these are all the pictures i posted on instagram/facebook/twitter for the #100happydays challenge.
march 5 - day 1. hubby brought me tea in bed to help me begin my day.
starting out simple. cause, you know, it's the little things...
|tea is my favourite thing to (and probably really the only thing i) drink.|
it tastes even better when someone else makes it for you.
march 6 - day 2. this happened. gonna be hard to top that for the remaining 98!
|did some celebrity stalking and got to witness movie making in person. |
(this is a picture of my video camera preview screen, hence the quality.)
march 7 - day 3. this arrived in the mail yesterday!
(and ironically, no, i am not copying brina. just turns out the same things make us happy.)
|so excited that one of my favourite fics turned into a published novel|
march 8 - day 4. "whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of thor."
|my sister and nephew came to visit from manitoba for a few days|
march 9 - day 5. drinks and games with sister and hubby.
|just hanging out is what i miss out on most living so far away from family|
march 10 - day 6. marathoning the twimovies with sister. her first time.
|"you've never seen them?" "no, they are too scary." lol'ed so hard.|
oh, and i didn't force her. she suggest it.
march 11 - day 7. i love when family comes to visit. great time with sister and nephew.
|i was sad to see them leave but had a lovely visit with my little sis and her youngest son.|
march 13 - day 9. people are actually reading and commenting on my blog posts!
|very pleasantly surprised|
march 14 - day 10. happy pi day.
|i felt that i needed some pie to "celebrate". |
hubby was kind enough to bring me home some.
march 15 - day 11. catching up with hk kids at kaycelyn's babyshower.
|my (super pregnant) hk roomie came back from manitoba for a visit and her baby shower.|
it was great to see her, along with the other fellow travellers.
march 16 - day 12. the zone.
|where i spend a lot of my time "working" ~ on my computer (sometimes 2 are needed), |
ipad for communication, listening to music, sipping on tea.
march 17 - day 13. tickets purchased.
|so looking forward to my trip to san diego/phoenix in june to meet up with my friends |
who i talk to every day but only really get to see once a year at these type of events.
march 18 - day 14. new modem that maintains wifi connection when the microwave is on.
|not only is it more powerful but also updated our internet usage from 80g/month to 180. |
now i don't have to restrict skype calls and movie pirating.
march 19 - day 15. no-reason breakfast in bed.
|hubby made me a bacon & egg sandwich without me asking him to.|
march 20 - day 16. (also #tbt) i am superlucky to have a hubby who is so supportive and understanding of my crazy obsessions. or, at least, puts up with them.
|not once did he complain or ask me not to trek back and forth downtown |
or put up a fuss about the crazy hours.
march 21 - day 17. i got mail.
|brina knew how much i wanted this, found it (not available in canada),|
and sent it to me along with a few other goodies.
march 22 - day 18. done.
|spent hours drawing and colouring this. might not look like much but it was fun.|
march 23 - day 19. warmth. shelter. food. comfort.
|no matter what, if you have the basics, you're a lucky person.|
i love my home and am always grateful for all i have that is just given to me.
march 24 - day 20. love, from hubby.
|tea, donut, and flowers. nice.|
march 25 - day 21. divergent.
march 26 - day 22. using my hk sugar. and cookies!
|after hoarding the liquid sugar cups i brought home with me almost a year ago, |
i decided i would make one of my favourite drinks i get at bubbletea for myself.
and these cookies are only available on holidays.
both are so yummy.
march 27 - day 23. thursday night tvd live chats.
|even if we can't hang out in person, every thursday night |
(and most tuesdays, for the originals as well),
my friends and i "get together" on group chat to watch our favourite show.
march 28 - day 24. superproud of nephie for winning the heritage days competition. good luck at regionals, buddy!
|he worked so hard on this presentation and did an awesome job|
march 29 - day 25. homemade.
|this was my first ever attempt at making my own mashed potatoes.|
i know... don't laugh.
march 30 - day 26. couch nap.
|midday naps on the couch are sometimes even more |
comfortable and restful than sleeping in my bed.
march 31 - day 27. good tv.
|in direct reaction to the horrible himym finale ~ |
the following is a great show and emma is my favourite character.
april 1 - day 28. magic bag.
|i had really bad pain in my abdomen and the reheatable bean bag |
was pretty much my only means of relief.
april 2 - day 29. "feel better, wifey."
