Monday, May 9, 2016

Five Minute Friday: Miss

Yes, I know it's Monday, but I was busy on Friday, and too tired to blog then.

But, I still wanted to participate in this week's FMF, as it is perfect for how I am feeling right now. So, here is my Five Minute Friday post.

It is around this time of the year that I am missing my mom.

She has been gone 6 1/2 years. 6 1/2 years since I said goodbye. Since she died.

Life has not been the same without her here, and I miss her more and more, each passing day.

I miss our morning talks, talking about everything and nothing in particular. I miss our outings to restaurants.

I miss her bringing home movies to watch from the library (she worked at our local library).

I miss her comforting me when I would have a panic attack.

I miss her voice.

I miss her.

She had a love for all types of food, something which she passed down to me.

We have a recliner that was 'her' chair, and it took a long to get used to her not being in it anymore. She loved the recliner.

Even though her health wasn't the best for years, she always wanted to be doing something (she loved going to work every day).

She is always missed, by many. Not just by me, and my family, but from her work, and the neighborhood. I will always miss and love her. Always.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

50 Things That Make Me Happy

I got the idea for this post here, from Thirteen Thoughts. It was such a good idea, that I thought I would make my own list of 50 things that make me happy.

1. My family, especially my niece and nephew.
2. My cats.
3. Harry Potter (I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan!!)
4. Baking. I am going for my baking and pastry degree, and I hope to be able to work at a bakery someday.
5. Online shopping (especially on Amazon). I don't like crowds, so I go online shopping as often as I can.
6. Reading. I love to read, and try to read as often as I can.
7. Writing/blogging.
8. Photography. I am an avid photographer, and tend to take photos every time I go out.
9. Sleep.
10. Rainy days.
11. Alone time.
12. Bike riding.
13. Music.
14. Volunteering with my local library's home delivery program. We deliver library materials to those who can't physically come to the library, due to illness, or disability.
15. Thrift stores.
16. Hot chocolate on a cold day.
17. Lemonade on a warm day.
18. Violins. I played the violin in elementary school, and I hope to be able to pick it up again someday.
19. Doodling/drawing with creayons, markers, and colored pencils.
20. Hanging out with my friends.
21. Long hair. I currently have short hair, but I am planning on growing it really long, so I can donate to organizations that make wigs for those suffering from cancer, or other illness.
22. Knitting and crocheting.
23. School/office supplies. I don't know why, but I just love them.
24. Bullet journaling (you can find out more here).
25. Nature.
26. Walks in local parsk.
27. New shoes.
28. Girl Scouts. I was a scout in elementary school, and absolutely LOVED it.
29. Making lists.
30. Operation Christmas Child (you can find out more here).
31. Cheesecake.
32. Traveling, especially to new places.
33. French Silk Pie.
34. Banana Cream Pie.
35. Arts and crafts.
36. Dogs
37. Horses
38. Candles
39. Planners/calendars
40. Flowers
41. Magnets
42. The color purple
43. Sunflowers
44. Strawberry banana shakes/smoothies
45. Pasta
46. Sitting on the porch during warm weather days
47. Brimmed hats
48. Eggless cookie dough
49. Quotes, lyrics, poems that speak to me.
50. The sound of rain.