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10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Welcome to the 10 Things Link Up!!  This week is our ninth week since Krysten, from Why Girls Are Weird and I introduced the weekly link up space.  Its purpose is a place where we can all share our posts of 10 things made us happy or 10 things we were/are grateful for this week.  Our link up continues to grow each week and that makes my heart happy.

The rules are below (keep reading).  Please remember that this is not a link dump; if it’s not an appropriate link, it will be deleted.

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

1. The stillness and peace early in the mornings when I’m out doing pet visits.  Nothing compares to that quiet and mindfulness.

Nature Early Mornings

2. My warm, winter, jacket.  I broke that bad boy out last weekend when it dipped just below freezing and there was a thick frost.  Don’t worry, I’m back to wearing my North Face jacket for now.  For now.

3. Sweating out some frustration and stress that I’ve had at the gym this week.  Things are bumpy, up, down and all over the place.  My mind is all over the place these days.

4. Charlie and I’s one-on-one time at hydrotherapy.  God, I love that dog!

Hydrotherapy for dogs

5. I knocked a shitload of things off my work to-do list.  So happy about this!!!

6. Talking to my mom down in Mexico on Tuesday night.  It was nice to connect with her even if it was only on FB messenger.  I miss her so much.

7. Talking to my mother in law on Monday and she sounded GREAT.  Only to, hours later, take a turn for the worse.  My heart hurts and tears brim my eyes when I think of her.

8. Putting together some things we bought for our niece to take to her on Saturday. (read: poor university student)

9. Closed door conversations with my boss about all the shit that’s going on and the fires that I’m putting out.  I posted a rant on my personal FB page Wednesday about it and I just do not understand where people’s sense of entitlement comes from.  Does no one have any work ethic and pride in the work they do?

10. Laughing on the bathroom floor while talking to Jeff last night.

And those were the 10 things that made me happy this week. 🙂

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Do you guys have plans for the weekend? 

This weekend is my pet sitting weekend so I’ll be sparse, but I’ll be back on Monday with my usual Adventures in Pet Sitting and Dog Walking post post-weekend visits.  Join me over on

Finally, the link up….

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Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! 



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  • Leah

    Love this post! Thank you for writing it, great reminder at the end of the week!

  • I love the idea of this link-up. I might need to pop in sometime.

  • Happy Friday! And congrats on knocking out a bunch of your to-do list! I wasn’t able to get to as much as I had hoped, so next week has to be extra productive!

  • I love this idea! Definitely will be trying this on my own blog (I hope you don’t mind) it’s just such a great reminder to look at all the good that happens each and every week. Thank you for sharing!


  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    Love the celebration of happiness! I’m linking up. Thanks for sharing! http://www.currentlykelsie.com/2015/10/the-alder-collective-link-party-3.html

  • Linking! I love this…great way to end the week! Thanks for hosting!

  • Mar

    Have a good weekend, enjoy the sunshine (hopefully it sticks around)! 🙂

  • So sorry work has been such a pain in the behind for you lately – good for you to get rid of that shit at the gym! Hope your MIL gets better, dear! Thinking of you and your loved ones! xxx

  • workout and taking things off the todo list always makes me happy…

  • I’m so glad you can join us this week Kelsie. You’re welcome to anytime. 😉

  • Why thank you. It’s a great way to take stock of the things, no matter how small they are, they are still something to note and appreciate. 🙂 thanks for stopping by Hun!

  • Thanks, hun, you’re welcome to join anytime as infrequently or frequently as you like. Thanks for stopping by hun. 😉


  • Happy Friday girl! I hardly get everything done on the list, it just continues and runs into the next week, then the next, then the next… And as crappy as Monday to Wednesday was, today and yesterday was productive as hell. 🙂

    I hope you have a great weekend my friend! xo

  • Absolutely, I don’t mind at all. Mine started by following Krysten and she got the idea a long, long time ago from another blogger. I think it’s a great idea and something we could all stand to do: take stock of all things, big and small and acknowledge them. I can have a terrible week yet I can always find things to be grateful or happy for.
    If you like, link up but no obligation to. Run with it girl. ;-). Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • You are most welcome, hun. 😉 I’ll be heading over to your space shortly. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • You too, hun. Grow that belly of yours. 😉
    I hope we get some sunshine this weekend (today is cold but nice and sunny!) but I’ve heard from a coworker who’s playing football tomorrow that it’s supposed to rain. I hope he’s wrong.

