10 things that make me happy

Day 14 of the Blog Every Day in May Challenge is “Ten things that make you really happy.” I like this one, so I’m playing along! (Some of Jenni’s prompts are hard!)


Ten of the many things that make me really happy (in no particular order) are…

1. Rainbows.

2. Elephant & Delilah.

3. Crossing something off my to-do list. No matter how small the thing.

4. Weekends.

5. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. (And any animal ever, really.)

6. Reading DIY + design blogs.

7. Exchanging jokes with my dad. And all silly conversations with my dad + my sister. It’s like a secret club that only we’re allowed in.

8. Any sweet, sour, tart, gummy, or chewy candy. Especially: microwaved Sour Patch Kids.

9. Things that are blue.

10. P.

I like this game. 🙂 It’s nice to focus on the little things!


St. Patrick’s Day

Yesterday afternoon I ran 4 miles on my high school track. Dad ran with me for 3.25 miles, and I did the rest on my own. It was warm-ish when we started, and then started sprinkling on and off throughout. By the last lap, it was pouring on me, and it was pretty awesome. Normally, I can’t stand getting wet, but this was like a nice cool reward for putting in the work and getting it done.

About an hour later, this happened:

double rainbow!

double rainbow!

I’m still struggling with the same cold I’ve had for almost two weeks now. I was hoping that lots of sleeping, relaxing, and doing nothing this weekend would clear it up, but no dice. I’m still coughing and sniffling and blowing my nose all day long… Hopefully another week and it’ll sort itself out.

(Perhaps it goes without saying, but I didn’t end up running the 5k I had planned for today… I haven’t been training consistently, I’ve been sick, and I never ended up registering. And on top of that, it rained almost all day today. I’m okay with missing it.)