Today, this is my list of things that make me happy.
A sweet laid back uneventful weekend…
Gorgeous weather at 12 degrees ceslius (I think that’s around 53 fahrenheit)
(very warm for January that’s for sure)
We spent it out and about getting some fresh air,
Running, laughing, smiling
Just savouring the moment with my little one’s hand in mine…
Breathing in the fresh air and tuning into the sweet song of bird clustered up on bare branches…
When was the last time you skipped on hopscotch? Yes, it’s still fun! ;)
The windows were opened, and the house got a much needed refreshening
when all the Christmas decorations got put away
with the Golden Globes as my background… ;)
I also picked up some new furniture for my office and I’m in a real
redecorating and organizing mode ;)
Driving across the city, I got a glimpse of the most beautiful intersection…
I think I jumped in my seat – and was happy to get a shot in time the lights turned green ;)
I’m also amazed by my sweet sister who started her own blog entitled Book of Bohemia recently and launched her wonderful tradition of giving ~
take a look at her Second Sunday post to see her inspiring way of giving back…
Please do share in your own words…
What’s making you Happy today?
Wishing you a beautiful Monday and the rest of the week!
I cleaned, dusted, vacuumed, and tackled the downstairs storage room ~
which has some potential of being an actual useful room…
So so happy to roll up my sleeves and dig into some serious cleaning
and to reclaim some of my space that went to the wild side.
I still have a long way. Oh yes I do.
But this time, I’m not doing a cover up job – no way!
I need to breathe…
and having less clutter and learning to be more organized
is giving us hope we can live better…
But we’re also having fun.
The little one is quite the crafter, as you already know
and she’s committed to her little buttons in every shape and form ;)
They’re being sewn by her own little hands to ‘blankets’ and weaved into bracelets…
Sew cute! (and that’s an intentional typo ;))
There’s forts being made, and tea parties made…
There’s dragon fruit snack time…
And a few other corners of the house getting a pretty makeover ;)
I’ve made an art wall for hanging art pieces my daughter brings
and they are a lovely sight right by our favourite spot in the house – the breakfast nook ;)
(and yes, I completely MacGyvered my measuring with a broom stick pole! lol)
Today is a back-to-school day – a happy day to get back to some routine ;)
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a great start to 2013!
A great New Year’s at our friend’s house – it was very low-key and just perfect with great food, friends and fun. We also blasted fireworks and our kiddos were overjoyed! ;)
Today, a relaxing day that started with a great breakfast for grandpa as it is his birthday today on the very 1st of January!
We then went for a walk out in the snow and tobogganing. (still waiting for some photos of that from grandpa as I didn’t take my camera with us – first regret of the year. lol)
Oh my, I had the best time! (as did everyone else)
As grown-ups we forget how much fun it is to go down a hill…
and it’s just the best thing in the world! Really!
If I could pinpoint one thing that creates instant happiness it is Tobogganing! ;)
Seriously, if you have kids (well, you already most likely know what I’m talking about) but if you don’t….
I’m sure there’s kids in your family you can take out for a few hours and just have a blast on some sleds or toboggans.
Happiness is….tapping into the inner-child in you and just go laughing your heart out!!! ;)
Later we had a home-made pizza and salad for lunch…
(I know what you’re thinking – Pizza? That’s not very healthy to start the new year…?)
But that’s where you’re wrong! ;) See I like food and I like pizza and the best part of getting rid of traditional heavy wheat and meat and dairy pizza is replacing it with a light crispy gluten-free crust loaded with fresh organic ingredients from the sauce to veggie choices and 1/2 with organic chicken breast for the mr. ~ once pizza is this awesome you don’t have to get rid of the foods you love – you simply enjoy the delicious better versions! ;))
After our delicious meal, we played games, made puzzles and did a little crafting and sewing – guess who can sew?
Yes, my little 5 year old hand sews and learned to sew buttons and stitch over the weekend ;)
So when I’m not busy working, you can usually find me either in the kitchen or crafting with my daughter… ;)
We are on a Holiday break so it will be a fun week to catch up on all kinds of family activities ;)
So far, 2013 is all good!
Please do share?
What is making you happy today?
How was your New Years and the first day of 2013?
Please reflect on your own happiness around you ~ what 3 things are you happy for?
To celebrate the Start to the New year…. here is A Fine Frenzy with “Now is the Start” ;)
ps. on an unhappy note, I don’t know what Facebook did by my whole newsfeed page just says : “There are no more posts to show right now.” Seriously! A blank page so I don’t get any updates on my favourite pages… – so if you’re not seeing me around it’s because I can’t see you! So frustrating. Is anyone else getting this on their Public Page too? If you have any idea how to fix this or know the number to Facebook’s customer service - please let me know ;)
Honestly, it’s a tough day and whole weekend to find happiness in.
Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut left me filling up with tears here and there, just randomly.
It left me squeezing my little girl tighter than ever ~ realizing that there’s parents out there that can’t squeeze their little ones….
There was also sickness – Miss G had a stomach bug of some kind that left us with little sleep and lots of clean up.
Gosh, it’s so hard when you’re left helpless watching a child suffer ~ again, tears.
Because I was actually *happy* that it was just a stomach bug and it will all be better soon…
So the weekend was rough, emotionally…
I feel like I got nothing done, oh and there’s so much to be done.
Oh wait, I did a whole recipe book! That’s a lot of happiness!
It’s been received very well, and I think I’m making others happy because of it too…
I am really bursting with happiness and gratitude and joy that things are alright here.
We dressed our Christmas tree,
we did a little bit of crafting, painting,
sewed a little gingerbread man cookie – and there’s an order for more ;)
It’s good to remember, that the secret to having it all is knowing you already do…
Today is a bit of a write off day for me… as both me and my girl got sick…. so it’s a little harder to find happiness in the day… but still, there’s lots to be happy about…
Over the weekend…
we went to my lil sister’s for dinner
then went out shopping
with a 20% coupon to Winners
when I used mine up,
I passed it to a lady in the lineup
(tis the season for giving, right?)
Saturday, was real sweet as
we ended up going to a pool
where my daughter (yes, my 5 year old)
went about teaching me to swim
I shared this on facebook one time, but she once said:
“Mommy, I’ll teach you how to swim.
You just have to believe in yourself.”
So this was that special day when she helped
me to swim ;) So how did I do?
I floated! That’s a big step, right?
Also I went to the sauna for a nice relaxing time…
but the pool combined with the sauna then getting out to the extreme cold
is quite possibly what got me sick!
So today is…
a pyjama day
lucky to be home with my little girl
lucky to be able to work from home still (although I do wish I could call in sick today)
happy that the mr. made an awesome dinner today
(vegan burger + buckwheat + sauteed red cabbage with another side of steamed veggies)
Since my daughter missed school,
we enjoyed making little cute things out of drying clay
and went looking for fairies in our home ~ and still do.
5 is really about believing in magic! *smile*
If only now a magic cleaning fairy could come flying in and clean up my house… ;)