Because last week Gale said it was okay to use this topic every week . . . I’m once again posting three things making me happy right now.
- Longer days. The sunset is now after 5pm and that means it’s light out when I leave work. And, right now each day has more than 2 minutes of daylight than the one before. Hallelujah.Tuesday night I drove home with a magnificent pink and orange sunset filling the sky and it made me smile the whole way home.
- Amaryllis bulbs. I planted mine about 10 days ago (I like to enjoy the blooms after Christmas when there’s less stuff in my house and also actual room on my windowsill) and they are starting to show signs of life. Well. Mostly. I planted 3 and 2 of those 3 are showing green leaves. The 3rd one is taking a little longer to wake up but I have faith that it will soon. Once they really start growing it’s an amazingly fast process from leaves to blooms and I’m looking forward to watching that happen.
- The Oscars are on this Sunday. I know, I know, The Oscars are flawed. Eight of the nine best picture nominees are about white people and if you remove A Marriage Story and Little Women, they are all about white men. Little Women is the only Best Picture nominated film directed by a woman. All of that points to a lack of diversity and I’m frustrated by that. AND (see what I did there, Mary?) I love the Oscar show anyway. I love the spectacle of it. I love seeing all those famous people gathered in one place. I love that my annual quest to see every Best Picture nominee pushes me to see movies I would never even consider otherwise. (I’m looking at you, Joker.) The Oscars make me happy because, as I’ve been truly learning lately, you can have more than one feeling about something that has happened. You can be happy at The Oscars and frustrated about the lack of diversity at the same time.
And there you have my list of three things making me happy this week. I hope you have lots making you happy, too.
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