Tiny Happy Tuesday: 15

Tuesday is almost over and I have not yet managed to find any tiny happies. This Tuesday has been tears and frustration and anxiety and overall feeling crappy. 

Which means Tiny Happy Tuesday is probably something I really need right now. Real talk: I would rather just go to bed. 

  • Netflix. I am currently binge watching Quantico season 2. It's the kind of fluff I enjoy. Not super violent. Not too gory (I'm a wimp). Not too thinky.
  • My peace lily bloomed. Shawn's brother gave it to me for my birthday last year and not only did I manage to keep it alive, I kept it healthy enough to bloom again. This feels like a win.
  •  I'm a damn grownup so I can eat ice cream for dinner (when my kids aren't watching).
  • We've got great doctors and extremely good access to healthcare.  

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Tiny Happy Tuesday: 14

It's 9am and Grady and I have already had a *tense discussion* about food, he's lost his screen time privileges for the day, and he's not well enough to go to school. I'm digging deep for Tiny Happy Tuesday is what I'm saying. 

What is Tiny Happy Tuesday? It's a prompt to acknowledge and appreciate all the little happies piling up to give me my beautiful, chaotic, lovely life. Want to join? You can find more info here.

  • Shawn went on a car cruise thing-a-ma-bob last weekend and they stopped for lunch at a winery. He texted me a gorgeous photo as I was standing in the pouring rain, wrestling a furious Poppy, while attempting to watch Grady's baseball game. He brought home a bottle of wine from the winery so I quickly forgot about the pouring-rain-kid-wrangling. We drank it last night while watching stand-up on Netflix and it was a perfect, low-key Monday evening.
  • Last week I got a surprise care package in the mail from one of my dearest friends. It was unexpected, extremely thoughtful, and exactly what I needed on that day. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by caring people.
  • Poppy had a rough appointment yesterday and Grady was the only thing that calmed her down. He cuddled her and soothed her crying and after, as we were driving home, he told me he loves Poppy so much, one hundred times more than he loves screens (which is great because today he's lost all his screen time privileges but at least he's got Poppy to keep him entertained).

Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Let's find the happy, friends.

Tiny Happy Tuesday: 13

It's Tiny Happy Tuesday! Time to acknowledge and appreciate all the little happies piling up to give me my beautiful, chaotic, lovely life. Want to join? You can find more info here.

  • My oldest friend currently lives on the other side of the world but she's in town for a short time. She came to visit us yesterday. It's been almost a year since I saw her last but it was like I saw her a week ago. We chatted. We laughed. We drank gin and ate cheese. It was absolutely perfect. I'm so grateful for her friendship. Grady has called her "Uncle Dree Dree" since he could speak and she truly is family. 
  •  Poppy is enchanted by all animals but she's particularly smitten with dogs. Yesterday I was wearing her in the baby carrier as I flipped through the racks of greeting cards at the grocery store. All of a sudden she started panting like a dog and then giggled like a maniac. There was a rack of giant novelty cards with dogs wearing hats, dogs eating ice cream, etc. It was Poppy's version of heaven. It was a very sad moment when we had to leave. 
  • Local asparagus! I roasted a bunch yesterday and have been eating it non-stop. You guys. So good.  
  • Smitten Kitchen's Rhubarb Snacking Cake. The perfect amount of buttery cake, tart rhubarb, and zingy lemon. If you've got fresh rhubarb, make this cake. It's perfect for breakfast (what? There's fruit in it.).

Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Let's find the happy, friends.

Tiny Happy Tuesday: 12

It's Tiny Happy Tuesday! Time to acknowledge and appreciate all the little happies piling up to give me my beautiful, chaotic, lovely life. Want to join? You can find more info here.

  • Collaboration. I've had a lot of opportunities lately to collaborate with creative, intelligent, motivated people and it's fuelling my spirit. I keep hearing "collaboration is the new competition" and it really speaks to me. I keep waiting for people to figure out that I'm not worthy of a spot at their table but until that happens, I'll keep lapping up the inspiration.
  • Connection. I'm so grateful to have people in my life who love my kids. Family members, friends with kids, kid-less friends, my family is surrounded by quality people who appreciate my babies.
  • Ice cream cones on a sunny patio after a long, hot day.
  • Rain. We've had a bit of a hot spell but today the rain came to give us a bit of relief (and give me a bit of a break from watering the garden. Thanks, Mama Nature!).
  • It's local rhubarb season. The best season of the year.
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Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Let's find the happy, friends.