Friday, April 20, 2012

Blue Jeans and a Good Hair Day

Some days, that's all it takes. Those little things every day that makes us smile, or sometimes, just make the day a little more bearable. The mornings where I begrudgingly drag myself out of bed, and tiptoe across the icy cold bathroom floor after a quick shower, only to take a sigh of relief when I remember it's Friday. I throw on my favorite pair of jeans and instantly feel ready to face the day. Or the simple fact that some days, a good hair day is all it takes to make you feel like a million bucks. It's the simple pleasures and everyday comforts of this life that are perhaps most important, yet often the most neglected. 

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin's book, The Happiness Project, I know there is pleasure to be found in writing what makes one happy - even if it's just one sentence (or photo) a day. Thus, starts a Friday ritual of mine - to document the good in every day, through words and pictures. 

"5 years. 365 days. 1825 happy moments captured." 

Saturday: a newly sorted storage room, a funny trip to the Waterloo Wal-Mart, and a bowl of marshmallow popcorn before bed.  

Sunday: Cruz talked all day today. Mostly, his latest phrase, this high-pitched, inquisitive, ‘What’s this?’  

Monday: a yummy meal and a bottle of shock top shandy 

Tuesday: some quiet planning time of grading, serenaded by Gotye’s, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and Mumford's, ‘White Blank Page’ 

Wednesday: a gorgeous night nestled in a week of rainy ones, a bedtime walk, and an easy quiet snuggle 

Thursday:  talking about The Fault in Our Stars with one of my students today.  Made me excited, then teary.  Boy, am I going to miss these kids next year...

Is it sad to say that Phillip Phillips from American Idol makes this week's Blue Jeans post? His rendition of Usher’s ‘You Got it Bad,’ was awesome. 

Feel free to play along and link to your own 'Blue Jeans and a Good Hair Day.' Happy Friday! 
Fruit snacks and chubby legs - hello, cute.
Blond mop...
Lazy Sunday...


  1. So sweet pictures!! Is he watching "Me-mo" in that first one?? Had so much snuggling with him yesterday! Glad he's feeling better today!!
    Grandma Kelly

  2. i am horrible at challenges. even small ones! i tried doing the picture a day for april.. got as far as april 3. however, i go to work on fridays in the best mood. and the most on time that i had been on the previous days of the week. i think fridays just have fresher air to them. who knows.

  3. What a face. So adorable. And some wonderful moments. It's always the simple things that seem to matter the most.



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