September 2, 2014

Blog-Tember: What Makes Me Happy

Sept 2nd: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

This is a great prompt for today. We are coming off a long holiday weekend in which I spent most of the time with my husband. he leaves tomorrow for a couple of weeks so it was really nice to spend some quality time together. 

One of the things that we have in common (and there aren't too many of them) is that we enjoy playing board/dice/card games. In fact, some of our first dates involved going to a Meet Up to play games. The meet up we went to was at a guys house whom we became casual friends with. While he used to have game meet ups almost every weekend he hasn't had one in a while, so I asked if I could use his subscription so that Thomas and I could have our own. 

This past Saturday we had our 2nd, and it was a success. We had 6 strangers (okay, one of them was the original Meet Up guy, so not a stranger) come and play games with us. It started at about 6pm and lasted until about 1am. 

On Monday Thomas and I spent the entire day watching Netflix (a SciFy show called Alphas), playing board games (Quarriors and Kingsburg), and taking a nap. On Sunday we bought a grill and so last night we spent an hour or so putting it together and then grilled up some rib eye steaks (that I got for $6.99/lb compared to the normal price of $10.99/lb!). 

Which brings me to something else that makes me happy! Finding good deals! On Saturday morning I went to JC Penney with my mom and she got 2 dresses that were originally $50 each and only paid $2.50 each. My mom and I are bargain shoppers to the max and it makes me happy to see the savings on the receipts. 

My job also brings me a lot of joy. It is rare that I'm in a bad mood at work. I enjoy my co-workers and I love that I spend all the down time chatting with my friends, including my supervisor. I also love that I get to help people who are in need - even in the limited ability that I do. 

Of course there are many other things make me happy, but these are the ones that are really popping out at the moment. I'm glad that so many happy thoughts came to mind - even though our air conditioning conked out on us on Sunday morning. It's been in the mid 90's and the thermostat showed 89* inside on Monday. We have fans blowing, but it doesn't help too much when the air that is being blown is hot. We have a home warranty, so I'm hopeful that they will either fix it or replace it (the unit is 33 years old!). 

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  1. I love finding deals!

    And playing board games.

  2. Is Alphas the show where the people have semi super powers like being able to read the computer waves or something like that? If so, I think we've watched the first season and I think I liked it. lol. I love board games too. Hubby isn't a fan, so when someone invites me to play I jump on it!

  3. Time with the husband is a very happy thing, isn't it! I'm a big fan of board games, so that night of playing sounds really fun. I've played a few card games recently but no board games in a while--in college all of my friends were big on card games but we don't like near any of them anymore.