Friday, August 5, 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 went to the zoo a few days ago!  

I went to go see The Zookeeper this week!

Because I complained to the school that the museum charged me last week, I found out today that I'll be receiving a refund!  Students are supposed to receive free admission but the museum didn't honor that.

Because I bitched at questioned the phone company about why my bill varies so wildly from month to month, I am now getting a fixed rate for the next 5 years AND a $10 discount for the next 12 months!

I officially declared a major this past weekend!  I'm really happy about that because now it feels like I'm actually working towards something.

My volunteer event is DONE for the year and I feel like I did a decent job pulling off the ceremony I created from the ground up!  In the past two years, I made someone else emcee, but I did it myself this year -- SCARY, since I am not a public speaker!
It had been awhile since I've been to the zoo.  I think the last time I went was April of last year because we got in for free for some reason or another.  I was amazed at how much it'd changed since then!  They brought back the butterfly exhibit which I was excited about.  They don't always have it every year and in the past, it always sold out by the time I got there.  We got there shortly after the zoo opened in hopes that we could see that and to feed the giraffes.  Unfortch, the giraffe "experience," as they call it, had been cancelled that day.  Disappointing, however, the butterfly exhibit more than made up for it!  They were all over and several even landed on me.  It was such a cool experience and I loved that some of them had different designs on the top and the bottom of their wings.
Source for both pix:  weheartit
Got a few more links from the Doggone Dog Swap.  Check out what Munchkin Memoirs, Mona and Weenie, Amber, and Booker Man and Asa got!  Everyone got their swaps but I'm still waiting on 5 more of you to post what you received.
What's everyone got planned for this weekend?  I've got exactly nada going on and need some ideas.

***I'm not sure why the font is so different in the middle like that and I don't know how to fix it.

11 showed me some love:

Velvet Over Steel said...

Woot woot, you won with the phone company!! So great to xxx 'Stand up' for your self and get compensation!!!

We haven't been to the zoo in a while either. Butterflies are oh so beautiful!!!

Happy for you choosing a major! Are you going to tell us what it is later? ;-)

Have a Wonderful, wonderful weekend Sprinkles!!
Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

Finn said...

I am so glad you stood up to the phone company! And the museum! Hope you have a great weekend!

The Life of Riley said...

Your zoo visit sounded fun.

Well done for organising your dog gift swap. The reason we didn't paw-ticipate was that the postage costs to the bottom of the world (New Zealand) and back to where most of the blogs we read are is massive, but I've enjoyed seeing the stuff that the dogs got and visiting new blogs that you've introduced us to.

Have a great weekend.

George The Lad said...

Hi Sprinkles, you have had a good week, a Zoo is one place over here they won't let me in :( I don't think I would want to go anyway they might put me behind bars!!
Thanks for voting for me.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Meri said...

that is a VICTORY with the phone company! I'm still trying to get mine somewhere even remotely reasonable now that I'm on a data plan- aghh! My happy list for this week is writing, iced tea, seeing Sabrina at a small microcinema, and probably some ice cold beer :)

Deborah said...

YEAH!!! It sounds like you had a good week! I'm going home tomorrow and I'm looking forward to being home :)
My pets must miss me :)
Have a nice weekend!

Adien Crafts said...

Well done on all your victories, it feels good doesn't it? The butterfly picture is just beautiful.
We have a quiet weekend, Louis will be going off to dog training because he NEEDS it, Dex will having a lovely long walk with just him and the Popster, his favourite time! Have a good one :-)

jen said...

Sounds like you like a pretty week! I have to call my phone company and complain to them since my bill went up over 50 dollars! Maybe you could cal for me:)

Cocorue said...

hi hi, we wish you a wonderful, happy and eventful weekend....

coco and tiffy

Scooter said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, you had a pawesome week! A major is...well...major news! BOL Good for you. Butterflies are totally beautiful and amazing!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Winning...I'd say you are for sure! Nothing like getting a refund!
Now I want to go to the zoo...except minus the smells.

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