Triple play happiness.

I had a triple crankiness crusher happen today!

Look at that face!

While holding mood-booster #1, my Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, I spotted an adorable mini beagle puppy in the car next to me. I was so taken by her floppy ears and innocent little expression that I just had to meet her! Fortunately, her owner didn’t think I was a freak, and immediately rolled down the window so I could pet her pup. I found out that her name is Connie (how sweet is that?) and that she just gotten her spay stitches out. Bless!

After fawning over Connie, I hopped back in my car, turned on Q104.3 and was totally psyched to hear “Born to Run” by my favorite storytelling artist, Bruce Springsteen. Even better, it turned out to be a Springsteen music block, so I got to listen to another one of his classics “Rosalita” while driving home (which made hitting every single traffic light far less annoying).

I hope you’ve had at least one crankiness crusher today. If not, I’m sure there’s some goodness coming your way!



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Ode to my Caramel Macchiato

Lately, I can’t seem to get to bed before 1 a.m. I’ve always been a night owl, but it’s a lot easier to be that kind of person when you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn! Today my kids got up at around 5 (UGH!) while my husband was doing some last-minute packing for a business trip and I swear he must have dropped the suitcase about 5 times before heading out the door! (But I’ll miss you, honey!) 😉 Needless to say, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning–and two comments my 4-year-old son made over breakfast certainly didn’t help:

1. “Mommy, what are all those lines under your eyes?” I just stared at him, blinking. And I was kind of annoyed, to be honest. I know I haven’t been getting a lot of sleep lately, but I didn’t think I was that wrinkly!

2. Moving on in our lovely conversation, I told him that our new kitchen chair leg broke, and he blurted out, “Well that’s just ’cause you’re heavy and you’re ruining it.”

Double whammy! Gee, thanks kid.

Anyhow, on dreary days like this where everything and everyone gets under your skin, I suggest turning to something that you know will never disappoint you. For me, it’s my grande skinny Caramel Macchiato. I’m so happy sipping on mine right now, that I decided to write it a poem:

Today's crankiness crusher!

Oh Caramel Macchiato, you warm up my soul

You’re always there when I need you and make me feel whole

You wake up my mind and help me deal with the day

And you’re only 110 calories so on my butt you won’t stay

We’ll meet again tomorrow, you can count on that

But for now, I’ll enjoy you because you’re where it’s at!


Enjoy the day, everyone!


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