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the happiness jar 003


(Photo of my sister and I from July 2014)

It’s been a busy weekend, and there are a few things happening this week about which I’m not so excited, so it will be a good exercise today to remember the things making me happy.

  1. Baby sisters who live 5 minutes away (especially after 10 years of being hours away!)
  2. Impromptu gifts of fruit tea and this bracelet from above-mentioned sister.
  3. Receiving fluff mail — especially when it’s our new favorite sling.
  4. Fresh local blueberries from our crop share.
  5. Driving an hour to meet an old friend and her family for dinner AND a baby who did not cry. the. entire. car ride.
  6. Babies with ticklish thighs. More specifically how my baby laughs when we tickle his thighs.
  7. When Trader Joe’s has their gluten-free grain sandwich bread AND gluten-free chocolate cupcakes in stock.
  8. Target trips when Charlie falls asleep in the sling while my mama and I are ogling baby clothes.
  9. Burnt hotdogs from the grill (just a little bit black; not totally charred).
  10. Shih tzu snuggles.


the happiness jar 002

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  1. Good friends who drive far to visit and spend the afternoon chatting and telling funny stories by the pool.
  2. Friendly’s Reeses Pieces sundaes being on sale for $1 at Big Y.
  3. When you buy 4 pots of sunflowers, 4 pots of black-eyed susans and a hanging patio tomato plant at a huge flower sale with your mama and the total comes to $24.98.
  4. New earrings bought from Nordstrom’s sale.
  5. The best iced chai tea I’ve ever had from Sylvester’s in Northampton.
  6. Getting a few minutes at night to crochet the blanket I’ve been working on (I’ve never finished an afghan, although I’ve started approximately 11).
  7. The look on Charlie’s face when I come into a room.
  8. Being able to breastfeed my baby.
  9. When the really wonderful attendant at the small town post office spends 10 minutes helping me repackage my sling so that it fits in a flat rate envelope and will not get wet.
  10. Instagram. I’m not sure why specifically; I just really like instagram lately.