Happy Stuff


I'm the kind of person who tries very hard to focus on the positive. It's not always easy, but I still try. That's why my blog may seem to be mostly about the good things in my life; because that's what I choose to focus on. Sometimes there's a bunch of crap going on, but I'm not throwing it all out there because that's not how I choose to live my life. I push the negative to the back burner, and find SOME kind of happy to focus on!

But right now I have to say that there is just so much happy in my life. In fact the only real UN-happy thing going on, is the whole situation with Andrew & his BM. But I am handling that as well as I can by knowing that we're doing absolutely everything in our power to protect him.

But the happy stuff - so much happy stuff! Big things, little things, all sorts of things.

Summer is almost here, which means a more relaxed schedule, more time at the beach or the springs, less stress and homework and all that junk!

My son is graduating, and as emotional as that makes me, it also makes me very happy. I am so proud of him.

OH! I finally got a cupcake, and what a cupcake it was. Friday night we had our church Ladies' Group meeting, and the host made Boston Cream cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. I have no words. OK maybe a few. Amazing. Incredible. DELICIOUS!!!

When I left my job at the hospital last year, I felt very strongly that I was being led to go into the home health care field. I had wanted to do that for a long time, and felt like it was time. But over the last few months as things have fizzled out, I wondered if maybe I was wrong. Maybe this wasn't what I was supposed to do. Maybe I just needed to have this time with my family (I still think that was part of it). Was I being led in a different direction? And then, this opportunity grabbed me, and now, here I am (literally) doing my first home health care job! Everything fell into place and I am so pleased. They even encouraged me to bring my laptop and spend time on the computer while my client is sleeping! HELLO, can you say perfect job for a blogger? Sweet!

There are blackberry bushes EVERYWHERE at our place, and they're starting to get ripe. I can't wait to start making cobblers!

Lots of good things are going on, and coming up, in our lives. Sometimes it seems like things are just falling into place. Like the puzzle is coming together to make a beautiful picture. And that makes me happy!

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Mamarazzi said...

i try to keep it positive too...because i strongly believe that what you pay attention to grows, so focus on the happy and MORE happy comes your way...love that!

thanks for linking up!!

Mrs4444 said...

I'm very happy for you. You deserve such happiness! Good luck with the graduation stuff :)

Mrs4444 said...

I'm very happy for you. You deserve such happiness! Good luck with the graduation stuff :)

C said...

that is just awesome, hon. you deserve all the best life has to offer.

Amy said...

I'm glad everything is going so well for you!


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

That cupcake does sound divine!

Elisa Black said...

What a nice post!! I am so happy for you that you have and appreciate the many good things in your life right now :0) I try to share happy moments (usually my kids or nature) and some of my quilting projects, but I also post about the things I'm struggling with (postpartum depression) as well. Other bloggers have shared that they, too, experienced depression and that has been so helpful to me. Posts like yours-- and your positive outlook-- are very inspiring to me. Congrats on the new job and have a wonderful graduation. Thanks for sharing your happy list!!

Amanda said...

Same here too. The more I focus on the good stuff the better it gets. It also helps to remember I'm not as helpless as I feel.

Sounds like things are definitely falling into place for you, that's great!

Tara R. said...

It's great to hear life is going so well for you. I really hope the situation with Andrew and the BM is finally through, and that Andrew is happy and with you all forever.

K Lind said...

I'm glad to see you are taking a Happy approach to life! That is always good! :-) After researching your blog to figure out what "BM" meant, I really hope all of that works out. Stay positive!
By the way, do you have the recipe for those heavenly sounding cupcakes?! Me wants some!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy posts are so much fun. I am thrilled for you and OMG I would love to have blackberry bushes in my yard!

April said...

So happy to hear that your new job situation is working out so well...YIPPEE!!! It is hard to remain positive all the time, but it takes hard work and lots and lots of PRAYER! Just makes you feel better, you know? Blackberry Cobbler...one of the best things about summertime!

Kelly L said...

Wonderful Post!
Getting the word out.. still and again for Haley - today she is in the hospital receiving yet again another blood transfusion - She needs a bone marrow transplant - Please go to her Facebook page and like it - if you can donate - Please say "I want to donate" and I will contact you with all you need. thank you - Kelly
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Jenny said...

I need that cupcake recipe those sound delicious.

I am so excited for summer vacation to hurry up and get here. Ready to relax :)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That's such a great attitude and such a good reminder what to keep our eyes on.

Erin said...

You do a great job of keeping things positive! And? I'm sooooo jealous of the blackberry bushes. The cobbler is going to be so yum!

Unknown Mami said...

Good for you! Enjoy all the good. I'm sure there is more good on its way.

jo.irish.rose said...

sooo happy for you, and glad that you got a great job. would love to have a great cobbler recipe too if you have time to post it, that would be so wonderful. keep the positive thoughts going. i love it!

Brandy@YDK said...

the cupcake sounds heavenly. i'm glad things are going so great for you!

Kat said...

Such a happy post. I love it!

I try to be positive too but sometimes crap slips in. So don't read my post today. ;)

So glad life is treating you well. I am confident the situation with the BM will turn out as it should as well.

Stephanie said...

YAY for happy, cheery, goodness :)
I'm glad thinks are going well and positively for you. Everyone deserves to be happy!


Kristin - The Goat said...

My blog is either informational, photographic or happy. I rarely talk about the stuff that bothers me. I'm with you on that :)