Saturday, March 17, 2012

Six on Saturday

I am making a new goal to post at least once a week. I will post at least once every Saturday, and to take the pressure off it's going to be very formulaic. I am going to write about six things that made me grateful or happy throughout the week. And isn't it funny how often those two emotions go hand in hand. Think about it, you can't be sad if you are feeling truly grateful...

1. Knitting
(P.S. This picture also makes me happy. Almost giddy happy...)

I know, I know... it probably seems like knitting takes up a disproportionate share of my time (and maybe that's a little bit true) but it just makes me so happy. I'm also grateful for the opportunity I've had to teach a class at my LYS (local yarn store). It's allowed me to make a little bit of extra money (always helpful with a growing family) and share my passion for all things fiber.
 Happy, happy, happy!

2. My Sister

I know, I blog a lot about her too. But she just makes me so very happy, almost all of the time. I love the time we get to spend together right now, because I know that this won't always be the case. Plus when you have someone who's likes and dislikes, sense of humor, and strongest feelings line up so harmoniously with your own it is such a pleasure to spend time in their company.

3. Skype

It's a small world after all! Thanks to this amazing technology we can talk to my brother and his family in Maryland, and Brian's parents clear over in Denmark. It helps to feel connected to them even when we are separated by so much space and time. 

4. Jesse Stone

I am both a Tom Selleck and a police/detective show fan.
Seriously... I could watch that mustache man for hours. 

 5. The Hunger Games

Brian and I just finished reading the first book last night, so we are ready for the movie. Yea! 
I love reading aloud to my husband, both because we get to share stories together and because he rubs my back while I read. Sometimes we switch... but he usually falls asleep if he reads. So more back rubs for me! Happy!

6. Voc Rehab

We are in the process of getting a conversion van for Brian and are thrilled at the thought of how much better (read easier) it will make our lives. As frustrating as it can be to wait and jump through all the red tape involved in getting government help, I am truly grateful for agencies like Vocational Rehabilitation that are there to help us get funding for things that would otherwise be out of our reach. Hopefully soon we will have forward progress to report on both the car and the home front, but until then I deal with the waiting by focusing on being grateful and happy instead. 

Jake's teacher has a great quote by the door in their classroom.
 "Attitude is everything, so pick a good one." 
That's my goal for this week, a good attitude.


Jim & Terrie Telford said...

Thanks for posting Chrissy! I am always so happy when you write and put pictures! I am grateful for Skype too! Love, Me

Sarah said...

Reading about what makes you happy, makes me happy. I love knowing happy people. and I really like that first pictue as well. :)

Jill said...

Chrissy, just be prepared that the Hunger Games books get progressively sadder as you continue to read.