Now, things are on the upswing. I came back from stress leave to a new position at work that I love, a constant work schedule for the first time in 15 years, new learning opportunities, the house build on track for May 1, and The Guy moved to a normal work time. It's been a whirlwind few months and I still feel like my brain hasn't caught up, but I'm enjoying it.
I decided to go through the first 50 days of my #100happydays and show you some of my favourite pictures.
Day 1 Day 30
|My two guys|
|Warmer weather and new booties make happy puppy!|
It is fitting I started this adventure with a picture of my family. They both make regular appearances throughout. The Guy is my rock and Monty is my comfort. Whenever a bad day threatens, one of these two will make everything okay. I could not be more thankful for them.
|Poolside Cuban resort|
For many years, The Guy and I have travelled to Cuba with friends. This year, The Guy booked an impromptu trip for just the two of us. We lounged, ate, drank, napped, wandered, and relaxed. It was just what we needed. For our first "solo" trip, it was a success!
Day 11 Day 31
|Winter walk with Monty|
|Beautiful evening sky|
|A conversation with my brother.|
|I found this pic of The Guy and me in 2012|
picture by our friend Denise
Day 19 Day 28
|Group Sudoku challenges|
|Animal erasers for work Sudoku challenges!|
At the suggestion of a new student at our office, the workers started to do one Sudoku challenge a night. We worked on it during our breaks and began cheering each other on, correcting each other's missteps, and bonding as a team like we hadn't been able to do in a long time. I love Sudoku for this reason alone.
|Finished my llama shawl today|
Day 25 Day 29
|The colour palette for our house|
|The colours and tiles for our Master Suite|
|New counters and cupboards for the house|
|Sarah and I had fun at the Science Centre|
Day 40 Day 49
|Kid in a box|
|Uncle will have a good helper at the new house|
|It would have been my mom's 65th birthday|
|New hair cut!|
|This encouraging piece of graffiti|
|Signs of spring: water channels|
I know I said the first 50 days, but I had to include this one. SPRING IS HERE. Well, sort of. It has since snowed again and reverted back to winter, but for a few fine days spring was here. We made it.
I cannot tell you all what this project has meant to me. Somedays I didn't have time to take pictures or the thing that made me happy wasn't photographable, but to have the idea in my head to search for something every day that makes me happy has been invaluable. I think when it's done, I may have to start again!