Feel Good Friday: 37
Here’s the info if you want to join in:
Pick one of these prompts and write about it on your blog! You can:
- Just make a list. List 5 things that made you really happy this week. No matter how bad or boring you think your week was, I bet you can find 5 things.
- Write about something that happened to you this week that really made you smile. Was it your child, husband, or maybe a complete stranger did to you?
- Write about something that YOU did for someone else that really made them happy or laugh.
- Is there something you treasure so much that every single time you look at it, it brings you happiness? Post a pic and tell everyone about it.
- Having a hard week and can’t find one good thing about it? Well then, what is your happy place? What do you think of that makes you happy? A past vacation? A childhood memory? We want to know!
Head over here and link up with Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets. Then go and read at least one other blog and leave them a comment to make their day brighter.
Have fun. Feel good. Smile.
Then, start looking for all of the good things you can write about for next week! Once you start looking for the “good” you will find it everywhere!
Wednesday was my birthday. 37 years old, in case you were wondering. I had a great day! A is fabulous about making birthdays extra special. This year, we started with my “pre-birthday” on Tuesday. We went out for breakfast, and in the afternoon we went to pick out two of my presents, and then got takeout Armenian food for dinner, which A picked up on his way home from work. (In case you’re in Buenos Aires, and love Sarkis, but can’t stand waiting in line to get a table, or can’t stand the huge, noisy dining room, you can order meals to go, ready to pick up after 9 p.m.)
The 21st was a great day! Lots of fun, and good food all day long! I made an exception to our generally wheat-free diet with some whole wheat pancakes and real maple syrup for breakfast. A had never had pancakes before (can you believe that?!), so it was fun to share them with him (he liked, them, of course). The rest of the day was fabulous!
Thursday afternoon, A took me to the yarn district here in Buenos Aires for my “post-birthday” (which in case you didn’t know is on Scalabrini Ortiz between Córdoba and Corrientes), and I got two skeins each of two kinds of yarn. We went to about six different shops, and they all had such beautiful things!
And I finally found Manos del Uruguay yarn, which is absolutely gorgeous, and actually seems easier to find in the US than here in Argentina! Apparently there’s only one yarn shop that carries it here in Argentina, despite the fact that Uruguay is right next door (actually, right across the river). I had looked it up online before we went, so I knew where to start out.
What I didn’t know about MdU, and learned this afternoon on their label, is that the company is a nonprofit, and is made up of 17 co-ops of rural women that work to spin and dye the yarn, and knit and manufacture the garments they sell (they also sell sweaters made from their own wool). The idea behind the company is to generate jobs for rural women, allowing them to work from their pueblos without having to move to the city. If you knit or crochet, and you can find MdU yarn in your area, please support this project! It’s a fantastic idea.
Happy weekend, all! Hugs!