Friday, February 26, 2010

Happiness is...

“This very moment is a seed
from which the flowers
of tomorrow's happiness grow.”

I have been thinking about Happiness
and all of the many little things that bring JOY to my life.
It's usually never "things" that make me happy
as much as people and experiences.

Here are some HAPPY things from our week.

Happiness is...

I sent my sweet hubby off on a business trip this week and was feeling VERY blessed that we could keep in touch so well. We sent countless emails to each other and it made being apart SO much more bearable.
Tracy was commenting about being a kid and having his dad go on a business trip and how it was SO hard having him gone and not being able to talk to him (because it was SO expensive to call home and that was way before cell phones and computers) and the excitement of seeing him get off the plane and getting to hug and talk to him was SO welcomed and enjoyed.

We are very blessed to live in the era that we do.
Tracy has had business trips where there hasn't been good cell phone coverage and we weren't able to keep in touch very much at all, but this trip was awesome for being able to keep in touch with each other.

Happiness is...
getting to enjoy a photo of my Sweetie while he is away on a business trip and getting to see his sweet and handsome face and what his motel room looked like.

Happiness is...
being able to snap a photo and send it to my sweetie while he is away from home.

Happiness is...
getting a photo and text message from my Sweetie sharing his view from his hotel window before he heads off to his Conference.

Happiness is...
having French Toast on a Tuesday morning for breakfast!
(since breakfasts Monday-Friday are always "Steel Cut Oats")
While Tracy was gone I wanted to do some fun and out of the ordinary things for the kids and so I made French Toast for them to enjoy Tuesday morning before I headed off to work and they headed off to school.
They were in heaven!

Happiness is...
the JOY of having my kids home and spending time together in the afternoon.
(we snapped this photo and emailed it to Tracy while he was gone)


Happiness is...
Cookies fresh out of the oven
and a cup of milk to dunk them in!

Happiness is...
finally having time to
give my feet some much needed TLC!!
It's pretty bad when you are snuggled next to your sweetie while soaking in the hot springs and he is caressing your feet and he informs you that you have ugly hairs growing out of your big toes.
Good thing
we both have a good sense of humor and we definitely had a good laugh the rest of the evening.

OOPS...I admit that my feet don't get much TLC at all in the winter. I am always racing in the shower in the morning and then bundling my feet in socks to keep warm that I never even notice how bad my poor feet are.
they are soft, with freshly painted toenails and looking like cute and sexy feet once again.

Happiness is...
coming home from a long day of work and feeling loved and cherished while reading a love note from my Sweetie!

Happiness is...Peace and Serenity.
Even though my home can get pretty chaotic and disorganized with the craziness of life and despite what the rest of the house looks like I can always
go to my bedroom or the living room and sit...
and it is tidy, orderly and a place where I can sit and meditate
and read a book or collect my thoughts for a moment.

In fact, the first thing that always gets done in my home is our bed gets made and the room tidied up in my room and then I tend to the rest of the house.
That way
when Tracy comes home each night, even though the rest of the house might have chaos,
he can find peace and
order in our bedroom.

February 23rd, 2010
YES, Kimmie is pathetic and busy
and she finally
got Christmas taken down and now I have my peaceful and serene living room back.

“Breathe. Let go.
And remind yourself
that this very moment
is the only one you know you have for sure.”

Oprah Winfrey


Small House said...

You make me smile! I still have a little Christmas up. You're not pathetically alone. hahahaha

You are just the cutest mom! I'm certain that those cute young men of yours just love you!! I wanted to reach into the computer and snatch the french toast. LOVE THAT STUFF!

Keep smiling, and thanks for sharing your happy attitude with us today.
Have a great day. IT'S THE WEEKEND!!!!!

Small House said...

OH WOW....I'm rarely if EVER the first to comment on anyone's blog. I'm always a day late and a dollar short! CHANGE IS IN THE AIR! HAHAHA

Connie said...

Isn't technology grand? It is nice to be able to stay close to our loved ones while they're away! French toast looks so good! I'm sure your kids were in heaven!
You're an awesome mom! I think Tracy is very lucky to have you for his wife.

Thanks for starting my day off with a smile.

Garden of Egan said...

That is so cute! I'm glad you are able to keep in touch!
Your room is very elegant.

Glad the toes got some lovin' I think I might do the same today.

Ann Marie said...

What great things to be happy about! There are blessings that surround us everyday if we look. :)

Your bedroom looks very peaceful.
We are twins in that way too.
In fact.. In my organizing classes I tell people that this is my type of "celestial" place in my home.

A place that is peaceful and (usually) clean.. romantic.. quiet.. and full of love. (wink)

The cookies look yummy!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Sounds like it will be awesome!!