Tuesday, October 04, 2011

My Happy List

Shaking things up this Tuesday, and taking part in Mamarazzi’s “My Happy List” linky party.  She has recently moved it from the weekend to Tuesdays. It’s kind of a dark, gloomy day around here, so I thought I’d brighten my day up by thinking of the things I’m most happy about!!


  • I’m happy that it’s almost Thanksgiving.  Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated this weekend, and I’ve been daydreaming about turkey dinner for a few weeks now.  The leaves are all turning colours, pumpkins are appearing on front stoops, there’s a chill in the air…I love Thanksgiving!!cornucopia
  • I’m happy that TUB RAVE goes hand-in-hand with Thanksgiving!  It’s a recent tradition that my MacKechnie cousins started several years ago. Cousin Chris will be coming with his DJ equipment, the hot tub will be bubbling, the Texas Horseshoe tourney will be on…snacks, drinks, guitars…I don’t consider myself the “rave” type, but TUB RAVE is definitely up my alley.

tub rave

  • I’m happy that I’ve almost lost 20 lbs since starting my “healthy eating regime” on August 22nd.  When I weighed in this morning, I was at a total of 17 lbs lost.  Getting there…  20 lbs was the initial goal, but there’s still a long way to go once  it’s reached.  I’d like to lose another 50 after that.  Workin’ on it!
  • I’m happy that in a little over a week’s time, I will have new living room furniture!!  My couch, loveseat, and chair hand-me-downs are super-comfy, but they’re getting a little shabby.  I’m so excited to be getting new furniture.
  • I’m happy that Car Rally is in the near future.  It’s definitely one of the most fun events that we have in our community.  I’m sooo looking forward to it!

car rally

  • I’m happy that I’m making lasagna tonight to put in the freezer for office lunch on Friday.  I love cooking, and I haven’t made lasagna in a long time.  I’m looking forward to just spending the evening with the delicious smells of home cooking.

What are you happy about today?  What do you have to be grateful for in your life?  Head on over to Mamarazzi’s and link up!!


Jen said...

Way to go on the 17 pounds!!! That's awesome!!! I'm so excited for turkey this weekend too....mmm..and gravy and mashed potatoes....mmmm.....so hungry....
And pumped for the car rally next weekend - that's always an awesome good time!!!

Stacy said...

Way to go on the weight loss - keep up the good work!
Car rally - so exciting but I can't believe the picture you put wasn't our ORIGINAL 5 TEAM - shame on you - let's hope that Sara doesn't see this blog - she was disappointed that she was not able to make it and was scared we wouldn't let them back in after a year off - LOL

Jill said...

haha! I was quickly scanning my Facebook pics for a Car Rally photo, and that was the first one I came across... Sara doesn't need to worry, I'm so glad her and Graham are back this year!! (And no offense to Adam...lol)

VandyJ said...

The TUB RAVE sounds like a good time!
Congrats on losing the almost 20 lbs!

The Lovely One said...

Oh, I'm jealous that's it's almost Thanksgiving for you! Turkey and stuffing and pie.... nom nom nom!

ashley said...

Oh my goodness Jill, that is awesome! 17lbs in a month and a half is fantastic. You are obviously very dedicated and are doing everything right...keep up the good work!

I can't wait for Thanksgiving weekend too, such a fun time of year.

I'm making lasagna tonight too to put in my freezer! :)

Kristine said...

The horseshoe tourney sounds like a riot...as well as the rally! Good on you for the weight loss!

Looking forward to Thanksgiving this weekend. I only have Friday and Saturday off so I will be cooking up a storm on Saturday. I am jonesing for stuffing something fierce!

Amber said...

I used to love Canadian Thanksgiving in college because everyone would go home except for a small handful of people, so my roomie and I would stay and get bombed the whole weekend. Oh and the dining hall always served Thanksgiving, which was delicious.

Girl, you are ROCKING that diet! 17 pounds in less than a month is awesome, keep it up!!

Mamarazzi said...

TUB RAVE...sounds like a whole lot of fun!! i forgot about Canadian Thanksgiving being in October. cool.

congrats on the weightloss!!

lots to be happy about!

thanks for linking up. i hope you will join in weekly!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your loss...not often a student minister gets to say that! We are usually so sorry and sad about people's losses!) Well done, what will power! I'm cooking a turkey and all the sides. Not sure of how many of my gang will be here, but my door is open and Livvie will be home from school!!! The church will look amazing, as I know yor Mom is decorating one of the windows, its one of my favourite services of the year(LOVE Christmas Eve and baptisms)

Connie said...

Great job on the weight loss!

I need to start planning my Thanksgiving meal....

Impulsive Addict said...

Mmmmmm.....Thanksgiving!!! Yummy! I hope it's a good one.

17 pounds gone?? You go girl!!! After my 5 day vacation, I'm afraid I gained some weight. I hate that. I didn't exercise one single time. =\

Ok, tell me your fav Thanksgiving Day dish!

Stacie said...

I love cooking, it is so relaxing!

Shawn said...

I'm happy that I may be making a trip up to see my family for Thanksgiving! Nothing beats brisk weather for the Holidays!

Do you play Corn-hole? IT's similar to horseshoes and is huge here.

WHat are you doing? I need to loose 20 pounds!

Missed seeing you for Talk To us Tuesday today, having two linkies on the same day is tough...maybe next week!

Leslie said...

Great job!!!! Car rally is definitely causing some severe anxiety on our end, we've been planning the route for weeks. We really want people to have an awesome time!

sarajo said...

Thanksgiving in October. That's cool!

Congrats on the weight loss!

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap Friendy!!
A huge hug and congratulations to you on your weight loss!!
You're my hero.

Keep it up babe.


Nicole said...

OMG Jill almost 20 lbs... you are doing so awesome! Um... hello I see a blog post in the near future just on how you've done it... a serious one, not a I ate nothing and drank water or whatever you usually joke about!!!

J and A said...

Love this list. Nice work on the 17lbs! You rock!!!