Friday Things: Making Me Happy

October 22, 2010

In order to lighten the mood around here, and to make it seem a little less like a self-help website, here are some things that have been inspiring me, exciting me, and making me happy lately.

Planning epic road trips

David and I decided that even though we are on a fast track to pay off our debt and save money by making tons of sacrifices financially, for our mental health we want to have vacations to look forward to. We’ve been putting away a little each month and will continue to do so until next summer when we hope to be able to take our trip. Our plan is to drive from here all the way up the Pacific coast and then back a different way. And even though we won’t be able to go for awhile, planning it is half the fun!

Christmas Coming

I’m one of those people who will listen to holiday music all year long. Christmas is my favorite, and I’m especially looking forward to it this year since I know I won’t have to work. I’m ready to wear winter sweaters and send out cards. I’m ready to see the decorations go up and pick out gifts. And I certainly have some things on my wish list considering I haven’t bought myself anything significant in months and months. :)

Old Favorites

I pulled out my Gilmore Girls DVD’s and started the whole series from the beginning. This show is like comfort food to me. It soothes my soul.


David and I are closer than ever, our dogs have been on their best behavior lately, and the house is clean. I’m reading two good books, wearing a great pair of jeans, and am probably even going to cook some dinner tonight. So I’m doing fine, really.



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Comments on Friday Things: Making Me Happy

  1. 1

    From Lauren from Texas:

    So glad to hear. All these things make me very happy. :)

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    From Marlena:

    I’m glad you found a few rays of sunshine. :-)

  3. 3

    From Meghan:

    It is amazing what a good pair of jeans can do for your whole outlook on life. The boy makes fun of me because I have been shopping for jeans for the past 6 months. I finally found my awesome jeans on amazon on sale. He said it was luck — I call it FATE (not really, but it sounded cool, right?)

  4. 4

    From Meghan:

    PS: Gilmore Girls = amazingness.

  5. 5

    From Tabaitha:

    Pulling at Gilmore Girls always makes me happy too.

  6. 6

    From rachieannie:

    Every fall is a gigantic signal that it’s Gilmore Girls time again. I start at the beginning and let them be the soundtrack to my life. It doesn’t matter if I’m right there watching or in the other room cleaning or cooking, the sound of their voices bring me to my happy place. So far this year I have made it through seasons 1-3 and just started on season 4. Even my husband is getting in on the GG action, which of course makes my heart that much happier!

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    From becca:

    I just did the GG thing a while back when I wasn’t feeling too hot about life either. Filled in my quiet until I was okay with everything again. I agree, they are amazing. Like reuniting with old friends.

  8. 8

    From Nicole:

    Such a happy, fun post!

  9. 9

    From Elizabeth:

    I can’t wait to start hearing Christmas carols again–I’ve missed them!

    I love the things you’re looking forward to, especially that road trip.

  10. 10

    From San:

    Great things to love! I am with you on all of them! :)

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    From steph anne:

    If you do happen to go through Arizona, let me know! :) I’m with you about Christmas – I can’t wait!

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