seniors
- Daniel

June 22nd

I am thankful for:
- netty coaching going well
- Wednesdays
- making the GF with Magic (but losing spectacularly!)
- a return of Specialists due to the end of planning release
- learning about Space
- Daniel

June 21st

I am thankful for:
- the shortest day of the year
- our amazing solar system
- over-excited students
- playing outside and taking advantage of the sunny weather
- netty training
- Daniel

June 20th

I am thankful for:
- the last week of term
- finishing off Learning Journals
- Daniel's work going well
- Daniel

June 19th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- big breakfast with croissants, boiled eggs and hagelslag
- catching up Daniel's family and rellies at Anzac Park
- an early night
- Daniel

June 18th

I am thankful for:
- weekends
- catching up with Dad and Elly at Scarborough
- green, curly kale with mashed potato and smoked sausage
- the warmth of an open fire
- playing our own version of Spicks and specks
- exploring Dad's VAST music collection
- Daniel
- God

June 17th

I am thankful for:
- a slight sleep-in
- still getting to work on time
- evidence of student progress
- no fix-ups for report cards
- Daniel
- God

June 16th

I am thankful for:
- Thursdays
- chocolate
- having a laugh with my students
- professional colleagues
- the year 5 TA being so sweet
- a netty win for Shailer Opens (6 from 6)
- Daniel

June 15th

I am thankful for:
- coaching enthusiastic netty girls
- a netty semi-final win for Magic
- being half way through the month
- the possibilities of the future
- Daniel
- God

June 14th

I am thankful for:
- feeling refreshed
- the end of term in sight
- excited students
- Netty training
- Daniel

June 13th

I am thankful for:
- a recovery day becasue of the Queen's birthday holiday
- returning home from Lake Maroon
- time with friends
- unpacking and getting organised
- Daniel

June 12th

I am thankful for:
- long weekends
- Sundays
- playing croquet
- zuchini soup
- learning the skills of Monopoly (and winning!)
- hot water bottles
- Daniel

June 11th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in
- snuggly weather
- hot chocolate
- reading
- new Ugg boots
- pot belly heater
- hot chocolate with marshmallows
- Daniel

June 10th

I am thankful for:
- a great excursion to the Planetarium
- long weekends
- going away to Lake Maroon with my gorgeous hubby and lovely friends: Fio, Dave, Kaels, G, Rob and Jacqui
- the long, windy, car-sick drive to Lake Maroon being over
- a yummy dinner awaiting us
- Daniel
- God

June 9th

I am thankful for:
- reports almost finished
- a hard fought win by the Shailer Opens 37-36
- Daniel

June 8th

I am thankful for:
- hump day
- a netball forfeit
- Daniel

June 7th

I am thankful for:
- no early staff meeting today
- thoughtful colleagues
- laughing with Darren - the best teaching partner
- Daniel
- God

June 6th

I am thankful for:
- a new week
- lightbulb moments in class
- laughing with my students
- spending time with Daniel
-God

June 5th

I am thankful for:
- progress with report-writing
- 3 weeks until holidays
- Sundays
- Daniel

June 4th

I am thankful for:
- a good win by my netty girls
- a sweet husband doing all the house work and cooking while I'm busy doing reports
- God

June 3rd

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- Specialist lessons
- Daniel

June 2nd

I am thankful for:
- health
- getting through a tough day at work
- Daniel

June 1st

I am thankful for:
- a new month
- the count down till the end of semester
- making progress with reports
- Daniel

May 31st

I am thankful for:
- a loving husband
- fun colleagues
- my class doing a good job with their turn at running year 5 assembly
- God

May 30th

I am thankful for:
- a clean desk
- excited students
- chocolate
- tacos
- a night in
- Daniel

May 29th

I am thankful for:
- spending the day with the Shailer girls at the Pine Rivers carnival and coming away with an undefeated win!
 - catching up on a week of blog posts
- Going to bed early
- Daniel

May 28th

I am thankful for:
- a good win for my little netty girls against team 3 on the ladder
- working hard on reports
- my health
- Daniel

May 27th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- a busy day
- lots of non contact time
- happy students
- scoring an impressive try at touch footy
- Daniel

May 26th

I am thankful for:
- an impressive Shailer Park netty win against Qld Catholic
- Daniel

