Three Things Thursday- on Monday

Last week is a blur. If you were to ask me what I did, I would be hard pressed to remember. Finding three things that made me happy? Yikes! Scrolling through the pictures on my phone helped jog my memory- thank goodness for my phone!!!

#ThreeThingsThursday- was created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes. Three Things Thursday is a list of three things that made you happy this week.

Here are my three-

curtainsWhen we moved into this house over 20 years ago, we put up navy vertical blinds in the family room. They were cheap, a quick fix for windows that needed covering and temporary. Temporary! And 22 years later, I’m happy to report that we took them down! I prefer my new curtains and I won’t miss the clattering sound of the blinds on windy days.

strawberry bread

I’m not a baker. Here is my latest effort. I needed to use the strawberries before they went bad. (Apparently Beej isn’t eating strawberries this week.) Usually my husband eats my pathetic attempts in the kitchen and compliments them- no matter how bad. This time he admitted that the strawberry bread was, in fact, EH. He revised it to “growing on him” but seriously, it’s bad and we had a good laugh about it.

 

puddle jumping

 

My last thing is just pure joy. We are having a warm day here in the Midwest and little Beej, just like his Uncle Andrew at this age, cannot resist the call of any and all puddles. Although blurry, I caught him in mid jump. Puddle jumping is the best, especially when we have nowhere else to be and plenty of dry socks and pants to change into!

 

 

 

What three things made you smile this week?

-Kat

#Bathwater

Three Things Thursday

Three Things Thursday

Isn’t it funny how a certain post will show up in your feed right when you need it most? I was looking for something, not sure what to write about today but wanting to write, and then there it was- the perfect post- #ThreeThingsThursday- created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes. Three Things Thursday is a list of three things that made you happy this week. This actually lines up perfectly with my mindfulness book, which asked me to share some memorable moments.

downtown chicago

 

Before they headed back to school, I was able to spend the day at the museum with my college kids, who I don’t see nearly enough. Going to the museum is a favorite pastime from my childhood that I was able to pass on to my kids. It was a special day.

 

 

 

 

bingo

 

 

I played Bingo with my parents. This is actually a regular occurrence but hasn’t happened in a while due to circumstances beyond our control. It was nice to do something that feels just plain normal and everyday. I’m blessed to have my parents still here and nearby.

 

 

lights

 

We are having a heatwave here in the Midwest, which means the snow, icy slush and general messiness along with the freezing temps are gone- temporarily. I’m going to enjoy the 60 degree day for the brief time it’s here.

 

 

 

 

What made you happy this week?

#Bathwater

I hope your week is going well!

-Kat