Month: April 2016

25 Happy Things To Think About Right This Minute

It’s Monday and that seems as good a day as any to post something new, doesn’t it? Plus, posting something happy on a Monday just seems kind of rebellious, so I am embracing my inner rebel and making a list of 25 Things in the hopes that sharing a bit of happy might help someone who is feeling the way I was feeling last week. (hint: not at all happy)

So, without further ado, here are 25 Happy Things To Think About Right This Minute. Maybe, don’t think about all 25 at once because we don’t want anyone’s brain to implode with awesomeness, but combining two or three at a time should be alright. 

Here’s to happy Mondays!

  1. James Corden singing with pretty much anyone, at all, ever.
  2. The Peeper Frogs that are back and have been making their unmistakable peeps in the evening in Bedford.
  3. Tiny Kitchen cooking videos.
  4. Brand new purple pens.
  5. Finishing your taxes.
  6. Writing an honest-to-goodness old fashioned letter and mailing it.
  7. Being told you have made someone’s day.
  8. Using a favourite coffee mug and then putting it back into retirement to keep it safe.
  9. This kitten, who is obviously seizing the day.
  10. The fact that your kids will have hours of daylight to play in outside after school this week.
  11. It’s bubble blowing season!
  12. There are only 3 weeks and 6 days until Victoria Day weekend.
  13. There are only 56 days until summer! 
  14. The next occasion that involves cake.
  15. A good plan!
  16. This picture of a teeny bunny.
  17. April showers bring May flowers.
  18. The buds beginning to appear on the trees.
  19. Chocolate!
  20. The awesomeness of safe, delicious, drinking water.
  21. Music.
  22. Kindred spirits.
  23. Puppies!
  24. Toasty warm towels straight from the dryer.
  25. Bedtime.

There you have it! 

What would you add if this were your list?

Did you have a good Monday?

What made you happy today?

Let me know in the comments if you have a moment to spare.

 

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Happy Thursday Briefings

It’s Thursday.

I’m just about to head out (on this no school day) to take Thing 1 to band rehearsal. They are preparing for a music festival next week and they all agreed (teenagers are awesome, btw) that they needed more work on their pieces. So, despite the fact that there is no school today there will be a band room full of sleepy, gangly, teenagers, trying their best to make marches sound remarkable and make their teacher proud.

Their teacher. This woman, you guys! She is a saint. She makes band fun. Yes, they work. Yes they are graded (because it is an actual, take-time-from-the-school-day class). No they do not all get easy perfect marks. It isn’t simply a boost to the aggregate. In fact there have been times when it has brought it down, but we are so very thankful for it.

I’ll be brief.

That was maybe a lie.

Oh well!

I am popping in here to post because I am starting to feel like if I don’t do that right now I might never do it again.

It’s not that I don’t have lots to say. (Umm hello! Have you met me*?!?) It’s more that I am trying to figure out a direction for my blog and whether or not the things I have to say are worthy to publish**.

Honestly, I don’t know why I care about that.

It’s not like hoards of people are lining up here to critique my every word or shame my choices. It’s a silly thing I really need to get over if I am to continue writing at all in this space.

The good news is that I am writing. (Here, there, and everywhere.) The bad news is that even after a couple of years of doing this I obviously still need a push.

Meh.

I’ll get over myself momentarily.

Meanwhile, thanks for sticking around. You are nice.

Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

  • Most of you probably have. Go ahead. Tell the people. I am one loquacious Peady.

** Worthy? Who cares? Hitting publish right now! No picture or SEO or anything. Oooooh! Risky!