Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Thoughts

I had a really craptastic week. Weeks, actually. This week was one of those weeks where really minor but irritating problems add up until it feels like one giant problem. Everything I touched was broken, empty, or expired. Actually, even the grand total of all the little problems was pretty mild compared to the last several weeks. Even so, the idea that anybody would want to even pretend to be me at this point is beyond my comprehension. But they did - with my credit card. My card was used mostly for purchasing hacking software and web hosting systems, electronics, and downloading songs. My favorite purchases were those made through credit bureaus and credit and identity theft protection agencies. Meanwhile, the reason I detected the problem was only because I was having trouble making purchases on the card. So that was a nice way to end the week. But now for some happy thoughts. Some reasons to smile and remember that it could always be worse. I have many things to be thankful for, especially in this economy where many others could not say the same!

I was tagged by Diane for a 6 Things That Make You Happy Meme, and luckily it has helped me remember what is important in life!

1. My family. First and foremost my husband makes me happy. I only get a few hours a week with him now that we work different shifts, so I cherish the time we do have! He is supportive and makes me laugh.

2. My two cats. Their personalities are so different, which provides us with endless hours of entertainment.

3. Nature. I think if insects and precipitation didn't exist (and if it was warm year round) I'd want to live outside!

4. Fire towers. I love climbing up to the top, overlooking the world. I enjoy the thrilling rush of "looking down" from the top, and appreciate their history.

5. Stringing beads. It's therapeutic in many ways - a creative release.

6. Pilates and kickboxing. Exercise is where I let it all out, good for the body and soul.

Here are the rules:
  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post six things that make you happy along with these rules.
  • Then tag six others (letting them know, of course).
  • Let the person who tagged you know when your entry is complete.
I'm tagging a few people that appreciate the happy things in their lives :)

Deb the Storybeader

The H B in C
CharlisMom (Whoop!)


Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Aww - I'm sorry you had a craptastic week - but I appreciate the tag! *hugs* Hope next week gets better :)

Anonymous said...

Craptastic is going to be my new favorite word. I am also very sorry you had a craptastic week. I am definitely going to play..thank you for tagging me. I might have to play tomorrow (as it is almost sleepy time thanks to my ambien . whhooopppzzzz) Seriously me something to do tomorrow! I'd like to do a fire tower. I love looking out on the world below, and taking in the scenery. I've never done one before. Some time we'll have to hit one together. I miss you..and our GH talks and other randomness in accessioning. Thanks for being here for me. It really means the world to me. Here's to a better week next week!!!!!

storybeader said...

I am honored that you tagged me, and will think happy thoughts all weekend! I hate when I have a crappy week... but then the other side is always sweeter. We had someone use one of our credit card last year - luckily caught it when the statement came, and the bank deleted the expenses from our bill. Always a good idea to look at your statements, and act when something looks wrong!

Anonymous said...

Hey Joe! I am totally smiling to hear from you and to have you think of me...random or not! LOL

I think of you often, and continue to be thoughtful and mindful of your "shoulders".


Memories for Life said...

So sorry you had such a crappy few weeks! My debit card got hijacked too...not fun!

Glad you are able to see the good in life even on the bad days :)

Home Deconomics said...

Aw, hugs for you! Hang in there!

diane said...

Sorry to read of your recent trials and tribulations - so typical that you haven't complained in RL. If we can help, let us know. Otherwise, here's a big hug and hopes for better times in the very near future.

Chrisy said...

Just read about ur craptastic commiserations...let's hope this next week is going to be a fantastic one!

Home Deconomics said...

Finally! I did it! But I forgot to tag others, lol.