Ten Things I Am Deeply Happy About:
1. We decorated for Christmas! David had been getting blue about the col weather, and he said this cheered him up. The blanket of snow outside made it feel like just the right time for holiday cheer.
2. Tina sleeps on her back and lets me rub her belly while she purrs and sleep! Cat bellies are scientifically proven to be one of the best things on the planet. I love having her snuggled up to my lap while I do homework and/or watch Broad City.
3. Lemon Zucchini bread, which makes my kitchen smell am.a.zing. I baked it twice in less than a week to wrap up and give as gifts to friends. It seems like a summer recipe, but really, when in the year is lemony zucchini bread a bad idea?
4. Next semester's textbooks! I'm taking a David Sedaris class, a Women and Poetry class, and a Flash Fiction class.
5. Babies to shop for! Is there anything better than heading into Target with a newborn or a one year old or a niece to shop for? I had to talk myself out of spending over $50 on a Frozen costume and a massive stuffed snow man (Olaf? I think?) to send to my niecey-poo for her second birthday.
6. Amy Poehler's book Yes Please. I'm listening to the audio book, which isn't usually how I read books, but the digital consortium that I'm subscribed to only had the audio version. Well, I'm blown away. I've laughed, I've sobbed, I've just felt like Amy's best friend as she tells me about her life while I drive around town. You have to read this book...and if you can, you should listen to it. Bonus! There's a chapter written AND READ BY Seth Meyers, and he is the funniest.
7. Visiting teachers. They come to my house and laugh with me and pray for me and it makes me feel so loved and looked after.
8. Clark's Halloween costume (still). These pictures of him as the littlest construction worker make me smile every time I click through them.
9. Date nights in. Both of us being loaded up with homework means that we can't spend all night partying on the town like we used to (read: dinner at Applebee's and a movie, because Rexburg). Instead, we make dinner, crack a bottle of Martinelli's (sexy sexy!) and watch an episode of Jimmy Fallon before retiring to our offices for homework time. It's actually really nice and I daresay we appreciate the time together more now because we're both so busy.
10. My laptop screen cracked (not happy), so I'm sharing the desktop with David, and it has dual monitors. Dual monitors are my spirit animal. There is so much space for all the tabs and documents and Pandora stations! I feel free as a dang bird with dual monitors.