    Take care Hun xo

  • Work is so up and down… Monday to Wednesday was garbage and today and yesterday was productive as hell. TGIF!!

    Thanks love.. I WISH my MIL could get better, but she won’t. Not with COPD…. Her and my FIL drove to Florida two days ago for her last trip to their property down there. We’re hoping that she makes it back, as she’s incredibly, incredibly sick. The car ride down, on oxygen with full back spasms from the meds, will, I’m sure, be agony for her. I can’t even think of it because it’s bittersweet. She’s happy she’s going to Florida but we’re not sure she’ll even make it back…. Thanks for thinking of me and make sure you hug your girl right. Life is precious.
    <3 xoxo

  • Those two are pretty high up on my “what makes me happy” list for life in general, especially sweating it out at the gym. 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by Hun. Xo

  • I’ve been getting back into running again lately and that’s been making me really happy (despite how really HARD it has also been). I’ve been realizing that while I love lifting weights, I need a combination of the two for my sanity. lol

  • I have a ton of respect and admire runners, it’s just not my cup of tea. I wish I was a runner though, so I could maybe do a marathon or something. So, good for you. I’m proud of you.
    Balance is key. 🙂 have a great weekend hun! xo

  • I agree that the respect in work ethic has gone done the tubes. Especially with recent college grads who definitely have the entitlement thang going on. I had to work my way up from low level jobs to where I am and I had to do a lot of things that were not my first choice of things to do. They all want the best, and they want it now.

  • So, I didn’t link up this week. Sorry! I saw an author speak, and I was so excited to tell others about it, I had to write a post about him. I was going to combine it with something that made me happy this week, but the post got lonnnngggg. I loved you #10. That made me smile 🙂

  • It was a full out belly laugh on the floor. 🙂

    I read your post but didn’t comment, you’ll have to forgive me.

  • Right? What happened to earning it?! The ‘want want want’ millennials.

  • Ooh how was hydrotherapy with Charlie? This weekend I went to a fashion event and met some lovely bloggers, going out to a meal tonight and tomorrow shooting for my blog x Hope you have a good weekend.

  • First off, I’m glad you are putting out fires at work, and that you had a sit down with your boss. I’m hoping this leads to lunch hour, so you can get to the gym and eat. It may make everything better. I am hoping for you that it’s all coming together. Do you think that the stress of your Mother In Laws health could be weighing on both you and Jeff too? I wish I was closer, not just to give you hugs but to hang out, you weekend visits look like a blast!

  • Isn’t it great when you can cross off things from your to-do list? Such as awesome feeling. Sorry to hear people are being asses at work…I always wonder about people like that.

  • Hydrotherapy was great! It’s always a fun time. It’s so cute to see him wagging his tail while in the tank, it’s so adorable. 😉

    Sounds like you’ve had a fun, and full weekend. Sounds amazing, girl. Xo take care my friend.

  • Well, enough was enough. I’m never throw people under the bus, but I needed to speak up. Major fk ups, and I’m not going to have that fall on me. I will fix things but I won’t take blame for the huge, huge mistakes.
    I’m just going to have to start putting my foot down and just walk away from my desk at lunch hours. Just walk away.
    And yes I do believe the stress of Jeff’s mothers health is affecting our relationship, for sure.
    Thanks for always being an ear and a shoulder to lean on. Don’t you teleporting existed? Someday we shall meet, I know it. 😉

  • It’s a great, satisfying feeling crossing off things on your to do lists. 🙂 As for those people, some people you can’t explain more than just a head shake. Some people suck.

  • I know, where’s a teleporting machine when you need it! I wish all I had to do was twinkle my nose and I’d be there. Yes, we will meet in person, if only so I can give you a huge hug for just everything. Sending you one right now. xooxox

  • DT

    crossing things off my list is one of the best feelings… And laughter too 🙂
    — DT | Here I Scribble

  • Yea! Genuine deep belly laughter is the best!

  • Getting things done and checking things off my to-do list always makes me happy!

  • This is certainly better than nothing at all. Big hugs back to you love. Xo

  • It totally satisfies my type a personality that I’ve lightened up on a lot over the years. I LOVE me some lists! 🙂