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A Happy List: 175 + Links

Monday, November 13, 2017

1/ I watch Orphan Black and in the opening song there are these woman who sing really high, just like "oooooh oooh oooooh". J sometimes sings along and it always cracks me up.

2/ Speaking of J, his hair is long now, ya know? He put on a beanie today and his hair is sticking out and it is SO CUTE! I have been singing "He was a skater boy" all day lol. I am one those fans of the "skater boy" look and plan to dress my son like a little skater haha. I am so excited.

3/ Speaking of skater boys, do you guys follow weslie_ on Instagram? She dresses her little boy like a skater and it is the CUTEST THING. I am constantly like, "J!! Look how cute this kid is! Our future son!" lol.

4/ We have been trying to just eat what is in our house, or to buy what we are craving from the grocery story to prevent ourselves from going out a lot, and it's going well! It's actually kind of fun and soothing to feel like we are using all the food before it goes bad.

5/ We created an Excel for all our trips and it's so nice to be able to track what we've spent! Right now we are saving everything for Ireland and almost have it all paid back!

6/ We drove around Fairfield tonight and looked at all the million dollar homes on the beach. It was super fun and weirdly gave me some zest back? I often live in the future, always waiting for us to be in the next "phase". I guess that's what being a student for 5 years can do to you? Anyway, so I am always looking at places to live/obsessing about where to move next, etc. and not focusing on what's right in front of me. We got treats and went to the beach with Tucker and it was really fun! It made me realize that even though Connecticut isn't my favorite place, there are some fun things we can do to make this time a little easier to swallow.

7/ We decorated our apartment for Christmas and it's so cozy! I went to Target after Halloween and got so many cute Halloween things on mega sale! I can't wait until Christmas is over to do the same!

8/ I only have 4 days of classes left before I am in my last semester of grad school. Ah!!!

9/ Giant marshmallow Santas! I didn't even know these existed until I sent J to the store for cream cheese and he came home with them lol. Yes, I have been eating a marshmallow Santa a day. Judge me.

10/ Organize our "junk closet". We move a lot, and every time we move we do really good at organizing and sorting through everything... until like the last box lol. Then we just put everything in a drawer, or a closet.  And it drives me crazy!! So I went through and organized it and threw a bunch of things away.


Cool internet things:

This cute blogger I've followed for years is pregnant! (Does anyone else feel like everyone is pregnant and having kids except for themselves? Make yourself known because at this point I feel like I am the only person who has been married for a while and doesn't have babies lol.

Is this not the cutest airstream you've ever seen? I love following along the adventures of people who live life on the road. 

I'm very excited for this T.V. show to be made into books!!

I know I'm probably late to the game, but this Halloween video has me CRYING

Can you believe this couch is only $300? I literally posted mine on Craigslist second after seeing this lol. Cross your fingers mine sells!

A Happy List: 174

Monday, November 6, 2017

1/ Tucker takes my slipper and just cuddles it. If he moves where he is sleeping, he will move the slipper with him lol.

2/ It is finally getting cold outside! It's nice because it isn't cold enough that like, I have to super bundle up to take Tucker out. But it's cold enough for a jacket. The perfect type of cold!

3/ Redoing our Ireland itinerary. I posted our original plan in Trip Advisor and people were super discouraging about us being able to drive anywhere at all, etc. So I changed all our hotels to Dublin, Galway, and Cork. But then I realized it's stupid to change my entire plan based off what some cranky people say. So I changed it back to what we originally had, which just includes Killarney and the Dingle Pennisula. But I am excited because I figure if we are going to Ireland, I want to experience it to it's fullest, whatever that means for winter! I'd rather be out braving the cold and in traffic than snuggled up in a hotel room or in a place we had already seen. Idk. So yeah, I'm excited!

4/ High school teachers always talk about how they are "preparing you for college" by not accepting late papers, etc. But I lol because I truly feel like college professors are more lenient than high school teachers? So I guess like the personal responsibility is a good lesson to learn, but I haven't encountered more than 2 college professors who have been really strict about late papers, attendance etc. At my high school we had to pay $5 and go to attendance school for every absence we had over 3! And then you get to college and no one cares if you don't go lol. Anyway, I am glad I am in college and not high school.

