Sunday, February 27, 2011

365 Days of Happiness February 21- February 27


Have I ever told you about my love of clouds? I am sure I have at one time or another. But, let me stop myself before I go off on some random tangent. It took me forever to finally post this part of the list because school and work were taking up all my time. It seems that my professors decided to pack everything into the next two weeks because spring break is slowly approaching. So, here I go...

Monday February 21
Alex getting promoted

The assistant manager of the property that I work with got promoted to community manager of another property. I am extremely happy for her because this is an amazing opportunity for her. Yet, it makes me sad. She was the person who hired me and trained me to be the leasing specialist I am today. It will be weird to sit across from "her" desk and not see her sitting there. Oh well. I am so happy for her and wish her well with all of her future endeavors. 

Tuesday February 22
My boyfriends expression when he got the MVC3 controller

How many times have I mentioned my boyfriend and his fighting games? He is totally in love with Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom. The love he has for these games has motivated him to buy joystick-controllers. When he received the MVC3 joystick his face was priceless. He was so cute and the smile he had on his face was contagious. 

Wednesday February 23
Making posters for work

Part of my job is to sell the complex to people and motivate them to sign a lease at the complex. What I really enjoy is making posters and flyers for GP. What do we do with these flyers? We raid campus and fill all of the bulletin boards with GP flyers and posters. SO MUCH FUN and such a great opportunity to get to know my coworkers. 

Thursday February 24
Roaming through Michaels

By now, you should know that I love art projects. Michaels is the best place to buy the art supplies for my art projects. Every time I visit Michaels, I end up spending more money then planned. I always get diverted from my goal.

Friday February 25
Dudley cross stitch

Dudley is a character from Street Fighter and my boyfriend seems to favor him. Thus, I decided to create a cross stitch of Dudley for my boyfriend. It is super cool and i cannot wait until my boyfriend sees the final product.

Saturday February 26
Curly Fries

 How much do I really have to say about curly fries. They are just amazing!

Sunday February 27
Watching my boyfriend play soccer

I have not been able to watch my boyfriend play soccer as often as I used to. School and work always seemed to get in the way. My boyfriend had a soccer tournament yesterday and I was finally able to watch him play soccer. It reminded me of old times and was kind of comforting. Plus, I think he looks cute when he plays. 



That completes this weeks entry. Hope you enjoyed!

It's been warm enough to lay outside and watch the clouds! Try it some time!

Much love, 
Laura

Monday, February 21, 2011

365 Days of Happiness February 14- February 20


As time goes by, I realize how lucky I am to be so happy. Although I complain about life being complicated, I do realize that I have it easy. There are so many people out there that have it ten times worse than I do. So, I type up this weeks portion of the list with appreciation! So, I will happily continue with my list of happiness...

Monday February 14
Valentines Day


When i was younger, I loved Valentines day because of the treats. Who does not love the boxes of chocolates and sweethearts? I cannot really say that I have grown out of liking Valentines day for the candy, but I can honestly say that candy stopped being the sole reason 3 years ago. Today I celebrated my 3rd Valentines day with my boyfriend. he has slowly changed my Valentines day perspective! We did not do anything over the top but I still had an amazing time. We ended up going to Steak and Shake and eating. He then took me to Mochi. So simple, yet still romantic and special.  

Tuesday February 15
"Oh Dear a little frog"


Many people miss this line when they watch Moulin Rouge. I do not know why, but I absolutely love this line.  It might be the voice of the Duke. It might be the way in which it was said. OR it may be the timing. I don't know why i love this line. But I do. I laugh every time I hear it.  

Wednesday February 16
Coffee coolatta


Have you tried one? They are amazing. YUMMY!!!!

Thursday February 17
My boyfriends expression when he got MVC3

I have heard about the game for such a long time and am surprised that I was not sick of it by the time my boyfriend bought the game. It makes me smile every time I think of my boyfriends expression as he opened the game. I could see the joy and excitement on his face as he opened the game!!! It was adorable. It made me happy and made me love him a little bit more.

Friday February 18
Margaret Atwood

She is one of my favorite authors. She is quite eccentric and her books may surprise people. You should at least read "A Handmaids Tale". Amazing book!

Saturday February 19
Decorating the apartment


We have slowly been decorating the apartment and it is coming together. It actually looks as if someone lives there and I love it. We have been buying pieces and I have been trying to make as many decorations as I can.  I am surprised that my boyfriend is enjoying it too. This kind of makes me smile. 

Sunday February 20
Surprise picnic with my boyfriend at Rainbow Springs


It's the first Sunday after Valentine's day and I had an amazing day. my boyfriend surprised me by planning a picnic at Rainbow springs. We ate and relaxed and we also walked the nature trail. It was amazing!


This is the end of the list for this week. If you have not been doing it lately, please remember that you are lucky for the life that you are living. There are many people that have it worse off.

Much love,
Lourdes


Sunday, February 13, 2011

365 Days of Happiness February 7- February 13


Seconds. Days. Weeks. Months. Years. 
These are all amounts of time that one can use to make memories and contribute to someones life. One should be happy and spread their happiness to loved ones and those that surround them. This is why I write down things in my list and contribute them to the blog list weekly. I feel as if my posts can inspire others. As if the things that make me happy could also make my friends, family, and my fellow Earth dwellers happy. So with this in mind, I will now continue on with my list. 

