1. seeing old photos from my childhood.
  2. narrowly avoiding getting stuck behind the garbage truck.
  3. running errands without kids.
  4. getting inspired by cooking shows.
  5. roasted portobello mushrooms with homemade pesto.


  1. our very long Christmas break.
  2. the restart of regularly scheduled life.
  3. a good blend of being productive and watching tv on the couch.
  4. my daughter getting her favourite instructor for her new session of gymnastics.
  5. helping someone have a “lightbulb” moment about something in their life.


  1. recovering from my 24 hour bug that forced me to stay in bed all day yesterday.
  2. eating something that resembles an actual meal.
  3. my kickass husband who has looked after me while I felt like I was dying.
  4. amazing friends who took the girls for a play date so I could rest too.
  5. starting to plan a kid’s birthday party.


  1. not being annoyed when my Fitbit told me I had a bad sleep.
  2. finding a new fitness training app.
  3. reclaiming our living room from the Christmas decorations.
  4. winning prizes.
  5. getting my new daily planner in the mail.


  1. waving cats.
  2. new haircuts.
  3. upscale salons that aren’t snobby.
  4. watching someone in your family present a super cool project that they have been working on.
  5. recognizing when I need to go easy on myself.