10 things that make me happy

Dates with Ted.  I love hanging out with this guy.  We always have so much fun whatever we're doing--even if it's packing. But it's SO nice to take a break for an hour and get some sushi.  Especially when we are in the midst of packing.  Also:  I officially get to see him again in less than a week!

My newly-discovered love of Ben & Jerry's "Chocolate Therapy" ice cream.  IT IS SO GOOD.  I have never been a chocolate ice cream person, but when Claire found an abandoned melted one of these outside a dorm kitchen fridge and grabbed it for us to eat that night (that's college for ya, folks)....well, it was love at first scoop.  I insisted that I buy some to power through the packing with Ted the other night. It worked.

Arrested Development. Yes. So stoked for the new season!

Eating outside.  Monday was beautiful, but of course Portland has been raining the rest of the week. It's been raining almost constantly.  Oh well.  Monday was a lovely day, and I soaked it up as much as possible.

Time to read books for fun!  I have this book to finish (I started it over Spring break!) and a pile of more books to begin.  So thankful for summertime reading.  Monday I read outside a good amount--a great way to spend an afternoon.

I get to go home soon to my lovely family (!!!!!)...

 ...and cuddle this cutie.

Daydreaming about London.  Posts like this one make me swoon.

A dog visit.  This is the dog of the landlord of the house I am currently living in.  Buddy was pretty sweet (not as sweet as Izzy though).

And lastly, I'm happy to have been given this random two week opportunity to live "on my own" in Portland (I have an internship through school) so I get a taste of college life outside of the dorms, and most importantly, of you know, REAL LIFE.  Like...buying groceries and deciding what to do with myself each day...that weird stuff. 

Life is weird, but it's good.


Lizzie said...

Yes, I'm definitely getting a taste of college life outside of the dorms too (although I am living in a dorm, it feels like an apartment.) I went to a friend's house last night for a potluck and it was SO GOOD, and the company was great. I made many more friends/got to know some acquaintances better. :)

Yay for things that make you happy. :)

Kate said...

Aw, these pictures are great. I like your sushi date confetti! Nice choice on the AD spa scene for relaxation ;)

Izzy is just sitting there, waiting for you love.

Lol, that poodle thing! So cute.

You're right. Life: Weird & Good.

lina said...

so excited about you living "on your own" in portland! it is a weird feeling without school!

love this post. it's really cute : )