52 Weeks of Happy (1/52)

I first saw this on Jacquie’s blog, and then on Victoria’s blog too but the original idea is from HERE. I want to join in, let’s see if I can keep it up all year.

52 weeks in the year, and a post each week of 4 things that made you happy. I like to focus on the happy! My 4 moments are:

1. Making “use it up” vegetable and lentil stew (use up all the veg in my fridge plus lentils). This is delicious and really easy to make. I am determined to start cooking more things again, I am fed up of pre-made shop bought things (so is my purse) and now that TTB is ever so slightly happier to sit in a bouncy chair now I think it’s time to increase the home cooking.

2. Happy daffs on my windowsill. Tuesday night with TTB was horrendous and I went to Lucy’s on Wednesday and er, cried about it. She took TTB out in the pram while I watched CBeebies with Little B and felt rather sorry for myself. She came back with some daffodils and chocolate to cheer me up :-) I sat on the floor in the kitchen with TTB and managed to chop the ends off and stuff them in a jug any old how before he got fed up and actually made rather a good job of it. They make me happy.

3. There is nothing, nothing in this world that is softer than the palms and fingers of my baby’s hands. He is learning to use them and is so gentle and deft when he feels things. He likes to stroke and pat and it’s just lovely. He also likes to grab, squeeze, scratch and gouge too but let’s not focus on that part!

4. Baby flying! This was yesterday, a very happy day. My mum and Alice were able to visit for just a few hours (a family friend was working nearby) and oooooooh it was SO GOOD to see them! I miss them so much and a few hours together like this are precious. TTB LOVES his Grandma, he coos at the phone when I put her on loudspeaker and always recognises her when she comes in the room. She stayed with us for 5 days when he was 5 weeks old and then didn’t see him again until he was 8 weeks old. When she came up that time, he’d been grouching for a feed for about 10 minutes and I sat down to feed him. About two minutes later my mum walked into the room and said hello. TTB stopped feeding immediately and turned round in my lap desperate to see her, full of smiles. I think that’s pretty amazing for a hungry 8 week old baby who hadn’t seen someone for 3 weeks.


Those are my happy things from this week … let’s see what next week brings :-)

20 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Happy (1/52)

  1. Denise says:

    We are so into soups here in Scotland- we have this almost every day from mid September until March. When the kids were young I used to liquidise it so that they couldn’t tell which vegetables they were eating but now we don’t.Sometimes we add ‘broth mixture’,sometimes meat, sometimes chicken cube stock,other times vegetable stock, chilli powder……the possibilities are endless….you can threw anything into soup!
    Love your ‘4 moments’

  2. Nanita says:

    That’s a good start to the First Week of Happy! And I just realized you’ve all got your mum’s pretty smile, amazing similarity :-) xxxx

  3. Briony says:

    A brilliant idea to find 4 happy things per week, it means you are always looking for the best, that can’t be bad can it.
    Your baby is beautiful.

  4. Beautiful and happy moments … thank you for sharing … I am joining in 52 Weeks on my blog too. Isn’t it jsut such a simple idea … !! I hope you’ll pop over, I would love it if you did!! :0) xxx

  5. Catherine says:

    Thank you Heather, that was exactly what I needed to snap me out of my dreadful January blues. I’m not a blogger, but am going to try to join in on facebook. Happy New Year x

  6. Hi Heather – I am a new follower, I found your blog via Adaliza – I’m going to do the 52 weeks of happy too – it’s a great idea. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts – Yvonne

  7. Hi Heather – I am a new follower, I found your blog via Adaliza – I\’m going to do the 52 weeks of happy too – it’s a great idea. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts – Yvonne

  8. Hi Heather – I am a new follower, I found your blog via Adaliza – I\\\’m going to do the 52 weeks of happy too – it\’s a great idea. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts – Yvonne

  9. Hi Heather, this makes me happy….so glad you are joining in.I think it’s a lovely idea….I especially like Jens quote at the start of her first post.
    Your happy things are super. TTB looks ADORABLE !
    Hope he gives you an easier time next week.
    Jacquie x

  10. What a fun idea for a post. Love it. I need to get back into cooking as well. It’s been almost 2 months since I did very much. It will have to wait a few more days at least ad I’m going to hospital to have a hernia repaired on Tuesday. And even though it’s stinking hot here you’ve now got me wanting lentil soup – might be good post op :-).

  11. Brenda says:

    What a great idea, another one I have heard lots about is to write down when something you are glad/grateful for happens, put it in a jar and at the end of the year take them out and read about all the good things that have happened to you. xxBrenda

  12. I love the idea of 52 weeks of happiness so much that I joined in on my blog. It really is a great way of reminding ourselves to appreciate the little things in life. Your pictures are great. Tiny tin bird is so adorable!

  13. Lovely idea and beautiful photos as always. It will be a great record of your son’s progress as well as the little things that make your life happy. Well done for seeking solace with Lucy-it’s a strength of character to realise that you need help not a fault.

  14. Karen says:

    Lovely idea for a post – I don’t blog but think I may have to do this is my journal instead :) Gorgeous photos of your little man as always… Just wanted to add a tip re: TTB and cooking – have you tried using a sling on your back so you can cook safely and he’s still happy snuggled up to you? You may need a bit of help getting him up the first couple of time (maybe have your husband help/ be a ‘spotter’ and do it over a bed/ soft sofa) but once you get the hang of it, it’s a great way to do housework, prepare meals while still keeping baby happy too :) Looking forward to your next happy post xx

  15. Aww Lucy’s dead good isn’t she? I do love your honesty, I suspect I’d do a fair bit of crying myself. Ok, I do that anyway ;-)

    I’ve seen a few 52 weeks of Happy posts and it’s good to see you’ve got one too :) Keep them coming Heather x

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