November 30, 2011

Baby Alba
Holiday fluffer-nugget

The last couple of weeks have been a bit challenging for me to say the least.  There are things happening on all fronts on my life that are stressful and mostly out of my control, which I admit is hard for me to deal with as I very much like to be in control.  To make this week extra crappy my car was towed and ticketed for some sticker I needed to update which set me back roughly 800 bucks (which totally bums be out right before Christmas shopping), and I forgot my metro card this morning so I had to go put money in the machine and was late to work because I missed the train I was trying to catch. Grr. Grr. Grr.  Oh and GRRR!

Since this funk that I have been in is making me withdrawn and grumpy which is not very characteristic of me I decided I should make a list of things that make me happy/I am thankful for.  I know I'm late on this since everyone else did this at Thanksgiving but hey, better late than never, right?  I also made an AWESOME Christmas season bucket list that will come at a later date (instant mood booster).
  1. Family (especially siblings).  Although you are far away (and sometimes drive me crazy) I love you.
  2. My health (although I really need to take this more seriously starting after the holidays and get my butt to the gym).
  3. My DC family, aka having so many truly wonderful lifelong friends, a blessing which I have recently realized not everyone has. 
  4. Mike, who loves me.
  5. My little (or not so little) kitty cat, Ella, who makes me smile every day.
  6. Alba for making Mike smile every day.
  7. Having a job, this I feel thankful for more and more each week.
  8. My little blog for being my outlet for creativity that keeps me sane and balanced.
  9. Chocolate, cheese, & avocados.
  10. Hair straighteners (Amen).
Happy humpday,



  1. Love this post. You are just like me ... whenever I get in a funk, I try to remember to good things are forever and that the funk is only temporary.

    Hope things turn around and soon!

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  3. you have a beautiful list of things to be thankful for - hope things get better soon!

  4. Hang in there Erin, I totally feel ya on the rough week... The bad comes before the good!

  5. really great things to be thankful for... Nice post :) always remember the good things when something's going wrong !

  6. Very cute list of things to be thankful for :) And that cat is tooo cute!

  7. 6. Alba for making Mike smile every day.

    Act like you don't love her.

    Love you! Stay postive

  8. Pets are wonderful, and hair straighteners are great too :)

  9. I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a bad week! I am too, if that's any consolation! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I got my Steve Madden booties over a year ago. Sadly, I can't remember the style name :( PS- your pets are adorable! xo www.casualglamorous.com

  10. I hate those kinds of days! Way to be optimistic about it though! It could always be worse! xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  11. I hate when I feel this way. You have a lot to be thankful for - just keep focusing on that!

  12. Ugh bad luck streaks are the worst, but it's good you're staying positive!

  13. Aww, Ella looks happy there! haha. Pico makes me smile every day too :) Get excited for his Christmas card picture!

  14. I'm sorry to hear it's been a rough week. This great list and your adorable pets should help you stay positive and get through it all. I'm equally thankful for #9.

  15. Awww...hang in there. And just keep thinking about your list :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. your pets are adorable sweetie :)


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