Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today is a “ME” Day

Today’s plans and my goals for 2013 are to purposely bring more things that make me happy into each day.  The past 2 weeks have sucked and I am partly to blame for letting it get to me so I need to get into control with all the crap that is raining on my parade.  Yesterday I had a good talk with my sister in law and she helped me wrap my mind around some of this stuff.  We were going to have a small family gathering for dinner on Tuesday night to celebrate our anniversary but we thought because of all of the mayhem going on no one would want to go.  Actually my sister in law, Janice told me that we needed to go out and celebrate more things. They are looking forward to it. Tuesday night 8 of us will be having a nice dinner.   I have big meeting Tuesday afternoon for which I will need to jump through hoops for so it will be nice knowing that evening will be nice.  Janice and I also planned a get together in September in VT at our nieces place to celebrate my brother in laws birthday.   I made a bunch of calls to friends and family this morning and my mood is slowing improving.   We have family on both side having major health issues.   When someone you care about is moved into hospice, it’s hard.   

Good news seems to be harder to come by so I need to try to cultivate someI know there will be a few funerals in 2013 & 2014 so I have got to re-start my happiness list to counter all the crap.  Tell me what do you do to get happy?  For over a year I have worked closely with one man who I thought was a good guy but I was so naive to hidden agendas.  Mr. Old-School derailed all the good karma I worked so hard to establish and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.  I still have to work with him and he is like the cat that just swallowed the cannery.   It totally sucks but I have to stop letting it eat me up inside because otherwise it does even more damage.  Some people just are not happy unless they do it at someone expense.  Anyway here’s to pushing past that ugly and on to finding more Happiness…
  1.   Go get my favorite big cup of chai tea from Panera because I deserve it more often even if it is overpriced.  It makes me happy!  Pick up one of their French breads to have with dinner.  Their bread makes my husband & son happy too.  
  2.  I am going to get my nails done, and get a 5 or 10 minute neck/back massage
  3. Then on to a get haircut, fingers crossed that my favorite person is working today.
  4. Pick up an anniversary card because this Tuesday will be our 25th wedding anniversary & buy a card for someone else for no particular reason other than to say hello and make another person smile. 
  5.  Buy bottle of Yellow Tail Moscato wine.  it is a wonderful Australian affordable fun wine
  6. Stick wine in the fridge before I go do laundry because I hate doing laundry.
  7.  Both my husband and I made vacation plans managed to combine a few side trips to meet up with some old friends.  In fact he may not be doing that much sight seeing given all the socializing we are trying to fit in.
  8. I am arranging to meet up with an old friend who will be visiting the city the week after next.  He is working in Singapore now.  We worked together in London in 1999 – 2000 and in NY in 1998.  I am going to see if a few of the people that we both worked with are interested in getting together with he is here on business. 
  9.  I will be traveling to San Francisco on business a week in April so I need to reach out to see if there is anyone I know in that area to meet up to make that trip a little happier. 
  10.  I will be stitching or doing some finishing tonight while watching the Good Wife.  I love that show!
11.   I will also be sharing my lap with a friendly furry friend whose purrs make me feel loved.  The photo is of Murphy who is a real charmer.

Be Happy & tell me something that makes you happy if you have time to leave a comment. Happy St, Paddy's Day!



  1. What a great bunch of "Me" things! Murphy is sooo adorable.

  2. Things that make me happy:

    1.talking to my sister, even though she's in FL.
    2.Walking the riverwalk with my son. We just took a road trip to see my sister in FL. It's amazing to find out just how much fun he is.
    3. Seeing the happiness I bring the dogs just by walking back into the house, even if it's only been a few minutes.
    4. Having hubby doing the dishes and/or having just made dinner because he knows I'm on a deadline.
    Those are just a few of my 'happy' moments.

  3. You have a good list of "me" things! Some of the things that make me happy are:

    Listen to uplifting music.
    Watch an inspirational movie or read an inspirational book.
    Exercise (helps beat stress).
    Go for a walk.
    Have a good cry and then move forward.
    Blast good mood music and dance and sing in my living room.
    Buy or pick flowers.
    Surround myself with my favorite color/things.
    Bird/nature watch.
    Go to church/pray.
    Find one thing a day to be grateful for.

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. Going shopping.
    Doing my favorite hobby - cross stitching.

  5. Awe!!! Murphy is adorable! Congrats on your 25th. Sorry about the probs with mr karma... Not much you can do, accept to ignor him if you can. Or develope a "look" that, without words, says "one word and you're a gonner!"What make me happy is a whole day of cross stitching. I try to steal away as many hours as possible. But, a whole day is special for me!

  6. Kitty is adorable! These sound like wonderful pick me ups! I like to have me time, and not feel guilty! Maybe read a good book, drive somewhere in the car, read the last chapters of Psalms in the Bible, call a friend I haven't talked to in a while and catch up, eat a piece of chocolate, look at the sunshine outside providing there is some!, stitch, just to name a few. Hope things get better!

  7. That sounds like a great plan, Mare! Go on, get your happy on!

  8. Just looking into that wee kitty's face would do it for me. Happy day to you! Here, I love to look out at the trees and wild critters that live on this mountain. Most of the time, it's a great day, rain or shine.
    Hugs to you from Deb in Idaho

  9. Your sweet Baby looks like my sweet Baby, ours wa an abandoned baby we got her at four weeks old and very sick she is now very healthy and we love her.

  10. Hello
    Just found your blog.
    Your stitching is lovely and that kitten is adorable!
    Sitting in my garden surrounded by flowers makes me happy.
    In winter curling up in my chair with a hot chocolate and my current stitching and a kitty close by makes me happy (: