Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Thoughts of the Weekend Ahead

Today's one of those kind of days that's not good or bad, it's just there, waiting to be over. So, I guess, most of the happy things are things I'm looking forward to, but that's OK, they still count. 

Today's Happy Thoughts
  • Left over from yesterday, one of the guys in the office bought talking The Office pens for everyone so now we can hear goofy quips from Michael Scott. Bonus? Everyone in my office has enough sense not to overuse them and make them annoying!
  • I did not get to make cookies last night. My running around looking for a pastry blender made me too tired to bake when I got home. So instead I got my Christmas card list together. And I have over 5 dozen cards to send. Which equals a lot of people in my life that I love. Bonus? Kris is going on a mission today to find me a pastry blender and a Christmas light bulb tester. Such a knight in shining armor.
  • I got pizz-aid today! Now I can finally start my Christmas shopping! (Plus pay pittances like my rent and car payment.)
  • Tomorrow is the weekend and that means a big breakfast and sleeping in. Oh God, sleeping in. Mmmmmm.
  • Sunday we are going down to South Jersey to help Kris's parents with the tree. So much fun and holiday goodness. Yay!
  • Sunday night there is a Steeler game on national TV. Don't know if we'll make it back in time to watch the whole thing, but I can ti-faux it and catch it whenever.
I hope everybody has a weekend full of happy thoughts like this!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Good Music, Warm Train, and More Food

Today's Happy Thoughts:
  • At the last minute, ended up having dinner and drinks with my cousin last night and having a blast, being regaled with tales from his dad's recent second wedding.
  • Schocholautte ROCKED the house last night. I had a fantastic time hangin' out with Haley Jane and partying to the fine music which was greatly appreciated by the decent-sized crowd. I'm so proud of my man and I love when he's as happy as he was last night.
  • I stayed late at work last night so that in case I overslept this morning, which I was bound to do, I'd be covered. And then I got up and caught my usual train so, totally sweet!
  • The train broke down right after I got on it so I was late anyway. But they let us stay on the nice warm train and didn't make us get off and wait in the cold for the next train. I even caught a few zzzs and my ass was already covered for being late to work.
  • If all goes as planned, I am going to make some fantastic cookies tonight with a somewhat greater degree of difficulty than I have ever done before. Want one?
  • Oh yeah, and I just bought a sweet gorgeous cashmere sweater from Victoria's Secret for like 1/2 price. Can't wait till it get's here!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Food, Good Work, and Fun

It seems a lot of my happy thoughts revolve around food. Hmmm, well I do like to eat. I suppose that's sort of inane little statement, but it's true. 

Today's Happy Thoughts
  • I spent most of last night on the couch with my boyfriend. Two great new episodes of Chuck and Heroes on the Ti-faux and then a little Super Mario Galaxy. It's weird, I haven't actively enjoyed a video game like this in a long time. But it's fun to play and I can actually relax and enjoy myself while playing it. Plus it makes Kris happy that I play a video game at all.
  • We made the most rockin' leftover turkey sandwich dinner last night with all the trimmings and it was the perfect dinner for the night.
  • A little while ago, I got an email from my boss, in reference to a big chunk of work we just sent in to the client. It said "Good going" That's an enthusiastic compliment from my boss :)
  • I get to go out to dinner tonight. Going to try out a little French bistro where I think I am going to hold the office Christmas party.
  • Most of all, tonight Schocholautte rocks the house in Brooklyn and yours truly will be there. I will probably be tired tomorrow, but I will have fun tonight. If you want to join me, let me know!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Angst Party Is Over

One more Happy Thought for now. I used to have another Blogger blog. It was called Bitchfest: Welcome to the Angst Party. It was created years ago when I was stuck in an unhappy job and intended as a place to concentrate all my complaints so that I would not spread them elsewhere all over the internet.
I just deleted it. Bitchfest is no more. Who needs it? This is the era of You Can Fly.

The Anti-Kvetch

Today's Word of the Day on is kvetch /KVECH/, adjective: to complain habitually. Irony amuses me. Which gives me another happy thought (see number 6 below). It also makes me happy to know I've created a completely unusual blog, one who's purpose is the opposite of the usual blog; not to kvetch, but to think happy thoughts.

I know it's early, but this would seem to be working. 24 hours of positive thinking, and despite this morning's commuters being as surly and rude as any other day, they didn't bother me a bit.

Today's Happy Thoughts
  • When I was making coffee this morning, the sunrise was beautiful. Nice to see the sun for the first time in a few days. And the coffee, a new blend I'm trying, was delicious.
  • I woke up on time, allowing me to not rush and look great today!
  • Got another platinum medal on Big Brain Academy on the train this morning.
  • The Steelers won last night!
  • As I walked to work, I put my iPod on random. It's currently loaded with my Christmas music. It picked a couple of the best songs to make me smile and walk into work in a good mood.
  • I just remembered this shirt which always makes me smile as do this one, this one, and this one. Any or all of these would make excellent Christmas gifts. In girlie, size M. Or, you know, for other people. Glarkware in general makes me happy.

Think of a Wonderful Thought

Peter Pan taught us that with one happy thought and a little fairy dust, we can fly.

I have been a negative person, but I never realized how much. The other day, I had some crap happen to me and I was so focused on it, I completely forgot some wonderful things that happened. It made me realize that I do not focus on the positive in life. And that I need to. So I started today. And then I had an idea.

What if I had a blog, where I
post my happy thoughts? It would help me to keep track of them, give me a place to go with them, remind me of them, and be a wonderful way for me to cheer myself up when I'm down.

Why do you care? Well, most likely, if you're reading this, you're like me and some of the things that make me happy, make you happy too. And some of those happy things, you may not have even known about, so you might learn a thing of two.

So welcome to You Can Fly. A place for happy thoughts. Feel free to let mine lift you up and post your own happy thoughts in the comments.

Today's Happy Thoughts
  • I'm getting entered in the bulk gift card contest at the store, because my office needs to buy gift cards in bulk. I could win a trip!
  • I got another platinum medal in Big Brain Academy on the train ride home.
  • I got to work with Doug, probably my favorite cafe co-worker, and he shared his Wawa iced tea with me. Mmmm, delicious!
  • I got a wicked AWESOME grilled cheese with bacon, french fries, and a coke for lunch, for only $6! In Manhattan!
  • I had an idea for a cool blog.
It's been a good day. Let's have many more to follow.