I'm happier than I can remember being in a very long time and yet it's the little things that jump out and seem to really make me happy.
I started baking up a storm recently and I had the opportunity to purchase a friend's gently used Kitchenaid mixer. It was always a "nice to have" item but sort of out of my price range. I used it this past week to make cupcakes and I must admit that all of the hype about Kitchenaid is true and this thing really rocks!
Another thing that rocked was the Sebastian Bach show last weekend. When I saw Tom Keifer and had his sweat splash in my face I thought "the 16 year old Jen would simply die". Well, I'm pretty sure if I went back in time and said to the 16 year old Jen "I saw Sebastian Back live in the front row. I met him, had my picture taken with him, joined his band in a hotel room party until 4am and gained an all access tour pass" 16 year old Jen wouldn't have even believed that was even possible.
Other happy things this week:
A neighbor discarded a beautiful plant that I couldn't resist:
When I noticed an amazing deal on Kindles being offered to some Amazon users I asked both my mom and my boyfriend to check their accounts. Neither had the deal but both were already desperately thinking about my birthday 2 1/2 months away. Mom won and I have a new Kindle Paper white!