Saturday, August 27, 2011

Last Three Laughs

What are the last three things that gave you happiness, joy, made you smile or gave you a fun little laugh? I hope you have far more than three. I hear smiling and laughing has been proven to be healthy. How cool is that?

My last three are, as the rest of my life, rather random.

1. Rubber Duckies. A woman sitting a few yards away from me has several rubber duckies in different outfits decorating the top of her cube wall. I have no idea why they are there. But the little, hopeful and ever cheerful munchkins made me smile and chuckle to myself each morning...and afternoon, too.

2. Dancing Donut. A new Dunkin Donuts opened up along one of the street I drive to get to work each morning. To attract attention, I suppose, they hired some overly energetic and excited young man to slip on a chunky chocolate frosted and sprinkled donut costume each morning. That's not the part that gets me. It's his dancing. He dances like...like me! Haha. I wish I was kidding. :-) That level of energy and seeming optimism gives me a smile and an "I can do this" feeling in the morning. Thank you Donut Boy!

3. My Boss. Today he swore and used the word sexy in two meetings. I wont bore you with overwhelming detail, but let's just say he's a Type A personality on steroids. I could barely keep my laughter in hearing him refer to the sexy design of a PowerPoint and the f*&@&ers he created it for. Oh corporate America...

Peace,
Emily

Monday, August 22, 2011

Catch Up!

Hello! These last couple weeks have been a lot of fun. I'm so blessed to have wonderful family and friends surrounding me.


For the last two weeks, I agreed to to house sit for my cousins. It seemed harmless at first, but then I realized the zoo I was walking into. Prepare yourself...

 
 Ruby, Mystic, Oscar and Penny (left to right)



A baby bearded dragon (who eats crickets)



Maui, the bird, who bites.

And there were also two tanks of fish. One freshwater fish went belly up :-( and little Nemo jumped into the filter and chilled out solo for a week. I thought he died and got eaten by the other fish. I was happy to finally find Nemo (haha...)

I also got to go race car driving. Well, they were actually go karts, but I got to wear a suit and helmet like the big guys!



And I went to a Renaissance Faire!



Some of the people there really get into it -- I absolutely loved how much excitement and energy there was. In another life, I definitely would have been one of those women dressed up fancy schmancy. But in this life, face paint is more than enough.



Now I have a loooong week of work ahead of me. Luckily, I have another great weekend to keep me going. I will finally be able to go to church on Sunday after three weeks of craziness, I'm going to a concert at Ravinia, and I get to see my wonderful friend Jessie. All that stands between me and happiness are four days. Four days. Four days..... *sigh*