A Few Things That are Making me Smile

Happy hump day, my friends!

Today was an odd day.  Nothing was exactly bad about it, but it felt long and exhausting and I was grateful for the little things that made me smile.  So I thought I would share them with you 🙂

1. Tomorrow is ‘Friday’

Thank goodness for the 3 day weekend, family time, and a chance to recoup.

2. This adorable new purchase that I found at TJ Maxx for $10

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The colors and the saying spoke to me just perfectly.

3. This super healthy dinner

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Kris knew I was having a rough day so he graciously poured me a glass of wine when I got home.  Then he cut up all of our Easter eggs for egg salad which I ate straight out of the bowl with a side of tortilla chips and french onion dip.  I’m not proud.  Although last night I had chips, french onion dip, and jelly beans for dinner.  So I think it’s safe to say that I’ve used up all of my “new job and life, stress eating” free passes.

4. Leftover chili and cornbread for lunch with the juiciest blackberries EVER

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5. Wegman’s chocolate cherry trail mix

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Caution: you will want to eat the whole bag in one sitting.

6. B snuggles

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B always knows when I’ve had a rough day or when I’m feeling sad.  She sure knows how to press my buttons sometimes, but she always knows when I need some extra loving.  She also knows when I’m taking her picture and likes to attack the camera.  Luckily I snuck one in before the attack.  AND she ate both breakfast and dinner today!

7. Emails & texts from old coworkers/friends

I received some texts and emails this week from my old coworkers that made me smile.

8. This SNL Serial skit

If you have not listened to the Serial podcast, you need to stop what you’re doing and start listening.  And then you should probably plan to accomplish nothing for the next 8-10 hrs.  I have listened to the podcast series almost twice now, and I still can’t get enough.  It’s the best thing to happen to road trips since satellite radio  Yesterday Kris sent me the SNL skit based on the podcast and it was too good.  If you’ve listened, you have to see this:

I hope some of these things will make you smile today as well!

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4 thoughts on “A Few Things That are Making me Smile

  1. enjoyed the serial parody. i’ve been a fan of this american life for years now, and a friend told me about serial, but i hadn’t listened until the parody reminded me. i’ve now downloaded it and am listening to episode 1 at my desk! thanks for posting, shae-shae… hope your pgh-to-buffalo transition goes smoothly. sending positive vibes your way – xo

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