10 Things that Made Me Happy This Week 26


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. Meeting up with the some gals that I used to work with over 16 years ago for dinner last Friday evening.

work friends
2. The drive out last Saturday to the Peterborough action shooting match was fantastic. The sunshine, the mild temperature, it was beautiful.

3. Sunday we drove out to Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara Falls. It was such a beautiful long weekend and spent in such great company.

4. Essie’s Lady Like.  You guys, I’ve never bought nail polish that expensive! It’s a nice treat though.

5. Last Chance U, a Netflix original. Netflix has been killing it the last year with some of their shows.

6. Discussing grand vacation plans for our tenth wedding anniversary in 2018.  Yep, it’s July 2018 but it is booked my friend and that is a very good thing and something to look forward to.


7. Taking a Starbucks break with a friend at work (I never take breaks other than lunch). The conversation, the walk around the mall and the drinks were a nice change of scenery.

8. I said it last week but I’m a huge fan of short weeks, thank you very much. This week has felt like a breeze at work. 🙂

9. Skyping with our friend and divemaster, David. My mom met up with him a few times now, to pass off our gifts to for him but he’s also brought back some fresh fish for mom to try. I cannot believe that she got to try Lionfish before us DIVERS got the opportunity. Jealous!!

10. Dance parties with the dogs. I love that when I get silly, they do too. 🙂

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

Jeff had to head up north yesterday afternoon because BOTH parents aren’t well and his mother is in the ICU now…. I’m home because I’m having a minor procedure done today (TMI, I”m getting an IUD – share your experience with me if you have some) and on Saturday evening, I’m sleeping over at the farm house with Diesel the Dane and his pals.  My aunt will watch the dogs Saturday night and I’ll be back home around 7:30/8 on Sunday morning.

Have a fabulous weekend my friends, make it a good one!

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Want to hop in on the fun?

  • I’ve killed lionfish but never eaten it… and I’ve heard it’s delicious!

  • Happy about my first postpartum race this weekend and lots of girl time!!

  • I saw your IG photo from the falls – so fun! My husband and I went on a roadtrip to there and Toronto 2.5 years ago and both were great! And having a trip planned for next summer sounds like a great thing to have to look forward to!!

  • awww, so nice to have get togethers with old coworkers. Sounds like you had a great time!! And i love that you are already getting excited about your trip–as you should! Having something like that on the horizon to look forward to is everything <3 Will have to look for that Netflix series–they really do have such incredible writing on there.

    Hope you have a great weekend, my sweet! PS: I love treating myself every now and then to fancy nail polishes. You deserve it!!

  • catchatcaren

    Those are great things for sure! I am grateful that our weather was GORGEOUS this past week. I think that’s it for us for nice weather for awhile!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  • Anita Nicole

    your blog is wonderful Linds 🙂 – Prooves people can have bad days and still have a rewarding life; its called life am I right 😛
    I have a blog too, just started it…its exhausting to think so much. hehehe
    I am jealous of all of your scuba adventures; looked amazing
    Keep on smiling, continue being emotionally strong and be you.

  • Kristen Carlson

    What a nice way to look back on the week and reflect on what has made you happy! One thing for me.. My baby slept for six hours one day! I lmfelt like a million bucks that day!

  • jennadesigns

    Today it was getting standby at work from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. I was able to go home and work on my e-book I’m creating while everyone else slept. Nice to have that “me” time! Love this link up – thanks!

  • Dance parties with the dogs are so much fun. So exciting that you booked a vacay! Have a great weekend!

  • I’m finally feeling a lot better! Your vacay looks so fun.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  • Emily Bendler

    I love dance parties with the dogs, with the kids, by myself. I just love dance parties!!

  • This all sounds wonderful! How amazing that you booked your anniversary vacation! Something awesome to look forward to!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Sweets!!

  • As always, those are some really great and thankful things. Of course, I love the dance parties with your boys best of all, but my other favorites are your getting together with longtime gal pals and booking your anniversary trip! Our 10th is this September, and we’re still figuring out what we’re going to do to celebrate. Sorry to hear about both Jeff’s parents being unwell, and especially about his mom in ICU. Sending good thoughts and energy.

  • We’ve speared lionfish before but never tried, although Bajans rave about it, you just have to know how to remove the spines properly.

    Hopefully I’ll try then summer of 2018. 🙂

  • That’s awesome Jackie. I hope you’re having a great week hun. 🙂

  • You’re baby is adorable and your dog is pretty cute. 🙂

  • There’s so much to do that’s close and not far from the border. Let me know when and if you come up. 🙂

  • Even though our trip is a way’s out, you’re right, it’s something to look forward to.
    Gosh I’m so tired and I just want to come home and sleep for another week and snuggle the boys….

    Love you momma xoxo

  • Winter re-emerged it’s ugly head again here, much to my chagrin. I hope that spring isn’t too far away but I’ll be honest, even if it’s cold, sunshine makes all the difference.
    I hope youre having a good week, Caren. 😉

  • Thanks so much Anita, I like yours too. Look at really nice and clean. 🙂

    It’s all about balance, and sometimes “faking it until I make it”, and sometimes that works and others times, it doesn’t. But I persevere, one foot in front of the other. 😉


  • Hey girl,
    So sorry for the late reply, I’ve been going through some heavy family stuff this week.
    Your babes sleeping a full six hours is awesome! 🙂 I hope that it continues for you.

  • What’s your ebook on? Blog resources hun?
    I love quiet or me time when everything else in the house is quiet and still.
    I hope you’re having a great week, hun. 🙂

  • Did you see the nerdy dog dance on my Facebook I shared a couple of days ago? Friggin hilarious. Lol

    I hope you’re having a good week hun. xoxo Thanks so much for all your support xoox

  • Being on the mend is great. I’ve had so many people around me sick and so far, knock on wood, I’ve come out unscathed.

    I hope you’re having a great week, hun! 🙂

  • Everyone just needs to dance a bit more, right? 🙂

  • Will do! 🙂