Wednesday, September 17, 2014

10 Happy Things

Belle and Whitney tagged me in that "10 things" Instagram challenge that's being passed around, and I decided to turn it into a little blog post!  (I am in awe of those of you who write essays on your phones.  I can't do it - mostly because they're too hard to edit.  Obviously.)  So here you have them:

10 things that make me happy this morning

1. Jon arriving tomorrow!

2. a tidy and organized apartment prepared for cohabitation

3. Charlie's grunts and sighs as he gets comfortable on his bed

4. a long catch-up phone call with my sister

5. the luxury of having fresh flowers in my home every week

6. the new Hunger Games trailer

7. a spontaneous and affectionate email from my best friend in London

8. how everyone has cheered for Jon and me throughout our visa process

9. training for my upcoming 10k and feeling fitter after every run

10. planning Thanksgiving in Charlottesville and Christmas in England

And I'm tagging ten of my favorite Instagrammers to join in.  What's making you happy right now?

Oops - I wrote this on Wednesday night to be go live on Thursday morning and hit "publish" rather than "schedule" so it went up Wednesday night!  Now, on Thursday morning as I add this postscript, Jon really is arriving tomorrow.
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  1. I don't always have fresh flowers in my house, but Beau surprised me with roses Monday after work. :)

  2. I was never one for fresh flowers and still have not bought any but since turning 29 I am feeling this urge for them in my house!

  3. hoooooray for Jon arriving soon! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. I love this! And I especially love number one-- so happy for you! As I was reading this, I thought that I would have to write a similar post just for fun. I've really been contemplating diving back into more regular blogging (I think it's something about the weather) and had been brainstorming simple ideas to get me writing again. And then, there I was at the bottom of your post. I'll have to go the blog route as well. That is just entirely too much typing for a phone keyboard. :)

  5. Yay! We are also going to be in England for Christmas :) I know tomorrow will be an amazing day that has been long coming! x

  6. it's the best place for Christmas, I think :)

  7. it's the nesting of maturity... or something :P

  8. and didn't they brighten things up? you'll get hooked!

  9. Thanks for tagging me! I'm working on my list now. Also, sleepy doggy grunts are the best.

  10. It has been written!

    Well, actually, I wrote it yesterday after immediately reading your post. I sort of want to start jotting down things daily in a journal. It helped to start my day in a positive light. :)

  11. Paige @ Little NostalgiaSeptember 23, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Aaaaaah! I'm a few days late so he's already arrived, but I'm cheering anyway! How totally awesome and exciting. :-)


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