May 25th

I am thankful for:
- Before school netball training leaving my afternoon free
- The students' excitement at working on their new summative task - an electricity video story
- A big netty win for Magic gainst St Margaret's
- The hype around State of Origin
- Daniel

May 24th

I am thankful for:
- Tuesday's staff briefing being cancelled
- The new book club with literature circles roles being enjoyed by the students
- Netball training

May 23rd

I am thankful for:
- A normal, routine Monday - finally!
- Learning how to use Adboe Premier Pro
- a productive planning meeting
- Daniel

May 22nd

 I am thankful for:
- God

May 21st

I am thankful for:
- An amazing win (by 2 points) by my little netty girls against the top team
- A lovely dinner catch up with Daniel and Karlee
- Playing Quiddler with D1, D2 and Karlee
- Daniel

May 20th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- Non-contact time
- Being employed and having a useful job
- Daniel

May 19th

I am thankful for:
- fun with SCRATCH animation in class
- getting Reading assessment done
- A good win of netty against Pine Rivers - making Shailer 3 from 3
- Daniel

May 18th

I am thankful for:
- early morning netball coaching with music
- my students being curious
- playing touch footy and working hard for a draw
- playing netball and having a hard fought win against the Waratahs
- Daniel

May 17th

I am thankful for:
- a return to normality in terms of class timetables
- beautiful sunshine
- Helen returning to our Shailer netty team after her medical prac in Vietnam and Cambodia
- netty training
- Daniel

May 16th

I am thankful for:
- a new week
- having the opportunity to recuperate in bed after developing a nasty cold
- the students having fun at the athletics carnival
- not missing academic teaching time while staying home
- spaghetti bolognaise
- Daniel

May 15th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- Brekky at Foxy Bean with Daniel
- Catching up on marking
- Shopping in the City
- A break from thinking about school for a few hours
- Daniel
- God

May 14th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping-in in a warm, snuggly bed
- yummy brekky of bacon and eggs at home
- an early netball game
- having players to borrow froma yojnger netty team when there was an accident on the motorway
- the rest of team showing up before the end of the first quarter
- a great come-back at quarter time from 3-11 down to win 37 - 14
- relaxing at home for a quiet night in
- Daniel

May 13th

I am thankful for:
- fun with the students at the Sciencentre and QLD museum
- the end of a stressful week
- Daniel

May 12th

I am thankful for:
- NAPLAN being over
- fun teaching and playing with animation software, SCRATCH
- a hard fought win of netty by Shailer against top team, Metro
- Daniel

May 11th

I am thankful for:
- Day Two of NAPLAN being over
- Touch footy
- heaters
- warm jackets
- Sunshine
- Daniel

May 10th

I am thankful for:
- Day one of NAPLAN being over
- the storm passing quickly today
- Design and construction fun in class
- Netty training
- Daniel

May 9th

I am thankful for:
- NAPLAN being over soon
- A lovely dinner with Sed at Piaf at South Bank
- The Qld Firebirds having a big win against Magic to make it to the GF!
- Daniel

May 8th

I am thankful for:
- Mum
- mothers
- creating cards
- sewing my first zip for a cushion
- delicious gourmet bbq prepared by Daniel
- Celebrating Mothers' Day and Peter's and Kristy's birthdays
- cricket in the park
- playing with Peter and Kristy's amazing new camera
- chocolate
- Daniel

May 7th

I am thankful for:
- sleeping in
- brekky at In a pickle
- coaching talented netty girls having a BIG win
- having a sewing machine
- chocolate
- Footy (AFL) on TV
- Sunshine
- Trivia night at Shailer and WINNING!!

May 6th

I am thankful for:
- God
- Fridays
- Mayfair fun
- Drinks toss as a fundraiser
- Gorgeous cheerleading girls doing a great job
- a great talent show with worthy winners
- Thai take away
- Daniel

May 5th

I am thankful for:
- teaching about fractions and kids 'getting it'
- smiles and jokes
- sunny weather
- playing our first game of Schweppes Challenge netball for the season and winning against Underwood
- God
- Daniel

May 4th

I am thankful for:
- a new approach
- professional colleagues
- Stress balls and how much kids love them
- Daniel
- God

May 3rd

I am thankful for:
- being employed
- students' light bulb moments
- Netball training
- Daniel

May 2nd

I am thankful for:
- public holidays
- finishing a chunk of my students' progress reports
- Daniel

