Monday, January 24, 2011

Happiness Is...

- feeling PROactive in my attempt to expand our family.  It feels good to have a plan (and an appointment) in place.  I'm trying not to get carried away on the Hope Train, but it's hard.  For now I am just happy to be doing something.

- going to a small crop on Saturday and getting 12 pages done.  I could have done more, but I ran out of pictures.  That never happens...well I guess I can't say never.  I need to print some more to keep my streak going.

- my new winter coat from Land's End.  It's so warm...and I have needed it so much this winter.  It was 10 degrees this morning and the only thing that was cold on me was my legs (from mid thigh down).  I bought it online which is very tricky for me because I really like trying coats on, but it turned out to fit just fine.

- trying a new recipe and realizing how GOOD it is.  I made homemade chicken pot pie last week from a recipe I got online.  YUMMY...and the family loved it too.  We had it 2 nights in a row!  It's great comfort food for this time of year.

- ordering curtains for our bedroom and our office and getting a great deal.  I went to the store last weekend while they were having a buy one get one 50% off sale on curtains.  Found the ones I wanted but they didn't have enough.  The sales lady said that she would check the computer because sometimes when she orders them they ring up for even less.  She was right!  The regular price was $30 so buying 6 (we have 3 windows) would have put me at $135.  When she ordered them all online for store delivery, they came up to $15 each...for us math whizzes that's a total of $90!  Wow!  Today, I got an e-mail from the store with an offer for an extra 15% off (for 5 hours only) and free shipping so I ordered some for the office.  My order total was $81 with a savings of $103 between the sale and the extra % off.  I did good, if I do say so myself.  Can't wait until they all get here.  The bedroom curtains will ship to the store for free shipping.

- my iPhone...what can I say about it?  I love reading blogs and commenting (when I can) while on the go.  It's great.  Plus, I love having FB right at my fingertips.  My husband has called me a dork on several occasions because of what I'm posting these days.  I can't help it...I love being able to post on the move and in the moment.  :-)  And if that makes me a dork, well so be it.

 - finding a great deal on reusable bags.  You know those grocery bags that everyone under the sun is selling to get us to cut back on plastic bags?  Well I finally bought some.  I didn't want to pay the price for the ones that I really liked and then others were...not my taste per se.  Walking through the sports store yesterday I found a huge rack of Capitals bags on clearance for all of .23 each!  I picked up 10!  Now that's a deal.  AND it doesn't matter what store I'm shopping at when I fill those bags.  Go me for being greener!


Alex said...

What a great list! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend... So excited for your upcoming appointment!

A said...

Love all these things! I love my reusable bags- so much less mess! I also got reusable PRODUCE bags for Christmas, and they are so cool!!! (They are fine mesh and you can wash the veggies IN the bag!)

Praying your proactive plans will be fruitful (HUG)

Kelly said...

I enjoyed your list!

Leslie said...

I have sorry I have been a real slacker in the commenting department. I love, love, love your list!!! I can not wait to hear about your appt on the 10th!! All my fingers/toes are crossed!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Tammy, I usually read your blog in the middle of the night. I am a faithful reader, I swear. But as much as I also love my iPhone, I have to admit that sometimes I can't deal with typing out comments on it, especially when half-asleep, and make a mental note to instead comment in the morning on my laptop. Which obviously is not a perfect solution, because I often get caught up in other things. But am I reading your every post and SO EXCITED about your new plan. I cannot wait to follow up to your BFP, hon. YIPPY!