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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Things That Are Making Me Happy Today

I am a person who is much too easily amused. Here are some things that have made me happy today!

Today while walking the dog, I came upon a little pile of poop. Why should this get my blood pumping? I think it's deer poop! I have not yet ever seen a deer in my yard, but here is evidence that one was actually here! I went on Google and typed in "deer droppings" and sure enough, I found pictoral evidence that this came from a deer. See, it's oval shaped. If it had dropped out of a bunny's ass, it would be perfectly round.

I think it was eating this smushed up pumpkin. This used to be a pretty white pumpkin that sat on my red bench. I told my son to put it in the garbage or throw it onto the riverbank, NOT to put it in my driveway flower garden! Then again, maybe the deer dragged it up to my garden. Yeah, right.

This little Paris plate that I found in an antique shop a few years ago makes me happy because it reminds me of my trip to Paris almost 10 years ago.

I keep my perfume on it. This perfume makes me happy because I can now use perfume every day again! We were discouraged from wearing perfume at work because some people find it annoying, it could trigger unpleasant memories, and lastly, why would we want to be attractive to clients? Good point! Now I can wear my Dolce and Gabbana, Estee Lauder Beautiful, Bath and Body Brown Sugar and Fig, Calvin Klein Eternity, Burberry Brit, and my Ralph Lauren Ralph perfume. Not all at once though.

New panties! Half price new panties! In pretty and fun colors! Oh yes, these make me happy! Also makes me happy that I have lost so much weight that it was actually necessary to buy new panties!

This new edition of Country Living makes me happy! I LOVE this cover. Living in a bedroom like that would make me extremely happy.

It makes me happy to slip on this ring that used to belong to my mother. For about a year after she died, I wore it. Then my brother, who had bought it for her demanded I give it to him as he wanted to give it to his fiancee, who later became his wife. I was very upset because I really loved this ring. About two years ago, my sister-in-law was going through some things and decided to give it to me. She said it rightly belonged to me and she had never worn it anyhow. I was thrilled to get it back!

My new sweater with all the spangly stuff makes me happy! I got it on sale for only $15 (before I found out that I was going to be unemployed). I wore it today.

Getting invited to my former workplace for a luncheon to honor a co-worker who is moving to a new office makes me happy. We had salad, garlic bread, lasagna, and Oreo cookie dessert! It all made my mouth very happy! Not sure what it did to my blood suger though. Oh well, this means I have to work extra hard on the treadmill. Good food and good friends...great combination!

Despite everything that is going on in my life, I truly am feeling really happy today. Right now it feels like a long overdue vacation, and I am excited about having time to actually do the things I need to do, and some time to do things I have wanted to do.

By the way, you guys had some great ideas for my new apartment! When we get in and get settled, I'll show you what I came up with. Some things might have to wait for later, but at least I'll have the vision of what to do.

Have a great Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Well Kady, I'll not worry about you anymore your doing wonderful.:)


Jill said...

I am glad you are happy! I got new panties yesterday too! :) Now if that deer would only be there when you are outside you could take a pic of it.

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! Oh, I'm so happy know you're happy! I had meant to tell you - you look fantastic! I'm so proud for you to be able to loose all the weight! You look so great and I really like your new hair do!
Now, I don't think I've ever seen deer poo before. It's actually kinda pretty, isn't it? lol
New panties are always nice, especailly in a smaller size! Woo Hooness! The ring is very pretty and I'm so glad your sister-in-law gave it to you! Look look lovely in your new sweater. Stay strong, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Helen said...

Hello there ... I had the same reaction when my Country Living arrived a few days ago. I love that magazine. I am a perfume person like you and now that I am not in an office environment every day I am free to wear what I want too. Yea!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Hi Happy Kady!!!!!!! It's unbelievable to me the transformation that has taken place just in your face from losing so much weight. You look so much different! I am so damn proud of you for the positive attitude you've kept through all of your health issues. And look at you now.
Going through another hard time, and still finding joy in the little things. New panties, wearing perfume. Deer shit. ROFL

Justine :o )

kat449 said...

Wow is ALL I can say. I am so inspired by your faith. Thank you for the fabulous post on my blog...ohhhh im comin to OHIO you can count on a visit...I am off the wall w/ excitement.
Im leaving you my email addy. would you be so kind to email me your new home addy. (Love the new digs) I love ya Kady...keep Rockin sister. Im stinkin proud of you. (((Kat)))

BittersweetPunkin said...

Kady, you made me LOL on the deer poop comment!

You look amazing and I am so glad you got that ring back!

I know you will make your new apartment very has a lot of potential....I personally like older homes better as they go better with my old things and antiques!!


Smilingsal said...

I like that new red sweater, and your mom's ring is unique! Stay happy!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love your outlook...and I love that you find simple things in life to make you happy. We could all learn a thing or two from you..that's for sure!!!

bj said...

kADY, you are doing so so well..I am proud of you for a lot of reasons; one being your GREAT attitude. Losing the weight has been a major plus in your life, the new sweater looks nice. I like your apartment. Did you sell your house yet?
Hang on and know that better times are right around the corner!
hugs, bj

Grandma Jeanne Peaches said...

I just love to see my friend happy and always look forward to your post. This time you have reminded me of my mom who used to sing to me "Count your blessings". This is Something we all should do.
Many hugs!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great attitude! Great things that make you happy! Keep smiling. laurie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Kady it makes my heart sing to hear you and your positive attitude! Your blog has always been such an open and honest blog, straight from your heart!

Keep being happy Dear Kady, i salute you!

Donna said...

Kady, you are such an inspirational person. Do you know that? I loved reading about the things that make you happy.. And I'm so glad that your sister-in-law gave you back your mom's ring. It looks beautiful on your finger. And, by the way, you look amazing!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Lori said...

Kady, Your so funny! Yep, it is deer poop alright! And let me tell you since the snow melted here I can tell the rabbits did some major fertilizing on my yard!!! Lori