Peace, Love, and Fishiness

Friday, 27 March 2015

Happy Friday, everyone!

Here are the 4 Things that are making me happy right now:

1. It's Friday!!!
I feel the need to celebrate, because this has been one of those weeks where I thought Friday would never come.Work is a challenge (one I love, but still), this kids have been fully of energy (and I have been sadly lacking), and DH has been working away a lot (I'm probably not cut out for single parenting).

2. I Escaped (for an hour)!
DH came home in the early hours of this morning. He has been getting home late each evening, well after the kids are in bed and sometimes after I am in bed, but some nights he has to stay away since the site he is managing is about a 6 hour drive from home. He still had to work today, but then he came home and he took over. I got to go out by myself-- no kids!

3. There's Peace in the House!
DH made a pit-stop at Toys 'R Us on the way home today. And now, I am sitting in peace and quiet as the little one sleeps and he plays Legos with the not-so-little one downstairs. It is awesome. I love my family, more than anything, but right now I am loving the only chance I've had all week to get a little 'me time'. Tomorrow, I will be exercising a little more self-love. I'm getting my nails done. Squee!

4. I Got New Fish!
When I escaped the house alone earlier, under the guise of going to pick up a take-away, I stopped off at one of my favorite places in the world-- the fish shop! I picked up a Siamese goby and a wrasse. They are lovely. There is just something incredible about sitting back in my desk chair and gazing over at my fish while they swim in and out of the holes in the live rock. Bliss.

So, what is making you happy right now?

TGIF

Friday, 6 March 2015



No, seriously, I am so thankful for Friday right now. The last week has been a trying one, but I don’t want to dwell. Instead, I am going to give you 4 Things.

4 Things That Make Me Happy Right Now

1.      My Office: Last night I finished the makeover of my home office and it is gorgeous! I still have a beach theme, of course, but now it is tidy and I have a new corner desk which has room for my laptop and sewing machine to be out and set up at the same time. I have new storage boxes and lots of candles and decorations—and plants! I have spent a couple hours in here tonight writing and let me tell you, it is heavenly.

2.       New Friends: My new job has definitely had its ups and downs, but probably the best thing about it is the new friends I have made. Not a day goes by in the office that we don’t share a laugh or two. Sometimes we even get into hysterical laughing fits which make even the worst days seem not so glum. 

3.       My Printer Is Not Broke: Or at least, not completely. Late last week I went to take some boxes off of the top of my wardrobe and one slipped, falling right on top of my brand new printer. It crushed the glass inside where you lay papers to be copied or scanned. While I am pretty bummed about that, truth is I have yet to scan or copy anything, so the fact that it still prints (surprisingly) makes me happy.

4.       Time: Last week I made a decision to take some time off of my volunteer job. Now don’t get me wrong, I will probably still pop in here and there, but just knowing that I don’t HAVE to be there is a great big relief. The stress of work has made me over-tired and the office makeover has taken up every free second I have had for two weeks now. Just knowing that I have added another 4-10 hours on my week makes me feel so good. Not to mention the fact that I can now spend some of that time in my beautiful new office writing…

So there you have it. These are the things that have made me happy. I feel blessed. How about you? What is making you happy right now?

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