This post is a bit late, but I think I have a pretty good excuse. Earlier this month, I had a brain aneurysm and it’s thrown my regular schedule off quite a bit. In any case, I have SO much to be thankful for and I am just happy to be alive. That said, I also have some additional happiness highlights I’d like to share.
Here’s what’s been making me happy recently:
The Medical Staff at George Washington University Hospital
I just want to give a major shout out to the wonderful medical staff at George Washington University Hospital. My neurosurgeon was a complete genius (and only 37!) and all my nurses (I had quite a few over the course of my 2-week stay) were attentive, kind, and incredibly hardworking. I am recovering at home now, which is great, but I had the best hospital stay I could have hoped for.
Tea Dragon Society
The Tea Dragon Society is a webcomic that recently was published as a book. The dragons in the story grow leaves on their horns that make incredible tea. A strange premise, yes, but the art is so stinking cute. You’re going to want a tea dragon of your own.
I love the United States, but British TV has a very special place in my heart. The big-name streaming services offer quite a few BBC shows, but Acorn TV offers WAY more. I’ve already blown through the Agatha Raisin show and I am totally in love with A Place To Call Home. I’ve put a subscription to Acorn TV on my Christmas wishlist, so my fingers are crossed that someone feeds my British TV obsession.
I’m a self-confessed foodie, so I am absolutely loving Food Wars. It is both a manga and a TV show (Hulu just added to its line-up). The story follows Soma, a teen who attends an elite cooking school with the hopes of conquering his father’s prowess in the kitchen, so he can take over the family restaurant.. Most times he cooks a dish, it causes a rather sensual reaction from the eater (to put it delicately). Tons of fun – give it a whirl!
Halo Top Ice Cream
Halo Top’s tagline is, “Finally, healthy ice cream that actually tastes like ice cream,” and as resistant as I was to believe it, once I tried the stuff, I had to agree. One pint is between 240 – 360 calories, so you can eat the whole pint without feeling like a piggish failure. Some flavors are better than others (steer away from oatmeal cookie and chocolate almond crunch), but I wholeheartedly support the consumption of chocolate, cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and peanut butter cup. I’ve determined that my favorite is mint chip, but I can’t wait to try more!
What’s been making you happy recently? Please share in the comments section below.
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