Monday, February 23, 2009

Making Me Happy Monday

It's been a few weeks since I started this weekly post, but we are back up and running! Here's what's on my happy list this Monday!

1) The "tummy tornado" (as I've now dubbed it) leaving our house in time for The Mad Hatter's re-scheduled 4th birthday party. Although I now completely despise Chuck E. Cheese, everyone (especially the guest of honor) seemed to have a blast.

2) A fabulous "school vacation" week with The Mad Hatter - complete with playdates, great behavior, outings to new places, and special mommy/daughter time.

3) A blissful 24+ hours of time alone with my wonderful husband, complete with a trip to Boston to see Dirty Dancing (more here) and a surprise last-minute overnight with a little help from

4) My wonderful parents and brother who were in cohoots when it came to our seeing the show (awesome brother) and having some "us" time (awesome parents who planned an equally awesome weekend for MH)

5) My fabulous "friend" from the Jo Malone counter at Saks who miraculously remembered me from a year ago and hooked me up with some major sample loot.

6) Yes, I'd heard of it before, but I'd never taken the time to go check it out. Oh Picnik, how did I live without you for so long? Want proof of why you should not take as long as I did to check it out? Go here. Can you tell which pics have been touched by the magic?

7) Willpower. A trip to Boston was made this weekend, and out of our commitment to lookin'/feelin' fine in '09, we did not even think about going here. Anyone who knows me knows this is big. HUGE. Oh, okay, fine. I did think about it. A little. BUT, we didn't go, leaving our wallets - not our asses - a little fatter!

8) New friends. MH and I joined a Moms' Club back in the fall, and have finally had a chance to really start going to activities and meeting new people. We've been loving all the new ideas for activities, and the new friends we're meeting along the way!

9) Old friends. School vacation weeks/birthday parties are a great time to catch up with friends who are on different schedules than our own. Starting preschool has been great, but also hard because it makes it difficult to coordinate plans with people we're used to seeing all the time. It was great to look around MH's birthday party and see such a wonderful mix of old and new friends - all of whom I know will be part of our future.

10) All of YOU! My bloggy friends! For being such a wonderful community AND for participating in Making Me Happy Monday! You know you want to do it. You know you've told me you're going to do it one of these weeks. Make this the week! Write your post - I'm sure you can find at least a few things that are making you happy! Then leave me a comment letting me know so I can be sure to stop by your blog!

No time for a post? Leave me a comment with just one or two things that are making you happy right now.

Have a wonderful week!

5 Fabulous Replies:

Anonymous said...

You have A LOT of things to feel thankful for!!


Anonymous said...

Great list!

I wish I could say the same about school vacation, but the truth is I am happy my big girl is back at school. And judging by her excitement this morning, so is she.

A Crafty Mom said...

Lovely list, my friend, it sounds like it was a fabulous week. What a great post idea too, I really think I should try this (had a rough week so focusing on the good would help me out!!).

MarvelousMOM said...

You are a lucky lady! I haven't been able to do this post the past couple Monday's but am getting mine ready to post right now. Such a great idea. I hope you don't mind that I have cloned it!

Elaine A. said...

What a great list and a great idea to do this!

I am happy that I am feeling better and that Monday is almost over! : )