I'm headed down to Baltimore to do The Polar Bear Plunge today. It's supposed to be a high of 25 with a chance for snow... Wish me luck!!
Stephanie at The Princess Runner tagged me to answer a simple question: Name 10 things that make you happy. My 10 things in no particular order:
A Hot Mug of Coffee
I love starting my day off with a mug of coffee. I usually make my own coffee at home but a special treat is a cup from Dunkin Donuts with cream, no sugar.
Having my own lane at the pool
He is awesome. He is always making me laugh with the silly nicknames he makes up for me and the songs that go with them. He takes good care of me but he doesn't spoil me which is actually a good thing. On Wednesdays he finishes swimming at 8:30 and he waits for me until I am done with spinning at 9:30.
Riding the NYC Subway
I hate driving and I love public transit and the NYC subway is the best I've ever seen. Some days it gets on my nerves, it is always warm fuzzies (like when a kid threw up on my feet or when a homeless man exposed himself to me) but for the most part I really enjoy it.
I really enjoy traveling and exploring new places. We always took family vacations growing up. We always went West to places like Montana, Washington, California, Colorado, and Alaska. Sam and I are making an effort to visit every state in the US. If my count is correct we are somewhere around
A really good book
I just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo after a recommendation by Leah (Because I Tri) and I can't recommend it enough. It was the best book I have read in a very long time.
I love peanut butter. I think it tastes good on everything. Apples, bananas, toast, pancakes, chocolate, and the list goes on. On Wednesday I ate English Muffins with PB&J for breakfast, a PB&J sandwich before spinning, and a piece of toast with PB&J as my post spinning snack. Yum. Yum. Yum.
I know that 99% of people think that this is crazy but I love moving. It is so cathartic! Getting rid of all the junk, sorting through your things, setting up a new place.
For the most part my job is a happy thing in my life. The work I do can be emotionally draining but it is very rewarding to and honestly I think I am quite good at it. I respect my boss a lot and I generally like my colleagues too.
I love, love, love fresh fruit. If fruit was free I would eat and endless supply of grapes, peaches, apples, pineapple, clementines, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries... Except bananas. I got very sick after eating bananas about six years ago. The sickness was unrelated to the bananas but the smell of ripe bananas still makes me queasy.
What makes you happy?