Last time I did this there were not that many happy lists in comments, so I’m hoping this time around there are more happies!! Because it has been a long winter and my house has been ill for a month now (A MONTH WHAT) so let’s focus on the good things where we can find them. There are actually some pretty excellent things.
Snow-capped mountains. I wish I could take a picture of them to show you but my camera makes them look soooo teensy. You’ll just have to come over to see.
Neon nail polish. It makes my skin look so good! Who knew! It also brightens my day every time I see my feet. Neon for life over here.
When Gabe puts his head on my shoulder and then I put my chin in his little neck pocket and I could just stay that way forever and ever.
Big steaming cups of tea.
The framed sketch of Venus we hung on the wall. I had been carrying that thing around in a tube for years from the Louvre gift shop and then we finally splurged a couple years ago and got a really lovely, expensive frame for it. I only bought myself 1 great thing from my time in Paris and that’s it.
I’m pretty sure Gabe legitimately called me Mama last weekend for the first time.
The show Handy Manny. I don’t know why I love it so much, I just do. And I almost know all the songs by heart.
The way I can smell Kamel’s soap when I walk into the shower.
While waiting for Urgent Care to open this weekend (so that we could handle Gabe’s 2 ear infections, croup, some other cray virus, and pink eye in both eyes), Kamel and I bee-lined for the hospital cafeteria and both got giant chocolate donuts. GLORIOUS.
Hummingbirds! Their are hummingbirds that live above our apartment, maybe on someone’s balcony? And they are always swooping around our windows. Love love love. (Just as long as they stay on the outside and don’t fly at my head.)
I bought my first 1-piece “mom” bathing suit. Except it is really fun and purple and has a really cool pattern all over it and it makes me feel like a hot mom. Regardless of my drooping bottom and my dimpl-y thighs, I just have this image of me on the beach, Gabe on my hip, and that 1-piece bathing suit totally kicking ass. You won’t be able to see it because my whitey whiterson skin will create a massive glare from the sun reflecting off its surface, but…. just know, it’s there.
Avocados for lunch.
When Gabe carefully eats each pea off his tray.
Getting to wear new shoes out in public.
Now it is your turn – go ahead, list out your happies. Warm chocolate chip cookies (oh god, please let someone say this.),? A really great Sunday morning in bed? The perfect cup of coffee? A surprise gift? Shower me with happy things!!