two hundred and eighty four

I am grateful for my nieces who know me so well. And for my perfect gift. I still chuckle over a family conversation my sister shared with me when both the girls were little.  The details are a bit murky but in essence my brother-in-law out of frustration one day when they weren’t listening to him, said seriously girls, who’s the boss. And the littlest one, in all seriousness said, Lianne is! Okay so I’ve always had control issues, but I’m working on them. And my intentions are always pure. They are. So today I am so grateful for my wonderful family and how tolerant they are of me. And the wonderful sense of humour we all share.

one hundred and three


I am very grateful for the spontaneous hug I was given by my newly 16 year old niece. I love our irreverent relationship, I love her sense of humour, I love that she gives back as good as she gets but I especially love that she can still cuddle like a 6 year old. And that she likes to cuddle me.