Sunday, October 11, 2015

100 Days of Happy - Part 2

Ok it is time for the second installment of #100daysofhappy. It has been another 10 days and I've managed to find something to be happy about every day.

10/02/15 - Day 11 - Salted Caramel Frappuccino. Now I love frappuccinos any day of the week they make me happy. But as crazy as people are about all things pumpkin spice, I look forward to the salted caramel frapps at Starbucks. I like pumpkin, just not in my coffee, but caramel.....yummo!! The normal way it is made is as a mocha, but I asked for white chocolate instead and it was simply heaven.

10/03/15 - Day 12 - Holding puppies. Ok this was one of those happy but sad occasions. Sharla and I went down to the SPCA to check out a couple of dogs to possibly adopt. I loved the photo of Stewie and Sharla love Wilbur. We got there and they bring them into a room one at a time. They were both small and extremely timid. It turns out they had to be removed from their "home" along with 20 other dogs because the conditions were so bad. Stewie would at least walk around the room, poor Wilbur was just frozen in panic. We eventually held both of them and they calmed down a little, but they were still terrified. I wanted nothing more than to bring them home with me and love them forever. But alas we decided not to do that. Not that we minded working with them to overcome their fear, but because we fear that Hollywood would be too much for them. He is big and loud and that would just make things worse for them. So we made arrangements to go back for a meet and greet with Hollywood.

10/04/15 - Day 13 - Sleeping In. I rarely get to sleep in, and I didn't sleep really late today, but I didn't get up until 9:04 and it felt great just having that extra time snuggled in bed. If I could have slept later I would have, but I had to stumble to my desk to work.

10/05/15 - Day 14 - Getting Things Done. After dropping Sharla off at work, I took my HandiQuilter in to be serviced, then I came home cleaned some, sewed some, and picked Sharla up from work. I know that seems like a pretty boring day, but I am happy when I get things done, even the little things.

10/06/15 - Day 15 - New Fabric. Yes I know I'm addicted to fabric and I just don't care. I ordered some kona solids for Sharla and I to see which we want to use on our Pie Making Day quilts. She wants dark rich colors and I want light airy colors.  After seeing the solids with the fabrics, we settled on glacier for Sharla and meringue for me. They are the top two colors in the photo below.

10/07/15 - Day 16 - Return of Abby.  Abby is the nickname I gave my HandiQuilter Avante. I love the fast service I got. In on Monday and back on Wednesday, I say you can't beat that with a stick. I've not gotten to quilt on her yet, but hopefully Monday at the latest.

10/08/15 - Day 17 - Funny Stuff. Ok I love to laugh and lots of things make me laugh, but as I was driving down the road this morning I saw a truck ahead of me. Now that doesn't sound too funny until to read the back of the truck. I know they don't sell "farts" and that part of the "p" has come off, but it made me laugh.

10/09/15 - Day 18 - New Sewing Table. Cole went to Ikea for me this week and picked up a couple of tables and drawer units. He put together my set on Friday.  I'm still organizing it all, but I promise pictures soon.

10/10/15 - Day 19 - Marley. We took Hollywood with us to the SPCA today and he did very very well with "Stewie", so we adopted him. And changed his name before we even left the building. We still have lots of adjusting to do, but I think he is going to be a great fit for our family.  I've not heard him bark at all, and he is still finding his way around. But we are very very happy. I would have loved to bring home Wilbur as well, but two scared dogs would be a little much. We felt it would be better to focus our attention on one dog. He needs a bath but can't have one before Wednesday due to his surgery. And he needs to learn to use the doggie door, but other than that, he is a real sweetheart.

10/11/15 - Day 20 - Marley Again. Ok he is the sweetest little dog, but he is still so scared of everyone and everything. Last night he couldn't settle down in the kennel, so I closed my bedroom door and let him have the run of the room. It took a long time for him to settle down and go to sleep, and he kept waking me up about every hour moving around, but finally about 4 he crashed and slept hard until I got this morning.  For today we are keeping him kenneled and taking him out about every 2 hours to potty, drink, and stretch his legs.  He didn't eat much this morning, but he is still getting used to all the sights and sounds.

So ten more days of happy in my quest for #100daysofhappy.  I'll be back in a week or so with some more things that make me happy.


  1. What makes me happy today is the knowledge that Marley has had his world transformed from trauma and neglect to the best type of home a dog could ever wish for. He will be skittish for a while, but he will get used to the good life. :)

  2. What a beautiful gift of love and family you have given Marley, Shauna. I am guessing that not only did adopting him make you happy, but was transformation for him as well!

  3. congrats on the new addition, its always a lot of work settling into a new home and rescue dogs deserve the best we can give them, you'll be amazed at how comfy you all get together, delighted for you all!


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