Things That Make Me Happy: #91-#96
I didn’t have time to get this completed yesterday, so you’re getting this today… But there’s only ONE MORE after this!
#91: Autumn (and cooler weather!)
This summer has been exceedingly hot in New York. I’ve gathered that it’s been pretty warm in most of the country, as well. The winters here are so unbearably cold that I usually look forward to summer weather, but this year I think Mother Nature went a tiny bit overboard on warming things up! For the past few weeks, all I’ve heard anyone talk about is how much they are looking forward to autumn! I am too! Cooler weather, with just a touch of warmth to keep things comfortable, is my kind of weather. Jean, a t-shirt, with a light sweater or cardigan is my favorite way to dress. Hopefully autumn doesn’t come and go too quickly!
#92: Candy corn
When we were driving back to the city over Labor Day weekend, Erik insisted that we stop at Cracker Barrel for dinner. When we were done eating, we mosied through their country store, where I spotted some little packs of mixed candy that looked so yummy, especially since they had candy corn inside. But I didn’t really want the other kinds of candy (I couldn’t really tell what was in there), so I was bemoaning my lack of candy corn to Erik. Then, a couple nights ago after our church home community meeting, Erik surprised me with a pack of candy corn! Yay! I was so excited I did a little happy dance on the corner of Columbus Avenue. I don’t care who saw me! I had candy corn! (And I still do… I’m trying not to eat it too quickly – not to mention it does a number on my blood sugars!).
They are a pretty. That’s why they make me happy. Here’s another shot of the rainbow we saw at Niagara Falls:
I grew up in Oregon, which meant recycling was law. I’m serious. The canister for our recycling was twice the size of the canister for our garbage. You had to recycle because there was no way that you could physically fit in a week’s worth of garbage into that little bin. So recycling became a way of life. We didn’t even need sort after awhile, which made it extra easy. When I moved to New Jersey, they did not make recycling easy for me, and it made me sad. But now, in NYC, we have a place to put our recycling and it is easy again! And I love recycling. Most of the time I’m not particularly environmentally friendly, but I know how important recycling is and it makes me happy that I can finally do it again. I was sort of feeling like I was going to hell for awhile…
#95: Church retreats
This weekend is the church retreat through the church that Erik and I attend. It’s not a very long retreat, but I love being able to get out of the city after a crazy week and just relax and enjoy the gals who attend my church. Eat some good food, have a bonfire and hopefully make some new friends! I don’t know how that couldn’t make someone happy.
#96: Crossing things off my checklist
We found a DJ for our wedding this week, courtesy of my mom, and I am so happy to cross another item off my checklist. When I was working, I used to make checklists to keep myself organized and on task, and I loved checking things off my list. It made me feel so accomplished. I also tend to be a little forgetful so it was a great way to help me remember what I have already done. I don’t necessarily like wedding planning (it’s a little stressful, in case you didn’t know), but we have more and more things being checked off our list, which really makes this long-distance planning bride happy!