I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My made me smile monday’s have been a bit sparse recently and I considered just stopping but I really enjoy looking over my past week or two and some of the things that were positive. Especially in times that are a bit challenging I find this reflection very useful so they are here to stay but no guarantee they will be every Monday. Anyhow, here are some things that made me smile recently 🙂
One night I got lost on Etsy under the key word Fox. I am always on a hunt for anything foxy and unfortunately this doesn’t happen very often. Until Etsy. Seriously, give me $100 and I will buy all the fox stuff I can! How cute is the baby hat? Do they make adult sizes? Argh, so cute!!!!
Callie has been especially lovely lately. The one upside to being unemployed and going through the joys (or not so much) of job hunting is having Callie with me when I need a cuddle break. And when she needs a cuddle she uses her legs.
Edd and I went to the Auckland Lantern Festival Saturday night at Albert Park. I got a couple of birthday treats, we ate some delicious food and saw some cool lighting stuff. But I have a little post with a whole heap of photos so for now I’ll just assure you that this was heaps of fun. Not necessarily just because of the festival itself but because it was a date with my husband!
Sunday I turned 22 (yay me!) and although I was technically working looking after my two lovely brothers we had a wonderful lunch up in the Waitakeres at Elevation. Consumed far too much pizza (that was AMAZING) and enjoyed a stunning Auckland summer day. Then for my birthday evening Edd and I went to my Friends flat for a huge serving of handmade dumplings and a movie night of the Labyrinth. Seriously though, how amazing/weird/terrifying/funny is that movie? I now understand why this movie totally weirded me out as a child…cause it’s awesome. Bowie in tights.
Here are some videos that made me smile this week:
The first one Edd sent me and it’s just a Lion giving the lady who rescued and raised him a giant hug. Sounds pretty average but click over, it makes me feel or warm and fuzzy inside! youtu.be/6Xp7M0_hdUE
Then today Mum emailed me this video of 8 reasons why your cat is secretly a dog. Worth a look if you are a fan of cute cats or just a crazy cat lady like me: youtu.be/6Xp7M0_hdUE
Oh yeah. Edd got me a Totoro hat from the Lantern festival. Winter come at me!
Other things that made me smile: hour long cardio workouts at the gym whilst watching lie detector results on Jeremy Kyle, watching new episodes of Parks and Recreation, getting through 4 loads of washing in one day, an 11 year old brother who is great at choosing out sweet little birthday jewelry gifts, getting back in to blogging, new perfume from the husband (sorry I can’t stop calling him that now!), long long long emails with friends who desperately needed to be caught up with, the joy of buying multiple pairs of cheap sunglasses now I have contacts and eating healthy but delicious food.
What’s been making you smile?