The great thing about doing this project is that every day I find myself excited to look for all the joys in my life! The not-so-great thing is that this has been a particularly busy week and so it has been difficult to find time to document all of the joys.
That’s ok! It’s a good problem to have 🙂
My shampoo and conditioner. If you recall from yesterday, I find my Mary Kay skin care to be a joy because it takes care of some dry skin issues I’ve had in the past. Unfortunately, this dry skin shenanigans is not limited to my face and has, at times, invaded my scalp. Ugh. There is nothing worse than not being able to put your hair in a pony tail on a hot summer day because of how dry your skin is! (Ok, there are plenty of things worse, but stay with me) I tried lots of things over the years – expensive shampoos and conditioners, scalp oil, etc. The expensive (ahem, Aveda) scalp shampoo only dried out my hair and didn’t greatly improve my scalp situation. Then one day, in a fit of frustration, I used Herbal Essences. Instantly, my hair was shiny and soft again and my scalp was much healthier! Every day that I wash my hair, I am delighted that my finicky head craves the cheap grocery store brand of shampoo instead of the super-expensive variety. Love it!
I know, Frank makes the list nearly every day in some form or another, but seriously – this guy is fabulous. A lot of snow had blown onto our driveway in the past couple of days and when I came home from work tonight, Frank had completely tidied up the driveway. He’d also taken care of several other chores around the house, which is such a treat! He makes the bed every day and I love coming upstairs to see the made bed. Frank is the source of a lot of little joys!
Note: This is not our dishwasher, but it looks close enough. After having experienced life without a dishwasher, it is such a joy to load up the dishwasher, turn it on and… walk away! Take that, sink full of dishes!
I had a visit with the doctor today and got to hear the babies’ heartbeats! I love hearing them – it is such a sweet reassurance. Baby A’s heart rate was around 140 and Baby B’s heart rate was around 150. Plus, the babies have both been quite active today – another big blessing and joy! Because we are having twins, we are now going to have appointments every two weeks. Yay!
Not exactly the best picture of my parent’s living room, but this is a glimpse into what my parents’ house looks like at Christmas. They set up one lonnng table to seat about 20 people and Mom makes an amazing prime rib with all of the fixings. SO GOOD! And such a great time with family. It is a joy that I am looking forward to!