Monday February 7
The memory of the first time my boyfriend played guitar for me



Today, I was standing in the shower and all of a sudden a certain moment came to mind. I started to recall the first time my boyfriend played the guitar for me. We had only been dating for 2 or 3 months and were sitting on my bed in Melrose. We were talking and he decided to start playing a song for me. he pulls out his guitar and starts playing. All of a sudden, the string snaps and hits me in the eye. I thought it was funny and I am pretty sure that he was embarrassed. But I don't care. I thought it was cute and I did not think anything of it. 

Tuesday February 8
Modern Family


Have you ever seen this show? If you haven't you are missing out. It basically depicts 3 different family dynamics. The events and situations that are portrayed on the show are just hilarious and I continuously laugh during every episode. I can't describe how funny this show is. All i can do is show you one scene from the show. You can judge it for yourself. So here goes...



Wednesday February 9
My new coworkers: Megan and Abagail


I always thought that the team that I worked with was awesome. i mean, they are. I was unsure as to how the new team members would affect our team dynamic. Now that they are finally here, I have to say that I love them and it seems as if the team dynamic is changing for the better. 

Thursday February 10
JalapeƱos

We just ordered a pizza for dinner tonight. I forgot how much I loved the jalapeƱos with my Papa John's pizza. They are so yummy and not too spicy!!!

Friday February 11
Fridays


It is the last day of the school week. I can actually relax and not have to worry about school the next day. Fridays always seem to make me happy. They are the best days!

Saturday February 12
My Car




I am so lucky to have a reliable car and not have to worry about car troubles all of the time. I have had my car for 3 years and it just recently started to have problems. I had problems with:
1. brakes
2. oil leak
So, i took my car into the shop and they fixed it. It was so sad to see my car lifted. but now, my car is working great and is doing well. It is my baby!

Sunday February 13
Californication


This show is actually pretty good. Although it is quite crude, I like it. You should watch an episode!!

Toodles :)

Lourdes


Sunday, February 6, 2011

365 Days of Happiness January 31-February 6


This week has been intensely busy. So, I am just going to jump right in.


Monday January 31
Up


This is such an incredible movie. I have seen this movie a couple of times and have cried every time. The story is adorable and the characters are hilarious. I definitely recommend this movie!

Tuesday February 1
Priceless


If you have not seen this movie, I suggest you watch it. It stars Audrey Tautou and she is amazing in it. She always plays interesting characters and in this movie she plays someone that I would generally hate. BUT, you fall in love with her. I also love the music in the movie.

Wednesday February 2
My boyfriend's computer skills


I do not remember sticking a post-it note to my forehead that stated 
"HELP WANTED! Typing and computer skills necessary"

But, I must have! I mean, that HAS to be what attracted my boyfriend to me. It's that "help the helpless women (with her computer)" complex. Seeing my boyfriend and how fast he catches on with computer lingo makes me smile and makes me more attracted to him.

Thursday February 3
"Don't Speak" -No Doubt


You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together always
I really feel
That I'm losing my best friend
I can't believe
This could be the end
It looks as though you're letting go
And if it's real
Well I don't want to know

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts

Our memories
Well, they can be inviting
But some are altogether
Mighty frightening
As we die, both you and I
With my head in my hands
I sit and cry

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts

It's all ending
I gotta stop pretending who we are...
You and me I can see us dying...are we?

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts
Don't tell me cause it hurts!
I know what you're saying
So please stop explaining

Don't speak,
don't speak,
don't speak,
oh I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
I know you're good,
I know you're good,
I know you're real good
Oh, la la la la la la La la la la la la
Don't, Don't, uh-huh Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush
don't tell me tell me cause it hurts
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush don't tell me tell me cause it hurts

I love Gwen Stefani and absolutely love this song. I remember singing this song when it first came out. I had to be 13 or something. This was one of the first songs that played on the radio that I sang along to and remembered the words to. If you have not heard it, then watch it here. 



Friday February 4
My Coworker Richard and his girlfriend Paige


I forced my boyfriend to go on a double date with my coworker and his girlfriend. While my boyfriend was in California for his internship, I got to know my coworker and had been introduced to his girlfriend a couple of times. I really like my coworker and absolutely loved his girlfriend. I liked them so much that I wanted my boyfriend to meet them. So, I set up a date and it was actually fun. It turned out that my boyfriend and my friend are quite similar and I got to know my friends girlfriend better.

Saturday February 5
Spice Girls



I was totally obsessed with these girls. I had every CD; I knew all of the words to their songs; and I even wanted to buy a pair of platform shoes. I am not ashamed of it. They were one of my favorite bands when I was younger and I loved it. They were just so cool!

Sunday February 6
Richard's Green Team Growers


I just found out today that my friend has his own business. This amazed me and made me admire him more. 






I will leave with this quote:


“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.”


Jim Valvano




Love,
 Lourdes