1. We tried out the new school design and everyone is relaxed and happy at the end of the day (3 pm, not 4).

2. Max had time to sleep in for a few hours this morning. Ruby caught up on her math work.

3. Max had an hour plus conversation with another coach possibility. Tip: make sure your kids and grandkids talk to non-family adults often. It does wonders for their confidence and their world view. The world view of both parties, actually.

4. I spent most of the day NOT reading the news — happiness of omission.

5. Carry out noodles for dinner out of the perfect sized bowl bought on the beach in Costa Rica from some guy with quite a selection laid out on a blanket. We had to run back to the car in pouring rain that day. I loved that trip.

And you? I love to hear what made you happy.

Keep going.


This will be the home of 5 Things That Made Me Happy Today. Soon that will be the title. Starting with just a few entries.