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Some things that are making me happy

Because this is a very good exercise to do on the regular. 😉  Join me in the comments!

The trees are getting leaves.

The myriad oaks in our neighborhood are still just sporting ugly flowers, but almost everything else suddenly has baby green leaves.

So, the world is beautiful as soon as you leave our neighborhood. Ha.

Sonia’s allergy shots are helping.

Last spring, it was too soon for them to be effective, but this year I can definitely tell that she is not as miserable as usual.

She’s still experiencing a few symptoms, but nothing like before.

The true test will be when the oak trees start spreading their yellow dust.  Hopefully she will do ok.

(She’s been getting allergy shots since January 2018, twice weekly for 9 months, once weekly since, and after pollen season this spring, we get to go down to every other week. YES.)

Joshua’s safely in Amsterdam.

He’s on his first overseas trip, with a bunch of friends and he’s having a great time.  I’m so happy for him and I’m having fun following along with his adventures on Instagram.

when I dropped him at the airport

Lisey is all done with high school.

We’ve got everything submitted and now we’re just waiting for her diploma to come in the mail. Yay Lisey!

That’s two graduates for me now.

Sonia will follow in three years and Zoe in four years, so I can kinda see the end of my homeschool mom career approaching.  What???

My kiddos are doing great academically.

Since I’m a second-generation homeschooler, I was never especially worried that my kids would have trouble once they transitioned into more mainstream education. 

But still, it’s making me really happy to see how well my homeschooled kids have done at tutorials, in college classes, and on standardized tests.

(Zoe’s my only kiddo who hasn’t yet had outside classes, but I think she’s going to do just fine too.)

Joshua’s got a new place to live.

His initial place turned out to be not exactly the safest neighborhood in the world, and once he gets back from Amsterdam, he’ll be moving to a much less, um, exciting area.


He needs a smaller bed now, but I found him a pretty great deal on a twin bed with storage on craigslist.

And since it’s coming from craigslist, he can always resell it down the road for about the same price it sold for.  Definitely an advantage to buying used!

Mr. FG fixed my computer for me.

It randomly died on Sunday, and he figured that the power supply was the problem.

He picked out a new one for me, installed it, and I’m back up and running.  Yay!

I have NO idea how to work on computers, so I’m grateful that he does.


Want to join me? Make a little happy list in the comments!

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Friday 19th of April 2019

My youngest get's allergy shots as well and they are a miracle. This time last year she was beyond miserable. We couldn't even drive to town without her having a major attack and now she's outside nearly every day, even on windy days! with very little allergies to show for it. It by far has been the best money we have ever spent.

Things making me happy this week.

1) My husband comes home today after being gone for a week on business. 2) The sun has shone more than the clouds have blocked it. I've really missed sunshine over this last winter. 3) It only rained once this week!


Thursday 18th of April 2019

* My sick kid is out of the hospital (and our health, in general) * The snow is finallyyyyyyy gone!! * Santa Clarita Diet, which I just started binge watching last week on Netflix * Getting a bra on sale+coupon : 7,50$ out of pocket, yay! * No major water infiltration in the house this year. We have a small one but it's well contained and we need to investigate on that.


Thursday 18th of April 2019

I love reading all the comments. I live in the southern part of Queensland, Australia so we are moving through autumn.

1. We no longer need to run the air condiitoning 24/7. It is still quite warm. 2. We are due wet weather over the weekend. Once again it is welcome as our rainfall is low. 3. My children are well and happy. 4. I met up with a beautiful girl who live in England yesterday. It was looking like I would not see Lauren. 5. I found some fabric that I needed and seemed to have hidden from myself. Whew. I need to decrease the stash.


Thursday 18th of April 2019

Laughing at the weather comments. We are in Florida, 90 degrees today, in April! YIKES!

I am happy (thankful) that we live close to my parents. It is now my PT (some weeks FT) job to take care of their needs. It is hard and emotionally draining but I am thankful to be here and able to help. (My mom has a degenerative neurological disorder in addition to a bunch of other problems.)

I am also thankful that although my brother does not live right here, he is only a few hours away and would be here in a heartbeat if I needed him and we get along wonderfully! That is going to be very helpful in the coming days.

The flowers are all blooming and I just got some impatiens for my hanging planters. (hard to find non full sun plants that I like!)

We got new sun room furniture (with birthday money from my parents) and it is so nice out there in the mornings. I love it!

Most of all, I am thankful that Jesus died on the cross and rose again for my sins. I am thankful that my mom is a Believer, so even when her time on earth is done, we will see each other again and she will have a new body!

Jennifer Y.

Thursday 18th of April 2019

1. My son had a field trip to a local zoo. I can't want to hear all about it when we get home.

2. I have been listening to a bunch of helpful podcasts recently. I am new to the podcast world. There is such useful and fun info out there. I have been listening to Before Breakfast every morning. Thanks for the recommendation.

3. I had pizza for lunch (office appreciation event)

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