Thursday, September 03, 2009

i am happy...

~i've been inspired by the fabulous Fidgeting Gidget and am determined to devote an ENTIRE post to things I'm happy about...it will be a GRAND challenge to say the least...as i'm pretty much at the lowest point in my life so far...so here goes.

~i am happy that i have a totally awesome & amazing dad & he's actually even more amazing than your average dad because he's really my step-dad. but he is the dad "he didn't have to be" ...you know, like that country song. he is the one who introduced me to softball, walked me down the aisle and danced with me to "i loved her first". There is other big (happy) news related to my dad and I but i'm going to keep it personal. for now, anyway.

~i am happy that i have a great blogging community of friends, because, let's be honest folks, without all of you, I'd really have NO friends at all. and i'd still be using a crappy motorola razr phone too. tee hee!

~i am happy that in just SIX more months i will finally be meeting IRL the lovely Dawn!! We have been blogging buddies for at least five years now and our RL meeting is long long long overdue.

~i am also quite happy that I will also be meeting Brandi, The Optimistic Pessimist and Beth at the same time. Rumor has it that Fidgeting Gidget and Rachel are also working hard on joining the Bloggerdash 2009 Event!! Woohoo!! And I sure hope they make it there because I really want to meet them!!

~i am happy that a new GA in the office shared some VERY valuable practicum/internship knowledge with me. she is a great resource. hooray!

~i am happy that we have a brand spankin' new Chick-Fila on campus...even if they do not have diet dr. pepper and the lines are really long.

~i am (super) happy that in two more months we will be done paying on two separate bills. it will be SO nice to get rid of them and have a little more breathing room in the pocket book. especially since all overtime was cut for O.

~i am happy that my (three hour) deposition is completed. my lawyer said i did well so that's a good thing. i'm also happy that I maintained my composure and didn't fly off the handle @ the lawyers doing the questioning.

~i am happy to have the opportunity to go to VA this weekend & hang out with family, albeit, crazy-family, but family none-the-less. someday i should do an entire post about them, but then again, maybe not. anyway, it will be nice to be "in the sticks" and relaxing a bit. and the pedicure with my (step) sis on saturday will rock too.

14 comments:

Jess said...

Those all sound like great things ot be happy about! Enjoy your trip to VA this weekend!

Amy said...

I think your dad gets extra kudos because he's not even married to your mom anymore. He totally could have cut ties with you after the divorce - hubby had lots of clients who wanted nothing to do with step-kids they raised once they got divorced

And yay for the depo being over. Can I totally take credit for coaching you on not losing your composure?

K13 said...

Jess-thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a good weekend as well.

Amy-I'll give you 90% of the credit for coaching me on not losing my composure, but I suppose that video tape I had to watch should get the other 10%. :) And, yes my dad DOES get extra kudos. He is amazing!!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Great post! Perhaps I'll have to steal your idea for a post next week - I guess I better get thinking about that.

I can totally relate to awesome step-dads. I had one too and although he is no longer in my life, he was at the time that counted the most and without his guidance through some rough times, I wouldn't be where I am today or who I am for that matter.

Have an fantastic weekend!

Señorita Andalucíana said...

Have a wonderful weekend! Sounds like you are going to have tons of fun :)

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Yay! Another happy post! I hope it made you feel as great as it made me to write mine...even though you and I are at semi-crappy places at the moment, we both have a lot to be thankful for!

I am so so so excited about Bloggerdash. It's looking more and more every day like I'm going to be able to come! And the group of people who will be there are FABULOUS. Even if I can't make it, I hope some day to schedule a Blog Camp in MI at my house. And I would hope you can come!

Also, I still can't believe that you and Dawn have been friends for five years and haven't met yet!! That will be such a great day and I'm hoping I can be there to see it!

Beth said...

I love your happy post! Sometimes we do need to take time to remember the things we have to be happy about.

JW.BW said...

I'm happy your happy!!! Its great to think of only positive things sometimes even if its really really hard!! I hope you have a great weekend and the weather looks fantastic!! Enjoy your pedicure, I should really do that before I have to wear boots 16 hours a day for the next 9 months, my feet are gona be a SIGHT when I get home!! Enjoy VA!!

emilysuze said...

Chik-fil-A is awesome and a great reason to be happy! :)

And having two less bills to pay on is fantastic!

Moonjava said...

I love your happy post! Maybe I should try that when I'm down...

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I can't wait to meet you either. And thank you for listing the people who are going to be there (even though you e-mailed it to me I lost it!) I've been meaning to get acquainted with everyone but haven't had the time. ugghh!

Vanessa said...

Love the crazy family! Also, can I come to the blogger meetup? Bloggerdash?

K13 said...

Vanessa!! Yes you can come to Bloggerdash. I'll email you more info!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am *so* looking forward to meeting you too!!! Wow... five years! I can't believe we've known each other for that long. You're right: long long overdue. I am way excited about Bloggerdash & meeting this awesome group of girls we have as our community!

I'm so glad you have happy news about your dad. =) I think that's a true indication of how much people mean to you when something wonderful happening in their lives is a bright spot in your own.

You know, this happy post is a lot like my daily Grace posts. There are days when I have to force myself to do it (it is a challenge after all) but then I am glad when I do. Sometimes seeing it spelled out makes me feel a little better.