Friday, September 2, 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...
Three people joined me for Half Full Friday last week!
 
I won two giveaways!
 
I got a 100% on my first test this semester!  It helped that it was open book.
 
I have a three day weekend!  WOO HOO! 
 
I took my dad's beagle on a fundraiser dog walk and we both had fun!
 
So far this semester, my homework load isn't quite as bad as it was last time!  It's still the beginning of the semester though so I'm sure it'll get busier!  Mostly now, it's just been a lot of reading.
*****
For the most part, I'm feeling better about school now.  I realized that I just needed to change my perspective and that I'm very lucky to be able to attend college.  The only class that I'm really struggling with is math but I found another tutor and am going to contact him for more information.  (The first one never got back to me.) 
 
The one girl I was excited to see in my first class apparently does remember me.  We had to do a class project together so I casually mentioned that I didn't think she remembered me from last semester.  She said my name and I told her talking to her now was like talking to a stranger.  She didn't really have anything to say to that and we haven't spoken since so I've chalked it up to us not being as good of friends as I thought we were. 
 
The one friend I talked to the most last semester saw me on campus and said hello before I even saw her.  We couldn't visit as we were both on our way to the next class but it was good to see her and I'm hoping we'll run into one another again when we both have more time.  We have similar majors so we may even have classes together in the future.
*****
So far, work is ok.  Last week we pretty much did nothing but sit around and play on the computers.  This week has been busier and I'm actually happy about that.  I didn't mind playing around on the computers but I felt kinda bad about getting paid to sit around and do nothing.  It's still a little boring, even with people coming in for tests, but it's only for a few hours a day so it's not too bad.  My boss and coworkers are all pretty nice.
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Last weekend, I took my dad's beagle for a fundraiser dog walk.  My dad used to walk Scamp almost daily but now that he's gone, the dog doesn't get out much except for the back yard.  He walked soooooooo slow and had to sniff every single little thing which kind of annoyed me because I had to get home to finish up some homework.  But then I remembered that he doesn't get many walks and felt bad so I let him take all the time he needed.  Unfortunately, I only got one picture of him and it isn't exactly the best.  Oh well!

11 showed me some love:

Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, congrats on the 100%! Great job and I'm glad school feels better now. I bet Scamp had a blast with you and it's nice you gave him some fresh air.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

jen said...

Happy Friday! Sprinkles! Sounds like you had a pretty week again! Glad to hear that school is going well!
Thanks you letting us hook up to Half Full Friday last week, we are defiantly going to do it again in the future because it was fun!

Schnauzer Days said...

Well done on your results, brilliant! Maybe the girl you spoke to was a bit embarassed so hasn't spoken since, might be worth trying again? Your Dad's beagle looks a sweetie, what a shame he can't get out every day, they do like to leave their pee mails around :-) xxxendbiv

angelonwheels said...

Happy Friday! Glad to read things are a bit smoother for you!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Awww, what a cute dog! We had a beagle for many years and miss him a lot. He had to sniff everything, everywhere also.
Glad you're work and school started off well. Perspective certainly helps and can change our attitudes. I was upset (shocked) at finding out my job will be eliminated soon, until I was honest with myself that I have been wanting to look for something with more people and growth. I was just planning to get through this semester first. :-) Oh well, my middle son is 'tweaking' my resume right now and have a list of places to send it.. even if I have to settle for 2 part-time jobs.
Have a Great LONG weekend!!
Hugs,
Coreen XO

Zuzana said...

Dear sprinkles, what an uplifting post, you seem to be very happy in your life right now. So glad that school is working out for you.;)
Have a lovely long weekend,
xoxo

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

100 on a test! Wow, and a 3 day week...cute dog too

AndreaLeigh said...

cute beagle!

glad to hear school is going better. i'm sorry that girl was so rude. there is no reason to act that way. i wonder what her deal was?

Meg said...

Kudos to you on your test--that is fantastic. Also, way to go taking your Dad's pup for a walk he probably loved it more than you knew!

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

It's not to late!! Mona's class is tomorrow and Mommy is gonna be doing something special and she's gonna include lots of pictures so please send them tonight.

Weenie

Deborah said...

I'm glad school is going well. My daughter starts this week! I'm glad you had fun at your walk! Sometimes I don't remember either. It's horrible when that happens but I wouldn't take it too personal. I think some people just have a lousy memory!!
xxoo
Deborah

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