Going to a #HappyParty: Slice of Life #sol19 16/31

Today, I’m accepting an invitation to a #HappyParty from Christie Wyman, who blogs at Wondering and Wandering.

Here are things that are making me happy this week:

  • My favorite table empty and waiting for me at the coffee shop
  • Daily yoga, especially when I’m in Downward Dog and a cat comes over and stretches into Downward Dog right beneath me
  • A trip to the library
  • Good morning texts from my mom, especially when she includes photos of her cats
  • Dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel
  • Very thorough DOT snow plow drivers
  • Waking up early before anyone else in the house is awake
  • A new Slice of Life commenting challenge–75 this time!
  • My iPhone loaded with new episodes of my favorite podcasts (What Should I Read Next, Down to Dunk, Reading Glasses)
  • Peppy Irish jigs with flutes and violins playing everywhere I go this week
  • Three unexpected snow days
  • Snuggles with my favorite cat





21 responses to “Going to a #HappyParty: Slice of Life #sol19 16/31”

  1. paulabourque Avatar

    I’ve seen several people come to Christie’s #HappyParty this month and I love every one of the slices that are inspired by it. I connected with almost everything you listed (esp dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel!) Sharing our joys is infectious. Thanks for spreading the happiness germs!

  2. margaretsmn Avatar

    It’s so sweet that you and your mother text about cats every morning. Good luck with the comment challenge.

  3. Wondering and Wandering Avatar

    Now that’s a happy week! Thanks for coming, and save me some of that chocolate, would you?

  4. amyilene Avatar

    Finding the happy in the simple moments. Very nice!

  5. arjeha Avatar

    So many great things to smile and be happy about. Thanks for sharing your Happy Week.

  6. cmargocs Avatar

    Your list made me smile as well. My Spring Break just started this weekend, so a happy post is in my near future!

  7. Ms Victor Reads Avatar

    Lots to be happy about! I only miss snow days in theory- glad to not have the snow!

  8. Ramona Avatar

    Oh, I’ve always known we could be good friends – cats, books, libraries, & lovers of early morning, but the dark chocolate with sea salt & caramel has sealed the deal. Now I’m off to check out Reading Glasses & Down to Dunk. I love discovering new podcasts.

    1. Ramona Avatar

      Ha! I thought Down to Dunk might be about dunking cookies (and reading books).

      1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

        Ha! Probably none of my readers would be interested in Down to Dunk, which is a basketball podcast about my son’s favorite team, the OKC Thunder (my favorite too!). I think a podcast about cookies and books sounds perfect! But I think you WOULD like Reading Glasses. Good stuff! (Though a fair bit of “language” if that bothers you.)

  9. Juliana Ellington Avatar
    Juliana Ellington

    What a great photo of Chipolte! He has the most unusual and fascinating whiskers! They are mesmerizing, aren’t they? I’m so glad that you/we can enjoy these morning texts and cat photo exchanges! It’s a happy way for me to start the day.

  10. Fran Haley Avatar

    The coffee shop, library, Irish music all got me – and so did your cat picture! I am leaving the happy party, happy. 🙂

  11. Lara Avatar

    Sounds terrific! I find my sweet animals bring me so much joy! Love your kitty picture!

  12. Trina Haase Avatar
    Trina Haase

    Oh, celebrating what makes you happy sounds great! I love everything that makes you happy!!

  13. Melanie Meehan Avatar

    It’s a happy party! I love how you weave in your people and activities– they say a lot about who you are and what you value!

  14. BeReal81 Avatar

    Great list of happy items. It is great to reflect on what makes us happy each day.

  15. Amanda Potts Avatar

    dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel, yoga & cats. I’m coming to your party!

  16. Patricia J Holloway Avatar

    Great post about things that make you happy. I like the early morn time too, but I haven’t done it lately, especially since the time change. I’m working on adjusting.

  17. Cathy Avatar

    New podcasts to check out! Thank you. So many little things that make a day simply wonderful. Hope your challenge is going well.

  18. mschiubookawrites Avatar

    You had me at dark chocolate and sea salt. Thank you for the reminder to find joy in small moments.

  19. Veronica Avatar

    Scribbled onto To-Do List: Podcast w/ recommendations by Elisabeth.

    Thank you!

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