3 things that are making me happy lately ...
1. The Mr. and I had a great NYE in that involved a little too much pink bubbly and a little home karaoke. Speaking of pink bubbly, I might have to make this pink champagne cake soon ... it looks both delicious and beautiful.
2. The entire family caught a stomach superbug, but what I'm happy about is that the worst is over.This particular bug made every other stomach flu I've had in the past look like nothing. The first night, I couldn't sleep because of the severe body aches, on top of the expected miseries. As of today, I'm still a bit dehydrated and lacking an appetite, but feeling much better than when the bug took hold.
3.Our new water heater arrives Wednesday! I felt like Laura Ingalls Wilder for a few days, heating up water to clean up. At least I have running water and an electric kettle, two things I'm sure the Wilders would have cherished beyond measure on the good ol' prairie. Did anyone else read the entire Little House series over and over as a child? I did, because it was like time-traveling - the descriptions of striking out in a covered wagon, building a home, and the everyday details of a life in which just about everything is grown and created by hand were fascinating. I suspect rereading the series as an adult would point out some glaring biases toward Native Americans, and outdated views of women ... but I might put it on my rereading list anyhow.
Happy Monday! What's making you happy today?