I've been grumpy today so I decided I needed to share the things that have made me happy lately.
First: x-rays from scotch tape. Is that the coolest things you have ever heard or what? I tell people that physics is incredibly cool and they all nod their heads and back away slowly, but it is!
Second: Brandon Sanderson hit the NY Times bestseller list. It makes me almost giddy to see an author I really like, who is also Mormon, hit that list. I wonder how many Mormons other than Steven Covey have?
Third: I got a new phone. My old one was dying slowly and I knew that if I continued to use it, knowing the battery was going, it would die on me in a horrible place and time. Nothing fancy, but new gadgets are always fun.
Fourth: I didn't have to babysit anyone else's kids today. I swap babysitting and it seems like I can go a month or more with no one and then this week I've tended everyday. I could never run a day care and I am incredibly glad my husband makes enough I don't have to find alternate means of earning money.
There, four thinks to make me happier and boost my spirits so I can take my five kids to the Fall School Festival without yelling, screaming or vowing never to leave the house with any of my offspring ever again. (I hope).