File this one under “everyday life,” dear readers: here are three random but good things on this gorgeous Thursday.
1) I am crazy about Pier One. It is, I think, the only store for which I have a store credit card, and I find that wandering through all the pretty things is one of my favorite no-work stress-busters. This week I’m especially excited because I finally found a tree for my necklaces. Every time I walk past it in my bedroom, I get a little buzz of pleasure.
I’m also crazy about the fake polaroid border that I can apply to my photos. Cheesy? Perhaps. But it’s harmless fun, so hopefully you’ll forgive me.
2) I’ve been struggling at work lately. I’m working on a new project, which includes designing a new assay, and frankly, it’s been wiping me out. But yesterday and today, I have felt like maybe, just maybe, I’m starting to get the hang of it. I will take these small moments of victory wherever I can find them!
3) I’m getting pretty excited for Thanksgiving. For me, Thanksgiving is always a two-for-one holiday because my birthday falls right around the same time. I love the idea of a holiday devoted to gratitude and the autumn harvest. This year, some friends and I are organizing a Thanksgiving meal for all the orphans who won’t be spending the holiday with family. I think our meal will be a (mostly) gluten-free affair, so I’m busy plotting vegetarian, gluten-free options. Right now, I’m thinking a smoky pumpkin quiche (made with a savory almond flour crust) and pumpkin cheesecake bars. If we need a salad, I might bring one of those as well—I love a good salad.
What’s making you happy today?