Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy things

I'm busy.  We are all busy.  But, it's good to take a moment to remind myself of some of the things that made me especially happy this week, and it's good to share my happiness with others. 

Ten things that made me happy:
  1. My guy and I had a night out together last Friday.  We put the phones away and just enjoyed each other's company.
  2. I've been at the new job for a little over a month, and I was offered a promotion this week. 
  3. Cuddles from fur babies (yes, this makes me happy every week.)
  4. Maxalt - a prescription wafer tablet that magically makes migraines vanish
  5. Paid holiday on Good Friday
  6. Wine night with a girlfriend
  7. I joined a new library near my new job.  On their website, they list newly-released books (or upcoming new releases) and let the public vote on the books that the library should get.  This made my book-lovin' heart oh-so-happy.
  8. Introducing the stepkid to the video for "Thriller"; his first statement that made me laugh was "that doesn't look like Michael Jackson", and I wasn't sure which MJ he's familiar with to compare Thriller MJ to; and second statement that made me smile was his genuine glee in the dance scene when he exclaimed "dancing zombies!"
  9. Eating chicken fajitas and guacamole that I cooked, and my guy saying "that was a great dinner that you cooked tonight".
  10. Guest posting for Rachel at A Nesting Nomad; hit that link and go check it out!

Hope you are feeling happy this week too!

Linking up with Lindsay, Charlotte, and Chrissy.


  1. congrats on the promotion!!!

    i 100% agree with putting away the phones etc during dates..i see couples all the time on their phone not talking to each other and i would hate that....isn't the whole point of going out TO TALK TO EACH OTHER?!

  2. Lots of good stuff! Congrats on the promotion - yay! I'm off work today too for the holiday so I'm pumped. And I have to say, I'm a librarian and I love that idea. Might have to use it. ;)

  3. Congratulations on getting promoted!! That is awesome! I also put cat snuggles on my list this week, they are simply the best! And I'm laughing about the Thriller comment! Oh, and fajitas were on my list this week too! Twins! Hahaha! Have a great weekend!

  4. yay for all the things! we were on the same wavelength today for sure :) i am SO happy things with the job are going well - promo already - rockstar! and yay for just good food and good wine nights. happy weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. I think life is better with guacamole. Avocados in general. That green goop is power *inserts fist bump emoji*
    Putting away the phones is the best kind of alone time with anyone. Seriously. And wine nights! YEESSSSS!
    I'm sorry that you have migraines. I can't even fathom how horrible those can be but I'm thankful that you've found something that is working for you.
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. haha - yep, you can figure a year out by the appearance of MJ - the color of skin, the shape of the nose. So strange & yet so pop culture.
    Fur baby snuggles - EVERY TIME the best!

  7. Kudos on the promotion! I hope you're enjoying your new gig. What's your husband doing, still making jewelry or looking for something else?

    Chicken fajitas sounds awesome.

  8. Congrats on the promotion--within a month?! That's amazing :) Great job!

    Also that is HILARIOUS re: MJ. He did undergo some... uhm, changes over the years. Man, I miss him so much :(

    That's great re: your local library! It is SO important to support them and I love that yours allows you to pick out new releases to carry. My local library is linked with a few of the bigger libraries in New Jersey, so if I request a book online, and if it's not available there, they'll have it shipped from one of the other libraries in the area--so convenient!

    Doggy snuggles/walks makes my list every week, too :) they are the best! XOXO

  9. Date nights are so important. It's awesome that you two got to spend time together without phones. I love my dates with Mr. J.
    Wine is my life or at least it was until I went low carb/ no sugar. A little Jelly over here.
    Congrats on your raise. You must be rockin it!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  10. Congratulations on the promotion! That is awesome and it sounds like your new job is going extremely well. YAY!!!! I LOLed your stepson's comment on MJ not looking like MJ in Thriller. True. :D Thriller is one of my all-time favorite videos. Maybe you and Jana have already done one, but you should do a best videos for an upcoming music round-up. We are definitely from the generation where MTV actually played music videos. :D Cuddles with Max make me happy. And now I'm really craving chicken fajitas! Enjoy your long weekend!

  11. Congrats on the promotion!!! That is awesome!!! Date nights and wine with girlfriends are seriously good for the soul. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  12. Congrats on the promotion!
    I love that idea of the library letting people vote on what new releases they should buy! I should suggest that for my library. I am often perplexed by what they choose to buy/not buy. I guess I don't understand the Durango reading public.
    Snugs from the fur baby is ALWAYS on my happy list!

  13. Congrats on the guest post and the promotion at work! Woo hoo! And those fajitas sound yummy. I wish I had a library like that near me. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  14. Congrats on the promotion - that's awesome. I'm glad you had a nice night with your guy, with NO phones. :)

    Happy Easter, if you celebrate.

    That library sounds awesome,


  15. I'm definitely not feeling happy this week because I'm mourning some friends' losses, so I LOVE reading your happy list. Congrats on the promotion, that's awesome! Wine nights and quality time with the husband make me very happy too :)

  16. Congrats on the promotion! It sounds like you had a great week! I hope you have an awesome weekend.

  17. I just love reading happy lists! So many great things from the week. Congrats!!

  18. Happy Friday/now Saturday for you!

    That's FANTASTIC you got a promotion! Congratulations lady, that's awesome. :)
    #1 is everything. <3 and maxalt, doesn't that do wonders for migraines? That's what I take for those nasty buggers. You know I love furry snuggles. <3
    Gonna go check out your guest post now.
    Love ya babes. xo

  19. Congratulations on your promotion! That is awesome, Erin! I love hearing the tales of introducing your stepson to 80s popular culture.

  20. Umm... Okaaaay... KILLIN' IT with the promotion, lady!! Congratulations!!!
    We had Friday off, too! (I say "we" because I'm talking about K and I.) We ended up waking up just as early as we normally would and popping out to Amish Country for some breakfast. Then I had a hair appointment and we went to color eggs with my cousins. The perfect "day off"!

  21. Dates nights with no phones are the best! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

  22. That's so awesome that the library lets y'all vote on which new release they should get next. I guess that it also guarantees that people will borrow the new releases! And hooray for already getting offered a promotion at your new job! That's awesome!

  23. Congrats on the promotion! You rule :-)

  24. Compliments on my cooking (and/or anything I make an effort on) are always appreciated.
    Date night is always a joy, same for critter snuggles.
    WOOT, #likeaboss on that promotion!

  25. Wow congratulations on the promotion! Good for you!! That is awesome about the library voting too...I love that! We got a holiday on Good Friday too; it's a stat holiday in Canada and I had Monday off too (government holiday) I am feeling pretty spoiled.

  26. LOL at his "That doesn't look like MJ" comment. I guess we all got used to his transformation? Congratulations on the promotion! So much great stuff in this post.

  27. Erin!! promotion!!!! congrats!!
    we have strict no phone rules at dinner and the like. it's so nice to just be.
    love that the library lets you vote on books to buy. that's awesome!


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