Friday, June 17, 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...
I can see a huge improvement in my father from just a week ago!
 
It didn't rain this whole past week!
 
I enjoyed another red velvet cupcake cappuccino yesterday!
 
The price of gas had gone down by about 7 cents when I went to buy some yesterday! 
 
I saw a flyer at the store for a Dog Walk fundraiser!  Gonna have to go back and check it out again because I can't remember the date and I really wanna take the boys.
 
Sarge and Zona's Mom both joined me for Half Full Friday recently!  And Velvet Over Steel joins me every week, of course!  Please feel free to play along with us.
 
I got some new followers recently!  Welcome!  I just wish I could see who you are so I could follow you back.
 
I won another one of Katie's giveaways!
 
Every one of my rosebushes has buds or is blooming!  So pretty!
Source:  weheartit
This morning, my father meets with the oncologist for the first time, to discuss his options.  I'm really nervous and anxious about this appointment. I'm afraid they're going to say there aren't any options at this point.  Just have to keep my fingers crossed and pray for the best.  He's still at the rehab center getting daily occupational and physical therapy.  We think he'll be there until next Friday. 
 
I was going to post some pix of the chi's for Wordless Wednesday but I wasn't feeling well so I'll carry them over for next week. 
 
So I know not everyone checks their stats.  I like to check mine from time to time but not religiously or anything and can't help but wonder how accurate blogger's stats actually are.  There's one post in particular that seems to pop up almost every single time I check them and I can't figure out why it's so popular.  It's not like it's an earth shattering post or anything - it's one where I'd gotten an award and passed it on to other bloggers.  I think it's about a year old which makes it all the more curious.  And plus when I look at the referring urls/sites, sometimes I'll find one I've never heard of before so I'll click on it and for the life of me, I can't figure out how anyone ever found my blog from it.  It has nothing to do with me in any way, shape or form and doesn't even link to me.  (For instance, someone found my blog from a roofing website in another state recently.  Huh?!)  Has anyone else noticed stuff like this when they check their stats or is it just me?
 
I had an interview last week for an office assistant job on campus.  I didn't get it but I kind of knew I wouldn't.  During the interview, one of the two ladies said that they tend to hire people right out of high school so that they can help students build working skills and that I already had them since I've been out in the workforce.  She called to let me know the bad news and asked if she could share my resume and praised my past experience.  I told her I'd be thrilled if she shared it but I'm not expecting anything to come of it.  I've had other interviewers say they'd do the same thing in the past and it never got me anytwhere.  You never know though.  I also had an interview for an internship just over a week ago.  Still haven't heard anything which really surprises me because she made sure to keep in touch regularly up until the day before we met, sending me an email saying she couldn't wait to meet.  She did say she wanted to work with me either way, whether I got the internship or not.    At this point, I'm just going to presume I didn't get it and that she's waiting for another project to open up before she contacts me again.

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Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, you had a good week. I'm glad your dad has improved and I'm crossing my paws he gets good news from the docs. I never really look that closely at my stats...maybe I'll take a peek.
Hang in there...a job will pop up!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Finn said...

Yay for all the good things. I hope the dr appointment goes well and about that resume sharing - you never know! Hope it makes its way into the right hands!

jen said...

Glad to hear that your Dad is feeling well. We are keeping our fingers crossed that his visit goes well:)

I found similar things when checking my stats too! Wonder if it has anything to do with the tags? I have no idea though, if you find out fill me in!

Mr. Pip said...

Gosh, every time you mention that red velvet cappuccino, my mom drools!

I really want to join you for half full Friday, but I keep forgetting!!! Next Friday, I promise!

I am glad your father looks better. My paws are crossed for both of you.

Your pal, Pip

Deborah said...

I hope your Dad makes out OK at the doctors today. I'm glad he is doing better.
I hope you get the job you really want!
Have a nice weekend.
xxoo
Deborah

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I am so glad to hear that your Father has improved, and I really hope that he continues to improve! And I'm also really glad to hear that you've had a good week, wishing you another good week to follow!

Zona said...

I'm so glad your dad is looking better. I hope you got good news yesterday.

Mom keeps meaning to do another half-full post but seems to be missing Friday's lately!!

Keep us posted when you can!

Wags,
Zona

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles,

how grrreat to hear that your daddy is feelin' the betterment this week! i really really hope the oncologist peeps had some good options for him.
i've still got my paws crossed on that internship or another one to pop up for you, okie dokie?
oh, and i'd love to see pics of your pretty roses if you get a chance to take some!

*woof*
the booker man

MadameMoiselle said...

Good to know Daddy is doing alright..hopefully, there will be more to come your way..

licks
zelle

Zuzana said...

Happy "belated" Friday dear sprinkles, on a Monday.;)
I need our gas prices to go down too - after all the driving I am doing I depend on it being inexpensive, but that will be a wishful thinking, I am afraid.
Blog stats make absolutely zero sense. I have other stats counters that are much more reliable and they never agree with the blogger. I have stopped looking at it all together.
Have a great Monday and wishing your father best of luck,
xoxo

Mommy Lisa said...

Crossing my fingers and giving my birthday wish that your Dad does well. Thank you friend for coming over today!

Velvet Over Steel said...

I am such a bad blogging friend. So sorry I didn't make it over sooner & you mentioned me and all. You are the best blogging friend!!! & I am so very very glad that your dad is doing better!!! I will keep praying praying of course.. for you all!

Your happy list was Awesome as usual!! I had a stressfull evening and decided that visiting my friends would help and You did help!! Thank you, Sprinkles!! :-)

I've been packing and cleaning like crazy since last Friday, after finding out my house passed inspection and that I can move this THURSDAY! OMGoosh... can't wait for the closing on Monday and I can slow down and sleep!

Hope you are having a Great week my friend!!
Love ya & Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

Doris Sturm said...

I will keep your father in my prayers and I'm glad he seems to be improving somewhat.

What kind of an internship would it be if it materialized? I hope that your interviews/resume exposure will pay off and you will land a job that you will enjoy!

p.s. Yes, I had both my hips replaced when I was 54. The right hip on 11/1/2006 (on Gizzy's Birthday) and the left one on 1/24/2007. I don't know what happened to me because nobody in my family had this and I can only hope and pray those hips will last me till I die because I don't want to have to go through that again! But, I'm glad for modern medicine/technology or else I'd be a gonner a long time ago!

AndreaLeigh said...

good luck on the internship!

I'm so excited about gas prices going down. Although I never thought I would see the day when I was excited about $3+ gas. Sigh...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.

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