Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth…
Happy Monday, my loves!
I had a wonderful weekend, nothing crazy, but the kind that left me feeling… happy!
Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal for Steve and me, but I wanted to do a little something on this hearts and flowers day.
Because I have the maturity level of a 6 year old, I giggled uncontrollably when purchasing a Dutch Oven. hehehehe
Saturday brought us a 7am wake-up call so we could watch some Olympic hockey, Team USA vs Russia. It was a heart attack inducing game, very exciting. USA caught a huge break, and then we won in a shootout. Even if you didn’t watch, I’m sure you heard all the buzz on TJ Oshie. I got Oshie fever!
Hmmm… crazy! My closest friends would probably describe me as the one they go to when they want the truth. And not just “do I look fat in this?” but about serious stuff. They know I don’t sugar coat (to a fault) and that without meaning to, I can be a little harsh. That said, I’m sure they would also describe me as a great listener, a great advice giver, funny, silly, loud, loyal and a usually happy person to be around!
If you could go back in time, what year would go back to?
I would go back to 1999. I would change where I went to college. Not that I didn’t have a blast, but I wish I would have gone farther, away from certain people. Out of state! I think this would have led to me making some better choices at that time.
What do you miss the most about being a kid?
Knowing what I know now, just how slow time seemed to pass. When you are a kid, all you want is for time to go faster and to grow up. And now that I’m grown up, I miss those carefree, lackadaisical days!
What does your perfect day look like?
I used to love days when I could lounge for hours in the sun on the beach. And even though I still do that now with the proper lupus flare prevention protective gear (SPF 100, UV tent, muumuu, big floppy hat), it really is not the same. I like to pretend it is, but, it’s not. A day that is pain free, warm (not hot), spending time with Steve, my family, and friends is a perfect day!
What was the weirdest advice/story you’ve received (parents, friend, anyone)?
After undergoing a tubal ligation last November, someone told me I was lucky to not ever have to experience pregnancy/childbirth. I know they were trying to make me feel better, but seriously???
What song is on repeat?
Happy by Pharrell Williams. What else can I say, except that this jam makes me so HAPPY! I have the You Tube video on right now, and I am bopping around in my chair. How can this song NOT lift your spirits? When I lived in Philly, I would walk/dance around the streets jamming out to whatever was on my iPod, this song reminds me of those days.
Also, does Pharrell Williams age? I’m convinced he drinks from the Fountain of Youth. Homeboy has some amazing skin…
Were you named after anyone?
In Judaism, we don’t have juniors, the third, IV… we use the first initial of a deceased relative for both first and middle names. Marla is for my grandmother, Minerva, and Jan for my great-grandfather, Joseph.
What is the first thing you notice about people?
Their eyes, smile, and if they have a butt chin. I guess that’s 3 things. And this isn’t just for the opposite sex, this is for everyone. I’ve always been jealous of girls who have butt chins. I know, weird.
How do you accept defeat or wrongdoing?
I have a cleansing, Claire Danes ugly-cry-face cry about it.
Where would you take me on a blate?
To some of my favorite places in Philly. Probably a touristy stop at the Liberty Bell, a walk past Independence Hall, then good eats at one of my favorite restaurants!
Smile! What prompts you to smile?
I smile over lots of things! Something funny on TV, a great book, seeing a patient get out of bed for the first time after heart surgery, a random thought of a funny memory, farts, amazing music, family, Brie, PJ, friends, Steve!
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