Last night, Spunky took a little road trip with me to visit Lex in Irvine. She isn't very fond of car rides, but I always feel bad leaving her alone. She has only taken a few road trips in her life: from Berkeley to Orange County, to Riverside for a kitty playdate, and from LA to Fresno and back (she ended up staying with Lex for a few days before coming back home with me).
Spunky pretty much cries meows the entire trip. She also likes to walk around the car and put her paws up on the windows to look out. [I wish I could have taken a picture of this. It's actually really cute.] Once we got to Lex's place, she was so excited to be out of the car that she ran around like a crazy cat. She was also reunited with Lex's couch. I ended up sleeping on the couch last night -- which probably wasn't the best idea considering that Spunky wouldn't stop playing on it. She must have woken me up at least a dozen times! Needless to say, I didn't sleep much last night.
This morning, Spunky and I took the trip back to LA. As soon as I parked the car and opened my door, Spunky leaped out of the car and ran up to my apartment door. She was so excited to get home. Once inside, she kept purring and rolling around on the ground. It was so cute.
During the past few days, all of my free time has been consumed by coming up with an outline and overview of my little "happiness project". I don't actually have an official name for it yet, but I'm throwing a few ideas around.
Project Me Operation Happiness The Happiness Project The Authentic Self
If you have a good name or like one of the above, let me know.
It's going to be good. I promise, it's worth it. Tell your mother, your father, your friends, the world.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was lucky enough to not have to work at all! I drove up to Fresno with Lex to spend time with my parents. It was a great little mini-vacation! Although, this whole starting work on a Tuesday thing is really throwing me off.
I was able to help my dad out with some work he had, watch some t.v. and spend some good quality time with my sisters.
Lex and I weren't sure how much traffic there would be, so we left earlier than usual. We were able to make it back in time to enjoy some daylight together. I ended up spending the evening reading and working on this little project that I'm very excited about.
I have probably only painted my fingernails a handful of times during my life. My toenails on the other hand, are rarely ever seen without color. For whatever reason, I don't really like my fingernails painted. [Maybe because it always chips off quickly?]
While at Lex's apartment earlier this week, I saw her pretty toenails painted with this beautiful
coral/pink color. On a whim, I decided to paint my fingernails with it.
It's a nice change and it makes me happy when I look at it. I think that's a good thing.
Yesterday afternoon my aunt called me to wish me a "happy name day". [She's also the only person who ever calls to tell me when it's my name day.] I decided that after yoga, I would drive down to Lex's to celebrate by getting some ice cream. She ended up coming back to my apartment with me last night.
I'm looking forward to going to the farmer's market with her later today. I just know that she's going to love some of the booths there!
My boss also gave me the weekend and Monday off from work. I'm super excited for the mini-vacation!
Are you committed to personal growth? Are there things in your life that are unsettled? Are you looking for something more? Do you want sustained personal happiness? Have you been holding on to the past? Are you at peace with yourself? Do you feel like there is something missing in life? Could you be even a little bit happier? Do you love who you are? Are you trying to find yourself?
Here's the deal. I'm thinking about starting a little project/challenge, but I
want to know whether people are interested or not. It is totally and
completely free of charge. You can join or leave whenever you want. You do NOT need to share you personal experiences with anyone (unless, of course, you want to).
The purpose of this little project is to create more happiness, find more meaning in your life and to find peace within yourself. To be completely happy in your own skin. There will be weekly posts with questions to ask yourself, things to consider, ways to improve yourself, conflict resolution, inspirational quotes, etc.
If you feel like you have room to grow and are willing to put some
effort in to work on yourself, then join me in a quest for personal growth.
Are you in?
Let me know by either leaving a comment or** sending me an email at: ilovemyleni(at)gmail(dot)com
If you think someone might be interested, pass on this link! Everyone deserves to be happy.
UPDATED to add:
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I love that sign above. For those of you that don't know, it's on a hill right outside of Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers played a great game yesterday. They were tied with the Mets [1:1] for most of the game.
At this point, everyone was excited because the Dodgers scored another run in the bottom of the 8th to win the game!
I love the look of pure happiness on everyone's face! [Obviously there were no Met's fans near us.]
I love going to the games with M! I really
The only downside is sitting in traffic as you leave the stadium!
It felt like we sat in traffic forever. Too bad this photo isn't better, it would have been a cool one if it weren't so grainy and blurry.
Yesterday around noon I decided to drive over to Orange County to spend the day with Lex. It was nice. Very nice. We had lunch, watched some TV, got Yogurtland (ice cream), walked around Fashion Island to play with the puppies and do some shopping, painted our nails and visited IKEA together. It was honestly so much fun!
The highlight of the day was when we walked over to Yogurtland and these two guys in their car stopped right next to us and said, "Excuse me. Do our mohawk look good?" [Yes. I typed that correctly. Apparently the plurl of mohawk is mohawk.*] Lex looked at the guy and flat out told him, "No." I took a little longer to respond because I kept thinking to myself, "Did you really just say, 'Do our mohawk look good?' " Then I agreed with Lex and told them, "No." as well. As soon as they left we couldn't stop laughing. The rest of the day, Lex and I would randomly blurt out, "Exuse me. Do our mohawk look good?" and laugh uncontrollably together. Even as I type this, I still can't stop laughing about it!
*These were actually Lex's exact words shortly after the guy said it.