Happy Thursday from a happy girl! The little things today have made me so happy.
The day started with frustration, and the nagging-ness of a task that had to be completed but was dependant on someone else...sheesh it's a long story. But a major task I have been working on was brought to a screeching halt while I awaited access to a 9-digit number. Just 9 little numbers to open the floodgate and let things proceed. But getting that number? Not so easy. And then, with one phone call finally returned, I had those 9 numbers written securely on a sticky note, and BOOM! There went the floodgate flying open!! Within 20 minutes of that phone call, I had the task COMPLETE!! I literally felt as if a 50 pound weight pack had been pulled off my back.
I also got my hair cut this morning. ALWAYS a happy day! That's another good 10 pounds lifted off my head when it's all said and done. You've probably never run your fingers through my hair, unless you are Brad or Marlece, but I have enough hair on my head for all of us. So getting it cut is truly cutting out a whole lotta weight!
I left for that appointment feeling uptight and frustrated. Just because of a poor night's sleep, followed by some kid-driven frustration immediately upon waking up, followed quickly by the frustration of the above mentioned task hanging over my head. Then I had my head massaged, hair cut and styled...so much better. Then I came home to find that the two kids left behind had cleaned the kitchen and all three bathrooms while I was gone! Talk about an uplift to the heavy mind! After I questioned them thoroughly on who they were and what they had done with my real children, I let out a big sigh....a sigh of, in that moment, complete and utter satisfaction.
Then the task was wrapped up, three huge boxes were taken to the Fed-Ex man, who is going to return the mountain of uniform samples that had over-taken my living room, and I was feeling so good that we all stopped at Trader Joes to get some pizza dough. I left without pizza dough, but with lots of totally unnecessary items. My kids are eating meatless corndogs and eggplant cutlets for dinner tonight. Why? I don't know. They are meat-eaters, but were curious what meatless corndogs would taste like. And why not? I also got a frozen carrot cake (gasp!!) that looked good. I feel all celebrational at having taken so much weight off today!
And it's Thursday, which means date night with Brad! I'm always a happy girl on Thursday for that reason alone.
And Alex is going to be rehearsing all this next week to perform with a local production of Pirates of Penzance. His first musical! And another paid gig!! My children's success in any form is a great happiness.
And I've discovered that I love running on our high school track. It's so rubbery and squishy and oh-so-kind to my feet. AND I get my new running shoes tomorrow.
Can you feel the happiness????
I have spent so much time this last week looking for a good cheer song for my squad's dance this year. I have it solidly narrowed down to 3 or 4 songs. I have listened to lots of songs. Lots. Of. Songs. Out of those songs, I found this happy song. It didn't make the final cut, but I think it could be so cute. And it sure sticks in your head. And today I'm a happy girl, so I thought I'd share this with you...