Scenes from 2014

Things happen everyday. Here are some of them.

July 22nd, computer troubles

Dear 2014,

Today I had serious computer troubles.

Here are some gifs.

the end.

Wait, dammit, this blog is dedicated to a HAPPY THOUGHT a day.

Uh, uh….here are some baby birds running.

July 21st, Northanger Abbey.

Dear 2014,

Today I re-watched Northanger Abbey, a book about loving books, and also Mr. Tilney.

the end.

July 19th, old comics

Dear 2014,

Sometimes the best treasures are the ones you find in an old folder and remember keeling over laughing at.

July 18th, tiny bean.

Dear 2014,

Lost a few days going through a big scare.  This blog is dedicated to finding a happy thought in each day so I will say that I’m left to be grateful that I turned out to be stronger and braver than I imagined I was.  

I think a huge part of pregnancy is the sudden addition of new worries.  Everything i eat, everything I do, how I take care of myself, how I rest, if I’m stressed, I imagine for the first time in my life, how these things will effect this little person who already relies on me.  I second guess my own decisions more than I ever have.  I feel like each one counts.

When a medical scare comes along and you’re pregnant, you can’t “knuckle through it” even if you worry you’re making something out of nothing.  And when it turns out you weren’t making something out of nothing, you have to stay calm because that wee person is in there, feeling everything you feel.  

I have never struggled to stay calm so hard in my life as I did yesterday at the hospital.  And at the end of it, when everything was okay and I had a real answer to what I went through and acknowledged the size of it, I was grateful at what came out of me to cope with it because you never know how you’re doing when you’re going through something—only after you’re through.  

Tiny Bean, I already promise to always do everything for you.  You are first, for all of your life.

xo,

Mama.

July 14th, happiness is…
Dear 2014,
Finding a good book series is unlocking a treasure trove to be sure.  If you’re lucky enough to enjoy Cassandra Clare novels than you also get to be thoroughly satisfied with the ending to each series.
City of Heavenly Satisfaction.
Just saying.

July 14th, happiness is…

Dear 2014,

Finding a good book series is unlocking a treasure trove to be sure.  If you’re lucky enough to enjoy Cassandra Clare novels than you also get to be thoroughly satisfied with the ending to each series.

City of Heavenly Satisfaction.

Just saying.

(Source: newleafliterary, via macteenbooks)

July 12th, the best in you
Dear 2014,
Today I told husband I was incapable of making basic decisions.  So all day he just made decisions for me.  Yes, that shirt.  No, don’t do that now. 
And every meal when I couldn’t decide between two things, he would get one and split it with me so I could have half of each :)
#pregnancy #love #husband

July 12th, the best in you

Dear 2014,

Today I told husband I was incapable of making basic decisions.  So all day he just made decisions for me.  Yes, that shirt.  No, don’t do that now. 

And every meal when I couldn’t decide between two things, he would get one and split it with me so I could have half of each :)

#pregnancy #love #husband

(via imgfave)

July 11th, things that irritate you and why

Dear 2014,

I got into an interesting discussion today about things that really burn myself, my mother, my husband.  I realized they share a common core and perhaps some of these things irritate the crap out of you too.

Perhaps you don’t like being told what to do?

For me it’s being told with certainty that I WILL feel a certain way.

Maybe you don’t like people not waiting their turn…

Or if they butt in line.

Nobody likes it when someone cuts them off while they’re talking.

I super hate being told I’ll never make it.

What common hideous thread ties all this crap together?  These are things that when they happen to you they make you feel futile.  They’re dead-ends.  People telling you what to do, who you are, what you’ll accomplish—-as though your efforts are pointless or outside of your control.

This only makes me want to be like:

Followed by:

the end.

July 10th, today’s happy thought is ice cream
Dear 2014,
Today I ate a second hot fudge sundae.  The end.
Happiness.

July 10th, today’s happy thought is ice cream

Dear 2014,

Today I ate a second hot fudge sundae.  The end.

Happiness.