Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today's Happys

Today was a case of struggling to find the happy stuff, but there was still LOTS of happy to find! This may not be as hard as I think. It was a long and exhausting day at work and I have to get up early tomorrow morning, but here's a quick post of happy stuff from today...I'm really loving keeping a record of all this stuff by the way!

  • Dead orchid flowers. My dear friend Debi turned me on to the beauty of dead flowers and it's something I always take the time to appreciate now and I always think of her whenever I see beautiful dead flowers :) It's sad that I can't keep an orchid alive for the LIFE of me, but at least these flowers are still beautiful even when they die :p Maybe I can do something with them!
  • My fortune from my chinese food tonight...this should be the slogan for this project!
  • I posted this on instagram, but last night (or early this morning), I was outside on my patio and noticed my jalapeño pepper plant was leaning over. I discovered it was because this monster of a jalapeño was ready to be picked! I've never grown a jalapeño this big!
  • Getting in 30 minutes of reading time before work. That's rare these days. I'm really loving this book. Just hope I can finish it this month so that I have SOMETHING read for the month :/ It's been a bad month for reading.
  • Neutrogena pink grapefruit face wipes. Seriously. They're so refreshing!
  • Sweet emails from friends :) I'm awful at returning emails these days, but I seriously have the sweetest friends.
  • One of my friends, Sharon, sent me a link that I absolutely loved! She said it made her think of me :) Therapists using gardening as a counseling technique. LOVE THIS! I've actually done it myself with a few clients with fantastic results. It worked really well in couples counseling with a couple that knew nothing about gardening...I had them start a vegetable garden and maintain it and they loved it and it really brought them together again. Anyway, here's the link! Hope this catches on in the field!
Hope everyone is having a good week!


Anonymous said...

That is SO COOL!!!! abt the couples therapy and gardening! really.
Also, to respond to your comment at my blog of late, yes - read The Good American cuz they enter the US thru NOLA! So that's cool and likely why Nancy thought you might like it.
AND... Something else I wanted to say but can't recall already. I will just go to Instagram and find you there. ;)
Thx for the reminder to buy some jalapeno peps for my fish dip recipe.

Debi said...

Aww, do you know how big my heart is smiling now over your appreciation of dead flowers? Soooo very big, indeed. Oh my gosh, and how I love your fortune! So very appropo! And can I just say how cool you are for getting some of your clients gardening?!! I'm sure that wouldn't be something that would help everyone, but for those clients you think it would help, well just cool. :D

Beth F said...

I am so tempted to try 100 days ... but I can already predict that I'd get to day 25 and then the project would fizzle out. I'm enjoying following your 100 days, though.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing about Neil Gaiman! His short stories are not reliably my most favorites of his work, but I am down for any Neil Gaiman idea delivery system. :D

DesLily said...

I don't do the 100 days would be impossible for me..but I did have two happy days this month... which is incredible for me! First my mail from the Blue Angels and then, ..and then, (..and then along came Jones..nevermind you wouldn't know that song)..and then.. I got this fantastic card from my baby boy!!!!! Thank you there you go you had a "happy find of a card for your mama"!

Anonymous said...

A wise fortune indeed. :-D

Carole McDonnell said...

Love the happies. Hope is so's such a discipline though.