May 1st

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- Long weekends
- Making progress on school work
- Daniel and I catching up with friends Kaels and Col (and Chad and Shan) at a delicious Turkish restaurant
- Daniel
- God

April 30th

I am thankful for:
- Saturdays
- Catching up with Julie, Rory and gorgeous Laura at their house for dinner and Juno
- Daniel

April 29th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- 29 cute ducks outside my classroom
- Daniel

April 28th

I am thankful for:
- A three day week
- Lunch in the boardroom with Mr Peat
- Netball training
- Daniel

April 27th

I am thankful for:
- employment
- a new start - the first day of Term 2
- a fitness circuit in my classroom for netball coaching in the wet weather
- Daniel

April 26th

I am thankful for:
- public holidays - an extra day to recharge
- Kim, Damien, Kai and Ava
- Daniel's moroccan, preserved lemon chicken tagine dish
- Daniel

April 25th

I am thankful for:
- Peace
- ANZACs
- Straddie
- God
- Daniel

April 24th

I am thankful for:
- Easter Sunday - Jesus' resurrection
- Straddie
- Staying dry overnight
- Sunshine
- Chocolate eggs
- Daniel

April 23rd

I am thankful for:
- Straddie
- Sand and Sunshine
- The Gorge Walk
- Dolphins and turtles in turquoise waters and brilliant sunshine
- Gelati
- Easter
- Daniel

April 22nd

I am thankful for:
- Good Friday - Jesus' sacrifice
- Sunshine
- The sound of calm waves on the beach
- Refreshing water
- Sunscreen
- Fresh fish caught by Cherie
- Cylinder Beach
- Daniel

April 21st

I am thankful for:
- Catching up with gorgeous Petra at Anouk in Paddington
- Having spatial awareness and packing the car for Straddie
- Big Red Cat
- The Andersens and Cromes putting up our tent for us
- North Stradbroke Island
- Daniel

April 20th

I am thankful for:
- Getting my hair done
- Catching up with lovely Fio
- Availability of food and having money to buy treats
- Daniel

April 19th

I am thankful for:
- Sleeping in
- Catching up with beautiful Julie and Laura
- A tough netball game for pre-season training
- Daniel

April 18th

I am thankful for:
- Mondays while on holidays
- Getting some work done
- Netball on TV
- Daniel

April 17th

I am thankful for:
- shopping at DFO not being too painful!
- sewing and making Bonds baby clothes look prettier
- Feeling better after being sick with a cold
- Spending a long weekend with the Munro's
- Daniel

April 16th

I am thankful for:
- Spending time with the Munro's at Dad's house
- Kim and Damo being able to catch up with friends
- Daniel

April 15th

I am thankful for:
- Gorgeous Kai and Ava
- Kimmy and Damo
- Daniel

April 14th

I am thankful for:
- family
- for Kimmy, Damien, Kai and Ava coming to visit from KL
- how much Ava has grown
- Kai's gorgeous smile
- catching up with Kim and Damien
- playing at the local park
- for Kim and Damien getting excited about steak and sausages
- watching Daniel meet Ava for the first time
- Daniel

April 13th

I am thankful for:
- it almost being holidays
- laughing with colleagues
- the PD presenter, Kathleen Kryza,'s passion for teaching and learning
- A good game of netty with Magic
- Daniel

April 12th

I am thankful for:
- Sunny weather
- Some interesting learnings from Professional development
- having a warm scarf and cardigan to save me from freezing air conditioning
- my car getting me from a to b
- netball training and a good team win at our game
- Daniel

April 11th

I am thankful for:
- Professional development that is engaging
- Morning tea and lunch being provided
- the 'Learning commons' area
- A break from students to recharge
- Daniel

April 10th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- God
- Daniel

April 9th

I am thankful for:
- Weekends
- My netty girls playing well and having fun (and winning convincingly)
- buying some beautiful wooden coffee tables, (just in time!) from my favourite shop, 'Kim and Judi'
- D1 and Karlee being back in the country after getting married
- Going out for tapas at a bar/restaurant called Peasant at 'The Barracks', Paddington for Karlee's birthday
- Fun at the karaoke bar at Casablanca's
- being the designated driver
- Daniel

April 8th

I am thankful for:
- a productive last day of term
- Friday
- Catching up with lovely Julie and Rory for a delicious dinner at their house
- Daniel

