10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week 23


Happy Friday and Welcome to the 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week Link Up!

Each Friday, Krysten from Why Girls Are Weird, Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog and I host a weekly Friday link up where we reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically from the last week.

Sometimes all it takes are gentle reminders of things that make us grateful or appreciative. We live in a world full of disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – reflecting on the positive, I personally find makes me more aware and appreciative of the little things.

These posts make me super happy to reflect on the good and grateful things of the week.  I can be having the worst of weeks but I always, always find things to be happy or grateful for.

Don’t you agree?

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10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week:

1. Brisk walks on cold ass days.

cold winter mornings

2. I’m so proud of myself for driving 34 pet visits all in our car (standard!!!) last weekend. Three months ago, this was not possible and I was borrowing my moms automatic car on weekends I worked.

3. Spending time with a 4-month old Great Dane last Friday night. Holy smokes though, half an hour with a four month old ball of energy with razor sharp teeth will make you reconsider your future Dane and adopting one in rescue that isn’t a pup. Lol

4. A shortened work weeks and spending couch time with Charlie and my Baxter.

5. Getting thanks at work for the little things.

6. Hot chocolate and whipped cream. Mmm.

hot chocolate

7. Clean things. Allllll the things.

8. Getting dinner served a few nights this week before 6:30 is never a bad thing.

9. Naps. I had all the naps in the last week. #heyimtired #canipleasehibernate

10. Heated car seats. Sometimes it’s so cold the car won’t get toasty, but you know what? My bum gets toasty. 🙂

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

Do any of you have anything exciting planned for the weekend?

We are heading up north to visit Jeff’s parents this weekend while the boys go to my mom’s for a few days.

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  • Heated car seats are the best! And yes to the razor sharp teeth of little puppies! My friends have an Olde English Bulldogge puppy and his teeth are so sharp! It’s totally different to have him start to gnaw on your finger than my sister’s older puppy who’s teeth aren’t that sharp anymore.

  • It really has been a cold ass week. LOVE the heated car seats. It was a feature I made sure to have in my little Civic 🙂 Awww, re: 4-month-old… yea, their energy level knows NO bounds, LOL… I actually was trying to talk Bryan into a short-term foster last night… but it was a four-month-old too and we both looked at each other like, “that’s a lot…” this is why we like the older, lazier pups! LOL hopefully when we get back from Jamaica though we can do more fostering though–I miss it so much!

    Hope you have a great weekend, momma–stay warm! XO

  • Mar

    Our new car has heated seats. I had no idea what we were missing! Have a good weekend 🙂

  • It would be lovely if every week was one more day of home and one less day of work.

  • I love the heated seats in my car! Couldn’t do without them!
    Go you for driving your gorgeous VW all by yourself! I told you you could do it! You can be really proud of yourself!
    Happy weekend, love and stay warm! xxx

  • Heated car seats are the best. I refused to live without them anymore – we bought a new car two years ago and we found a really great deal but the car didn’t have heated seats. I convinced the salesman that I would buy the car right then if he threw in free seat warmers and the labor to install them because not having them was a deal breaker ha

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    What a great list! I’m impressed about all the visits in your car — way to go! And heated seats – I’m so spoiled, but I don’t think I would want a car without them! Have a great weekend!

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    YES to the heated car seats. It’s been weeks since I turned my car seat heater off. My bum is nice and happy when I get to work in the morning! 😉

  • Kim Munoz

    OMG David has heated seats and Im always trying to get him to take us out in his car instead of the family car. LOL Good job on the driving girl! 34 pet visits! Glad you got your Dane fix for the week 🙂 Stay warm my friend!

