Friday, September 19, 2008

10 happy thoughts

Because I've been having a really bad week, and because I am a pessimist by nature, I figured Wendy's idea of listing 10 things that make me happy right now was a good way to cheer myself up:


  1. the sunny-but-chilly fall weather

  2. feeling productive with my knitting (although still somewhat overwhelmed...)

  3. a warm cup of French vanilla coffee

  4. my cozy new Urban Outfitters shirt (that I'm wearing right now)

  5. the anticipation of a good book (I'm enjoying Anathem thus far)

  6. my new shelves

  7. having cleared the air a bit with some people

  8. making plans with other people that I haven't seen in ages (and was being lazy about contacting...hopefully I'll get to everyone soon)

  9. Talk Like A Pirate Day, of course

  10. and last but certainly not least, plans to have dinner with my family for Sarah's birthday this evening, at a lovely teahouse in Middletown (I'm especially looking forward to the cake!)


Oh and I have to add: 11. feeling like I've been organizing and purging a lot of the stuff that plagues me every day...I love the calm that I get from not having so many things. I am really trying to get rid of useless crap (and things I just don't use, even if I think I might someday...) and I've gone through a lot this past month. I hope to continue to clear our the clutter.

Um...otherwise, really not much going on with me. As I said above, I had a really bad week, emotionally and physically draining, and I am just ready to get some sleep this weekend. I am also looking forward to having some sisterly fun, as Bethany will be in town to celebrate Sarah's birthday, so we'll be hanging out a lot. Luckily my sisters tend towards more quiet-time activities, too, so I hopefully will feel rested after this weekend (since clearly last weekend I did not).

I hope you all have a great weekend, and that all of you feel rested & relaxed afterwards. xo

Currently Reading:

TITLE: Anathem
AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson

TITLE: Consuming Kids
AUTHOR: Susan Linn

TITLE: Bleak House
AUTHOR: Charles Dickens

3 comments:

Marsha said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry to hear about your crummy week! Here's hoping the weekend brings better times for you.

We just got our first taste of sunny-but-chilly fall weather here--this morning. I had to wear a fleece and SOCKS (I am pretty anti-sock when it's warm) this morning when taking Sylvia to school!

wenders said...

Hola! Isn't the fall weather the best!? And coffee. Mmmm. I understand about draining weeks - I am putting my foot down this weekend and having stretches of time where I. Do. Nothing.

Get some rest!!

Jeanette said...

I am sorry that you have had such a bad week. Your weekend sounds like it will be lovely though, so enjoy!
If for some reason you end up near Boston on Sunday evening, I plan on cooking and you are welcome to come by and have dinner here.