Three reasons to smile

6 Nov

Is it good things or bad things that happen in threes?

I have a feeling it’s actually bad things. But – fear not  – this is a happy post. Three good things happened today.

  1. My presentation went great. In fact, it was two hours long and for about an hour and a half of that I didn’t even think about my ex. Phew. This is perhaps the longest that I haven’t thought about him since the pizza of doom. Yay me.
  2. Sour Apple Chewits were 4/£1 in Tesco. I don’t need to explain why this pleased me.
  3. One of my favourite blogger buddies IntoTheBeauty nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.

IntoTheBeauty has taste in writing, men and whiskey – and has been an incredible support to me for the past couple of months. So I value her nomination very much indeed. Thank you, buddy.


Apparently I now have to share seven things about myself that you might not otherwise know. And then nominate fifteen other blogs. Gosh, I’m all about the numbers and lists this evening.

Here we go. You might not know:

  1. My favourite thing is black coffee.
  2. My other favourite thing is olives.
  3. I’m convinced that I once got bitten by a ghost (in a graveyard in Key West).
  4. I can name the 50 states of America in alphabetical order and at an alarming pace.
  5. I wish I was Japanese.
  6. I tried to do a week-long juice detox once. I bought all the fruit and veg – 76 apples no less – and got to work with the juicing. Four hours into the detox I started throwing up uncontrollably at work and had to go home sick. I aborted the detox and spent the afternoon eating biscuits.
  7. I wear an animal every day. Not an actual animal or fur, but a squirrel-themed piece of jewelry or unicorn socks, penguin dress, panda T-shirt. You get the idea.

And my fifteen blogs. Great reading for anyone (especially poor, broken hearted cats like myself).

  1. Time is of the Essence
  2. Online dating – Why I’ll soon be a crazy cat lady
  3. Absence of Malice
  4. The Wholehearted Blog
  5. princessdeficit
  6. thingsmyexsaid
  7. needtoletgo
  8. You’re Just A Dumbass
  9. Dealbreakrs
  10. That Time In My Twenties
  11. Peace, Love & Diet Coke
  12. Lessons from the end of a marriage
  13. So We Broke-Up
  14. TheReporterandTheGirlMINUSTheSuperman
  15. lovetheatrics

That’s me, all listed out for the evening, buddies. Last night I literally cried myself to sleep. I didn’t even know that was actually possible. I guess crying is pretty tiring. Tonight I’m going to feel good and try to focus on lovely things like blog buddies, coffee, upcoming holidays, and unicorns.

14 Responses to “Three reasons to smile”

  1. cristina.nogueras November 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Thank you so much for including me on this list! I really liked this post, there’s always reasons to smile, sometimes the little things are just the best ones.

    Love reading along!

  2. jadedwildcat November 7, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    I’m glad for the list because it’s given me a lot of good blogs to read. Thanks for posting! ❤

  3. luciddream85 November 7, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    50 Nifty United States is a song they are still teaching in school today. I’m sad to say that knowing these states in order has actually come in a handy a few times in my life.

    I love that you wear something ‘animal’ every day. That’s so cute.

    Crying is healthy. It means you’re healing and it means you still have a heart left to care.

  4. whiskeyinateacupp November 7, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    glad you could find something to smile about (: it isnt always the big things, its the little things too!

  5. princessdeficit November 7, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    thank you! 🙂

  6. Ethan Carter November 7, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Who need 3 reasons to smile, when I only need one? Every time I see one of your posts make an appearance on my reader, I know I’ll be about to read something cool, honest and original! Keep smiling 😉

    • aprileb November 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

      Thank you so much! This is one of the nicest comments I’ve ever received. I’m so glad that I can make you smile. This blog is such therapy for me. The fact that I can touch others for it makes that therapy even better.

  7. intothebeauty November 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    🙂 You totally deserve it, lady. It may not seem like much, but the progress you’ve made is enormous. Everyone grieves at their own pace. Just remember you’re exactly where you should be. xoxo

    • aprileb November 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      Thank you. You’ve kept me going more than you know. I don’t know what I would do without my little blog community. x

  8. mick1982 November 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Congrats on the presentation! You rock! Thank you for the mention:)

  9. thewholeheartedblog November 8, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    Love, love this. Thank you so much for including me in your nominations. I always look forward to reading your posts, they really do make my day tons better. It is comforting knowing that someone is going through the same as me.

    I am glad you found some reasons to smile today! You deserve the Versatile Blogger Award more than anyone else!

  10. you're just a dumbass November 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award! Thank you so much! I am truly honored and flattered to be including among your fabulous list of favorites!

  11. abiwurdeman November 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Congratulations! And thank you! I’m sorry it took so long for me to acknowledge your much-appreciated shout-out; I’m still stumbling my way through blog-world and it took a minute for me to realize it happened.

    • aprileb November 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

      You’re welcome. And thank you for writing! I love your blog. It makes me smile on many a dreary day.

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