January 16, 2014, started with a smile. I woke up to snuggles in bed. I played a video on youtube about a NYC street artist to wake up little L (she's a slow waker-upper like her mama), I took a shower, fed my family breakfast, made lunch, and got them out the door on their way before a friend I v.teach dropped off her 3 little girls for me to watch for a little while. I played blocks, got some more cuddles, and in general had fun having littles in my house again. When they left I got dinner ready in the crock pot. I went into work to prepare the audit books for my boss' presentation tonight in Iona. Came home and was super-productive working on my 2011 blog book, partitioning and formatting my hard drives, backing up my data, and doing the laundry. It was an extremely productive day. Darik got home from work and I was happy.
I figured out that it not only takes service, and changing your attitude, BUT if there are circumstances that could increase your happiness, and you can do something about it. Do it. And so I have. I'm going through a learning curve at my job, but I like what I'm doing, I'm engaged and doing hard things. I'm staying in contact with my dear friends from Virginia (and praying for a free plane to go visit to drop in my lap from the friend fairy). I've made really good connections here with a few friends who understand my brand of crazy. And I'm happy. Really Happy.