I'm doing a series of posts of things that make me happy. If you missed previous posts on this, you can go here to catch up. And in no particular order, I continue!
#11. My nickname, Charlie Brown. My Granddad gave me that nickname as a baby, and for some odd reason, it stuck. He was a man I looked up to and loved so very dearly. Oddly enough, no one ever bought me anything Peanuts related until my high school boyfriend bought me a Charlie Brown miniature. It was like one of those "why didn't we think of that?" moments. I now have several small things that are Peanuts related, all thanks to my Granddad. Crap. Now I've gone and made myself cry.
#12. Bean dip. OHMYGOD. You cannot leave me alone with a can of that stuff. Because it will be gone.
#13. Care packages. Usually these are given to me by my parents. They are pretty random, but in late 2010, when I was having a monetary shortage, my parents showed up with a bunch of random things stuffed into a huge Costco bag. It included paper towels, Kleenex, 409, Spray & Wash, a box of microwave popcorn, a 36-count box of Diet Pepsi, and a pair of pajamas.
#14. Going to work every morning watching the sunrise. Each one is different, but they are always beautiful. It's a good way to start your work day.
#15. The fact that I no longer live in an apartment. I love not having to share a minimum of three sides with perfect strangers. I actually lived in this complex pictured, it was the last complex I lived in. By far the nicest, as well. As pretty as the grounds were, the apartments were still just that.