Happy -Part Deux
Heather Ross in the middle...
Another block in my Happiness Project quilt. I have decided to go for a total of 9 to make a nice wall hanging. I will hang it in my office over the heads of the criminals I counsel - I mean, happiness will just be inches away. I like the theory. And I really like these charming little bridesmaids.
I have been feeling happier generally as I have tried to find more silver lining in search of happy - I have dropped the angry music and walked on a nature trail often so far this month.
But I have also been feeling scared, my husband is having brain surgery next week - and I spent the entire winter moping around about it as we waited to compare scans and stuff. In the "scheme of brain surgery" it is allegedly not too invasive - so I am just going to strap myself in and prepare for any unpredictable turns and twists. This is maybe a lot to share, but I kind of need to - I can tell you guys and get "cyber support" without freaking out my family too much. I'm scared witless but I need to be strong and positive now, for him and for my girls. I have almost gotten myself entirely convinced that I will just be fetching movies and snacks for him while we "enjoy" the week after surgery hanging out together. It just seems more manageable to focus on my role as a short order cook come cruise director - instead of a scared-y cat. Even scared-y cat sounds doable - rather than mental case.
What else has been helping me be happy? Some nice books ::
A new blog - 1000 awesome things. It's so fun - really, check it out. Reading the blog had me scrabbling over to Amazon to buy The Book of Awesome. I figure, who couldn't use more awesome?
And last bit of happy - because I can't gush over Amber enough, Life in Color is just the most charming blog. I think I try to follow every little piece of wisdom she shares. She is also an amazing mommy with a great sense of color and fashion. Her blog isn't called "Life in Color" for nothing. In the last couple of days she showed a little organized box of scrapbook goodies - I swear I have been planning to spend some of my time with my husband playing catch up on my scrapbooking (can I "catch up" 5 years?). Anyways, her little box of wonderful has gotten my creative juices flowing, don't you love when that happens?
(p.s. :: All prayers welcome;)