|i slept through the entire day to escape the pain. |
hubby was very sweet, making sure i was okay and checking to see if i needed anything.
april 4 - day 31. sold my surface pro. now have enough for travel.
|kinda bummed i never got to use it, but i'd rather have the cash to see |
my friends that yet another piece of technology to hold in my hands.
april 5 - day 32. true friends i can talk to and wifi that allows me to do so.
|i love my friends so much. i know i can always count on them.|
thank goodness for the social media apps that i use to keep in touch.
april 6 - day 33. snow is almost gone.
|i like living in a place with 4 very distinct seasons.|
i'd get so bored with the same scenery all year round
(even though i never go outside to enjoy it).
april 7 - day 34. good memories.
april 8 - day 35. i did it!
|i wanted to get my lip pierced for 2 years.|
it's not everyone's cup of tea, but i love it.
april 9 - day 36. this girl. happy birthday, purple brina!!
april 11 - day 38. tattoo plans.
|they will all find a home on me at some point. |
white star on my ankle is next, soot sprites behind my ear after that.
april 12 - day 39. hong kong reminiscing for justine.
|my friend came over to get travel advice before she left for her placement in hk.|
it's fun to relive the memories and to be able to pass along tidbits.
april 13 - day 40. homemade chicken nachos.
|used to make them all the time but it had been years. yum!|
april 14 - day 41. me and christina perri. #headorhearttour
april 15 - day 42. frosted sugar cookies.
|melt in your mouth goodness|
april 16 - day 43. movie binge.
|watched a love song for bobby long, gods & monsters, and cloud atlas.|
continued the next day with saving mr. banks, once, and never let me go.
april 17 - day 44. happy birthday, nephew! can't believe this kid is 14 already.
|it's been so cool watching him grow from a tiny baby into the huge young man he is now.|
april 18 - day 45. proud fan.
april 19 - day 46. food.
|pizza party for one while hubby was away and i was left all alone ~|
2 hawaiian calzones, half moon cheesy bread, potato wedges, caesar salad, and brownies.
lasted me 3 days.
april 20 - day 47. happy easter.
|i hadn't been outside for a long time so i was happy that the weather was so nice.|
sat in the backyard, painting "easter toes", while skyping with friends.
didn't feel so lonely afterall. lovely evening.
april 21 - day 48. revised travel plans.
|changed my plans to head to san diego a few days earlier so i can see bobby long in LA (twice!)|
before road tripping down to phoenix with my friends
april 25 - day 52. party.
|had a GREAT time at my friends' end of the year party... |
maybe a little TOO much
april 26 - day 53. he takes care of me.
|hubby was prepared for my hangover with multiple water bottles and pain relief|
april 27 - day 54. music.
|this has it's very own blog post|
april 28 - day 55. toasty toes.
|rilakkuma slippers ~ great for those late nights at the kitchen table on the computer|
april 29 - day 56. hashbrowns.
|stock photo because i was so excited when hubby brought them to me, |
i ate them immediately.
april 30 - day 57. canadian chip flavours.
|i feel bad for my american friends that they don't have these.|
and dill pickle. smh. such a shame.
may 1 - day 58. 1 niece, 8 nephews (and 1 great-niece and 1 angel).
may 4 - day 61. anniversary dinner.
|tried out hoops for dinner after he was at a raptors game and i did some shopping downtown.|
followed up by bubbletea and a walk in the park.
may 6 - day 63. old favourites. #revengeofthe6th
|i love star wars ~|
but since "may the 4th" was taken up by anniversary pics, i kept the theme going.
may 7 - day 64. sleep.
|i count sleeping as one of my hobbies. i've never met anyone who sleeps as much as i do.|
and i really appreciate the fact that i'm free to do it whenever i want, for as long as i want.
may 8 - day 65. shopping date.
|love getting together with one of my oldest, best friends ~ |
also one of my favourite people
may 9 - day 66. smell of clean laundry.
|i literally shoved my face right in there for a whiff. |
one of the best smells in the world.
may 11 - day 68. one of my favourite moms ~ my little sister. (and her 3 wee boys... and 1 big boy.) #happymothersday (picture stolen from her)
|cannot express how much love i have for my sister ~|
she is such a fantastic mother and her boys are amazing.
may 12 - day 69. nostalgia.
|a lot of high school is painful for me to think about, |
but i can still remember a lot of good times and good people.
may 13 - day 70. happy birthday, rob.
