Monday, February 6, 2012

Good Morning, Sunshine, The Earth Says Hello!


I mean really.  Wow.

I haven't felt this good consistently in a long time.  That may come as a surprise for some of you, considering the fact that I bounce when I walk and when I don't have a smile on my face it's extremely bizarre. Having said that, this past year has been a difficult one for me emotionally.  Student teaching (while very rewarding) destroyed not only my immune system but also my spirit.  Graduating was awesome, having no immediate job prospects was not.  Getting a job was awesome -- still is.  Getting engaged was awesome.  Stressing about the wedding and not being able to plan prior to actually getting engaged: not awesome.  Living with my parents -- some days it's awesome.  Let's just put it that way.

So to be feeling this good. . .there is only one word to describe it:  AWESOME.  Yes, you can call Philip and me Captain and Mrs. Awesome.  (On a sad side note, no more Chuck!  HIMYM and Castle, pick up the slack!)  Today, I am feeling really thankful.  So I am going to make a short list of things I am thankful for (I promise I'll keep it short).

1.  Being excited to work out.

I cannot tell you how nice that is.  I was a chubbster as a kid and just walked everywhere in college and so didn't really exercise, but here in asphalt-only Phoenix it's really really hard to get out and exercise.  But this week I have done it every single day, in some form, and it feels fantastic.  This week is off to a good start -- it helps that I'm working closing shifts practically all week and can go do something in the mornings.

2.  Multigrain bread.

There is something just so perfect about multigrain bread -- the size of the slice, the taste of turkey and cucumber on it, the added bonus of feeling a little healthier than when you eat white bread, and that moment of rebellion when you tell carbs to suck it, you're going to enjoy them.

3.  Just cold enough days.

I am a cold junkie.  I like cold water.  I like cold weather.  I like ice cream any time of the year and/or day.  I like iced coffee.  I like cold onion rings and chicken strips and pizza and chinese food.  And days like this are the best -- when it's just cold enough to be refreshing but not so cold that you can't drive with the windows down and thoroughly enjoy it.  Perfection.

4.  Sweet fiances.

Is there a better way to start off a day than with a text that says, "Good morning, my beauty"?  No, there is not.

And 5. Classical music.

Bach rocks your socks and you know it.

Ahhhhhhh, Monday.  I am usually not so happy to see you, but today I'm ecstatic.  Tanks and planes for not being crappy.  :)

Here's to your Monday being FANDIDDLYTASTIC and a feeling of awesome carrying through to the rest of your week.


  1. I love happy posts. Sets me in a good mood, too, even though my Monday is almost over here in Germany. Awesome! ;)

  2. There's nothing a little Bach, Mozart or Stravinsky can't fix :)

  3. On a different note, I tagged you, Karen. You can read the whole thing and all about it on my blog: