Friday, July 6, 2012

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 on your own blog.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
My mom put up my new blinds for me!

I got my carpet shampooed, mopped the floor and did some light dusting! 

The fireworks display this year was really good!

My boys got their Doggone Dog Swap goodies!  I hope to do a post on it soon. 

I found a recipe I want to try, so I invited my mom over for dinner!  Usually, I go to her house for dinner on Sunday, this time she's coming over to mine. 
This year's swap has been very frustrating, trying to keep track of everyone.  People haven't been emailing me when they've sent/received their goodies, missed getting tracking numbers, etc.  Most of the ones who got their goodies haven't posted about it yet, me included.  I hadn't heard from about half of you by the deadline, so I sent out an email as a friendly reminder.  There are still 2 people who haven't gotten back to me since then.  
This has been a pretty boring week.  I spent most of it spring summer cleaning just to keep myself busy.  The one year anniversary of my father's death was on Tuesday.  I put a flag up for him in the morning because he always put up flags for the holidays.  In the afternoon, I let a balloon float up to Heaven with a message on it for him.  I also went to my mom's house for a bit.  It was a sad day, but it's passed now, and I made it through. 
There's a trail my dad used to love to take his beagle for a walk on.  It's less than a mile from my house and I take my boys there once in awhile too.  Anyway, my mom is going to have a bench put out there in his honor.  I can't wait until it's done, so I can sit down on it and feel like I'm with him again. 

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Finn said...

That bench sounds like it will have a wonderful new home! I hope you are enjoying your new blinds!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Sounds like it was a busy week there. Mom has lots of cleaning to do, but it is hard to get going when it is so hot.

That is so nice of you to have your Mom over for dinner. Bet it is a great meal. Don't forget to share with the boys:).

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sketching with Dogs said...

I was just thinking about getting a carpet shampooer. Sounds like you are having a bit of a makeover with your new blind.
Hope you all enjoy your meal.
Lynne x

jen said...

What a beautiful way to honor your Dad! That just melted my heart, I can't wait for you to be able to have a seat on it:)

Sagira said...

I'm sorry that I haven't posted mine yet. We just received our box earlier this week. We had planned to open it this weekend and post about it this weekend. I hope your weekend gets better. :)

The Life of Riley said...

The bench sounds like a lovely way to remember your dad.

Zuzana said...

Happy Monday to you dear friend, what a beautiful post. Love the sentiments about a bench being put up in your fathers honour, very touching...

Deborah said...

Hi,. I got your message! I know I'm late... The weird thing is I bought the gifts in early June! I will mail it tomorrow! I promise. Sorry for the delay but in my world, sometimes it's crazy!! I just got my package about two days ago and I'm not opening it until I mail my package!! Don't worry, it's going out!

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