My Happy Monday – part III


Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another edition of My Happy Monday! Okay, that was a little too cheery considering I can not stop coughing, sneezing or blowing my nose.  It’s more like, “Hey, sup? Yeah, it’s Monday ( half smile )”.   I am actually in a pretty good mood all considering.  Just don’t make me laugh or I will go back in to a crazy fit of coughing. I mean seriously, I have not had a cold in the past 2-3 three years! So I decided to get one on a holiday weekend? It could be worse… it’s not the stomach bug at least.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and a Happy Easter.  I had a nice dinner at Dan’s mom’s with the fam.  My niece and Nephew were so cute with their egg hunt. So that leads me in to my first MHM moment…

  1. Left overs mean no food shopping! I did not feel up to going to the food store on Saturday. I did not want to deal with the lines of people.  Mom always cooks for an army so I knew there would be plenty of left over food for us to take home. I just need basics like eggs, bread and bananas.
  2. The Boston Marathon.  I actually had butterflies for the lead packs as they got closer to the last few miles.  I can only imagine the charge in the air that the crowd’s energy gave off!
  3. Yoga that consists of chest opening moves. While I was working on this for about an hour, I didn’t cough, sneeze or need to blow even once. It was glorious!
  4. Driving home with the sunroof open and windows down. 70* weather? Yes please!

What made your Monday happy?

Thank you Sarah for another week of link up and for reminding me to find happy in my Monday!



My Happy Monday – part II

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of:



I am linking up again with Sarah over at My (Mostly) Healthy Life in an effort to find happiness in what (in my opinion) is usually the most annoying day of the week. BUT, I am trying to change that. over time.  Sarah has come up with some new questions for today to help inspire. Last week, I really loved reading the other women’s responses and was inspired to look at things that popped up last week from different perspective.  Show some love and check out Sarah’s link up including the other bloggers that are participating!

What was the first thing that made you smile today?  Two months ago I had given a co-worker a cork to split for me and make into magnets. I totally forgot about this and she was very busy with her daughter’s wedding… anyway, I sat at my desk this morning and saw them on my board! Apparently they have been there since Friday afternoon… clearly I am not very observant.


Isn’t this the cutest cork ever?

What are you most looking forward to about today? Cooking dinner.  Last week we ate out every day due to poor no planning. I plan on making fish, a veggie and having white wine to go with it.

What is your favorite thing about this Monday? The hours at work are going fast!

Do you have a pet who makes your heart melt? We have two dogs.  Greta and Zeus.  Greta is Dan’s shadow and Zeus is mine.  He follows me everywhere. He is a total weirdo and a spaz but he has the cutest looks like when he tilts his head as if to say, “HUH??” Oh and he is camera shy. He will RUN away at any camera sound (or any loud sound for that matter) or if you hold any object up as if to take a picture.  So any picture or video I actually get are by me being sneaky.


Zeus ran away right after I took this.  He caught on but I got him!

Are you reading a book currently? I am obsessed with the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I am currently listening to book 5 since I won this in a contest within the group of other crazed fans I am friends with. So, I listen to and from work and when I can on weekends. I want to listen while I run but have not had a chance to try yet. I can go on and on about how great this series is.  If you have not read any of it, they are making a TV show to be aired this June here in the States on Starz.  I can’t wait!!

I also just read “It’s all in your head” by Eva Hagberg. Here is a snippet from Amazon.

“In 2008, after recovering from a few years of hard drinking and harder drug use, after building back up a life as a successful and happy New York writer, Eva Hagberg woke up dizzy. She spent the next five years searching for a diagnosis, a treatment, and most of all an answer. It was a journey that took her from a career as a New York City architecture critic to a bicycle-riding year in Portland, Oregon to graduate school in Berkeley, California. She saw internists, vestibular specialists, and endocrinologists. They all told her she was normal; that the way she felt was all in her head. When everything she thought she could try failed, she began to believe them, trying to heal through yoga, acupuncture, talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and long walks in the woods.”

I found her struggles very interesting. People are misdiagnosed by doctors every day (like my sister). I believe you need to trust your gut and keep pushing for answers if you truly think there is something wrong. Check this book out on Amazon.  It is a fast read. I think I read it over three days and I am a slow reader.

What is something small that you’ve done for someone else today, that put a smile on your face? Not yet but the day is only half over ;0)

So tell me… What made you smile today?


My Happy Monday



Today, I am linking up with Sarah over at My (Mostly) Healthy Life for her Happy Monday series. This is a bit of a challenge for me since I am not a Monday person.  However, I think if you think positive thoughts, you will eventually feel that way too. So, let’s give this a try since today, I am in a pretty good mood!

What will be or has been the best part of your Monday?  The best part of my day has been officially deciding to sign up for a local 5K with my 2 running buddies from work! We are trying to use the party like atmosphere to bring more people with this time around encouraging walkers to sign up too.  The race is on 5/24 so I need to start running regularly. 

What was the first thing that made you smile on this Monday? Listening to my audio book in route to work.  One of the characters said something funny.  Do you listen to books in the car? This is my first AB and I love it! I am so much more relaxed when I get to the office.I want to try to listen to it when running too.  I don’t NEED music so it might just be ok.

What are you looking forward to about your Monday? Three things. Food shopping because I didn’t feel like going this weekend.  Allyson should be calling tonight because she forgot to call was busy studying yesterday. And last, the SERIES finale of How I Met Your Mother.  Theorists say that in the end, Ted is telling his kids about how they met because in future time, she’s dead! I hope not because THAT would be horrible! 

How did you get your Monday off to a healthy start? I started my day off with 2 eggs and a baked sweet potato. This and a cup of coffee holds me over for about 4 hours when I am ready for a snack. 

What makes you the most happy about Mondays? If you find something constant to answer on this one, please tell me because I am searching for an answer.

Share a photo of your favorite meal on Monday  -Maybe next week.  I think you can imagine 2 over easy eggs on a baked SP ;0)


So tell me, how was your Monday? 

If you decide to play along, don’t forget to go over to Sarah’s blog and add your link!