Friday, June 6, 2014

10 things that are good right now

In no particular order...

1. Re-watching all the seasons of Friends in order. Lately I've been re-watching all the old seasons of Friends starting at episode one. I loved that show when it was on the air. It was one of me and my dad's "shows", something we'd always watch together at night before I went to bed, and I forgot what good, classic comedy it is. Also, when I was little I totally wanted to be Phoebe, but now that I'm grown up, I am painfully aware that I am, of course, Chandler. A show of hands for who is surprised by this? Oh right. No one.

2. Having a pool. When I was growing up we lived in exactly one house that had a pool, and my dad was so bad at caring for it, that after one measly summer of use, it was so neglected and dirty, you couldn't see to the bottom. There were actual tadpoles spawning in there. Now we have a community pool in our neighborhood two doors down from our house. No one else ever uses it, and we don't have to maintain it, we just get to walk down and enjoy it for free. Pretty awesome.

3. Jackson being back in his own bed. I loved co-sleeping with him, and I do like that he still sometimes gets up in the middle of the night and gets in bed with me, but there is something so nice about not taking a roundhouse kick to the left boob every few minutes from a very large six year old.

4. Girls nights. Lately Lucia and Ryder have been stopping by on Fridays, and while Ryder plays with Lainie, Lucia and I have some much needed girl time. We sit in my room and talk for hours, like two high school girls all over again. We even always somehow end up telling scary stories and creeping each other out, which is weird, and awesome at the same time. I used to not like girls when I was younger, but as I get older I realize more and more how important strong female friendships are in my life, and I'm so glad to still have two best friends that I've known for years to hang out and do hoodrat stuff with. 

5. Healthy kids. This one more or less speaks for itself, right?

6. Sunday morning toaster strudels.

7. Season 2 of Orange is the New Black. Ok, so maybe it's a little bit lame that two of my top 10 good things are tv shows, but it's the little things in life, right? I love this show, and after binge watching the whole first season in like a week, and then went through pretty intense withdrawals. Finally season two is out TODAY, and I am so ready to get my crazy eyes on.

8. This video, which I've watched like...20 times since I was introduced to it. Seriously makes me laugh out loud, every. single. time.

9. Dealing with it being Summer - so far. If you've read this blog before ever, you know that my anxiety gets inexplicably worse in the summer time. I call it reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder, you might call it "insanity", but hey, tomato/tomahto, am I right? So far this summer though my anxiety has been pretty manageable, and I don't feel like I'm losing my least not from anxiety. I mean, I am still home all day with two kids who are out of school, so you know....we're lost past the point of calm, rational reasoning here.

10. Being happy. Life isn't perfect right now, it never is, and I'm not always the greatest at seeing the greatness of it all and being unabashedly happy. You might not ever guess this about me, but I can be a little sarcastic and cynical sometimes - surprising, I know. But, right now, as imperfect as things may be, I think they're improving. We're doing our best, and we're doing ok, and I am genuinely happy. And that's pretty fucking cool.

Happy Friday.

1 comment:

  1. That video is awesome, huh?! Get yourself that double cheeseburger. dayum Dayum DAYUM. I like our girls night too. :-)