April 7th

I am thankful for:
- my students successfully creating a record of their learning journey through 'Learning Journals'
- getting the last piece of assessment done for the term
- students becoming 'Experts' about a particular souce of energy and how much they loved doing it
- Buying a beautiful MIMCO handbag half price!
- Daniel

April 6th

I am thankful for:
- The senior Primary Easter service
- charity and generosity
- the children dressing as the 'Mud Army' for the school 'Hike for a house' fundraising walkathon
- the walkathon raising $30,000
- being given release time to catch up on some Team Leader jobs by a caring staff member
- feeling a little less panicky and anxious and almost refreshed
- Daniel

April 5th

I am thankful for:
- flowering frangipani's in deep pink - beautiful
- the school cross country and being the 'barcode scanner person' to record their place and score
- the weather staying sunny for almost the whole cross country
- netball training and feeling fitter
- winning a hard-fouhgt game of netball against very physical players
- Daniel

April 4th

I am thankful for:
- finishing my 3-way conferences and finding them valuable
- excitable children
- getting through a mountain of catch-up
- having good seats to the Firebirds v Magic netball game
- A great game and the Firebirds winning
- Daniel dropping me off and picking me up

April 3rd

I am thankful for:
- God
- sleeping in
- getting some marking done
- watching netball on TV
- buying a Firebirds match ticket
- Daniel

April 2nd

I am thankful for:
- a yummy brekkie at 'in a pickle'
- a great win by my little netty team
- Troy and Caroline's engagement - what a great couple
- a fun time at the JPC trivia night
- Daniel

April 1st

I am thankful for:
- a new month
- funny April fool's tricks with the students
- understanding colleagues and friends after losing the plot at a planning meeting
- playing SET online with Jan Mac
- my gorgeous hubby, Daniel
- God

March 31st

I am thankful for:
- the last day of the month
- My sister Kimmy planning to visit with the rest of her fam
- A birth announcement for gorgeous Ava finally coming in the mail (born Nov 14th)
- Daniel

March 30th

I am thankful for:
- a motivated group of Team Leaders
- having a big win with Magic netball against St Margaret's
- Daniel

March 29th

I am thankful for:
- the end of term getting closer
- netty training to get the stresses of work out
- Daniel

March 28th

I am thankful for:
A new unit of inquiry - electricity is fun to learn and teach
Daniel

March 27th

I am thankful for:
- my school laptop
- mail merging
- Daniel
- God

March 26th

I am thankful for:
- Breakfast with Scott and Bernie at Egg Bistro
- My U12 netty girls not giving up despite the scoreline
- Supportive and lovely parents
- An afternoon nap
- Talking to mum on Skype
- Daniel's homemade basil pesto from the neighbours basil plant
- Chicken pesto burgers for an early dinner
- Free tickets to the AFL with sister-in-law Cherie
- the Lions playing well despite having no forward line for the last quarter
- Spending time with Daniel

March 25th

I am thankful for:
- pain killers for my terrible headache
- a day to sleep
- capable colleagues running the ship without me
- Cheap food in China Town
- Gary's band Jungle Monx having their album launch
- Sleep
- Daniel

March 24th

I am thankful for:
- our home being de-pestified
- dark pink frangipani flowers for the first time from our cutting that Julie and Rory gave us last year (or the year before?)
- a clean bathroom
- Daniel

March 23rd

I am thankful for:
- teaching persuasive strategies (as long as they don't get used against me!)
- seeing Wicked the musical
- Daniel
- God

March 22nd

I am thankful for:
- children
- my students
- netty training

March 21st

I am thankful for:
- helpful and hardworking colleagues
- getting through Monday
- Daniel

March 20th

I am thankful for:
- Beating Metro at the SC netty trials and finishing first overall
- Being a GKand my ankle holding up duirng all of the games
- Celebratory shenanigans at the pub with the netty girls and Tez
- Calamari
- King prawn rice paper rolls
- Daniel

March 19th

I am thankful for:
- Wet n Wild in the rain with Daniel
- Chips and gravy
- Yatala pies
- Bang bang chicken with Jacqui and Rob
- Daniel

March 18th

I am thankful for:
- Having a class points party
- Winning four of four netty games with the Shailer Girls at SC Trials
- Chokito chocolate bars
- Daniel

