Friday, January 9, 2009

Great mood!

If you're in a cranky mood or have a general aversion to happy people today, don't read this post. I'm just warning you. You might walk away with the "Well, aren't we just a ray of freaking sunshine!" attitude. :) - see, it already began with the smiley faces.

I am in a GREAT mood today. Great. For no particular reason, just feels like a great day. Things are wonderful, my hair looks good, and I am happy happy happy :). What's so great, you ask? Not sure really. I mean, on an individual basis I guess the stuff is pretty par for the course, nothing but a small blip on the excitable scale, but when combined they make for a very smiley KJ. (Just for you, I avoided inserting a smiley face there... but I wanted to!) - Casey over at The Ever Changing Life of a Military Wife has this phrase she uses - "I big pink fluffy heart *insert thing*!" - and Casey, I hope you don't mind but I decided that I love your phrase and would like to use it today, it fits perfectly!

I big pink fluffy heart:

* Texas weather! It was 77 degrees here yesterday and is supposed to be about that today as well! Ok, so it's not a constant and we're supposed to be in freezing temperatures by this weekend, but yesterday I walked in the grass barefoot folks! It was so warm and perfect yesterday I actually couldn't stand being inside! When I got home from work, I put my purse inside and went immediately back out to soak it all up!
* Mrs. Bairaids bread because I FINALLY found SMALL loafs of bread! Living alone, I don't eat an entire loaf of bread before it goes bad... and so every few weeks there is a waste of bread thrown in the trash. Last night while grocery shopping I was starring at the bread and literally said "Gah, why can't they just make a half loaf or something!" When my eyes drifted to the top of the shelf. There it was. *choir singing*
* My boyfriend - because he's amazing and works really hard every day at everything he does. Whether it's at loving me, or at his job, at accomplishing his goals, or helping me accomplish mine. He's been out of this world caring and supportive lately and I can't imagine my life without him in it. Everyday I feel incredibly blessed to wake up and fall asleep to the sound of his voice.
* Pier 1 because last night I made a quick stop over there and they had a HUGE store wide sale. I found these two side tables that I fell in love with and wanted to purchase immediately... 50 bucks marked down from 100 (a piece) - the tops were orange, yellow, and dark red sparkles. Yeah, sparkles! I didn't buy them because I couldn't justify spending the money when I'm trying to save as much as I can.... but to just know there is sparkly, yet tasteful sparkly, furniture out there makes me happy :).
* Sunmaid for finally putting Craisins in individual boxes that I can take as a snack to work!
* The fact that Generation Kill is out on DVD finally!
* Did I mention yet, that my boyfriend is wonderful and makes me feel like the happiest woman in the world?
* I start training for my running goals (5K race, 10K race, 10 miler race, 1/2 marathon - through November) on Monday and while I'm in fair shape and enjoy working out, running is definitely not my forte. So, I'm going to start from the beginning. I could just start running a couple miles and see where it takes me but in the past I've found that after those two miles, life sucks and I just want to go lay down somewhere, so I doubt that's the way to get into running shape. Per the advice of a friend who does a lot of running, I'm going to start with the basics and build from there. I've got my runners world tailored work out prepared and I'm excited to start challenging myself! (if you wonder why I'm starting Monday instead of today, it's because I'm anal and the schedule is created by weeks starting on Monday - and it will throw me off too much if I start in the middle because I'm weird like that) - anyway, point is, I'm excited!

So there you have it blog world. I'm in a great mood today! Now if only I can figure out a way to get all that laundry done without spending two hours at the laundry mat....



You are just too darn cute for words :) You deserve all of this happiness, enjoy it!

ps- keep us updated on the running, I am slightly obsessed with it now haha!


You can't go wrong with running, once you break through that personal barrier, the endorphins kick in and you just can't stop. It's awesome. Starting with walk-run intervals is the way to go to build up endurance without hitting the wall. Oh, and if the weather is that good, you better be outside and not on the treadmill! :)

Glad to hear you so happy today, I love it. :)


I love that there are sparkly, yet tasteful furniture out there,it makes the world such a friendlier place!

Jrzy Army Wife

YAY for happiness.