My happy list

by Ginger on February 22, 2010

in Random

Things have been rather morose around here lately, what with the lost cat, the sleep deprivation, the stress, etc. So I’m making today’s list a list of things that are making me happy.

  1. I’m wearing my wedding rings again.I had to take them off pretty early in my pregnancy, and even though I lost all the “baby weight” I haven’t been able to wear them since. I think what happened was this: I gained about 30 pounds between getting married and having the kid. The rings still “fit” because I never took them off and so I had that ring indentation that ends up happening, but when I had to take them off during my pregnancy, I lost that indentation. Hence, losing the baby weight wasn’t going to do much of anything for my ability to wear the rings. SO–I finally broke down and had them resized. Do I want to lose that 30 pounds I put on post wedding/pre-baby? Of course. But I want to wear my wedding ring whether I do that or not. So now I’m happily sporting a 1/2 size larger.
  2. I’ve read 5 books in the last week. Remember when I said I missed reading? Apparently, I’m back on the wagon! Granted, 8 hours of travelling helped my book count (I read two on the flight to New York), but still, it’s awesome.
  3. Room service. Is spendy, but so awesome.
  4. My iPhone, when it’s working. Such a total toy, but I love that thing. It was super handy while I was driving around to various shelters looking for Bailey (yay maps!), I love being able to carry my blog with me to start posts, I love that I can carry a million photos of the kid with me at any given time. Just all around yay! (iPhone users, got any apps you just can’t live without? I’m always a little overwhelmed with the app store, but love new apps.)
  5. Our neighborhood. Our neighbors have been great since the cat went missing. We’ve gotten a few calls, not that they found him, but of condolences. We’ve had people stop us while we wandered the neighborhood calling for Bailey so they could get a description and our phone number in case they saw him. One little girl in the neighborhood even made me a card saying “I’m sorry your kitty left.” It’s been a sad reason to get to know our neighbors, but it makes me feel good that we live in a community like that.
  6. A late addition to this post: Bailey has been spotted near the house! Oh my God, you guys, I had just about given up hope. Serious despair and wailing and rending of garments. It’s been raining the past few days in San Diego, and I thought for sure if he didn’t come home in the rain he was long gone. But N.C. got a call from one of our neighbors who had seen the cat, and now my husband has seen him with his own two eyes. He appears to be hiding out about 1/2 a block from the house (hanging out under a car to stay out of the rain). Now it’s just down to catching him before he spooks and runs further away. I’m still a little nervous since he’s not actually HOME, but at least I know he’s not dead via coyote, or drowned in the storm drain. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes my heart. Happy, happy, happy!!

As always, more lists can be found over at Anna’s at abdpbt!

Ally February 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Aww, I am glad to hear there are some happy things going on. Yay for ring wearing. And your kitty! I hope you get him back inside soon!

What have you been reading?

Kt February 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I hope you get Bailey back in the house soon! 🙂 congrats on getting your rings back on too- my first friend to have kids after college couldn’t wear her rings after about 5 months into her pregnancy. B/c she looked so young and wasn’t wearing wedding rings, she got all kinds of nasty stares. Hopefully that hasn’t happened to you!

Her February 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Happy is GOOD! I’m so glad there have been cat sitings–so glad.

As for the iPhone, I am loving Words with Friends and Red Laser, which scans bar codes to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks February 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

Five books in a week? You are my hero. I’m quite certain I haven’t read that many books over the last year! At least being involved in a book club has me reading more … but, wow!

Fingers crossed your cat comes home soon.

abdpbt February 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I had to get my ring resized after pregnancy, too. I think it was always a little tight, but then you take it off for so long and it doesn’t fit anymore. I’m not as upset about that as I am about my ribcage, though, so consider yourself lucky.

Bluebelle February 24, 2010 at 6:11 am

Glad you have lots of happy in your life! What have you been reading?

hillary February 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Yay Bailey! Keeping my fingers crossed for a successful capture.

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