-Being the loving mother that I am, I must list my pride in The Boy first. I sat in a gymnasium full of other proud parents the other night watching our offspring march up to the stage to receive their high school graduation certificates. The Boy is an honour student who received special commendation in Math, French and English. I’d say that’s a reason to smile!
-I am just as proud of The Girl for how well she is doing school as well and am amazed each and every day by what a wonderful young lady she is turning into.
-I’m loving the cool weather that we’ve been having. Some people are griping about the low temps but I figure that the heat and humidity of our Montreal summer will be hitting soon enough so I’m definitely not complaining.
-It turns out that some expenses that I thought were coming my way are not actually coming so my financial future (at least in the next couple of months) is looking brighter.
-I got a great deal on a new television a couple of months ago and, with the addition of Apple TV to it, I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s a small thing but it makes me happy.
-I have a great “to-read” pile of books on my shelf just waiting for me to enjoy. Enough said.
-I have pretty flowers on my balcony that haven’t died yet. Even three out of four herb plants are still alive. It seems, though, that Mother Nature doesn’t like thyme.
-I managed to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S6 with some of my tax refund money this spring and it makes me happier than any material thing should. My bills are paid and the necessary things have been taken care of so no guilt can be attached to this luxury; just joy
-Even though I try to use my barbeque for most of the year, the true season for it is upon us and I love throwing dinner on the grill. It’s staying light out later and I’m not freezing my butt off – that’s a win!
-The kids’ last day of regular classes is this Friday. After that, they only have a few final exams to do and that is the end of school for the year. This means that won’t be hauling their butts out of bed in the mornings or stressing over having things to pack for their lunches. I’ll be able to just get myself ready for work in the mornings and leave them to fend for themselves. Can you hear my sigh of happiness?
What’s making you happy these days?
Flowers that haven't died yet are always a good thing!! Actually we've had cooler weather too and even had frost. So having flowers that are still alive is a really good thing! Although my herbs are dead :(ReplyDelete
Congrats to your son on his graduation. I've always been terrible at math and I think it's wonderful that he got a special commendation for it (French and English too!).
Your daughter is so lovely.
Thanks Kimberly! We're all very proud of both of our kids and very much enjoying this time in their lives.Delete
The fact that there is something actually alive on my balcony is a miracle in any weather :)
What a great list. Your kids are a reflection of you so it says a lot about Mom!ReplyDelete
What makes me happy? Oh sunshine, beaches, ocean waves, a great guy that shares his home with me, Doesn't get much better than that for this gal!!
Those are great things to have in life Barb!Delete
I'd love to take all of the credit for my kids but they've got a pretty good dad and stepmom too :)
What is in your "to-read" pile? I have a stack of spring break reading that has now become my summer reading.ReplyDelete
Stopping by from Mama Kat's!
I'm so excited for my pile! I've got The Goldfinch, All the Light We Cannot See, The Girl on the Train and Fat Girl Walking. I'm almost finished The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules so I'll be jumping to one of those others this weekend. Thanks for visiting :)Delete
This is a really great list of happy things! A fresh pile of books, a new phone, well behaved kids and a barbecue. What more can a girl ask for!?ReplyDelete
Well, the kids are MOSTLY well-behaved; let's not give them too much credit here, lol! I just started All the Light We Cannot See and am enjoying it so far. :)Delete
I am on countdown to the end of the School year for the kids, I just can't wait! Ready to be done with it all, and looking forward to the trip we booked, leaving the day after school is out!ReplyDelete
I think that we look forward to the end of the school year even more than they do. Enjoy your trip!!Delete
Love your list!ReplyDelete
Thank you Betsy! :)Delete