Sunday, May 1, 2011

The End? Really? Already?

Wow, I can’t believe how fast this whole month flew by. If the last 4 weeks are any type of indication though, the next 8 before we move are going to cruise by in the literal blink of an eye! On this final day of the challenge that I set out to complete last month, I’m supposed to post a picture that can always make me smile.

You and I both know there is no chance in heck we’re getting through this one with only one thing right? I mean as an eternal optimist I’m kind of required to be the irritating person that more cynical people roll their eyes at when I run around saying how great it all is right? Because of that, you and I both (love, what you and I spoke of, and others just read of….sorry couldn’t help it) know the list of things that make me smile will be pretty long, right?

Then again I’m absolutely bi-polar, so as soon as I tell you how nice it is to finally have spring arrive in New England I’m probably tossing in some snide remark about how nice it would be if only the wind would die down too.

Ugh. I’m working on it.

Anyway, rather than post a whole bunch of photos I’m just going to list a whole bunch of stuff that makes me smile today and sneak a picture (or two) in there randomly just for fun. Thanks for reading my last month of crazy posting. I really appreciate the love and support for my random babbling. So I guess that’s where I should start huh?

• Writing.
• Having people read what I write, even if I don’t know who or where they are. (and even sometimes when I know exactly who and where they are).
• Strong coffee.
This post.
• Making new bloggy friends that are the fun version of snarky.
• Remembering the Girl Scout oath about keeping old friends (sorry I am not linking all of you, you know who you are because you’re in my sidebar, even if you aren’t blogging anymore!).
• Spring finally appearing in white and green buds on trees and teeny flowers just starting to emerge.
• Knowing we have well more than we need to move socked away in the bank right now (which is good because Matt won’t be taking his Boston job with him after all -- which is a story for another post so stay tuned).
• Having understanding friends who won’t be totally upset if we end up keeping our furniture because of that.
• The thought of the Bruins winning the Cup before I leave Boston.

• The fact that I’m going to a playoff game at the Garden next week.
• The fact that its game 4 so if we sweep Philly I’ll be in the building when it happens.
• My current class being way less stressful than the last one was and how manageable/enjoyable the work has been.
• Free time.
• The fact that our Crane Beach sticker arrived a couple days ago.
• Knowing that for the next 2 months we’ll be spending some time every week at the beach.
• Listening to the rolling waves of the ocean.

• Making time for important people.
• Planning my birthday party.
• Working out (when I actually get my ass in gear to do it).
• Music when it fits perfectly with the mood of the day.
• Reading.
• Scrabble.
• New found resolve.
• A clean house, including the laundry.
• Flip-flops (because now that they’re on I have no intention of taking them off until I come back to Boston in November).

• That now I can take a few mornings off from writing and just relax.

Catch up on anything you missed  30 Photos, 30 Days


Judi FitzPatrick said...

Awesome - except for the Boston job issue. Will call soon.
Love you, Mum

#1Nana said...

That was a quick 30 days. Congratulations on finishing the challenge...I'm lucy to find one interesting thing to say a week! So many changes coming your way in the next few months. I look forward to hearing about your new adventures.

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Its actually totally cool mum, I'll be writing all about that issue in the next day or so but will also fill you in when we chat. Enjoy your couple days!

Thanks Jann, I couldn't believe how fast it went either, crazy. Can't say that everything was interesting though, lol. So much change...can not wait!

Almost Precious said...

It appears that you have a great adventure about to unfold before you. Should make for some interesting fodder to blog about and perhaps a few more "smiles" to add to your list. :)

Hmm - just got my word verification: "POKMATIS" is that a disease one gets from being addicted to pokemon ?

Joan said...

Loved reading them all.
The ocean is beautiful this way too. :)