Wednesday, July 16, 2014
100 Happy Days completed
Remember when I told you I was doing the 100 Happy Days project back in April? Well, I actually completed it! I know, you might be thinking "how hard is it to write down at least one thing that made you happy that day?" But some days are just one poo log after another being thrown your way and you really have to search for the happiness.
Some things were with the Mr...
(Day 4) 4/8- Looking through 1980 Christmas Wish Book online listening to Christmas music with Mr
(Day 5) 4/9- Singing the Muppets "Ain't Got No Room For Boring" song with Mr while making dinner.
(Day 10) 4/14- Got card and flowers from Mr
(Day 46) 5/20- Surprising Mr with Godzilla, lunch at favorite restaurant and fro-yo for the last day of vacation.
(Day 82) 6/25- Got mushy with the Mr over our first love note
Some things were remodel related...
(Day 9) 4/13- Ordered new couch/loveseat
(Day 60) 6/3- Starting the painting spree (the end result will make me happy) We got far
(Day 61) 6/4- All walls painted!
(Day 66) 6/9- Bought flooring
(Day 71) 6/14- Floor and baseboards laid
(Day 76) 6/19- Started staining the side table
(Day 94) 7/7- Started on 2nd armoire
Some things were family oriented...
(Day 16) 4/20- Sidewalk chalk at Easter/stopped by Grandma and Grandpa's on the way home (haven't seen them in years)
(Day 50) 5/24- Grandma saying "WHAT!?" when we said we dropped $75 for lunch at Sutro's at Cliff House. Shows she's still able to understand some situations.
(Day 52) 5/26- Cookout with mom
(Day 59) 6/2- Talking with aunt on the patio
(Day 75) 6/18- When grandpa gave me a check, Grandma said "I'll take one!"/When she "danced" to the cell ringtone
Some things were vacation/road trip highlights...
(Day 1) 4/5- Favorite restaurants in Mr's hometown
(Day 30) 5/4- 18 year anniversary...17 Mile Drive/Mission Ranch dinner
(Day 32) 5/6- Big Sur!/Seeing whales
(Day 35) 5/9- Brenda's pecan sauce French Toast! HOLY SH*T!
(Day 38) 5/12- 12 MILE WALK OF THE CITY! (Pac Heights to Ferry Bldg to Ghirardelli Sq to Pac Heights)
(Day 40) 5/14- Sutro Bath ruins hike
(Day 41) 5/15- Lafayette Park
(Day 83) 6/26- Hooky day! (Animals, picnic, antiquing)
(Day 99) 7/12- Indy with Chicago friends
Some things were mundane...
(Day 7) 4/11- Got address painted on curb
(Day 21) 4/25- Got dishwasher parts FINALLY
(Day 48) 5/22- Getting flowers planted
(Day 92) 7/5- Sitting for an hour between errands with no TV or noise on
Some things were reaching because the day wasn't so hot...
(Day 18) 4/22- Migraine was finally gone
(Day 22) 4/26- Seriously crappy day but at least lunch was almost free with gift card
(Day 84) 6/27- Early workout!
(Day 85) 6/28- Woke up which means I'm alive, so...there's that.
I'll admit there were times I was a few days behind so I really had to keep on top of it but ultimately I think it was a good thing to do. It forces you to look at each day and find the happiness even if by normal standards you would say the day is a flusher.
Each day above ground is a gift and we should all appreciate the things that make us happy whether it's something big like seeing Big Sur or a shining moment of clarity from your ailing grandma to the little things we take for granted like getting dishwasher parts and being blessed enough to afford them when needed to sitting in quiet without all the noise of the boob tube or even music.
I might just keep this up!
Did you do the 100 Happy Days project? Would you start now, if you didn't?
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