1. Even though it snowed on Saturday morning (the ground was too warm for it to stick, thank goodness!), I feel like spring is really here. The temperatures are (mostly) up, lawns are turning green, and the sounds of birds fill the air, which make me happy also for reason #3.
2. I feel like the coldness inside me is breaking up as well. It’s been a rough nine or so months, and I feel like I buried myself deep inside my own head. But the depression is breaking up, like ice on a river, and while the anxiety is rough right now (it’s about struggling to breathe in spite of spring allergies), I feel myself more able to relax and laugh and have fun. I am very grateful for that.
3. And last, but certainly not least, is Don. My boyfriend saw Don on the website for a local animal shelter, and so we headed out last Tuesday night to meet him. We hung out with him for a while in their sun room, watching him watch the birds and play with balls. He was adorable. And Thursday night, we went back to adopt him furrever. I was worried about him on Friday because we both had to go to work, and there was a thunderstorm besides. I got home as soon as I could after work to check on him, and found him passed out on our bed upstairs, happily and comfortably sleeping through it all. We’ve had an amazing weekend with him, and I can’t wait to get to know him and his many meows better. He will never replace our Jesse, but his zest for life and for play is a beautiful reminder of how much love we still have to give.
*what is making me happy this week