Friday, January 22, 2010

I Live for Little Moments

I need to appreciate these, and many other little moments, more often. They are silly, they happen all the time, but they provide true joy in life.

I love when...
-all the traffic lights ahead turn green.
-Tracy lets me hold the remote and decide what to watch (meaning not sports).
-I find a diamond in the rough at a garage sale for super cheap.
-the last adorable shirt is my size and is on sale.
-Tracy makes dinner, so I don't have to after a long day (even if he's had a long day too).
-I get a text from my sister or a really good friend telling me a funny story.
-I organize a small corner of our landfill-like apartment.
-people think to ask me for help with something.
-I can cross off the last item on a long to-do list.
-the total of a purchase comes to an exact dollar amount.
-I catch the clock at 12:34 p.m.
-I call home and hear my little sister call my name excitedly in the background.
-my niece says she wants to be like me.
-Tracy calls me his pretty lady.

Little moments or God's tender mercies are everywhere. I don't think I can write all of the down, and even if I did, I don't think anyone would want to read all of them, except me. I'm so happy for them, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Let's Go to the Movies!!

When we lived in Washington, Tracy and I avoided movie theaters like the plague. We were on a tight budget, and movie theaters suck out at least $7 per person--for the matinee price!!

Here in College Station, Texas, while we are still on a budget, one matinee ticket costs $3.50. It cost just $7 for both of us to see a movie today. Not bad, not bad at all. We thought about buying popcorn with our savings--yes, we just thought about it. We could use what we saved for another movie another time. haha!

We still probably won't see every movie in the theaters. After all, we're official fans of Redbox now. But if we do want to go the movies, we don't have to feel like we're completely wasting our money.