My lunch break walks...
Walking a few miles in the middle of the day while listening to an audiobook makes me happy.
Dog walks with Declan...
Walking by our house...
New England in Autumn makes me happy.
I was driving home with Maggie after volleyball practice and we got rear-ended. Boo. I got out and the other driver got out and there was bumper damage and we exchanged info and I got her phone number. When we got home, Phil said it was just scratches to the bumper which is plastic and won't rust. It's also a ten year old Honda Odyssey with lots of other scratches all over, so we decided not to get it fixed. I sent the other driver this text and I thought her response was sweet and full of relief.
Being kind to strangers makes me happy.
I am in utter disbelief that October is almost over and Advent is right around the corner. These candles always seem to sell out, so here's you're friendly reminder.
Christmas prepping makes me happy.
One of my coworkers always has a bowl of candy in her office, and sometimes you just need a little chocolate after lunch, ya know? I had never had a Reese's Take5 but wow! These make my mouth happy. My thighs, not so much.
Declan's (age 8) prayer this morning was for "JP to be safe and have fun in Ireland this weekend" and Brendan (age 6) prayed for "God to change the weather on Halloween because it's supposed to rain" and Xander (age 11) prayed for "Mom to not blast Halloween music when she drops us off at school because it's so embarrassing" .
These thoughtful and funny little boys make me so happy. (As does embarrassing them!)
Phil made Giada's White Bean and Chicken Chili for our lunches for the week and isn't food just always more delicious when someone else does the hard work of making it? He always makes me happy.
Eamon got his permit yesterday!! Having an *almost* extra driver in the house makes me very happy.
We have a lot on tap for this weekend, but we also have a pretty free Saturday which makes me soooo happy! I hope you all have a wonderful LAST OCTOBER weekend. Get those Halloween and All Saints Day costumes ready :)