March 17th

I am thankful for:
- surviving a very long day
- Daniel

March 16th

I am thankful for:
- sore musles from working hard at netty training
- playing a hard fought game of touch footy
- Daniel

March 15th

I am thankful for:
- super swimmers ebing recognised
- feeling organised
- Daniel

March 14th

I am thankful for:
- Jan Mac - a passionate and inspiring colleague
- Daniel

March 13th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- rest
- God
- Daniel

March 12th

I am thankful for:
- weekends
- sharing a fancy degustation dinner with Daniel and Karlee to celebrate their upcoming nuptials
- Daniel

March 11th

I am thankful for:
- Mum's birthday
- getting out of a meeting with KG alive
- supportive staff
- Fridays
- Daniel

March 10th

I am thankful for:
- Swimming carnivals
- committed colleagues
- Daniel

March 9th

I am thankful for:
- Oxfam and fair trade
- curious learners
- Daniel

March 8th

I am thankful for:
- Class photos
- Netty training
- God
- Daniel

March 7th

I am thankful for:
- nurofen
- a day at home to recover from my bad headache
- Daniel giving me a massage
- finding pre-cooked corn flour at a deli at Woollongabba
- Daniel

March 6th

I am thankful for:
- Sundays
- sleeping in
- Firebirds winning and Geitz playing well
- getting neglected work done
- Fish burger dinner
- Daniel

March 5th

I am thankful for:
- breakfast dates with my gorgeous hubby
- Karlee's hen's party being a barrel of laughs
- the feeling of loud dance music beating in my body
- danicing to Robert Miles re-mixes
- Daniel

March 4th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- rain
- cooler weather
- getting my netball team list that I will be coaching
- delicious fresh pasta and prawn dinner
- catching up with both sets of pares
- Daniel

March 3rd

I am thankful for:
- getting through a super busy morning
- a productive team meeting in aircon
- Daniel

March 2nd

I am thankful for:
- hump day
- my student's Spanish lessons
- my lovely teacher-aide
-Daniel

March 1st

I am thankful for:
- Autumn
- netty training (for arms and abs until my ankle is better)
- skipping ropes
- Daniel

February 28th

I am thankful for:
- February
- new teaching tools (Maths applets)
- learning how to use SCRATCH
- Daniel

February 27th

I am thankful for:
- double-checking invitation just in time
- Georgia's baptism
- friends
- Supporting the girls (with my bing ankle) at the Shailer Park netty carnival
- watching a great netball game on TV (Swifts v Vixens)
- tacos
- a vacuumed house
- Daniel

February 26th

I am thankful for:
- Katherine's naming ceremony
- friends
- Daniel

February 25th

I am thankful for:
- getting through a very tiring day
- chilling out at home
- Daniel

February 24th

I am thankful for:
- getting through a super busy day
- medical professionals
- hair dressers
- honey mustard chicken
- Daniel

February 23rd

I am thankful for:
- teaching persuasive writing
- watching children enjoying talking baout books in Book Club
- my netty team making it to the GF (even though they lost and I couldn't play)
- Teriyaki chicken noodles for dinner (and supplied by work)
- another Parent Information evening done
- Daniel

February 22nd

I am thankful for:
- getting to the staff briefing just in time
- sunny weather
- my class assembly going well
- lightbulb moments in Maths today
- netty training for my arms and abs while I rest my sore ankle
- Daniel

February 21st

I am thankful for:
- Surviving Monday!
- Getting student homework marked
- Watching the Firebirds beat the Swifts on TV
- Home made rice paper rolls for dinner
- Daniel

February 20th

I am thankful for:
- Church at Toowong Uniting
- Catching up with Julie, Rory, Laura, Dave and Fio
- Watching netball on TV
- Daniel

February 19th

I am thankful for:
- fresh fruit and vegies from the Rocklea markets
- delicious brunch at Foxy bean in Woollongabba
- catching up on marking
- fresh pasta for dinner
- Emily's birthday celebratory drinks
- Daniel

February 18th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- sunny weather
- yummy shared morning tea at work
- passionfruit
- Daniel

February 17th

I am thankful for:
- non-contact time
- feeling productive
- a bargain polka dot dress
- caramello ice cream
- Daniel

February 16th

I am thankful for:
- my netty team making the grand final (with me on the sideline with my sore ankle)
- compression bandages, ankle braces and ice
- Daniel

