Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reasons To Be Happy

Do you hear that, my friends? That’s the sound of angels singing. Here are a few reasons why I’m happy tonight:

1. I'm happy about the way my blog looks right now. Special, heartfelt thanks to my beautiful friend Maggie, over at Where Grace Has Gone... who spent 4 hours in the wee sma's making it look so awesome for me!

 2. I finally have the internet back after two days without it. You may laugh- two days doesn’t seem like very much. But trust me, to a spoiled American girl, it is. Atleigh has a habit of messing with our wireless router. Why haven’t we moved it, you ask? The answer is... I don’t know. I guess we’re gluttons for punishment. Or I’m a glutton for Jeremy’s punishment, since he always ends up fixing it. Somehow the connection gets messed up... the wireless won’t read the modem’s signal, but the computer is still reading the wi-fi’s signal. It’s confusing. Anyway, sometimes we can fix it in five minutes. Sometimes it takes a few hours. This time it took two days and a 45 minute call to Verizon.

3. I’m happy that it wasn’t me on the phone with Verizon. Jeremy told me last night that if he ended up staying home from work today, he would call. If he went to work, I had to call. When I woke up this morning and it was raining outside, meaning he couldn’t work, I came home from taking Ashton to school, curled up next to Jeremy in bed, and nudged him, saying, “You get to call Verizon.”

4. I got my new camera lens in the mail today (and my new camera bag is on its way)! For those who read my blog without actually knowing me (you are out there, aren’t you?), I am an amateur/aspiring professional photographer. More on that later.

5. I guess I should have said this first, but Ashton finally went back to school this week! I felt like bursting into the Hallelujah Chorus when he exited the car. As I said before, I love the child. Like he was my very own (ha!). But a week with him home changed our entire family dynamic. The girls are usually fairly calm on their own. The play together, color, feed baby dolls, whatever. Ashton can’t stand to sit and do “nothing”, even with a fever. So, he incites rebellion and chaos (much like his father, I might add). He steals blankies. He hides babies. He mocks and mimics. He basically acts like a bored 7 year old boy.

6. I have, after much trouble, convinced my oldest brother to play some music with me at a little local coffee shop! HUGE. We got together tonight to put together a set list. We had so much fun, listening to favorite songs, singing harmonies, joking that we were going to sing The Monkees theme song, and play Scotch and Chocolate on kazoos. It felt good to be singing again. If you live in my area (and if you don’t, please don’t travel to see me, because that would be creepy), come out to The Circuit on Friday, March 25th. Adam is nervous, so it will make him feel better to see a couple dozen strange faces, I’m sure.

7. I’m happy that you’ve stopped by to read why I’m happy. If I haven’t said it before, thank you.


  1. Love the new look! I'm always excited to read what you've written (and/or how sarcastic you can get). I can hear (see) you singing the Hallelujah chorus. I've had a few of those times too and it always seems to follow a few days in male company. :8-/ Keep up the great work. Love you - auntie.

  2. Love the new look!!! Awesome. And so happy about all the good things happening in your life :)