Happiness

Written By: erica - Thursday•April•13•2006

It’s been such a great day. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, there are sounds of kids playing outside and the scent of beautiful magnolia trees’ wafts through the air in the park. It’s definitely Spring (more like June temperature-wise) and I love it. Today I decided to do a “Happiness is…” entry today, sometimes I just need a little reminder.

Happiness is…
Walking to work and half way back. Bryan was on his way to campus, which is half way to the library, so I had a walking companion half of the way. It took me about 55 minutes to get to work but it felt so good to be outside. (I normally drive and it takes me 10 minutes.) Then after work, I decided instead of taking the bus home, I would just walk back to campus and meet Bryan after his staff meeting. In all I walked over 4 miles and I feel so good. I know I won’t be crowned the exercise queen in this lifetime, when I do something like this it always reminds me how good it feels to get out and just walk. Hopefully, it will motivate me to get out and walk more. The sun was so bright today and with my fair skin, I decided I needed a great walking hat. (It’s straw on the top of the brim.) Now if I had a garden, I’d be set.

Happiness is…

A black kitty cat who enjoys sunning himself (he even looks brown in the sun)
and loves to stretch out like a dog.

Happiness is…
Having great friends to go out to dinner with before our knitting group. And having a wonderful knitting group to unwind with.

Happiness is…
Having the gift to teach others to knit and possibly teaching a class this fall.

Happiness is…
A husband who loves his hand-knit socks so much that he wears them weekly and if they’re clean sometimes twice a week.

Happiness is…
Having a job that I love and am enjoying working on a special project to read the archives’ shelves. (Reading the shelves is going through and making sure that everything is in the proper order.)

And finally, happiness is…
Finally finishing another pair of socks! They are true knee socks and don’t match exactly on purpose. Unfortunately, it’s too warm to wear them right now. My goal this month was to finish these socks, they have the Project Spectrum colors (orange and yellow) and I wanted to finish them so I can be ready for May whose color is green. I plan on working on my Crazy Green sweater more in May.

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6 Comments

  1. jackie says:

    this made me smile. :) i have had a pretty rough few weeks, but this entry actually made me sit back and think about a few of the things i am grateful for as well. thanks, erica!