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It’s been a pretty good week, which was much-needed after the miserable state that I was in just a few weeks ago. I’m not 100% but I’m feeling better.

So…Five Good Things That Happened In My Life This Week:

*I talked to my dad – may seem like a small thing, but for me it’s a big deal. My father and I were estranged for several years, but we reconnected & buried the hatchet when I was home last summer. Since then we’ve both made an effort to communicate & rebuild our relationship, and I’m very grateful to have my father’s presence in my life. We had a chat this weekend about some of the things I want to accomplish, and he was very supportive & had some great ideas for me.

* My big project is turning out to be a success – I came very close to quitting my job in February – like just packing up my stuff & throwing them the deuces, and this project was a big reason why. It’s been a trainwreck from the very beginning, and it got extremely bad, but since then it has gone much better. I managed to turn the project around & make it work, and now I’m finally getting good results. After all the stress of this project & the numerous hassles & hurdles, I’m proud of myself for making it through this very difficult project & literally kicking its ass.

* My new site is ready to go – I am so super excited to launch the new site next week. I’ve been working with a logo designer to design a logo for the new site, & I absolutely love it. Overall I love everything about the new site & I’m so excited to be blogging over there. This really is the culmination of the change that happened in my writing – I went from mostly random posts & not giving it much thought, to really being invested in my writing, my site & my brand. I hope that you guys love it as much as I do.

* I interviewed for a new job – the same day that I was interviewing technicians to work for me, I had my own interview for a new job. The job would be a promotion & a move into management, but I’m not sure I want it. I don’t want to make another bad move, like I did with my current job, so I don’t want to leap at the first job that comes my way. The interview went very well & they have invited me back for a final interview with the larger team.

*I kicked it with the homies – It’s been a long, cold winter, and I didn’t get to see my friends as much as I wanted to. Now that it’s warming up, we’re doing more activities. I spent some time kicking it with my friends SS & DN & it was good to catch up with them & hang out. It had been awhile, & I really missed them. I can’t wait to have another spring & summer of the antics with those two, plus some of my other friends.

Honorable mention – I reconnected with an old friend. I made a move, & it was received well. Things have picked up like we never were out of contact, & I’m happy about that. I missed my friend.

It’s been a good week. Hopefully next week will be even better 😉


Still catching up! Here’s my post for Day 13 of the 31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge.

Today’s exercise is to make a list of 100 things that make you happy. That sounds simple enough right? Well when I first read it, I thought “it will take me forever to come up with this list!”. But then when I thought about it, I found that 100 things that make me happy flowed pretty easily.

So here’s 100 things that make Jubi happy:

  1. My nieces, especially when they are playing
  2. My nephew
  3. spending time with my family
  4. My Auntie L’s cooking, especially the peach cobbler
  5. shopping
  6. a hot stone massage
  7. a heart-felt compliment
  8. a funny joke
  9. a beautiful sunny day with no clouds in the sky
  10. dinner at Kobe with LM
  11. $$$ in my bank account
  12. hugs
  13. deep slow kisses
  14. a pedicure
  15. a well-made drink
  16. watching my fave teams win
  17. a good book
  18. not living in Orlando 🙂
  19. lunches with the homies
  20. a call from my parents or siblings
  21. my BFF LK
  22. when ppl read my blog & leave comments
  23. being told I did a good job
  24. getting on the scale & seeing a lower # than the last time I was on the scale
  25. sleeping in
  26. yellow curry from SEAThai
  27. my Restaurant Mafia friends
  28. holding my nephew
  29. playing with my nieces
  30. traveling
  31. a really great date with a guy i like
  32. a very fabulous handbag
  33. getting new clothes cause I lost weight
  34. saving $$$
  35. getting a deal
  36. my new Bravia tv 🙂
  37. the comedy on the Internets
  38. The Black Love Poster Tumbler
  39. football!
  40. a sexy pair of shoes
  41. new lingerie
  42. when I look in the mirror & love what I see
  43. dancing
  44. cuddling
  45. a nice glass of wine
  46. not having to be constrained by a clock
  47. trashy reality tv
  48. a good Coney Island when I’m at home
  49. a relaxing drive
  50. hitting the casino
  51. my natural hair 🙂
  52. candy!
  53. Looking at family photos
  54. reminiscing about my childhood with my siblings
  55. spa days
  56. laying on a white beach looking at the ocean
  57. blogging
  58. a really good cup of coffee
  59. reading the newspaper every Sunday
  60. Christmas decorations
  61. my birthday!
  62. a really great party
  63. Cuban food
  64. the MN State Fair
  65. being able to sit at home alone & think
  66. amazing sex
  67. my blackberry
  68. my iPod
  69. my fave jewelry
  70. knitting
  71. being able to take care of myself
  72. my comfy clothes
  73. heated yoga practice
  74. hitting the movie theater & seeing a good movie
  75. the idea of falling in love
  76. actually falling in love
  77. cute little kids
  78. argyle anything!
  79. a steak cooked in butter, medium
  80. mint chocolate chip ice cream
  81. coffee ice cream with chocolate chips in a waffle bowl from Coldstone or Marble Slab
  82. holding hands
  83. being silly
  84. BBM convos – well some of them
  85. Ketel One sours
  86. Egg nog
  87. that first snow when everything is white & beautiful
  88. my fave painting, Georges Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte
  89. good music that is appealing to my ears
  90. Degrassi #dontjudgeme
  91. How I Met Your Mother & the corny yet funny jokes
  92. a hot bath
  93. a really good concert
  94. singing along to the radio
  95. my comfy couch
  96. my comfy bed
  97. kicking it with the sorors
  98. unexpected $$$
  99. my car
  100. being alive

I like that list.

What makes you happy?

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