5/ Driving around in the rain. I wonder if I'll get sick of it when/if we live in the PNW. Probably haha. But for now I like it.

6/ Ok so I am mad no one told me about this earlier, but there is this thing called Movie Pass. You pay $10 a month and can go to a movie a day (1 per day is the only limit). Mine is in the mail, but I am excited for it to come and test it out!

7/ I have 5 1/2 months left of grad school! And of living in Connecticut! And of being poor! YAY!

8/ Friends with kids who give you a bunch of their kid's halloween candy lol. #benefits

9/ So I was super bummed I couldn't watch Riverdale, but it turns out if you download the CW app you can watch it for free! Yay! You can watch it online too, but on my computer it only shows half the screen. Idk if it's a problem with my computer or the site. But anyway, I have been liking it so far! It's very corny but I'm a sucker for all teen soaps.

10/ Alllllll the fake meat. I have been OBSESSED with it lately. I need to buy more, actually. If you have any good ones that I should try, let me know! My current faves are the corn dogs and bacon (I make BLTs) haha. 


Funny things J said this week:

Me: If you were given 10 seconds to say something to Tucker and he would understand, what would you say?
J: Do you like your life with us?

Me: Ugh, what should we do for dinner next week?
J: Hmmmm.... Maybe sandwiches? A pasta dish? How hard is lasagna? 

J: Look at all those ducks in that field playing soccer!

J: Tucker gets his eyebrows microbladed!

A Happy List: 173

Monday, October 16, 2017

1/ Tucker was sleeping on the bed. He went to roll over but his back side fell off and he was just desperately trying to keep himself on hahaha.

2/ This is the best sparkling cider!

3/ We went to Vermont on Saturday. Just like, for the day. And I think that's super cool that we can go to Boston, Vermont, Rhode Island, etc. just for the day and come home to our beds at the end. It's one of my favorite things about New England!

4/ I shot with this girl once for a brand campaign and now she has the cutest baby! Babies in beanies are the cutest beanies. I want to dress my kids like little skaters.

5/ All the good series on Amazon Prime. We are watching Under The Dome right now and I'm obsessed. I want to watch Vikings after this. If you have any good recs, let me know!

6/ Using my new picnic blanket! It was only $10 from Flying Tiger. I wish they had stores in every state so all you could experience how amazing it is! I am very obsessed. (See it here, if you didn't already.)

7/ So you know how I talk about the dog park a lot? Well, it's because it is beyond any dog park ever. Not only are we all in a WhatsApp group, but there is also a Halloween party. There are prizes for the best costume in each category, a panel of judges, a parade, and a photo op. I said I could bring my camera, and I am now dubbed the puppy Halloween party photographer lol. Needless to say, this will be my most exciting photography job to date.

8/ I finished reading The Lovely Bones and it was so so good! I thought it was going to be a horror/thriller, but it ended up being more of a drama? I am obsessed with the afterlife and just like, what happens. I have the craziest dreams and think about it a lot. In the book, she talks a lot about heaven and it was super cool to read. I feel like there aren't often books and  movies that reveal the things "we don't know".

9/ We went to a murder mystery Halloween party on Saturday and it was so fun! I have never been to one before and ended up really liking it. Me and one other woman guessed the killer right so holla at yo girl.


A Happy List: 172

Monday, October 2, 2017

1/ Opening up a cupboard and smelling the faint smell of crayons. 

2/ When my mom sends GIFs. 

3/ Northeast rain.

4/ Seeing little bits of color peek out.

5/ Finding out I can start a private practice after graduation. Which is exciting because it cuts 2 years off of my time table. Also, for anyone considering a career in therapy: It sounds daunting at first (4 years undergrad, 2 years grad, 2 years post master's) BUT is actually extremely doable. You can do your undergrad in 3-4 years if you're dedicated and down to business. Then there are some short grad programs (1 year MSW programs if you got your bachelor's in Social Work, or 16 months if you didn't). AND THEN you can start your private practice (aka work for yourself) right after graduation, if you want! You just need to receive supervision (once a week) still. Anyway, this is all just to say that sometimes certain careers sound like they need a lot of schooling and it can be off putting, but actually you can figure out a lot of work arounds! 

