Highs and Lows

Day 5 – #100HappyDay Challenge

A brief happy moment today was when I checked the mail. My LuLu Roe skirts arrived! Just as my girlfriend described and the fit is perfect. And that’s a miracle since I’m petite and sometimes struggle finding a well fitting pencil skirt. Thank you Justina!

Like many days, there are highs and lows. Today had a dip into the lows. Mt. Abraham has a cancerous tumor. My son called me devastated. Like many of you, our pets become our family and this is very unexpected since Mr. Abraham just turned 2 and is very young for something like this. And he is the best and cutest dog in the world. Everyone falls in love with him and I know you too if you met him.

We are praying that the cancer will be caught in time and hasn’t moved into his organs. Prayers all around. Cancer is such an ugly disease no matter what species you are! Please send prayers for everyone fighting this terrible disease.

Cheers!

💕

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Hint of Fall Is In The Air

Day 4 – #100HappyDay Challenge

Stepping outside this morning to take the trash to the curb, a crisp autumn breeze greeted me. It caught me by surprise. Instead of the normal Houston heat I’ve grown use to, a cool 60 degree early morning dawned. I paused, inhaling deeply, savoring the crisp air, goosebumps rising along my bare arms. I smiled knowing that this quiet happiness was a wonderful gift to start my day. And that it wouldn’t last long, according to the native Houstonians, cool days are rare jewels in a long string of hot.

Mid-Afternoon Break

Day 3

#100HappyDay Challenge

A friend told me that there is nothing better than October in Houston. She is so right. My happy moment today was a quick lunch with a new friend on campus and the walk outside.

I’m not sure why I let the press of the day prevent me from indulging in lunch and a break from the work day. Listen to me… lunch is an indulgence! When did that become my norm? Shouldn’t it be an every part of my day? But sadly, like other things in life, I push it aside for other “more important” activities.

But maybe I’ve been short changing myself… maybe it’s time to remember that a mid-day break is more than feeding the body, it’s feeding the soul and refreshing the body.

Cheers!

❤️

Cooking With A Friend

Day 2 –

#100happyday challenge

There is nothing better than puttering in the kitchen. Unless it’s cooking with a friend and sharing the creation of a yummy, delicious meal taught at Sur La Table.

Cheers!

❤️

100 Happy Days Challenge

100happydays challenge | Can you be happy 100 days

“Every day submit a picture of what made you happy!

It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you did to a stranger.

#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else.”

How can I resist this little documentary of happiness? I honestly saw this and figured I’d have to dive in. How about you?

Day 1

@ Ritual in Houston for brunch.

I RSVP’d for this Meetup online ignoring the nerves that tend to start jumping whenever I step out of my comfort zone. But, seriously, brunch is harmless. Plus it’s my favorite kind of meal… the perfect start to my happiness challenge.

The Heights, a trendy Houston neighborhood, is about a 30 minute drive from me. The drive into town was easy on this beautiful October morning. Arriving to Ritual, I parked on the street, but they do have complimentary valet service which I recommend since parking can be a challenge. The restaurant has both inside and outside dining and has a pretty hip vibe which I enjoyed tremendously.

I met Kerrie, the host of the Meetup and what a sweetheart! She was so charming and had place cards for folks and chocolate mints! A lady after my own heart. Chocolate makes everything ok. She was an expert of putting people at ease as they wandered in. I met a great group of people that I might have never crossed paths with if I hadn’t signed up for a Meetup with strangers. LoL. I didn’t get to chat with everyone but there’s always next time.

I indulged in biscuits and gravy and a Sunday Funday mimosa. Definitely a a good way to enjoy a Sunday.

Cheers!

❤️

Off To Work Today

I woke up excited to go into the office. Working at home has its perks, but living by myself in a house that echoes with silence makes a girl yearn for some friendly chatter. It’s 92 degrees, the sun is shining, blues skies soar above me. I can’t believe it’s October. And I love it. The vast difference between Alaska and Houston makes my head spin at times. But I don’t miss the chill in the air as the snow marches down the mountain towards Anchorage. As I stepped outside, minus a jacket, I greeted the early morning with a giddiness usually reserved for vacation. Yay, I get to go to work today!

Sparkle, sparkle!

Do You Believe?

I believe. Do you?

Magic is everywhere. Sometimes it’s hidden behind the everyday pile of laundry, discovering that single sock missing it’s other half. But if you look hard enough and, believe with all your heart, you just might see that ordinary life is a beautiful fairytale – missing socks and all.

Cheers!

❤️