A few weeks back a friend of mine invited me (and several others -- all of her Facebook actually) to participate in a 100 happy days challenge. (Did I already blog about this? I don't think so.) I decided to participate because quite frankly I could use a good dose of happy in my life right now. That's not to say that I'm not happy, just that I've been having a really hard time lately. We had 2 babies born in the ward to friends of mine yesterday and today and unfortunately for me it's like a moth to flame -- I'm drawn to it but I just can't handle it right now. Which reminds me too that at the pool today William was throwing in pool toys and Megan was "swimming" to get them and after about 5 minutes she asked me to take over because "I just can't handle this anymore mommy." Made me laugh. Also made me wonder how many times I've said that lately that she's picked up that exact phrase.
Anyway, I'm sitting here pretty much sobbing and I thought I just need to get my mind off of this and I haven't posted any of my 100 Happy Days pictures at all and we're a few weeks in so maybe I should catch up a little and remind myself of all the wonderful things I have in my life to make me happy.
Happy Day #1 -- This beautiful text print came in the mail today!! Now I can start on a quilt I am super excited about! (Ok so I've decided to add further commentary in parenthesis because I can type much easier and faster on the computer than on my phone -- so I've got all the fabric cut but haven't even started on the sewing yet because, ironically, I'm in the middle of a baby quilt for a friend. But I can't even tell you how happy fabric makes me. Unfortunately, when I get too happy about fabric, our bank account gets pretty sad.
Happy Day #2 -- Three kids all happily engaged in coloring (or eating markers). No fighting, no whining. Just peace. For a few minutes at least! (Megan is still our little artist -- more about that later -- Abby likes to do what her sister does and William likes to draw on pretty much everything with marker. He knows when it's crayons and isn't quite as excited about it.)
Happy day #3 -- Fabulous fabric shopping with a fantastic friend!!!!! (So now I'm wondering how many of my happy days photos will be fabric related . . . but I do have the best friends here. Amazing support system.)
Happy Day #4 -- I should have taken a picture of the crepes! But a morning spent at a girly baby shower for a dear friend was a great way to spend the Saturday. Baby girl things are too much fun!! (So the girl whose baby shower this was had her baby today -- and I'm so so happy for her but, yeah, girly things are super fun!)
Happy Day #5 -- I'm always touched when people are thoughtful of my children. Today a friend at church brought the girls colorful feathers from her parrot. It made their day and mine!!!
Happy Day #6 -- After weeks of watching the nature Duckumentary, I finally took William to see them live and in person. Now we need to go to the zoo!! (William screams at all birds and tries to follow them. He also really really loves dogs and just runs up to them which is not good actually. I'm trying to teach him to wait and ask to pet them first. If you haven't seen the nature Duckumentary that's narrated by Paul Giamatti you need to see it -- it's great.)
Hmmm, I'm missing Day #7 -- I'll have to find it.
Day # 8 -- Some days you have to create happy. Grocery shopping -- bad idea. Library -- bad idea. Park with lunch and scooters -- good idea. Now that William is happy hopefully I can be! And there's always nap time coming.
Day # 9 -- Pool weather already? I love the kids playing outside every day!!
Well that's a start. I do feel better actually. Now to get the rest of them up to date so that I'm not so behind!