Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Days Go By

I have three days left of work. I should be jumping for joy, correct? But I honestly can't believe it! It feels like just yesterday I was heading out to the waterfront for my first day, wondering how the summer was going to go. And poof! The summer's pretty much over. These next couple weeks, I know, are going to FLY by. I have so much left to do, especially packing-wise, and I still have some last minute schedule adjustments. My family and I are heading to the beach sometime next week for a last "hoo-rah" before I leave. But I feel like it's going to be a little more sad than celebratory. For starters, I am such a Momma's girl. This weekend we're planning to hit all our favorite spots, have a "girls weekend" so-to-speak (since last weekend was father/daughter weekend). For us, this means going to our favorite restaurants (Wildflower and Zest), perhaps a movie night, some shopping, and our new obsession, yoga. I don't think I can express how much I'm going to miss her once I leave.

Alright I admit I've been a little bit of a Debbie Downer lately. But as you know, I love lists. Here's one I found in an old quote book of mine that cheered me up this morning.

Natural highs.
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Vanilla milkshake (chocolate or strawberry).
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach.
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they love you.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke with friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy or kitten.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies. (And eating the chocolate chips while doing it.)
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38. Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.


  1. Love the list! I love getting mail too! Have fun with your last three days of work!

  2. Awe, I will tell you, that brought me to tears!!!
    I pray that my daughter, whom is now 13, feels that way/will feel that way about me! Your Momma is one lucky lady & raised am awesome daughter:)



  3. Just discovered your blog and I love it! It is too cute! I just created one of my own at www.lillylovingprep.blogspot.com, feel free to check it out!

  4. That is a great list! I just found your blog on Follow Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Super cute post! Love all of these things!


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