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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Project Smile - October

October has become a notoriously bad month for me because it is the month my parents died three years ago and my plate right now is very full with lots of other stresses, but thanks to Alicia's (A Beautiful Mess) Project Smile, here are 31 reasons I found to be happy this month:

1st - The kindness of strangers along the Susan G. Komen for the Cure route.
2nd - Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. I got to cross #23 off my Buried List!
3rd - A celebratory dinner with Leah. We just walked 60 miles!!
4th - Home sweet home, coming home to Lucas. This was the longest I have ever been away from him.
5th - Pink toe nails.
6th - I made dinner!
7th - Blind (lunch) date with @surferwife.
8th - An impromptu overnight trip to Palm Springs.
9th - Coming home. Lucas didn't fair very well in the hotel room, so none of us got any sleep.
10th - Watching Lucas' face light up at all the trains at Travel Town in Griffith Park.
11th - Just a regular ole day where everything goes exactly according to plan.
12th - A great two-hour long workout! I love to sweat.
13th - After being in 102 degree heat at the pumpkin patch... air conditioner!
14th - A much overdue date night at one of my favorite restaurants.
15th - Five grown women making silly faces, funny noises and dancing around trying to get two toddlers to smile for pictures at the pumpkin patch and a champagne toast to two very special people.
16th - Finding a darling house with a nice big backyard and plenty of room to grow. Unfortunately, we had to let it go because we want our current house to sell first. But I know another one just like it or better is out there!
17th - Manicure, pedicure, lunch and shopping with a BFF.
18th - A jammy day! We played hookie from music class and spent the day in front of the TV.
19th - Leaving my therapist's office after an eight month long hiatus and knowing that I'm going to be okay...eventually.
20th - Mommy & Me group mommies only get together. Where would I be without these women?
21st - I FINALLY got the oil changed in my car.
22nd - Finished one book and started and finished another!
23rd - A family bike ride. Lucas loves his helmet.
24th - We spent all day shopping for Lucas! He got new pants, shirts, shoes, bibs and a Thomas the Train set.
25th - A gift from a far away friend. Thank you, Sophie for the soap, it smells too pretty to use. xoxo
26th - A three hour long nap! Mommy was very productive today.
27th - Wine, wine and more wine with friends.
28th - Playing cars with Lucas. An entire hour flew by and I didn't even realize it.
29th - Seeing Steeping Feet, a Dave Matthews Band tribute band.
30th - A husband who lets the mother of his child sleep in.
31st - My little Superman. And candy corn.

Be sure to link up at Alicia's (A Beautiful Mess) Project Smile, or check out her reasons to smile this month. Her photographs are some of the most boo-tiful you will ever see. :)
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Blogger Deb Chitwood said...

I'm glad you found 31 reasons to be happy this October! Have fun with your little Superman today!

October 31, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Wait...child(ren)? Are you telling us something?

I love Project really makes me sit down at the end of the day and think of at least one thing that made me happy!

My favorite on your list? I think it's the pink toe nails ;)

October 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger jillconyers said...

Great list documenting your Oct smiles. I'm partial to the 5th and the 12th :)

November 1, 2010 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

You met up with SurferWife?!?! How was it?

And are you going to move into that darling house?

November 1, 2010 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger alicia said...

Aw, what a fabulous list. I know life isn't perfect, but these are the moments that make it worth while. Love them all, but especially love the 2nd and the 7th. So much to smile about. Are you moving too?

November 1, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Snowcatcher said...

What a full month! But you found so many great reasons to smile. Especially like the breast cancer walk!!! Hooray for you for finishing!!!

November 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

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