1. Calling a credit card company to change our mailing address, I had quite an interesting exchange with the Customer Service man:
CS: “What can I do right now to make your day wonderful?” Me: “Um…. I’m calling to change our address, please.” CS: “Your wish is my command. [He then asked for my info, and completed the transaction.] Me: “Great, thank you.” CS: “Before you go, may I ask you a question?” Me: (Uh oh…) “Um… sure…” CS: “Is this new address a new home you purchased?” Me: “Yes, it is.” CS: “Well in that case, may God bless you with only peace, love, and prosperity in your new home.” Me: “Um… okay… thank you….”
1. Taking a walk outside with one of the puppies on a gorgeous spring day. Sunny, 60 degrees (F), strolling in a peaceful and nature-filled neighborhood with a happy pup by my side… life is sweet.
2. One of our new neighbors stopping by our house to introduce themselves. What made their visit extra cool was 1) they brought their dog with them (a 10-month-old white fur ball), 2) they brought a card (with our new home’s photo on the front, and a lovely “welcome” message on the inside), and 3) they brought a cake that he made! SO cool.
3. Feeling more and more at home in our new house with each passing day. I’m a lucky, lucky woman.
1. Unexpectedly seeing my sweetie while being “trapped” at the mall. (Long story short: what was supposed to be a routine oil changed turned into a 4-hour repair job – and the only place close to the dealership is the mall. Ugh.) But seeing my sweetie was a lovely treat, and definitely broke up the mall monotony.
2. Getting to drive a markedly improved car. It handles and brakes a lot better than it did this morning – so I feel good knowing that the repairs really were needed, and are worth the money spent.
3. After sharing a comment on Facebook, learning that two people I know from completely different life situations know each other! What a small, small, small world!
A banister barrier for our new home. (Aka, puppy protection.)
2. Experiencing fond memories of time spent with my mom when I was a kid, the two of us cutting patterns and sewing together. As I told some of my friends, “I never would have been able to complete todays project without years of my mom’s tutelage when I was a child. Parents, never underestimate your influence – you just never know what lessons you teach (overtly or subtly) will crop up in your child’s lives days, weeks, or decades later. Thanks for teaching me so many cool things Mom – I love you.”
3. Knowing I can now make future fabric-related projects (or repairs). I love feeling self-sufficient!