Happy, Happy

I’m going to make each week better than the last.

:: On Saturday I died from the cuteness of jerseys so big they hung to the knees and pants so loose they were hitched up to the sternum. I came back to life and screamed myself hoarse when Mikey and Nico both hit doubles.

:: You could have knocked me over with a feather on Sunday when the priest announced an opportunity to visit Rome and attend mass at St. Peter’s tomb. He petitioned to have the congregation positioned where we could shake The Pope’s hand. Seeing The Pope and shaking his hand are both on my life list, but I never imagined either would fall within the realm of possibility. Given the price of tickets to Rome, it’s a long shot. Still. Can you imagine?! I may shake the hand of The Pope before I make yogurt. (Also on my life list.)

:: Monday was a good food day. I ate healthy foods and had dinner ready ahead of time.

:: I charmed my way out of a ticket on Tuesday. I was using my phone without a headset. According to the officer, I was yapping away while he stared at me in disbelief. When he asked me where I was going, I told him “The ironies keep piling up–I’m on my way to church!” He laughed and said when I got there, I should say a few Our Fathers.

:: On Wednesday I cleaned the house top to bottom and swept away my bad mood in the process.

:: I wore makeup on Thursday to compliment my new jeans and fancy sweatshirt. I received several compliments and felt pretty.

:: Today is Friday! I’m going to make veggie tacos for dinner and instead of tortillas use crepes. I have a crepe maker I bought it in college when I was 19 years old. It makes the crepe making process fool proof!

Have a happy, happy weekend!

Jules Kendall writes about books, family, and easygoing simplicity.


  1. says

    Awesome week! I have been to St. Peter’s in Rome, and it is MAGNIFICENT. I’m not Catholic, but that visit was life-changing. You MUST go.

  2. says

    Ask the Lord to make it possible to go. He has openned so many opportunities when I go on mission trips that the impossible has always become possible.

  3. Missie says

    What a great picture, how dang cute it that?? As a mom of 4 boys and an aunt to my sister’s 3, I think they are just the best! Reading about your happy week makes me happy, sounds like you have a lot of positive energy around you. My mom & step dad are going on their second trip to Rome with the church choir. They sang at a mass in St Peter’s and my mom did a reading, it was a wonderful experience for them and they are excited to go back. I hope you get the opportunity to go! Have a GREAT weekend!

    • says

      Thanks, Missie! I am creating the positive energy. 😉 I’ve been so gloomy lately I decided to take the advice of a reader and write down small things that make me happy. So far, I love it!

  4. says

    That picture is killing me! My son is 13 now, but I remember those baggy uniforms and wondering if those cute little rugrats would ever fill them. Now I wonder if I’m crazy to think how handsome he is in his tight baseball pants!

    That does sound like a great week. Love it when that happens!

    • says

      I’m a bit of a sucker for tight baseball pants (adults, not minors of course!) so I know exactly what you mean. I’m sure one day I’ll think there was never two boys who looked as good in tight pants as my own. :)

  5. says

    I can see you smiling through the computer Jules. :-)
    I remember when my son was so small his name didn’t fit across the back of his t-ball shirt. :-)
    You must go to Rome. I’ve been to the Vatican – it’s AHmazing. (I’ve never shaken hands with the pope though).
    Hope your happiness spills over in to your weekend!
    Love, your chicken-roasting-for-the-first-time pal

    • says

      Good job on the chicken, Julie! Now I need you to make stock out of the carcass. 😉
      I’ve been to Rome before, but only as a tween. So, you know, I didn’t appreciate it in the least.

  6. Karen F says

    Sounds like an awesome week! I hope you do get to go to Rome – it’s almost like a sign from above that the priest mentioned it, don’t you think? Have a great weekend!

  7. says

    You are pretty:) That photograph slayed me, so darn cute! I hope you can make it to Rome, what an experience, rich in history and meaning.

  8. Jeanne says

    What a great week! Would love to here how to make the veggie tacos–nice Lenten meal. Just made crepes for first time–they were sooooo easy and delicious! I can whip up a couple for breakfast and fill with yogurt and berries and my daughter loves them. Store batter in fridge and use as needed. Wonderful discovery. On another note I have a question. I am trying to organize stuff, like photos that need storing till sorting, photo christmas cards I can’t bear to throw out, etc. In your experience, do you find plastic containers better or those hard cardboard-like boxes (a la Martha S) that have the little metal plates on them. And for that latter, is that a Target or JoAnn Fabrics (to you have that chain?) purchase? Please share your opinion, I have my own wm morris deal going on here and I need help! Thanks and have a great week. Good luck with Rome–just go for it!! You will NEVER regret it. I am waiting to get to Italy some day. . . .

  9. says

    Jules, it was a happy happy day when I found your blog! I love these highlights of Things That Made Your Week Awesome. Rome is the coolest, if you can find your way there please toss a coin in the fountain for me!

  10. says

    I’ll live vicariously through your fun week. My kids are cranky today and making me cranky too. Darn those moods that spread!

    However: the Lion King on stage yesterday was awesome, and I cleaned out my kids’ toy closet this week and that was a great feeling. So things are not all bad.

    • says

      I love, love, love that you shared what made you happy, happy this week, too. I would love for everyone to do that or leave a link to their blog that shares the same.

  11. says

    oh wowser. Just came across this for the first time. I think we’re kindred spirits.

    I’m just finishing up a series I call “Love Your Little House,” and my “word of the year” is intentional.

    And, I posted the William Morris quote on my blog last week!

  12. says

    That is the sweetest little boy photo. So cute.
    Sounds like a good week, well done enjoying the moments.
    I took the day off today. Took my kids to school, gave them kisses and hugs at the door. Embarrassed them a little. Felt warm and mommy-like. Came home and made applesauce spelt cinnamon buns with caramel sauce. Did a little cleaning (just a little). Enjoyed a little one on one time with my husband, talked about things we forget to talk about in the evening. Planned and imagined some more things to do around our house. Bought a piece of wool batting to finish a W.M. project. Feel more balanced. Beautiful weekend ahead (even though the weather is dreadful).

  13. says

    Love your positive attitude and that is just the most adorable photo!
    I have two boys who both play baseball and I LOVE how cute they are in their uniforms (they play hockey too but that uniform is not so cute). I always think it’s funny that they have numbers though because half the number ends up tucked into their pants and you can’t even tell what number it is when they’re on the field!

  14. says

    Sounds like a great week. Did I ever tell you that I went to Easter mass in Rome and sat so close to Pope John Paul? He looked like he was made of wax.

  15. Catalina says

    A little late to the party here… just wanted to say, while you save up for Rome (you can do it!), get on making that yogurt. My mom makes 2 batches every week from 1 firm yogurt cup and 1 liter of milk, and it’s delicious!

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