Friday, 12 April 2013

Smile

Some days just go a little bit... not quite how you want them.  Sometimes you're just in a not-so-good mood.  Today is one of those days for me.  So to cheer myself up, I think it's time I posted a few things that make me happy:

  1. Remembering the other day that I had a $20 credit on my Mojo coffee card, which allowed me to order a large flat white for 'free'.
  2. Seeing the leaves on the trees change more each day.  I love autumn, it's my favourite season.
  3. Being able to run again.  Just the thought of it makes me smile.
  4. Reflecting on how far I've come since I first started running back in August 2009 - here's my first post on it (quite fun to read, must check my progress in later posts for the entertainment value).
  5. Mumford & Sons.  Those boys are made of win.
  6. Being able to get into the kitchen and cook or bake something amazing.  I guess we take for granted the skills we learn over a lifetime.  There are so many people out there that wouldn't know the first thing about cooking and I feel a little bit bad for them.  They don't know the joy of sitting down to eat an amazing meal they have prepared themselves from a bunch of fresh, healthy ingredients.
  7. The realisation that these skills I've learned since childhood are thanks to my parents (mostly my mother), who always made good, healthy meals for the family when I was growing up, despite working full time.  Such a small time window between her arrival home from work and dad's, yet there was always a meal on the table for him when he walked in the door.  Lucky man.
  8. My children.  Dear lord they drive me crazy, but oh, how they make me laugh.  I couldn't imagine a world that they didn't exist in.
  9. That infuriating, stubborn, gross (because all male creatures are), ridiculous, absent-minded, determined, clever, loving, resourceful, funny man that is my husband.  At times I am sure his sole purpose is to make my life just that little bit more challenging, but where would I be without him?  He is my pest controller, waiter, masseuse, life-long companion, tech-head, encyclopaedia, and food compactor ;-)
  10. Knitting!  Oh my, yes.  I do very much like knitting.  In fact, I may just go and knit something now.  Round three of Sock Madness is still in progress, and I have most of a sock left to knit.  Not sure I'll make it to round four this year, but I've made peace with that.  Study is more important at the moment.  Which brings me to...
  11. Submitting assignments.  It's such a relief to get one finished off and sent away.  The only down side is having to wait two or three weeks to get your mark.  ::deep breaths::
  12. Sleep.  I love my bed.  I remember as a child always wanting to stay up later.  Now I can't wait to get into bed every night and snuggle in,comfy and warm.
This is just a small list, but it's done as I'd intended it to and cheered me up.  Time for me to go cook some dinner and knit that sock.

I hope you're having a good day and have plans for a happy weekend.  And, if you don't mind my asking, what makes you smile?

1 comment:

  1. That's a lovely list. All wonderful points to make you smile.

    This morning, I walked into my room where the freshly washed woollies are a-drying, and was assailed by that unique scent of wet wool. It made me happy. I wondered why, and then realised that the scent of wet wool is the scent of a freshly completed project. And that always makes me smile. :-)

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