Lot 48: things that bring me joy

October 17, 2016

things that bring me joy

with everything that is going on in the world, i have been trying to focus on the good and things that make me happy.  i feel like we are at the end of days the world is in such bad condition.  it breaks my heart and i don't know what i can do to help.  i guess the only thing i can do is live by that quote that is overused "be the change you want to see in the world."

so in an effort to lift my spirits, i thought it would be fun to list all the times that bring me joy. 

fall!  my favorite time of year!  i love alll the fall things.  october is my favorite month and this is the first year that i really feel like i have done it right.  i have gone to gardner village for witchfest and looked at all the decorations and witch costumes.  over the weekend we went to a pumpkin patch and carved our pumpkins.  

i got actual halloween decorations from target! big orange bulb lights that we hung in our living room and really adorable a spooky decorative pumpkin! the weather has been turning colder and it makes my heart so happy. plus, outside of work there are tons of trees that are turning fall colors! so beautiful. yay fall!  and i'm so excited to have more halloween decorations than usual! 

anytime i come across an adorable neighborhood i just die.  i found this photo in my stock images folder, so i don't know where it is, but i'm thinking san fransisco.  there are some neighborhoods here that are just adorable and they are mostly downtown so i see them as i drive to work.  

my nieces and nephews. i love them so much i can't believe it sometimes.  they all have such different personalities. i love wataching them play and grow and learn and answer their kid questions about the sky and tractors and everything else.  i love their imaginations and i love their feistiness.  i love how different they are and it amazes me how prominent personalities are so early on in life.  my sister jessica is pregnant so we are adding another baby in april!  then there will be 9 grandkids in the family!  i love it and can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew.

i am not someone who is good at decorating or at crafts.  but since i got this new desk at work, i have all this space and i wanted to decorate it!  i went to target and got the cutest things and it make my heart so happy.  (isn't that like the 18th time i have said that phrase in this post? haah) the colors for my desk are gold and pink and i painted the big "L" that lights up pink and i painted the chalkboard gold and the white frame pink.  i can't wait to show you all how it looks once everything is on my desk! this is the first time i have ever tried to decorate and succeeded.  i feel so proud.  go me!

my shows!  oh how i love television.  but you all know that.  new episodes of my shows bring me joy.  or finding a new show to binge on.  i have been searching for a show to binge on that will really hook me but have been unsucessful.  anyone have any recommendations? pleeeeeease... 

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i have been following a ton of golden retrievers instagram accounts and the pictures just make me melt.  they are so so cute!  taran and i wish we could get a puppy, but we don't have the space in our apartment for the pup to run around.  it wouldn't be fair to the dog.  ya'll know i had a golden retriever growing up and that is the dog i want always.  they are the best dogs.  i think my instagram feed is half golden retrievers and half celebrities.  but the tiny little puppies make me soooo happy.

also, of course, blogging makes me happy.  reading blogs make me happy.  this past weekend was just the BEST because it was the perfect combo of getting things done and having fun and relaxing.  on sunday evening i just got to lie in bed and read and it was JOYOUS!! i love reading your blogs, i really do.  if i am too busy to read blogs, then i know life is too busy.

what brings you joy? 


  1. Being alone brings me joy, and spending time with my family, like I love to have the grandchildren here and I love it when they all leave and go home.............lol

  2. That is one of my favorite quotes, and such a good reminder for us all. Be the change! I love simple things too, decorating, crafting, doing something new...all brings me joy. I love seeing what makes you happy, hold on to that!


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