10 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

I feel like I have been in my usual January/February rut the past two weeks. Old Man Winter and his partner-in-crime Captain Work Stress have had me feeling a little down. However, I think I have turned a corner, because today I have a lot of reasons to be happy.

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10: A healthy girl after a sick day this week.

9: A couple of work obstacles crossed. Without going into detail, there were some tasks hanging over my head that I completed this week.

8: The new Barefoot Contessa special premieres this weekend. I can’t wait to see what kind of delicious meals Ina and her adorable hubby Jeffrey eat while in Paris.

7: My daughter’s Jeopardy dance. My husband and I are long-time Jeopardy fans. We watched it in the hospital while we awaited our daughter’s birth, and she watched it the very first day of her life. She now does a really funny dance nightly to the song they play during final Jeopardy.

6: Planning a beach vacation. It is still four months away, but thinking about the beach always gives me a jolt.

5: Two hilarious cards from friends in the past two weeks. I love it when people truly understand my love for hand-written correspondence and witty stationery.

4: Good books. I am nearly finished with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and I have two other intriguing books waiting in the wings to be cracked.

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3: Beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers sent to my office from my dear grandmother. She has sent me flowers at school or work every Valentine’s Day from the time I was a little girl. I love that tradition and I love her.

2: A much-needed date night this weekend with my husband to include Zoolander 2 and a romantic dinner.

1: Spring is near. OK, so it is still more than a month away, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What is making you happy this week?

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