Today it is extremely cold here. It is snowing outside and inside we have no boiler and so no heating. Mr Thrifty told me about an hour ago that we have run out of logs. Last weekend we had three flooded floors and this week has been challenging at school. Why do we sometimes have to walk through challenges? They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and as I sit here surrounded by three hot water bottles, I find myself wondering. The boiler man should be here in the morning and we certainly won't die of cold. I teach a delightful 15 year old Russian boy who was talking to me today of the -40 degree temperatures in Russia right now. As a child he had frostbite and fully recovered and here I am having a little whinge about -3 degrees. We had some Tesco vouchers left for Prezzos and so we took Numbers 3 and 4 out to eat. It cost us nothing and we had a lovely meal. That was a blessing and I have to remind myself that I am blessed indeed in a way that boilers and floods and life's ups and downs can't change.
I remember my Dad singing "When you're smiling, when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you...." I am sure you know the song. So, in spite of the cold, I will smile and I will remember to count my blessings. Plus, it is now the weekend and I can SEW and CROCHET - hurrrah!!!
Wishing you all a warm and blessed night xxx