100 Happy Days – Day 71

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Yes, that’s right – just two nights in the hospital for Peter before they sent him packing, which has got to be some kind of a record! He’s doing just fine – still building up his strength post-surgery, of course, but in great spirits and walking really well (albeit slowly) ....more

Photo Friday: Metal + 100 Happy Days – Day 70

Two summers ago I experienced Chicago for the very first time, and immediately fell in love with the city. It’s an amazing place! My visit was fairly short, but I still managed to fit in several of the essentials (Chicago-style pizza, anyone?!), including a visit to Millennium Park to see Cloud Gate – or, as […] The post Photo Friday: Metal + 100 Happy Days – Day 70 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

100 Happy Days – Day 69

Immediately after Peter’s surgeon informed me that this morning’s operation was complete and had gone well, I headed downstairs to the hospital cafeteria to make some calls to various family members so that I could pass on the good news. I sat at a table facing the window, and when I looked up and saw […] The post 100 Happy Days – Day 69 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

100 Happy Days – Day 68

This has been a rather stressful day for me, as we’ve been wrapping up the final preparations for Peter’s upcoming hip replacement surgery and the recovery time to follow. I’ve been pretty calm and together about it up until now, and have managed to keep myself distracted with other things, but it all suddenly hit […] The post 100 Happy Days – Day 68 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 29 + 100 Happy Days – Day 67

Today’s happiness is brought to you by the annual (and very exciting!) appearance of my own personal “Yes, the holidays are coming!” sign – opening my mailbox and finding that this year’s Lee Valley Christmas Gift Catalog had been delivered! I was actually half tempted to leave the mail in the box today (it’s COLD […] The post Tangled Tuesday No. 29 + 100 Happy Days – Day 67 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

#MicroblogMondays 12 – Motivated + 100 Happy Days – Day 66

Today’s happiness is brought to you by the results of this morning’s weekly weigh-in, which gave me the opportunity to move another handful of pebbles from my Going… Going jar to the (MUCH more satisfying) Gone! one. For anyone keeping track, that brings me a total to 40.5 pounds lost since my highest recorded weight ....more

Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 55 + 100 Happy Days – Day 65

Today’s happiness is brought to you by an odd little (well, not REALLY so little) something that’s actually on my gratitude list as well: my home office scanner. Weird, right? But hang on – I can explain… Yesterday I started working on a holiday-themed tangle design, and was enjoying myself so much that I couldn’t […] The post Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No ....more

Photo A Day Challenge – November 1-15, 2014 + 100 Happy Days – Day 64

Remember those tiny origami stars that made me so happy yesterday? Well, today’s happiness is brought to you by watching the antics that ensued when I decided to give one of them to Felix. You might not think that a tiny bit of paper could be SO MUCH FUN for a cat, but you would […] The post Photo A Day Challenge – November 1-15, 2014 + 100 Happy Days – Day 64 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Photo Friday: Tiny + 100 Happy Days – Day 63

Though I originally had another picture in mind to share with you for today’s Photo Friday “Tiny” prompt, as I scrolled through my archives I stumbled across a different one that I realized would be even better! So my choice for today is actually a photo I took of some table décor at Serious Coffee […] The post Photo Friday: Tiny + 100 Happy Days – Day 63 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

100 Happy Days – Day 62

Today’s happiness is brought to you by a joyful wave of phone calls, cards, gifts, and good wishes from family and friends as Peter and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. That’s a pretty fabulous milestone to reach, I’d say, and most definitely happy-making! We were delighted to receive a surprise delivery from my sister […] The post 100 Happy Days – Day 62 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more