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Being Happy on Monday

I typically hate Mondays… it’s the farthest thing from Friday. I think it’s pretty universal. When I talk to people on Mondays, I feel like there are a lot of blah attitudes and people who are just plain moody! So tomorrow, I’m gonna try for a happier, brighter Monday.

  • Sleep! I’m gonna make sure I get to bed by 11pm. Part of a bad Monday is from being tired. Getting a full 7 to 8 hours sleep will help a great deal!
  • Eat! I’m going to email a friend tonight to see if they want to have lunch… this will give me something to look forward to.
  • Plan: First thing, I’ll make a list of things to do so I don’t have to think too hard and stay on task with my work day.
  • Clean - I’ll clean my office area tonight so I don’t have to feel stressed about it tomorrow morning!

What will you do to make your Monday happier? I hope you have a happy Monday!

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The Walking Dead! Tonight!

Wow… did you see tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead? Quite wild. Makes me wonder, who would’ve ever thought that watching zombies would actually make me happy? If you aren’t watching it, you’re seriously missing out :) Season 1 & 2 are on Netflix. You should watch it…

Anyway, we’re in Season 3 Episode 3 and a lot is happening. In this episode, we didn’t get to see the regular cast (bummer) but we got to see a lot more of Andrea & Michonne, Merle was re-introduced, and we learned about Woodbury and its creepy weird governor.

I am so utterly confused. (SPOILER ALERT) Why did the governor take down those poor army guys after he promised to find them and bring them back to Woodbury? Having military men in Woodbury can certainly provide more protection, although it would mean more mouths to feed. Still, they would have been worth their weight in gold! The only things I can think of are:

  • Was the governor threatened by all the big Army guys? You can tell from the episode that he’s a major control freak and in my opinion, he does things for his community not out of love or kindness but because he likes the respect and having god-like control over the population. But then, why did he spare Andrea & Michonne? Is it because they are women? Or because Merle knew Andrea? This is one of those questions that lead to more questions, and it’s driving me crazy!
  • Did he only kill them for the weapons and vehicles? Maybe the reasoning is as simple as the governor not wanting to share resources, and wanting them all for his own community. But then, there’s the whole Andrea & Michonne question all over again. Maybe because they are women, they are less of a threat to him?

That scene really broke my heart. I’m weird in a way that I really relate to characters in books and TV, and seeing those army guys go down made me really sad. In a post apocalyptic world, you’d want to think that there is safety in numbers, and having healthy (or appearing-to-be-healthy) people on your side can only add to safety and also contribute to enhancing the community.

My guess is really the first one. He killed them because he could do it. And he made his other men do the dirty work to exert power and control over them. Those guys look at him as a savior, so they are not a threat. Unlike these military guys who are well-trained soldiers. If he brought them back to Woodbury, maybe they would overthrow him? Ugh, I can’t wait till next week. Maybe there will be some sort of explanation for his actions.

So please share! Why do you think the governor of Woodbury killed those poor army guys?

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All the Small Things…

Miracle Whip: Do you love it or hate it? You can probably give me a quick answer to this one. For me, it’s much harder, and I learned this when my boyfriend asked me this question a few weeks ago. I couldn’t answer right away and he was astonished! He hates Miracle Whip, as it turns out. He gave me a fake gag reflex to show his disgust.

I had to to think about this one. I certainly don’t mind having Miracle Whip once in a while, but it’s probably not something that I’ll keep in my fridge. In short, I can take it or leave it.

I wanted to start off my first blog post with this story because this is around the time I decided that I wanted to actually have a blog at all.

I’m a ponderer. I like to think about things for a lot longer than your average bear. And in the last few months, happiness and feeling fulfilled as a person is something that I’ve thought long and hard about. Like Miracle Whip, some people love country music, while others can’t change the station quick enough. We all tick in different ways… I hate fishing. It makes me wildly unhappy. My boyfriend would go fishing every day if he could.

In my mind’s never-ending list of random stuff, I could name millions of things that make me unhappy… traffic, scrubbing the toilet, and waking up before 7 am, just to name a few. But when it came to things that make me truly happy, I was really baffled. Why couldn’t I name more than a handful of happiness items?

Then it dawned on me that I was being way too complicated. My standards of happiness were too high. I was thinking of big things, like owning a private jet or taking a month-long vacation every year. These things could potentially happen, but it’s unlikely at this stage of my life.

If you think about the things that make you unhappy during the course of a day, most are silly things, like getting stuck in traffic or standing in line at the bank. By this logic, minor things can also create happiness in a similar way. So it turns out the saying is correct: it’s really the small things in life that we take for granted.

With my long-winded prologue out of the way, I’m ready to begin! My blog will be about the small things that make me happy, like cake pops, a good glass of wine, watching The Walking Dead on TV, and shopping for new clothes. That’s what “pink” and “yellow” are all about. Pink represents love, compassion, and kindness, while yellow represents happiness, joy, and energy. We can take possession of these concepts when we appreciate the small things in life. It’s the only way to live!

I love talking and sharing ideas… I will use my blog to post recipes, discuss good movies, share new insight, and have great conversations. I hope you’ll join me on my mini-adventures!

With that being said, I’ll share something with you that makes me very happy: my dog, Bennington! We call him Bennie for short. He’s very sweet and always makes me smile, even when I’m having a lousy day.

Bennington the Dog!

I hope you’ll have a chance to think about some of the small things that make you happy, something to help you defray minor incidents that might annoy you or make you unhappy throughout the day. Have an excellent day and see you soon!

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