Don't Let Monday Get You Down
Monday, March 14, 2016
It's not spring here yet.
But that is okay, because for once in my life I am going for optimism and a positive outlook. Just don't place any bets on how long that positive outlook will last.
Here are a few happy things that have happened in my life lately.
My husband and I went out for breakfast. It was midweek, we were both busy, but we met up and had a delicious breakfast and some nice conversation. If I was a fancy blogger this is where you would get an arty picture of eggs. Since I am not fancy you will just have to imagine the yumminess.
My aunt and I spent the day together. We are friends as well as relatives but we don't get to see each other much. Every few months we dedicate a day to thrift shopping and endless conversation. It was therapeutic and surprisingly frugal since all I bought was a silver cuff bracelet for $6.00. That is the thing about thrift shopping, you never know what you are going to find or indeed, if you are going to find anything at all. It was a good day. I think I am talked out for the next month. My husband might be grateful for that.
I took my daughter to buy new sneakers and found a pair of leopard print flats for me. I have been looking for comfortable leopard print flats for a year. I finally found the perfect pair in the clearance section when I wasn't even really looking. This made me surprisingly happy. I wore them all day Saturday and they were just as comfortable as I hoped. And yes, I did get my daughter the sneakers she needed. Bright blue Converse, so she is happy too.
My teenage son told me that my husband and I are good parents. I know, I almost passed out from shock as well. A compliment from a teenager on parenting? What is the world coming to? I wish I could have recorded the conversation so I could play it over and over next time he is rolling his eyes at me. Seriously though, it made my day.
The last book I ordered showed up in the mail. It is a volume of Jane Austen's letters. It is a nice fat book and I can't wait to dip into it. And yes, I might have ordered just a few more books. I felt a little bad until I thought that some people buy coffee every day or eat lunch out. I do neither, I just buy books.
I ate ice cream and french fries for dinner one night. After two weeks of exercising and eating right I gave in to temptation. Maybe that shouldn't be on a happy list because I am sure it wasn't good for me but it tasted so good. Now I am back to my boring health kick. Which in a way, is also a happy thing because I feel better.
What things have made you happy lately?