may 14 - day 71. came in the mail today.
|part 2 was released the day before and it arrived right away.|
great story. i love it.
may 16 - day 73. xmen marathon with hubby in preparation for next week.
|took us three or four days to get through them all, but we succeeded.|
hubby and i have different tastes so it's great when we are both really into something.
may 17 - day 74. these ladies.
|this is the group that gets me through every day.|
common interest brought us together but the fact that they are wonderful people keeps them in my life.
may 18 - day 75. live streams.
|how great is technology?!|
so cool to be able to watch live coverage of something going on
all the way in france over the internet.
may 19 - day 76. the MOST important man to me. (just in case you thought otherwise.) love nights chilling on the couch, him watching tv while i read.
|no matter how much i may fangirl over 'that guy', never doubt where my love lies.|
a typical night ~ i relish those little moments, peeking out from behind my ipad just to see his face.
may 20 - day 77. i can see!
|picked up my new glasses.|
such a difference they make ~ it's great to be able to see more than 5 feet in front of me.
may 21 - day 78. after 3 years of searching, i finally found it.
|bought one box years ago and could never find this flavour again.|
i had given up completely ~ then randomly came across it in a grocery store going out of business.
may 22 - day 79. super groovy.
|went to watch jay and silent bob's super groovy cartoon movie at friends' house.|
didn't end up watching the whole thing, but a good time was had nonetheless.
may 23 - day 80. longest it's ever been. (2009 to now.)
may 24 - day 81. found a gem.
|i get so excited when there is a "new classic" addition to our fandom.|
may 25 - day 82. anime north. with an xmen chaser.
|hubby and i hadn't been to the anime convention since 2009. |
it's always fun to see the cosplayers. (check my insta feed if you wanna see.)
after a fun day there, we went to see x-men: days of future past. loved it.
may 26 - day 83. best app ever. #authenticweather (note: NOT for children.)
|somehow i don't mind unfavourable weather reports when they are given to me full of f-bombs.|
may 27 - day 84. studio ghibli movies.
may 28 - day 85. fun day with hubby.
|went downtown to change out my lip piercing, had dinner at my favourite sushi restaurant, |
and then caught a blue jays game. adventure day!
may 29 - day 86. massage.
|it had been WAY overdue.|
one of the best massages i've ever had.
crush on my new RMT. definitely going to be going back to her.
may 30 - day 87. sunshine.
|woke up of my own accord and went outside to catch some sun before my trip.|
just chilling, reading books, listening to music, sipping some sweet tea.
got completely burnt, but that's beside the point...
may 31 - day 88. weezer.
|i had to make day 88 special ~|
what better way than to highlight my 20 year love affair with my favourite band?
(notice my avitar & facebook and twitter cover pictures and my entire paraphernalia collection)
june 1 - day 89. quiet morning.
|i love the quality of light in the morning.|
there were birds chirping and cooing and it was nice and warm.
i enjoy the solitude before everyone else is awake and being annoying.
june 2 - day 90. bitstrips.
|at first, i was against these cartoons. |
but then i made my own and it looks just like me except way cuter. so now i love it.
june 3 - day 91. repaired wire. finally.
|the retaining wire on the back of my teeth broke about 2 months ago.|
i was biting on it every time i ate and it was cutting up my tongue.
i FINALLY got around to making an appointment with the orthodontist to fix it.
june 4 - day 92. happy birthday, hubby.
|for his birthday, i made him an iron man cake.|
june 5 - day 93. can't wait!
|leaving for vacation in a week.|
so excited to see my girls ~and bobby long twice.
june 6 - day 94. cute kids.
|spent the day shopping and hanging out with my friend and her two adorable children.|
june 7 - day 95. cake for dinner.
|i'm a grown up, despite what my dubious dietary choices say about me.|
i can eat whatever i want.
june 8 - day 96. road trip preparations.
|lots of music is a necessity for endless hours on the road.|
i prepared one for my bus and flights and my friend jenn made one
for our group since she is unable to join us.
(the 2 songs are "our" songs.)
june 9 - day 97. giftie in the mail.
|recieved a present in the mail from my friend jenn. thank you!|
june 10 - day 98. cupcakes.
|hubby successfully surprised me again|
june 11 - day 99. ♫ all my bags are packed. i'm ready to go. ♫
|superexcited for my trip|
june 12 - day 100. v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n.
|flying out to california to see my friends|