What Makes Me Happy Right Now

February 5, 2014


These things are helping me find my happy place in the run up to birthdays, family days, and a family vacation:
 
 A new kind of wine that I've been able to buy more than once from the store. Usually, if you find something you like once at the Exchange here, you'll never see it again, so I was happily surprised to find this there twice
 
 Wow, fresh Brussels sprouts, artichokes, and sprouts all in one week.  I was almost beside myself in the produce section
 
 When I saw the fruit selection this week, I actually did get beside myself- that's mangoes, pears, plums, grapefruit, and clementines! 
(Does anyone know where the phrase "beside myself" comes from?  and what would be physically involved in being beside oneself?)

 The grocery knocked it out of the park this week- that's a spaghetti squash.  On Kwaj.  I have never seen one here before and I snatched it up as soon as I saw the box.  I was so excited to get it back to my cart that I may or may not have petted it and called it my precious.  We served this last night with leftover steak and a bunch of veggies in a homemade pesto and everyone cleaned their plates (which is another thing that makes me happy).
 
 Cheese!  Our friends took a quick vacation to Honolulu and brought us back real cheese.  Happiness, right there on my counter.
 
And the thing that makes me happiest: moments like this!

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