Posted by: Kate | June 16, 2010

Little Bursts of Happy

  • I spent a last-minute weekend on Martha’s Vineyard with Gretchen. We made the trip two years running, but with one thing and another, it was looking like this year wouldn’t be able to happen… but I noticed that she had a week off, and I have, like, my whole life off right now, and so away we went. And each year we get better and better at this trip, to the point where, with a few more years’ worth of practice, we’ll likely just immediately lapse into pure bliss the moment we set foot on the ferry.
  • I’m able to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans, comfortably.
  • With today’s visit to the PCP, I was able to drop one medication off my list entirely, and cut another in half. (Granted, I also walked out with orders for more bloodwork and a referral to a new specialist, but we’re focusing on the happy, right now.)
  • Isaac has reached a delightful stage whereby, if I sit on the couch and prop my feet up on the coffee table, knees raised, and prop him up there, he immediately makes strong eye contact and grins just as wide as he can. Then he’ll chat with me: I’ll say something, pause, and he coos back, repeat cycle. He’s clearly grasping the flow of conversation, and it is sweet enough to give you diabetes within seconds.
  • Emily and Jacob are down to one hand’s worth of days remaining until summer vacation.
  • Willem is diligently planning a family vacation for the five of us this summer, with an extra little surprise that I’ll share once we’ve figured out more of the details.
  • I’m still knitting, and happily so.
  • Life is pretty damn good. And I’m here to appreciate it.


  1. Whoo-hoo! So, so, so LONG OVERDUE! 🙂

  2. This post made me promptly burst into tears! So happy for you! Phone/chat date sometime? Love you and miss you and your hair looks AWESOME!! ❤

  3. Amen lady! I am so very happy for you and your family.

  4. I’ll know we’ve reached full bliss status if we bliss out on the bus *to* the ferry! 😉

  5. That is all Fantastic news!

  6. Love it *hug*

  7. Hooray! You’ve just added a little burst of happy into my day also…

    Love you.

  8. So, so good to read this post. I can’t wait to hear what the vacation surprise is!! Am I allowed to dream that it’s a trip to the South? 🙂

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