Happy Things

5 Things That Made Me Happy this March

It has been a while since I have properly posted on here. I could probably blame it on seasonal depression, but that’s a bit of a cop out. So as it is spring, let’s start fresh.

Toward the end of every month, I will try to make a post about all the things that have made me happy that month. My aim will be somewhere close to 10, but that might not always be possible.

1. Two year wedding anniversary. It’s sometimes hard to believe that Hazel and I have already been married for two years. Let alone that I have been living in England for even longer. It doesn’t feel like we could even have been in this house for a year, and yet…

2. Visiting Bath. For our anniversary, Hazel and I visited Bath. The weather was a bit damp and miserable as is expected for March, but we had fun visiting various landmarks mentioned in various Jane Austen novels. I’ll try to put up some photos soon.

3. My garden is blooming! The first things out were the little crocuses in the pot with the bit of a twig that will be a happy fuschia in another month or so. As I am typing this, the daffodils in our back garden are also beginning to bloom! (Hazel was starting to worry about them, as lots of the daffodils around us have been blooming for weeks, but ours were planted late and don’t get much sun at all where they are.)

4. The return of the sun. For those who don’t know, England is not only damp, it is also super dark in the winter compared to sunny Oklahoma. I am not sure I will ever get used to the sun setting at FOUR O’CLOCK! Yes, I know there are even fewer hours of sun in the winter farther north, but this is still a major adjustment for me.  I love the sun.  I go out of my way to sit in it and soak it up. Next winter we’re getting a SAD lamp, so I don’t get so weepy at it being so dark.

5. I got a typewriter for £5. I know I have a fantastic Underwood.  I know that I don’t need more than one typewriter… probably. But I could not pass up the opportunity to possess this silly little thing. It’s lighter weight, so I can tote it around the house more easily. Also, as it was cheap and rather yellowed and dull, I won’t feel bad about pimping it out with spray paint and stickers and such.  I have decided it might be fun to keep it as my nano typewriter, covered in writing stickers and all.

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