Monday, March 1, 2010


Right at this very moment, my blood is boiling. I am angry. Because I cannot quickly remedy the situation, I need to take my mind off of what makes me want to spew vitriolic rhetoric to the deserving party. I decided I would focus on things that I love, rather than what makes me hate.

1. Waking up early and realizing that I can sleep in.

-I love when this happens! Although, I usually get up anyway, and I seem to enjoy my morning when I know I don't have to be anywhere.

2. The sun on my back.

-I never realize how important this is to me until we go through months of cold and darkness. Today, the sun was shining, and it brought with it hope that soon the sun will be out and shining brightly everyday.

3. New haircuts.

-I think just getting pampered in any way has therapeutic effects. I recently watched "The Beauty Academy of Kabul" on Netflix, and it reaffirmed my belief that a girl needs pampering attention at least every six least thats what my split ends tell me.

4. The satisfaction that comes from having a clean house.

-I have started to notice that after everytime I clean my house, I have a desire to just sit and enjoy the feeling. Other feelings that have accompanied the moment; having a bowl of cereal, reading, scrapbooking, and getting up in the middle of the night to watch T.V. (I think I experience these side effects because having a clean house doesn't cause stress...and when I am not stressed, these are things I enjoy.)

5. Fresh flowers.

-I have always enjoyed getting flowers. Although, it is hard for me to enjoy the flowers if the house is messy, so for me to fully enjoy its effects, everything about #4 has to be in place.

6. Late Friday nights

-I love knowing that I can stay up late without repercussions the next morning. It also seems to lengthen my weekend. When Michael and I were first married, and we were both in school, there were nights that we sometimes just didn't feel like doing anything responsible. Somehow, those nights we ended up calling "fun nights." Michael would say, "do you want to just have a fun night?" I would reply always with a resounding yes...and then we would probably watch a movie, or t.v. and eat ice cream.

7. New socks.

-I love the way a new sock feels on my foot. I love how the elastic is still tight, and how perfectly white the cotton is. It is foot heaven for about $6.00, if you get the six pair pack. My favorite type: No show. Recently I have been rocking the No Nonsense brand, and they are true to their name.

Writing about what makes me happy has helped take my mind off of the negative. However, it just means that I will have to take care of it later, so all I really did was procrastinate. Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. Yes... very nice. I need to be pampered every two weeks. If I had all the money in the world I would look like a rock star. hahahaha. okay not quite. Although I wouldn't spend it on socks. I'm a no sock girl but I do like the fresh flowers if my baby doesn't eat them. Glad you have a blob now. :)