I loved Rachel‘s idea of listing things you like, or that make you happy, and adding to it regularly. Life is so busy that we lose the habit of appreciation, and that makes hard times even harder. So, here’s my current list of happy things:
Luxurious products for the bath/shower. I made an order from Arran Aromatics last week, which arrived yesterday, and mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m saving the bath oils and salts to christen the new bathroom when I get back from America, but in the meantime, I have to keep going back for a little sniff. I particularly like the Bay Rum bath/shower gel I got for Tony. It smells like old leather and cigars and tweedy jackets all rolled into one.
Old fashioned children’s books, such as Behind The North Wind, by George Macdonald. So cosy and sweet and comforting.
Fitting into a size smaller jeans!
And closely linked with that one, running. I’m nearly up to 20 minutes now of continuous running, which for someone who has been a couch potato all their life is pretty spectacular!!!
Lace knitting. Last week I picked up Mystic Waters, which had been hibernating since last Spring, and wow, I had forgotten how satisfying lace knitting is. It gives me the same kind of feeling I get when doing jigsaws…… !
My upcoming trip to America. Partly because I’m excited to visit a part of the US I’ve never been to (Michigan and Chicago), partly because I have two awesome travelling companions, partly because I miss my Plucky girl every day, and I can’t wait to see her, and partly because I’ve been working extra hard lately, and I really need a couple of weeks off.
And also because my lovely husband, while I’m gone, is renovating the bathroom! So when I come home, instead of having a dark grungy room that you want to spend as little time in as possible, I’m going to have a bright, light, fresh bathroom, with a big double ended bathtub, a relaxing haven. By the by, he had the chance to come to the US with us, but decided he would have more fun grubbing around in rubble and plaster dust. Bless him.
New purple shoes.
A gorgeous custom pendant that means I can carry my home everywhere I go.
How Do I Look? Does anyone else watch this? It’s fabulous!!!!
My first cuddle with the cats in the morning.
The Cashmere Club. I’m still buzzing about that!