Sunday, April 19, 2009

A little sunshine...

So, it's not like I need to tell you this, but life kinda sucks right now. I'm bummed out for everything that everybody is going through. We {luckily} haven't really been affected* by the current financial climate {knock on wood}, it still sucks to wake up everybody and hear about people losing their jobs, the rest of the world hates us, people killing themselves and/or their family due to job loss or stress, small and large stores closing, etc. Oh and on top of all that, I live in a very Republican heavy part of the country and every day somebody wants to ask me "how MY president is" and "am I happy with what's going on". I've been told more than once, by FRIENDS, that it's all my fault, etc. ACK! Give me a break! 

So, to try and get myself back in the grove of posting and shake off my bummies, I'm going to make a list of happy things that are happening to me now or in the near future. Feel free to add your good news in the comments, I'd love to hear as much good stuff as possible!

So here it goes...

~Our lovely daughter is almost done with her 4k year and will start Kindergarten in August at her wonderful school. We just love it there and couldn't be happier...well, tuition time is always a bummer. Thank god for auto-debit, it makes it much easier to write that check! She's learned so much in the past year and just keeps soaking in more. 

~She'll be home with me all summer, so we can spend lazy mornings cuddling and making omelettes and afternoons playing with chalk and running through the sprinklers. No getting up at 6 and rushing to be out the door by 7:15. I've signed her up for just the right amount of activities and camps and she should enjoy her 5th summer a ton. She'll turn 5 at the end of June and we're planning a wonderful party for it. 

~My sweet husband is incredibly supportive of all my crazy ideas. He supports my dream of owning and running a letterpress studio and just wants me to find my passion.  I feel so lucky to know that he wants me to be great at something. He told me today that "I was so good at so much, I just needed to decide what I wanted to pursue" It's a total load of crap, but what a sweetheart. I'm not really good at anything! :)

~I've got some great parties to throw and attend! What could be better than that? I'm helping throw Lil's end-of-school picnic in May and then there's her birthday in June. I'm helping a dear friend plan his wife's fabulous 40th birthday in June as well. It should be fun and over-the-top..and I don't have to pay for it. The best kind of party! We've got three sets of friends engaged right now, so I'm sure there will be fun parties thrown in their honors in the next couple of months. 

~We've got a couple of great trips planned for this next couple of months and they're pretty much back to back. We'll be here for a week in July with How's family. Then we're going here for this. We go every summer to wherever it is, but this summer, we'll be taking Lil with us. Chicago is such a great place to take kids and How has family there, so it was kind of a no-brainer. Our best friends will also be there for the meeting and they're bring their two kids.

and last, but certainly not least...

We decided today that we're going to go to NYC for this in September! We're going to have to buy tickets from a broker, but it's going to totally be worth it. We've been talking about seeing them somewhere "good" since we were married and this is our first chance. Dublin and London were out for obvious reasons, so NYC is the show we'll see. Should be an amazing show, though I'm actually afraid of how much the tickets will cost us. You only live once and anyway it's my birthday, anniversary and Christmas present all rolled into one. We're going to stay Thursday-Sunday and besides the show, I'm hoping we can finally get in here and experience the magic that is TK. Words can't decide how excited I am about this...but apparently I tried, since I just went on for 8 lines.  I'm sure you'll hear more about this trip in the next couple of months, since I'll be obsessed with the plans!

OK, these are the things that are making me happy right now. How about you?

ps~**Which one is it? Effected or Affected?

5 comments:

Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer said...

Life is hectic - we have food on our table and we are all healthy :-)

Just sold a bunch of jewelry at a trunk show in Oklahoma City ... and I've been doing plenty of side gigs helping people design their own blogs/websites for extra cash.

I feel a little frantic at times ... but I know we'll be ok.

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

Great! I forgot to add that we're healthy as well!

Arlynn said...

I like that yu're listing all of the wonderful, happy & exciting things going on right now!

My newly graduated Hubs just got a great job that we're totally stoaked about, we've just moved to a beautiful home in a lovely part of town, just this past wekend. And I'm SO excited to learn more about our new location & everything it has to offer...

And we're looking forward to celebrating our 1st anniversary at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island - yea!!! Couthing down those days...

XO

Regi S. said...

Aw all good stuff ! Still making me happy Obama won ! And I'm getting the "happy now" crap too. It's bullshit, and makes me feel even more confident in Obama instead of Palin/McCain.

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Welcome back!

Making me happy right now...my newly fixed press, my sleeping puppies, tulips blooming in my front garden, flowering trees