February 15th

I am thankful for:
- my lovely class 
- netball training helping keep me fit and toned
- physiotherapists
- ice
- having an automatic car
- Daniel

February 14th

I am thankful for:
- a lovely weekend
- an early start
- motivated colleagues
- a red-day fundraiser
- Monday Maths
- Daniel

February 13th

I am thankful for:
- breakfast with Olivia
- window shopping
- the Rose st Art markets
- noodle lunch
- licorice ice-cream
- taking photos
- trivial pursuit on Daniel's i-phone
- planes
- Daniel

February 12th

I am thankful for:
- family
- my gorgeous nephews, Jake and Connor growing up
- St Kilda
- trams
- amazing Fitzroy graffiti
- Melbourne
- cool weather
- a delicious Venezuelan meal
- Daniel

February 11th

I am thankful for:
- caring colleagues
- a double lesson of non-contact time
- the view from planes at sunset
- cheap plane flights from a pilot friend
- Melbourne

February 10th

I am thankful for:
- Daniel
- my bromeliad flowering
- hugs
- pain killers

February 9th

I am thankful for:
- Avocado and tomato on toast
- Having a volunteer to be class rep
- A lovely parent from years ago that still brings me bakery treats
- Light bulb moments
- playing a netball Semi-final
- Daniel

February 8th

I am thankful for:
- Daniel
- non-contact time at school
- Student Book Club
- cooler weather
- rain for the plants
- netty training
- minesweeper on Daniel's iphone

February 7th

I am thankful for:
- warm weather
- my lovely class
- quirly personalities
- a productive planning meeting
- my KitchenAid mixmaster
- home-made pasta with garlic prawns and dill
- games on Daniel's i-phone

February 6th

I am thankful for:
- Breakfast at 'Ave' with Scott and Bernie
- mini vanilla milkshake in a cute milk bottle
- finishing my marking
- Bunnings
- a new pedestal fan
- a refund for my sewing machine
- getting a new, better sewing machine that works
- watching the cricket and Australia winning
- a delicious chicken and rice noodle dinner with mint and coriander
- Daniel

February 5th

I am thankful for:
- Rocklea markets
- catching up with Col, Julie and Rory and the gorgeous, dancing Laura
- Jamaican musicians
- passionfruit yoghurt
- shopping
- getting lots of marking done
- cheese and crackers at home
- delicious steak
- Daniel

February 4th

I am thankful for:
- Fridays
- learning new things
- my laptop
- my teaching team
- a triple date for Chinese new year in the valley with Dave, Fio, Cam and Kathryn (thanks for letting us tag along)
- Daniel getting 'eaten' by the Lion/Dragon thingy
- warm weather

February 3rd

I am thankful for:
- air-con in the car
- loud music
- catching up with Penny and Steve for dinner at West End
- hot weather
- Daniel

February 2nd

I am thankful for:
- Spanish labels
- listening to music
- Hack on Triple J
- Playing a tough game of netball in the heat and winning
- Daniel

February 1st

I am thankful for:
- avocado & pepper on toast
- my bromeliad flowering again at last
- my new class
- cooling rain
- pedestal fans on the highest speed
- netty training starting again

January 31st

I am thankful for:
- stationery
- friendly parents of my students
- excited students
- ducks wandering around the school
- salmon for dinner
- Daniel

January 30th

I am thankful for:
- a lovely welcome from Dennis
- the church service at Toowong Uniting
- having a tasty morning tea at the McKinnon's
- Laura calling me "Lot lot"
- Daniel enjoying new apps on his iphone
- a late lunch of bbq chicken and avocado
- a loan mobile phone from the Cromes
- watching cricket and tennis on tv

January 29th

I am thankful for:
- a breakfast date with my amazing hubby
- yummy food and drinks ay 'in a pickle'
- getting posters up in my classroom - finally!
- sunny weather
- turquoise toenails

January 28th

I am thankful for:
- Catching up with work colleagues
- Having time with the year 5 team
- The beauty of bats and the sky at dusk
- Dinner with Anders and Marls
- Sister-in-law Cherie letting me have her old bike!
- Daniel

January 27th

I am thankful for:
- hot weather
- catching up with work colleagues
- the excitement of a new school year
- printing and laminating
- a great teaching team
- fans to keep me cool
- frangipani flowers at school
- tacos for dinner
- Daniel

