Friday, February 17, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week (Vol. 26)

I.  Last week, I had a full length conversation with one of my students who has selective mutism.  During the conversation, she used normal/appropriate volume!  It was the first time she's ever talked louder than a whisper since I started working with her a year and a half ago!

II.  This care package/birthday gift I received in the mail from my aunt and uncle.

III.  Last Friday (2/10), I tightened up my belt.  This is an old belt that I just recently started wearing again after years of not being able to because it was too small.  It was an awesome non-scale victory!

IV.  That the rain held off on Saturday until I got in my 7 mile walk AND that it was warm enough to wear shorts - in February!

V.  The sound of spring peepers over the weekend.  It is absolutely one of my most favorite sounds.

VI.  This fabulous red velvet french toast that I had during an early birthday brunch on Sunday.

VII.  Uninterrupted time with R in the car on Sunday going to and coming from Indianapolis (so that I could eat the aforementioned red velvet french toast).

VIII.  This surprise birthday gift from my non-romantic husband.  

IX.  A blissful, 60 minute, deep tissue massage on Tuesday.

X.  The numerous birthday wishes I received from friends and family via mail, email, text, Facebook, phone, and by song.  I am blessed beyond measure.

BONUS!  Having my favorite Chicago style stuffed crust pizza for dinner on my birthday.

BONUS #2!  This surprise birthday gift basket that was waiting for me at work on Wednesday.

BONUS #3!  Having today (2/17) and this coming Monday off - extra long weekend! YES!

I hope this finds you having a great Friday and an even better weekend!  As always, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Happy belated birthday!

    Those pancakes look AMAZING! I could demolish them right now.

    1. Thank you! The french toast was incredible! A little piece of heaven on earth!

  2. now you have to pump up the jam and up that 60mins to a 90mins massage! heaven.

  3. Non-scale victories are the best!!!!!! Happy Friday and happy belated birthday! :)

  4. Let the birthday celebrations continue (so, I can say happy birthday!!)
    That first victory gave me goosebumps. What a wonderful thing to experience with your student.
    So glad you had such a week filled with happiness for your birthday week.

  5. What a great week. That velvet toast looks scrumptious. And the student talking to you - that must have been such a good feeling. Hope you're enjoying your long weekend.

  6. Ericka,

    Happy belated birthday girlfriend, it sounds like you had a fantastic celebration that spilled over into other parts of your week. I especially hope you enjoyed your extra long weekend. I've got a short week ahead myself, with Friday off, too, so just a three day worn week for moi. :)

    That's really amazing (and remarkable) your student spoke at normal level of sound. That's really awesome :) :)

    Cheers to a great week ahead love. xox


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