What made you happy this week? Every Friday, a group of bloggers (Krysten from Why Girls Are Weird , Lindsay from The Flynnigans and Charlotte from My Pixie Blog ) team up to write about the things that made them happy each week. Every Friday, I think I’m going to do it, and then I forget. So, since it seemed like a long week, I’ve decided to look on the bright side and tell you about my happy things this week.
I’m not sure if you’ve seen it circulating around Facebook, but there’s been a video about making your own microwave popcorn. I was a little skeptical as to how it would turn out and/or taste, but I followed the instructions and HOORAY my new favorite snack!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been snacking on popcorn for a while, but it’s either the microwave variety or the hot air popper. The microwave is not good for you, and the hot air popper just takes so darn long. Now, all I do is take 1/3 of a cup of kernels, 1 Tsp of Olive oil, and salt mixed in a cup, which I then pour into a brown paper lunch bag (I was a little worried they didn’t even sell these anymore since there are all the fancy lunch bags/boxes) and microwave for 2 minutes. I’m still playing around with the time to get the maximum popped with the minimum burnt, but it’s still awesome.
New and Old Shows on Amazon
We’ve been members of Amazon Prime for a while now. Beside the free shipping, another fantastic perk is the tons of TV shows. Some of my favorites include Mozart in the Jungle (an Amazon exclusive,) Girls, House of Lies, The Americans, and a brand new season of Orphan Black. Hooray!
I’ve been waiting not so patiently for season 3 for it seems like years (probably only 6 months or so!) so when it popped up as recently added the other night, I was ecstatic. Especially since I just finished watching The Royals (don’t judge. It’s ridiculous, but so addicting) entire first season, and I’ll have to wait for season 2 for a while.
If you haven’t seen Orphan Black, it’s really good. It’s science fiction, a lot of drama, with a bit of comedy thrown in. I get confused occasionally, but I just can’t stop watching.
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Mr. B had his Easter Party yesterday. Well, I guess I should call it his “Spring” party, so not to offend.
My husband came home early, so that I could go volunteer at the party. Even though it was sleeting and yucky outside, the party was definitely had a spring feel to it. There was a sack jumping game, a ring toss, terrarium making, and I was in charge of a crazy game of Duck, Duck, Goose.
Everyone then calmed down a bit, only to have snacks and get all sugared up right before coming home. It was nice to drive Mr. B home, instead of waiting for him on the bus. Plus, with the terrible weather, it made me feel safer to have him with me.
Tomorrow, we’ll be hunting eggs at my parent’s house, and then on Sunday it’s off to my husband’s brother’s house. Needless to say, the kids will be having lots of chocolate in the next two days, which make them very HAPPY.
I’ve finally got rid of all my sickness, my back injury (for the most part,) and am back to the gym. I actually have been there every day this week. I was even hoping to go today, but I’m not so sure I can convince Mr. B, who is enjoying his first day of Spring Break. I don’t think he wants to take off his pajamas…and I can’t say I blame him.
While I’m still getting back to my workout groove, I’ve been feeling pretty good in the classes I’ve taken. I took a Zumba, a Barre class, and a couple of Boot Camp classes. I’m a little sore, but a good sore.
So, there you have it. The things that made me happy this week. I’m looking forward to a weekend of family, chocolate, and plastic eggs. How about you? What made you happy this week? What are you looking forward to this holiday weekend?