My total time in school is: Undergrad - 09/12-04/15 = 2 years 7 months. Grad - 01/17-04/18 = 16 months. So, total = 3 years and 11 months. So I was in school for about 4 years and will be a therapist working for myself. School is worth it, folks! Don't give up!!!! 

Also if you want to know more about how I did school so fast, comment or email me. People ask me all the time in real life, but I don't post about it a lot here. I actually wrote out a post at one point but didn't think anyone was interested so I deleted it. But if you want to see it let me know! I will forever pat myself on the back for flying through school as fast as I did! And I'll forever be grateful for being in a situation where I was able to financially. Hashtag blessed.

6/ When Tucker sits next to me on the couch. He is as tall as me and it just feels like we are best friends haha. 

7/ One of the kids I work with chastised me for wearing Birkenstocks when my toes weren't "done" and I have never felt so in line with my future granola self haha. 

8/ J's amazement at my normal, every day abilities. He's always like, "You're so fast at computer things!!!" and "You fold laundry so fast!!!" And I'm over here, just like living a normal life haha. It's nice to have a cheerleader though. 

9/ As I am typing this I am realizing I have 3 Polaroid cameras... And that just makes me really happy. So I guess I could rephrase and say FILM!! I hope film never dies. 

10/ Seeing everyone come together in the midst of all these tragedies. I know this is a happy list, so I'll save my rant for another day. But I just love seeing people help each other out and drop what they are doing to volunteer their time, money, voice, etc. It's a tough time to be alive (and will be for the next few years...) but seeing people really come together to support each other has been a nice side effect. 

That being said, my heart goes out (I hate how corny that sounds but I don't know how else to phrase it) for all the people in Las Vegas. I have avoided talking about political things on this blog, because if I mention one thing, people are going to expect me to always mention all the things. But also I'm tired to not saying what I think out of fear of someone else judging me. Because the truth is, I am human and I'll for sure offended every single one of you at some point, but that is just how life works. It doesn't mean you stay silent about things that are important and let that fear of being judged rule your life. So, once again, I hate that all this violence is happening and I hate that all those people died and I HATE that we just set a new record for the worst modern day shooting. I hope everyone involved will be able to heal and reach closure (whatever that means). And I sincerely, sincerely hope we stop seeing violence like this.

A Happy List: 171

Monday, September 25, 2017

1/ Indie films! I am working on a list of the best indie films on Netflix right now. But if you have any recommendations, let me know!

2/ Whole Foods. If I ever have a lot of money, this is 100% where I would shop. It's the only place I know of that sells my favorite fake burger, Beyond Meat! I am making McDonald's (shut up they are the best hamburger) hamburgers tomorrow and am excited to see if they taste similar haha.

3/ When people tell us how cute Tucker is and I am like, "Thanks!" even though that doesn't make sense as an answer.

4/ Walking around the lake by our house in the mornings. It is so peaceful, but there are still occasional people so you don't feel like you are going to get murdered. 

5/ How cheap basil plants are. I don't know why anyone would use dried basil! (Keeping basil plants alive is another story.)

6/ I had sweet and sour cauliflower Friday night and it tasted like what I imagine vegan wings would taste like. SO GOOD. I need to replicate the recipe. 

7/ When Tucker licks my hand really slow and stops for a second mid-lick.

8/ Finding out there is an Aldi really close to my work, so I can shop on my lunch break now. 

9/ Having clear skin for the first time in forever! I finally found the perfect skin care routine. If I stray from it I break out! But if I stick to it exactly, I have 0 acne.

10/ I am reading The Lovely Bones right now and it is seriously so good! I love the way heaven is portrayed and have always imagined it to be something similar. 


Here are some funny things people said this week:

Me:  Should I cut up an apple and we can have caramel apples on the way there?!?!
J: Sure!!! But you can just have all of it.

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