  • Kimberly M

    Heated car seats for the mother loving win. Seriously. Nothing makes me more happy than a toasty rump while I’m in the car. We only have that feature in my husband’s truck. The only feature my car has is that the seats are small enough so that my massive coat hides the coffee stains when I sit on the seat. Hey, I’m a klutz. And my car is super old.
    Great Danes are gorgeous dogs but oh my, i don’t think I’d ever consider one just because of their size.
    Naps are the best. Sometimes though I wake up from them and I’m like super confused like “What year is it?”
    I hope that you have a wonderful week – more hot chocolate and naps and snuggles with the fur babes! xoxo

  • That’s so awesome that you’re driving yourself to all those places. We can see how that would be a super happy thing. And yes, big time, to heated seats. Oh, and naps. 🙂

  • Heated seats rock!
    I LOVE Olde English’! They’re the cutest little dumplings, more compact that the English. Bulldogs are awesome, aren’t they?
    I always forget puppy teeth and just how razor sharp they are. I can’t wait to see Gracie again because I just know next time she’ll be even a bigger girl.

    I hope you’re having a good week love. Xo

  • What a contrast to last week eh? We’ve had freezing rain and temperatures in the POSITIVE! I’ll take it but part of me wonders if we’ll get dumped on, or this mild weather will prolong our winter, and it also makes me wonder what kind of summer we’ll have, too. But this, this is certainly better than -20 plus wind chill!! Once you experience winters in the north and you’ve been spoiled with heated seats, you’ll never go back.
    There’s something to be said about senior dogs. They’re really just enjoying the finer things in life and their energy, there’s no comparison to that of a giant breed puppy that’s growing like a bloody weed and clumsy as all hell. It was so much fun to see her and I can’t wait to see her again and just how much she’s grown. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a great week, love! xoxo

  • You just simply cannot live in Ontario and not have them. Often times my bum will heat up before the car even has a chance to warm up, depending on how far I’m going. It’s just a nice comfort touch. 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great week, hun. Xo

  • Amen to that. Or if I could create a satellite office in the Caribbean, on the beach, that would suffice, too. 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great week!

  • On a you’ve had heated seats, you’ll never go back. They’re just a nice touch. Thanks so much babe, I was so proud of myself. I was mentally exhausted after the weekend but who cares!
    I hope you’re having a great week love! Xo

  • I think that’d be a deal breaker for me as well. Once you’ve had heated seats, you won’t go back. Especially with the winters you and I have, it’s just a nice touch. And on the super cold days, sometimes its just your seat that’s had time to warm up. Little things, right?

    I hope you’re having a great week hun! Xo

  • Thanks Penny! I was so proud of myself. 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great week hun! Xo

  • It makes a big difference eh? It’s like heating yourself starting at the core. I find it soooo nice on really cold days where the car doesnt have a chance to even warm up. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a great week hun!

  • LOL! You’re so funny. Even in nice weather, you still like a toasty bum eh? Who doesn’t, though. Once you’ve sat in a car with heated seats, it’s hard to go without. They’re just sooo nice. 🙂

    Thanks girl. I was so proud of myself. OMG a four month old Dane is such a handful. It’s like a galloping, clumsy pony that has razor sharp teeth and just wants to run amok. She has such a sweet face on her. But the feet, my she’s going to be a big girl. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a good week, momma. xoxo

  • Heated seats for the win, especially living in Ontario eh? They kept my bum warm on my pet sitting weekend when it was in the -20s. The car would y even really heat up but my bum would. Winning! Lol! We only have one car so…. I’m lucky I guess. 😉

    Danes are HUGE and they’re a commitment not to be taken lightly. They’re not difficult but their size alone, and the medical issues that can arise with them, they’re an intense breed. Most will say once you’ve had one Dane, you’ll never go back. They’re like small humans in a dog. They’re SO expressive and intuitive. I love em’, they’re my dream dog. Well, the Harlequin is. Harlequin Danes are just stunning. 🙂

    How’s your week been my dear? It’s much more mild this week but holy slippery yesterday morning. I nearly went ass over tea kettle on the sidewalk at 645 in the morning! Lol

  • It’s liberating that I don’t have to get my hubby to take me places. We used to have an automatic but I got rear ended last year and the car was written off, so we decided to get a new car that was standard, me thinking I’d get it JUST LIKE THAT. I was so wrong. Anyways, took one lesson from this guy that has a great reputation for teaching standard drivers and just like that, I could drive and not panic or have anxiety about stalling it or what have you. It’s nice to have that independence back. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a good week hun! Xo

  • Mar

    Thanks, you too!