Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ten Things to Smile About in January

I saw this idea on a new friend's blog yesterday and I love it! At the end of each month you write a list of ten good things that happened that month. So without further ado, here are ten things that made me smile in January.

1) I kicked my To-Do Lists's butt and got a lot of things done in January. It feels good to be productive!

2) I started taking an ice-skating class, something I've been wanting to do for years! I really enjoy it.


3) I hired a housecleaning company to come and clean once a month. No more monthly deep-cleaning of four different bathrooms on three different floors for me! No more streaking the Pergo floors with my apparently inadequate mopping skills! (P.S. I am not a big fan of Pergo!) The days I had to do those things were always among my least favorite days of the month, and now they're a thing of the past!

4) I finished a book that took me over a year to read. But it was so worth it for the things I learned about nutrition and health! I now consider myself a "flexitarian" and it feels great to be eating healthier than I probably ever have.

5) Downton Abbey. I love it!


6) An overall mild, unseasonably warm January. I even took my kids to play at the playground one day, in January, in Iowa. This winter has been the best!

7) I finally let go of my fears and got a babysitter for my kids! And they were great!

8) I bought a new dress and new high heels and went to my husband's fancy corporate holiday dinner, complete with dueling pianos as the evening's entertainment. (Hence the need for a babysitter). It was fun!

9) I enjoyed my children, especially my 2-year-old, who is at one of my favorite child stages. Sometimes I wish I could freeze him and keep him that age for the next ten years!


10) Hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and whipped cream (despite what I said in #4!). January is a great month for that!


Thanks Emmy for the great idea! I plan on doing this every month as a way to focus on the good things in life, big and small.

4 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sounds like things are going super well!

Ann Marie said...

Love all of your happy things!

I am enjoying this weather as well.. as long as it doesn't show up in May! :(

I AM dying over last weeks episode of DA. So much sadness.. emotion.. and I told my husband.. that -- that episode alone.. was Emmy worthy with the Actors. AMAZING!

It is torture to wait each week.
February 7th can't come soon enough... ( when Season 2 is out on DVD )! SQUUUEEEEEEEE!!!!

PS: Good for you with cleaning help. If I had more than 2 bathrooms.. and 3 boys.. I would too!

Emmy said...

Yea!! Great great list! Thank you for linking up. Yes, I really enjoy and it helps me focus going back and seeing the good.
And jealous of your house keeping company- that would be nice! Though we have a landscaper that takes care of our yard, so at least I have that at least.
Okay everyone seems to be talkinga bout Downtown Abbey- I really need to watch it.
And good for you for going out and looking all hot while doing so!!

Cherie said...

I'm loving your list! It is a fun thing to do each month :-D

Ice Skating - I took lessons for years as a kid and I still love to do it. I don't go very often but when I do it all comes back just like riding a back. So fun!!!

Yayyy for babysitters. I think it that is such a hard thing for every mom. When my first was born a wise older mother said to me "Be sure and get a babysitter and go on dates with your husband - it will be the best thing you ever do for yourself, your marraige and your children". She was right. It makes for a happy mama!

DA - LOVING it even though Sunday was so sad. It is really hard to wait a whole week - Ugh!!!!

Enjoy your hot chocolate :-D