7- My husband saying I could be the first one to crack open his new textbook for his World Religions class this fall. He knows how much I love religion (especially ancient religions) and part of the reason he took this class was so we could have more in common which I think is sweet. He also flirted with me a little which made me feel like a kid again. lol
8- Our 9 month old tuxedo cat, Orion aka ChubChub. While Chubs was a cute kitten he wasn't exactly the nicest. I think each of us bare at least one scar thanks to him. We wanted to pet him and he wanted to scratch us. I honestly couldn't stand him until about 3 months ago.
Now? He is the perfect cat and everything we wanted when we thought of getting one. In fact, the last few days he has been stuck to me like glue which is very unusual for him. It may sound morbid but it has left me wondering if he knows something I don't, you know? He usually loves Big B but he has even forsaken even him for constantly being on my lap. Can a cat be a Grim Reaper? No, really.... can it? lol
9- A Girl's Gotta Spa and their wonderful Mom: Get Glamorous contest that I won last month. I honestly never realized how much I had neglected my own wants and spoiling myself once in awhile until the prizes started showing up in the mail. The make-up that has come from Glamour, Lumiere Cosmetics (Kim, is really great), Urban Apothecary (Cheri is a doll!), and Shannon's goodies are all top notch quality and brands. Things I would never buy myself because I'd feel guilty. Just looking at them instantly made me feel pretty for the first time in a very long time. The lotions, perfumes, scrubs, masques, and hair products are to die for!
10- The message that Carmindy wrote on the picture she sent me with her book 5 Minute Face that I won with the A Girl's Gotta Spa prizes was also wonderful . She wrote "To Jo, You Are A True Beauty!" and it's a beautiful picture of her. She could have just signed it and said nothing but she took the time to say something very sweet. She's too cool.
11- Myself for finally get back a little of the self-esteem I've lost since this whole stupid cancer/MEN2a thing started. You see, almost overnight I went from a six foot tall blonde bombshell to 30lbs heavier, visibly & disgustingly scarred, and living in the body of a 90 year old. Over the past week I've finally realized that I deserve some love and pampering too. That's something that is hard for me to do. I grew up on welfare- the government cheese, standing in line for a bag of groceries for Thanksgiving, $100 school clothes vouchers, food stamps- and then became a mother at the age of 16. I have spent my whole life scraping by, taking care of everyone else, and trying to be frugal.
12- My mother in law for caring about me and always asking how I'm feeling when she calls. She brightens my week when she makes my hubby smile and feel loved. Things were so strained between them for so long (not because of me or anything but family stuff) and it was awful seeing the misery that I myself knew in his eyes (cuz my family sucks). Hubs is still an ass at times but a part of him is finally at peace and I'm grateful to my MIL for giving him that.
So if you read both posts I want you to know that you have now brightened my week too. :) I know they are long but I'm glad I've posted them. I had wanted to include the names of all my friends both IRL and in the blogosphere that have brightened my week as well but when I started listing names this post more than doubled! LOL. So just know I thank you.
Have a great weekend.