January 26th

I am thankful for:
- Australia!
- Yummy breakfast at 'Hello Gary'
- Gardening with Daniel
- Clean floors
- Being productive
- Living in the 'lucky country'
- Daniel's iphone
- Daniel

January 25th

I am thankful for:
- My tooth brush
- A beautiful Summer day
- Professional colleagues
- Interesting PD
- Catching up with my teacher partner, Darren
- Lovely food and drinks at Byblos with the Primary School Team Leaders
- catching up with friends at the Knowles house
- pavlova from Kaely!
- Daniel

January 24th

I am thankful for:
- Daniel being a super BBQer
- Sunshine
- my car
- interesting leadership PD
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January 23rd

I am thankful for:
- sunshine
- babies, including gorgeous girls Georgia and Katherine
- Cutie Madeleine's 1st birthday party
- Lazing around watching cricket and tennis
- A clean vacuum cleaner filter
- A clean car
- Daniel

January 22nd

I am thankful for:
- sleeping
- Daniel
- my laptop computer
- the Internet
- our Pajero and how much it fits in/on it
- our garage shelving
- our camping gear
- yummy dinner at Gary and Kaely's place
- great friends
- pretty moon
- warm weather
- Daniel

January 21st

I am thankful for:
- my gorgeous Daniel
- the Straddie passenger ferry and the friendly locals
- my car
- great colleagues
- the start of a new school year
- challenges ahead
- coloured cardboard
- laminate pouches
- my bed

January 20th

I am thankful for:
-          A double date for breakfast with Grant and Liz
-          Lazing around the camp site
-          Playing Slaves and Masters and making it from the Slave to the position of Master
-          Doing the gorge walk with Julie and Sam and their gorgeous girls
-          Playing on the swing
-          Checking out the cute koala in the palm tree and another tree on the beach front at Cylinder Beach
-          Good conversation and a lovely dinner with the girls at La Foccacia
-          Joining the boys playing cards after they had been drinking

January 19th

I am thankful for:
-          Long beach walks
-          Swimming at Cylinder Beach in the calm waves
-          Playing with a wahu football on the beach
-          Catching up with Sam, Alistair and their daughter Rebecca
-          Lemon meringue gelati and kiwi fruit gelati
-          Having a delicious lasagne dinner
-          Staying dry in our tent in the heavy rain
-          Laughing aloud while staying up late reading a funny book

January 18th

I am thankful for:
  -  Daniel
  -  Sunshine
  -  David and Fiona's friendship
  -  Fishing with Daniel, Grant, Liz, Rory and Julie
  -  Catching a fish at Home beach
  -  Rory catching a flathead and us eating it – Yum!
  -  Handstands on the beach
  -  Visiting the McKinnon's at their holiday apartment
  -  Gourmet home-made beef burgers
  -  Playing Monopoly with Grant, Liz and Scott

January 17th

 
  I am thankful for:
  -  Lovely Summer weather
  -  Daniel being so proactive and organised
  -  Spending the day at Home Beach and taking the BBQ and gazebo
  -  Fishing
  - Daniel filleting some fish for lunch
  -  Beach golf
  -  Liz catching worms (and Grant waving fish heads!)
  -  Playing cards (31)
  -  Getting rid of FOMO (Fear of missing out)
  -  Staying up late with Dave and Daniel talking

January 16th

I am thankful for:
-          - Daniel
-          - A few days of real Summer weather
-          - Going jogging
-          - The Gorge walk
-          - Beach walks
-          - Licorice gelati and musk gelati
-          - Swimming at cylinder
           - Chillin' at the Straddie pub
           - Cheese and crackers on the beach
           - Playing boules at sunset
           - Watching the ODI cricket and Australia finally winning

January 15th

I am thankful for:
-          Daniel
-          Bacon and cheese sandwiches
-          Sunshine
-          Swimming in the ocean
-          Cheese and vegemite toasted sandwiches
-          Singing with Laura...”If you’re happy and you know it stamp your feet...”
-          The gorge walk with the Ballantyne girls and pares
-          Turtles
-          Spending time with Fiona on a lovely beach walk
-          Camping with Daniel and great bunch of people – Dave, Fiona, Jacqui, Rob, Julie, Rory, Colleen, Michelle, Scott, Grant, Liz
-          Getting to know Liz better
-          Playing ‘Taboo’ with a big group (and winning!)