Friday, December 14, 2007

C is for Cookie

It's definitely a good thing that I've been too busy to blog lately. And it's all from good stuff. Not that I've been Mary Sunshine 100% of the time. I still feel homicidal rage during both my morning and evening commute on a daily basis. But mostly I've been busy with holiday fun and cheer. And I'll do a Happy Thoughts Recap blog soon.

But for today, let me dedicate this blog to Today's Happy Thought: Cookies.

I feel as though I am starting to come down with something. And I'm glad it's on a Friday afternoon when I will have plenty of time to rest and not spend one of my sick days. But I certainly do feel a little better, having eaten a delicious fresh oatmeal raisin cookie from Whole Foods. 

I love cookies. A lot. I can have ice cream and chocolate and all manner of good treats in my house, but if I want a cookie and I don't have any, I will not have anything else. Cookies are the best. As Jessica at GFY said "'C is for Cookie'...I hear has been replaced by 'Cookies Are A Sometimes Food', which, I'm sorry, is bullshit because cookies are an ALWAYS food, they're just not a MASS QUANTITIES food."

Hooray for cookies. I will happily accept anyone who wants to bring me cookies tonight as I sit on my couch trying not to let this cold get any worse. I'm sure they will make me feel better. if I don't have enough cookies in the house already, thanks to Cookie Baking at Sarah's last weekend. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Having Time To Post Is A Happy Thought

Thankfully, just because I don't have time to post every day, doesn't mean I don't have them every day. Catching up...

Todays' (and Yesterday's) Happy Thoughts
  • Had time to lay back with Kris and watch a movie Tuesday night. We chose the new version of Peter Pan from a couple years ago and it was delightful. A nice callback to the inspiration for this here blog, plus that movie makes Kris adorably happy.
  • Came in yesterday morning with the Wii for my boss. She was pretty happy about it. She's not a gushing kind of person but she did stop herself on the way out the door with it to sincerely say "thanks a million."
  • In doing things to help out around the office and even in the course of my usual work, I have noticed that I really have gained some skills from my old internship. Before I worked there, any new task would frighten me and I'd need constant monitoring. I learned how to just figure out or find out what I needed to know to get something done and then do it. It's a really good feeling to realize that you have that skill. What do they call that, so I can put it on my resume? Resourcefulness?
  • Having a Sifl & Olly song stuck in my head this morning, I discovered a wealth of clips on YouTube.
  • Grabbed a catalog for Gotham Writers' Workshop off the street today and it has me excited. They even offer gift certificates, which I hope to get for Christmas and use towards a class next year. Yay!
  • I have a very good night to look forward to. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow after it happens.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bursting with Snacky Happiness

It's not that I didn't have any happy thought yesterday. It's just that I'm a busy girl and also that I worked through lunch for no good reason. So, positive result, I have a backlog of happy thoughts!

Today's Happy Thoughts
  • This weekend I got a chance to watch That Thing You Do with Kris. His life is resembling it a little lately, plus it's a great movie so it was a nice cozy thing to do.
  • Saturday we had a lovely lovey dovey morning on the couch.
  • Sunday we woke up to snow  everywhere.
  • We spent all of Sunday in South Jersey, engaged in holiday fun with his family. We put up their (fake) tree, we shopped, I baked cookies with his mom, we watched holiday movies. It was a tremendously great, fun, relaxing day.
  • Caught 3/4 of the Steeler game on Sunday night and despite being a crazy game full of turnovers, we won. 9-3 baby! Woo!
  • On the ride home and over the course of Sunday,  I thought up most of my Christmas gift ideas. The "thinking of" is the hardest part so now come the more fun parts.
  • I had a delicious Wawa sub to split over the past two days for lunch. 
  • We voted on a great play to do next spring in my theater group and I might even be involved in it.
  • Went to my store last night and picked up a BUNCH of gifts which is also a load off my mind. And thanks to Employee Appreciation week, I got ridiculously fantastic deals.
  • This morning I became my boss's hero. She needs a Wii for her granddaughter and I have the hookup. Now, Kris's store will make a bunch of money, a good girl will get a great cool gift, and I score big points with my boss.
  • I had a chance to set up our (cardboard) Christmas tree in the office today and it got me thinking about other easy, fun ways to decorate the office.
  • I finally got the reservation made for the office Christmas party. HUGE load off my mind.
  • A lot of what I've been doing for her since I started here, is taking hand edits that she's made on hard copy and inputting them into the computer. It does take some skill, but it's certainly not taxing on the brain. My boss will be away the week before Christmas and she says I can do the editing she's been doing while she's gone. Yay a step up!