Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Things & Tummy Laughs

I enjoyed my few minutes of free writing so much yesterday that I'm doing it again today.

And it's funny what the act of blogging will do to put you in the mood for more blogging. You know what I mean? The juices in my brain were flowing better today than they have in awhile. Blogging brain is back! 'ello old friend.

Little things make me really genuinely happy. Like those socks. (I think they might be my mom's?? Oops sorry mom) (Hi mom)

And fireworks and good snacks. And FRENCH FRIES. These are some of the moments that graced my Twitter and Facebook in the last 24 hours:

...all of those, together, plus other moments, just added up to put me in a really good mood, even when little setbacks at work had potential to stress me out. I just love random, funny crap like that.

My people are important to me.

Yesterday I was pondering about what my career goals are. You know what my first career goal is? My people. My people are always going to be my #1. So whatever my jobs and roles are down the road, I want to always be in a position to put my people first. If I'm swamped and one of my family members or best friends calls, I want to be able to insert a break into my To Do list and take that phone call. Last night, I knew I could chisel away more at my queue of work....but I'd also had a conversation that afternoon with a dear friend who I don't spend enough time with anymore. So I drove to Jack in the Crack (er, Box), got us some curly fries, and went to her apartment to sit in the hot tub. And I loved that! It was a perfect Tuesday night.

Twice in the last 24 hours, I've laughed until my eyes cried and my tummy hurt.

Once it was about this classic gummy bear amazon review. (Go on, read the first one, titled "Just don't. Unless it's a gift for someone you hate.") I can't remember what the second time was. But I do know that, if I'm going to measure my life by anything important, I think I want to measure it by those moments right there. And maybe by gummy bears. And also the moment this afternoon when I got to plant kale with my coworker in our team garden plot. Kale and I are sworn frenemies, much like me and most vegetables, but I loved stepping outside of the office and getting my hands dirty and standing in the sun for a few minutes. It was one of those perfect, happy moments.

And that's all for my allotted blogging minutes today. See you tomorrow? This is fun.


Unknown said...

Yay! I'm glad your blogging brain is back! I'm always happy to see you pop up in my feed. Also I now never want to eat gummy bears... just to be on the safe side. Haha.

FWIL Sentimental Blog Content said...

Regular Katie blogging = gift to the world. Also the gummy bears, I pull that up on bad days to get a lift sometimes.

Susannah said...

Haha. I need to pay more attention to your twitter feed, I guess. Those tweets made me giggle!