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Sunday, January 24, 2010

10 Things

So, I was tagged, like many of you, to list "10 Things That Make Me Happy" but since nearly everyone and their brother has done this already, I figured I'd do "10 Things That Make Me Happy Today."

1. Starbucks. If I could bathe in lattes, I would. For now, I have to settle for mere ingestion. 2. Going to the dog park with Norah and Scooter.
No, Scooter doesn't have rabies. He just has some kind of dog-park-induced-drooling-syndrome. As far as we know, there's no cure.
3. Norah took a nice, long mid-afternoon nap.

4. Which enabled me to do some beloved reading.
5. This afternoon, Norah and I made a quick trip to the mall and I bought myself a few new essentials: PJs and underwear. I'm sorely in need of new clothes in general, but I really did need new undies. The last new pair of underpants I'd bought were maternity.

No picture of those. Sorry, I don't want this to be that kind of blog.

6. Watched the Colts beat the Jets. It was a surprisingly close game in the first half, but in the end, the Colts deservedly won. I mean, how did the Jets get this far in the first place?

7. Norah went to bed at 6 pm. It makes me very happy to have a baby who goes to bed so early and so easily!

8. Took a shower and got into a pair of my new PJs! ($10 says Jerry refers to these PJ pants as "clown pants.")
9. Sat down to watch the Vikings/Saints game -- currently crossing my fingers for the Vikes, but I'm scared for them. To comfort my fears, I have Ice Cream Snickers: Perfect food for either celebrating a win or mourning a loss.
10. Knowing that tonight is the last night Jerry is away. He comes home tomorrow afternoon. Wa-hoo!

31 comments:

Krissy said...

Sounds like a great day to me, and I agree 100% with Snickers being a perfect comfort food for a win or loss. I think Scooter is hysterical in that picture!

inmytummy said...

I would wear pajama pants like that all day if I could.

Murphy foams at the mouth at the dog park too. Of course he does this while frantically chasing other dogs like he is rabid. I just pretend that other people don't notice it!

ajh said...

A kid/baby who sleeps well can be forgiven anything!

Carly said...

Snickers are the food of the Gods!

JojaJogger said...

Mmmmm Snickers and go Vikings!

teacherwoman said...

Great list!

This game is making me nervous. AP can't keep the ball in his hands and they are trying to kill Farve.

And... love the pajamas! They look like something from the Gap or Old Navy!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a great day! And, YUM, snickers!

Rio said...

Snickers!
The game is in overtime right now. Very nerve-grating... yes, I'm rooting for the Vikings.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love that you have 10 things in your day that make you happy. I get so tired of everyone complaining all the time...in life not bloggy land but having you list this out makes me thing..."if bloggy land people are happy, why can't everyone else be too?"

I would love an ice cream snickers right now!

lifestudent said...

oh, those are so good! I had an ice-cream cookie sandwich tonight, and it also made me happy. Looks like we are on the same wavelength.

kelsalynn said...

Too cute! Love the clown pants, er, I mean... pj's!

When we take Nikki to the dog park, she doesn't drool but she shakes uncontrollably. She's so excited she can't contain it. She looks like she's having a seizure while walking but she's fine.

Laurel said...

I was thinking the same thing about the Jets.

Love the new jammies!

Firefly's Running said...

I love that book. It's sooo good.

Still upset about the Vikes!

runsarah said...

Love this post! With PJS, the brighter the better, IMO! You can get away with so much more creative patterns on PJs then regular pants.

Shannon said...

Your PJ pants look like you're about to jet off to Hawaii. Not Clowny at all. Go Colts!

Jamoosh said...

Jerry is right. Pleae don't turn Norah into a clown.

Lisa said...

cute pjs

Wes said...

Wow... having to watch the Vikes lose in clown pants? That's unforgettable :-D

Julia said...

I've been wanting to read Elizabeth Gilbert's newest since I LOVED Eat, Pray, Love. Most reviews say it doesn't live up to the expectations (how could it, really?). Are you enjoying it?

Marlene said...

I love your new PJ's! Even if Jerry does call them clown pants. ;)

Heather said...

Ice cream snickers, yum! Is Committed any good? I really liked Eat, Pray, Love.

N.D. said...

wow that went quick. MMm snickers. Love it. Like the new PJ's and dog park time. I could not get through that book - I thought the author was just way too into herself.

Carolina John said...

a sleeping baby makes the whole day worthwhile. great list Jess!

Katie A. said...

Mini snickers ice cream bars? I must be living under a rock because I have never seen those!!! Great happy day - I <3 Scooter (and Norah, of course)!

Jess said...

Sounds like you had a great day all around and lots of things to be happy about!

Aka Alice said...

Re #6: The Charger's field goal kicker (Nate Kaeding) had a REALLY BAD DAY!

Sorry about the Vikings. I know how it feels.

MN Mom said...

10 wonderful things to be happy for indeedy!

Stephanie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Scooter picture, but I'm a sucker for dogs and all their disgusting habits. For the record, mine don't even need a dog park to induce the drooling, they just do it for the fun of it!

Crystal said...

Hope that snickers coated the sting of defeat. Purple pride was bruised last night.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Jess, sorry about the game............... Okay, I'm not but it was a great year for the Vikes.

funtimeswiththebeckers said...

Jess - I love your blog, and am so impressed with your running while pregnant, while nursing, while probably exhausted most of the time!
I am due in June and only started jogging again right before I learned I was pregnant, so I quit. But I do have these lofty goals that I'll get back into it once the baby is here. So the question - do you have suggestions on walking/jogging/running strollers.... since the ideal part of me hopes to be able to use those nice summer days to get out and exercise! I'm probably dreaming!

thanks!
~katie b.