Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happiness Is...

- The Little Guy pitching in his first game last week. He threw 4 or 5 strikes and walked a few batters so he wasn’t happy with himself so we did our best to tell him how proud we all are of him. He said he was afraid of hitting someone (like he did in practice) but he didn’t and we told him that he should be proud of accomplishing that goal. Even though his debut was on Thursday (the day of the official phone call about the end of my pregnancy) it was so much fun to watch him and cheer for him and try to calm him down when we could tell that he was getting frustrated. I can’t wait for him to pitch again.


- The weather lately. In our area of the country we have a habit of getting about 2 weeks of Spring and then it jumps straight to hot and humid Summer temperatures. This year we are definitely having a Spring. It’s been in the low 70’s for about a week now and even though we’ve had some pretty chilly days, it’s nice to make a slow transition to Summer.

- Strawberries and fruit dip for an after dinner snack. The fruit dip is really easy to make and it’s not that bad for you even though it tastes like it is. Just mix one tub of cool whip lite with most of the contents of a container of blueberry yogurt. It’s best to let the cool whip soften in the fridge for a while before mixing. And I guess you could add the whole container of yogurt but I don’t. Then just dip the berries (any berries, really) in the mixture and enjoy. Everyone loves it when I make it for get togethers.

- Rubbing the tummy of my Gizmo. He’s the sweetest little cat. When I come out of our bedroom in the morning he’s waiting for me and he throws himself down on the floor to expose that soft fluffy belly and just lets me rub and rub and rub. He rolls back and forth and meows and squeaks....it’s great. He does this when I come home from work on most days, too. He purrs so loudly and just looks at me with big loving eyes....melts my heart.

- Writing this post. It’s not easy right now to come up with happy things but there are things that make me smile and I do have things to get out of bed for every day. I have a job, a car, a house, a husband, a step son, my parents, other extended family, kitties and my overall health. All things to be happy about.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I too have to count the little blessings each day. Guess if I didn't I'd go crazy.
((( Hugs )))

someday-soon said...

You are such a strong lady, I love reading your happiness lists =)

Alex said...

I'm so proud of you for writing this post. I know it's hard to focus on the positive stuff, but it's so very important! Sending you a hug today...

Lissie said...

I am very impressed! And I am gonna go home and have berries with your dip! Keep up the great attitude and I'll keep sending positive thoughts your way.

Fran said...

Yes this post must have been incredibly difficult to write right now. Hats off to you lady

Amanda said...

I love these lists..

That fruit dip sounds delicious!

Kelly said...

I'm so proud of you to be taking steps to try to remember the positive things, in the midst of the heartbreak that you're enduring.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're doing okay. Hugs.

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