10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week 21


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 manage to 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. 24 hours to myself. #bliss #lovethequiet

2. Unplanned day dates with my love.

3. Spending some time last weekend with my girlfriend, Kelly.

4. Video chatting with David, our divemaster and friend. He called the night before Jeff’s birthday to wish him a happy one. It was so thoughtful of him.  Jeff and I both said we were both missing home. And yes, we call Barbados home.  Because one day it will be

5. Celebrating Jeff’s 40th on Tuesday.

6. The boys. Lately the boys have been cuter and more sweet than usual and jeff and I are just lapping it up. It’s so adorable. 

7. Ameretto sours that were had Tuesday evening. 

8. Visiting with two cats that live in our building that I hadn’t seen in a few months.  Can you believe I was once a non-cat person? And also, I am allergic to cats. But since I started pet sitting almost 5 years ago, I’ve learned a lot about them and am quite fond of them, but don’t kid yourself, I’ll always be that crazy dog lady. 🙂

9. Looking forward to spending the day with Jeff today. Cheers to 4-day work weeks!

10. Getting a ton scratched off my to do list at work.  Monday, that’ll be another story, but let’s not think of that just yet. 

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

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

I am pet sitting this weekend so stay tuned for a post next week recapping my weekend.  Feel free to follow along on Instagram and snapchat (theflynnigans6288), too!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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  • Sounds like a very happy week 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend as well!

    xo, Jessy | http://www.currentbliss.com

  • Aww what a great week you had and I wish we lived closer because I haven’t had that cocktail since college and would love to booze it up with you!

    Happy birthday to Jeff! Hope he has a happy 40th 🙂

    I’m not much of a cat person either, but I’ve met a few I really love. I think it depends on the personality for sure!

    Happy weekend, my sweet!! Xoxo

  • After days of activities, I think I’m skipping a super bowl party on Sunday to stay home and introvert. I just don’t want to become bad company around 8pm while everyone else is trying to enjoy the game and I’m all “STFU, it’s my bedtime.” #oldlady


    unplanned dates with the Hubby are always the best! I love when i can meet up with mine for lunch, its a nice quiet time plus no babysitter needed.

  • Divya Budhraja

    Amaretto sour was my very first mixed drink that I ordered when I had turned 21. So many fond memories that drink brings back! 😉
    I am SO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY IT’S FRIDAY. I feel like I had to really earn my weekend today!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    24 hours to myself is always a great gift! I love the quiet and can spend time reflecting and focusing.

  • I love unplanned day dates! And happy 40th to Jeff this week! Hope you are able to celebrate all week long 🙂

  • Happy Birthday to Jeff! Hope you guys had a wonderful time!
    Unplanned day dates are the best and 24 hours all to yourself sound like pure bliss!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, love! xxx

  • I love that picture of you & the boys that is used in the link-up photos. <3
    Happy birthday to Jeff!!
    I hope one day you guys are living large in Barbados!

  • Those are some great things to be happy about! Our favorites were unplanned day dates, the boys being so cute, celebrating Jeff’s birthday (Happy birthday, Jeff!), and enjoying those two cat pals of yours. 🙂

    Here’s hoping you had a wonderful weekend, and that this week is filled with lots more happy stuff!

  • Thanks girl. So sorry I dropped the ball on replying. I’ve had a hectic week andjust now getting to last week’s comments. Oops. Hope you’re doing well hun. 🙂

  • OMG what a fkn brutal week. I’m just now getting to last Friday’s comments. I’m failing at life because I’m preoccupied with unnecessary BS and waste of time crap at work.:(

    Thank you so much. Jeff had a really nice birthday. Low key but nice. 🙂

    Bah! It’s almost Friday! And you’re a day closer to Jamaica baby!!!!! Take me with youuuu!


  • Hey I don’t blame you. Priorities change as we get older. 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great week hun.

  • Those kinds of dates sound wonderful! 🙂

  • Did you out drink them?? Lol

    Frig, IM so happy tomorrow it’s Friday. It’s been a hell of a week. 😐 I hope yours has been better than mine. 🙂

  • It’s priceless.

  • What a week it’s been, hence my 7 days to reply non sense. Sorry about that. Jeff had a low key but nice birthday. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Thanks love. He had a great day and rest of the week. Apologies for taking so flippin long to reply. Have a great weekend love!

  • Hey girl,

    Sorry hectic week. So happy it’s Friday but sad it’s taken a week to reply to these comments.

    Thanks! I love that pic too. It’s gotta be a couple of years old. I should get jeff to take an updated one of me and the boys. 🙂
    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! He had a great day and rest of his week.

    Me too!! 😉 xo

  • Hey! Sorry it’s taken so long to reply. Bad week… lol!
    I’m seeing those two cats again this weekend!! There’s a third cat that is a Siamese but they have to separate him from the other two because he’ll kill them or seriously maul them. Crazy right?! So he’s separated from them and in the basement but the set up is a bit crazy. There’s this bifold door, two STACKED baby gates and a latch to secure the bifold door. Well when I unmatched the door and cracked it open to peer in, he was literally stalking on the other side waiting to pounce on prey, or that’s what it looked like. He’s fierce. Totally fine with people but cats, not so much. So I reach an arm over and unlock their side door and go outside and through the side when I take care of him. No way I’m risking messing up the set up/doors and having him get out and attack the others. Lol

    Did you have a good week?

  • No worries! Life has a way of getting busy/crazy, huh?

    We saw your post about your petsitting adventures. We’ve done that double-stacked baby gates thing before. The cats didn’t HATE each other, but they definitely did not get along. Gotta do what you gotta do … it’s all for love! 🙂

    It was a long work week, if you know what I mean. The big snowstorm we got on Thursday meant working from home, and that was super nice. A fire in the fireplace, Tracey and I both at home, and our cats Gracie and Zoe curled up next to us as we worked.