Friday, March 25, 2011

Half Full Friday

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
It's SPRING!!!

Next week is SPRING BREAK!!!

I have a haircut scheduled for next week!

My mom's birthday is next week and I got her a gift I think she'll really like!

I have an appointment with an advisor at school today!

A friend and I went to dinner one day this week and had a lot of fun just talking and hanging out!

I got a free cappuccino yesterday!
I am jumping for joy at the thought of having an entire week off school!  I love it but I'm ready for the break.  My plans include sleeping in every single day, working on homework (I have some big projects to complete), spending time with the chi's, catching up with all my online friends, doing some reading for personal enjoyment rather than having to read for class and I'm also thinking of maybe going to the zoo.  The art musuem is just across the street from the zoo and I get in free with my student ID so I'll stop by there as well if my hip decides to cooperate.  But most of all, I just want to enjoy the free time and relax!

We were supposed to have a guest speaker in my government class on Monday but the dude never showed up.  Disappointing because I was looking forward to it, even though I have no real interest in politics.  This afternoon I have an appointment to talk with an advisor to find out what I can do with different majors and what they pay.  I doubt I'll make a firm decision just based on that one hour conversation but it'll be nice to have more information and will give me something to think about.

I'm so happy it's spring!  It's been very wet so far and not so warm but it's early yet - it'll get warmer and dry out before long.  Sadly, I haven't really noticed any real signs of spring in my yard or neighborhood.  The campus has daffodil's blooming already.  I'd love to take some pictures of them if only my stupid camera worked.  That's another thing on my to-do list for next week - send my camera in!

Oh!  And speaking of that to-do list:  I thought about it for awhile now and decided to use the $300 check from the insurance company to open up a savings account.  The scratches are minimal and my car is older - 2001.  If it were newer, I'd have it repaired in a heartbeat!  I closed my old account when I lost my job and have always wanted to open another one back up ever since and even made that a part of my New Year's resolutions.  I realize $300 isn't much but it's a good start. 

17 showed me some love:

Frankie Furter said...

Good move with the bank acct..

I had forgotten how many PERKS college students get. I used to go to a Monthly Concert... FREE and could get free or major reductions in admissions to tons of places...
I am Happy that the days are getting LONGER!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Friday! Happy Spring! For sure your are so looking forward to your Spring Break! FREEEeee What? Capawchino ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I hope you have a wonderful, restful, relaxing and fun week next week!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

That's so awesome that you get great 'perks' for being a college student there!! I would take advanage of all that I could, you deserve to relax and enjoy your Spring break that way!! :-)

Speaking of Spring? It showed up here a week ago and then today.. it's snowing! What the heck?! LOL Oh well, Spring should come back to stay next week! :-)

Have a fantastic Spring Break girl, you deserve it!!! ~ Coreen XOXO

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great choice for the money - you can always use it if you have to, but it is a nice feeling to have that little cushion, no matter how little it is.

Enjoy your break, hope the weather is nice too because that will help make it even more enjoyable.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Melissa (A Gracious Calm) said...

Happy Friday sprinkles!!

Great idea on the Savings account. $300 is an excellent start to that. :)

Enjoy your break and sleeping in, you deserve it!

Deborah said...

HI! I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow!
Can you please send me your address because I want to mail you the book I promised you about 100 years ok, about 5 months ago. It is called the Scent of the Missing. It is very good. I think you will like it.
My email is: dgm1930(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
Thanks!!!
xxoo
Deborah
PS Happy Spring to you too!

Zona said...

I don't think $300 is a bad start AT ALL!! What a great idea!

My mom's on spring break now (though she works at school... she's not getting smarter like you!) and loving it! So much time to catch up on things at home. Sleeping in is number one on the list.

Can't wait to hear about your fun week!!

Wags,
Zona

Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, I love your Half-full posts. You had a great week. I like that you're gonna go to the zoo and the museum will be great too! Good way to spend the day. Enjoy the break and I'd definitely do the savings account. That'll make you feel really good inside.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, I think my comment got eaten my the puter, so I'm gonna try again. If this posts twice, oops. I love your Half-full posts. It's cool that you're going to the zoo and the museum...great way to spend the day! Go for the savings account, you'll feel great about yourself! Enjoy the break!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Zuzana said...

Happy Friday dear friend, on a Saturday.;)
Lucky you that you get a check from the insurance company - if this happened here, you can only use the money for the car repair and nothing else.;)
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the spring break.;)
xoxo

MadameMoiselle said...

Spring is always fun and beautiful !!! I hope the hay fever wont be catching up with the weather..

Love
Zelle

Stuff could always be worse said...

It is nice to have a haircut while on spring break! I bet your Mom does like your gift :)
kim

Lorenza said...

I hope you are having a nice and relaxing weekend!
Of course is a good start for your bank account!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

George the Lad said...

If your off work then it must be a good week;)
Me and mom had a tiff on our walk today, but that's another story ;)
Have a good week and thanks for your visit.
See Yea George xxx

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Sprinkles,

Sorry for not visiting for ages! Been really busy with work deadlines and little Muesli!

Anyway, I'm so happy to read your post and see how everything is going so positively for you. You know I've been following you for a long time so I remember when you were still stressing after losing your job and what a hard time that was - so it's great to see you so happy and accomplishing so much!

And you're SO good with the savings account!! Very sensible and very wise - so many people would just squaunder it, even if they decided not to use it on the car.

It must be nice to feel spring in the air after your long cold winter! Bet the dogs are looking forward to going on some great walks now!

Hsin-Yi

AndreaLeigh said...

Spring break sounds fab! I'm jealous. My job doesn't come with a break, ha! I so wish it did!

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