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    The Happy List #43

    Hello! How are you today? I’m OK. Had crappy sleep all weekend, but I’m excited because today I plan on getting back on the treadmill for the first time since forever (my health kept getting in the way). I AM PSYCHED. Gotta get my endorphins and stop feeling so wobbly haha. Anyway, it’s time to share with you the things that have made me happy in the last week or so. Not the cliché stuff everyone feels they have to say, but the stuff that has really made me feel good. It’s my way of reflecting on the week that’s been, before diving into a new week full of possibilities…

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    The Happy List #31

    It’s been a tough week for a lot of Western Australians. There are a lot of people who have lost a lot over the past few days, with devastating bushfires threatening several small towns in the south west, sadly wiping out the historical town of Yarloop and taking the lives of two elderly community members. I just don’t think I could write this week’s happy list without acknowledging it. While we were always out of the danger zone, it was our neighbouring communities who felt the brunt of the fire front. It was close enough to scare my parents and it affected people and places that we know well. I…

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    The Happy List #25

    As I sit here, I am just glad to have a quiet day ahead! The silly season has been intense and it’s not even December yet! I really love being a social butterfly but I treasure the quiet days too. Is anyone else like this? I don’t think I could ever go full extrovert. Right now is the perfect time to write another happy list! Here’s what’s made me happy in the last week… Meeting a real life Alice in the flesh! I don’t know if you remember but I have mentioned Alice a few times in this blog’s lifetime. We met on Twitter and recently celebrated our 4 year…

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    The Happy List #24

    Well, hello there lovely person who is reading my blog! Welcome to my weekly Happy List thingy. It’s where I reflect on the stuff that has made me happy over the previous week – taking time to smell the flowers, kind of. So I don’t lose the lovely memories in the blur of adult life and all that. So, here’s the stuff that has brought a little joy… New couch feels. Today we picked up my new gorgeous 3 seater sofa. It’s second hand and it is just gorgeous! I bought it from a gorgeous lady friend. I am so so so happy as I would never have been able…

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    The Happy List #21

    Each week I write a list of the things that have made me happy. Sometimes I feel excited about it and at other times I have to dig a bit deeper, because I’m tired or something really annoyed me or turned to shit. You know – first world problems and all. I keep going because I think it is important to remember the good things, even if you’re not really feeling it. It’s so easy to focus on the negatives – our brains seem programmed that way – so I like to bring the positives to the foreground so I can appreciate them properly. Even if they’re really simple moments,…

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    The Happy List #20

    I had PMS big time this week (there’s a great way to start a blog post), so I really wondered at times if I’d have anything to put on my happy list! Man, I was feeling ALL of the feelings, none of which were happy (unless you managed to catch me on a nice 5 second upswing before the down swing haha). I’m so fun to be around. But now that I’m sitting here, I’m exhausted but I can see the positives and I am really grateful. Let’s get into it… Good people making tough stuff so much better I had to get an ultrasound this past week (no I am…

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    The Happy List #18

    While this past week included some disappointments (a long story about a 5km run I have had to pull out of) and some frustrations (a very curious and permanently hangry little ‘scientist’ who has been driving me bonkers with his unauthorised ‘experiments’ around the house – any other parents of almost 4 year olds who are feeling me??) there were definitely some things that brought a smile to my face. Here’s my happy list! Taking the Little Mister to the ‘show’ We took the Little Mister to the (fairly) local agricultural show. It’s not quite the Royal Show, but it’s a smaller version, making it quite kid friendly and easy…

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    I miss paper.

    It seems that another book store in my home town has shut down. Of course I am just assuming – they could have moved elsewhere, right? But the roller shutter is down and they were selling their shelves the other week. They wouldn’t be the first book store in the area to disappear. I suppose books are now something you buy online to be delivered, or to download electronically. Lately, I’ve been having a real yearning for paper. It’s so weird. It just came on all of a sudden when I had a fantasy of one day reading the Little Mister (and any subsequent sibling should we be lucky enough)…

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    The Happy List #16

    It’s that time of the week again! I’ve really been lucky enough to make it a week that included some decent self care. Here are the things that have made me happy in the last week… I got my hair cut I was starting to feel a bit shaggy and tired with my hair long. I hadn’t had an appointment since October 2014. I don’t know how that happened! It was mostly by choice (I didn’t feel the need and didn’t mind growing it longer), but to be honest, it was also a logistical thing. I kept choosing other stuff to do with my precious alone time. I didn’t want…

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    The Happy List #15

    Guys. I’m germ infested and it sucks! Not to mention, that time of the month showed her face at exactly the same time. I’m an image of wonder and joy right now. Despite all of that, I have got some things to put on the happy list. Here goes… Gossip Girl (xoxo)  Maybe it’s because I’m only half alive (and therefore only able to use half of my brain – if that), but I am enjoying Gossip Girl for the first time. It’s melodramatic, over the top, far removed from my own world (on so many levels haha) and yet I am sucked in. It’s about all I can handle…