Jan 8, 2012

In a Nutshell: Instagrams, Glasses, Happiness Moment

I do not have a fancy phone...so this whole Instagram phenomenon has not been apart of my life. UH...why did it take me so long to realize Hubby had the app on his phone?? While I still love my traditional photography more...I love the look of this and the ease of just shooting a cool pic with a phone...

I think I might be hooked.

As you can also see...somebody got new glasses...pun intended.

I have gotten more blind in my old age. Reading was fuzzy. Sewing was blurry. Night driving was almost unsafe. So I went and I got myself some new glasses.

When Hubby was explaining to Oldest that I didn't have to wear them all the time, but I probably would be wearing them the majority of the time he matter-of-factly replied, "You mean I won't get to see her pretty face anymore?"

Middle for the first two days just kept looking at me and saying, "You look like a lady scientist now."

I do look pretty S-M-A-R-T if I do say so myself.

Okay, so now it is time for my happiness moment. If you remember from this post, Happiness if my word for 2012. This year is going to be about setting priorities and spending time on those things that add to my long term happiness.

My first goal was to make a list of what truly gave me happiness.

My hope is that with list in hand and eventually in memory I will be able to cut the unimportant stuff and focus more on the things that matter most.

On this day there was a lot of just sitting and playing with our Littlest. I often don't realize how much of my time Oldest got when he was this age and how little Littlest gets. On this day though the older two were off playing with friends and the house was fairly clean, and hubby and I seemed to silently decide we could just sit there and spend the afternoon with our youngest and not worry about anything else we had to do...like paint one of the many bedrooms still waiting to get done. 

We read.
We played with puppets and stuffed animals.
We listened to him laugh.
We read some more.
There was a game of hide and seek.
There were hugs.
There were LOTS and LOTS of kisses.

So my Happiness Moment is more time with my Little Men and less time doing my to-do list. My to-do list could be miles long if I let it. So long in fact that it steals the time in my day. Checking off items on my to-do list is getting-chocolate-kind of happiness. Spending time with my Little Men is pure contentment.

Pure contentment is the happiness I am aiming for.

What makes you truly, peacefully, and contentedly happy?


Stockhoff Family said...

Good for you! Love the glasses! I miss you lots :)

Melanie said...

Yeah...the glasses are very cute. You look good.

And... "littlest" is SOOOOOO CUTE! What a fun time.


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