I'd like to start doing a post (at least once a week but ideally several times a week) about things that make me happy in a given day (time period). These things will be listed in no particular order and will help remind me of everything that I have to be thankful for and everything that actually goes "right" in my life. The term "Happiness Is" comes from a song I remember from my childhood with the same name. I don't remember all the lyrics but I remember that "happiness is different things to different people" being a part of the chorus so that is what I chose as my title for these posts.
* my snow boots that I bought in September. I got them from the Bass Pro Shop in the little boys section. The Little Guy has the same pair, just a different size. I figured it was pretty pointless to buy them but they were only $40 so I figured if I even got to wear them once, I'd be happy. They have turned out to be the best winter clothing purchase I have ever made. With all the snow we have gotten this winter they have kept my feet warm and dry (a first for me in the winter) on so many days. I can even play in the snow in them because they are so high and water proof.
* sleeping in 10 minutes this morning. It might not seem like much to some, but I have such a hectic morning schedule (especially when we have the Little Guy to get to daycare) with trying to catch my bus and be a good wife and make a lunch and get coffee brewing that I savor any extra sleeping time I can get. Since it's Friday I decided to catch a few more zzz's since I knew traffic would be lighter and I could catch a later bus.
* watching the Olympics with the husband and the Little Guy. I love sports but the husband is usually reserved to just watching our favorite home teams play. So the fact that I can get him to watch skiing, snowboarding, international hockey and even ice dancing is quite the accomplishment. And we have an American to root for in a majority of the events so he feels like he IS watching a home team.
* a diet cola in a cup with ice. I love a fountain cola and we have a fountain at work. However, we recently (to be more green) switched to recycled plastic cups from Styrofoam. The cola just doesn't taste the same. So now, I buy a bottle and put ice in a cup (or a reusable mug) and savor it that way. I love my diet cola.