monday mood lifters – January 28 books to ben

So since I didn’t get to my Sunday Song yesterday and it’s Monday I thought I would do some more…

Monday Mood Lifters

1. New books to read – I went to the library yesterday at 4:30 (the library closed at 5:00) and spent around fifteen minutes pulling random books off their YA shelves. I had just finished reading a Debbie Downer memoir and needed some good old YA fiction to cheer me up. I have now finished one book and am half way done with my next.


2. Service dog meetups followed by coffee – Ben and I met up with another service dog team this week. Did a little training and a lot of chatting over coffee. Fun! Fun! Fun!


3. Amazon Wishlists – love this little feature. Ben now has one and I have several different categorized ones. You can put anything on your list from anywhere on the web by using their little app that shows up in the corner of your screen. Check out how to do that here.

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4. Friends you can accidentally insult but who are not offended because they know you too well. Also, same friends who can ask the hard questions.


5. This:


6. This patch that is coming in the mail to put on Ben’s vest:


7. The character Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect – possibly one of the funniest characters ever “I sometimes have a feeling I can do Chrystal Meth and then I think better not”

8. Glee came back (and with a pretty funny episode!)

glee boys

9. Dr. Pepper 10


10. And of course…Benny – my favorite picture of the week




Filed under Ben, coping skills, dogs, family, friends, Hope, life events, Monday Mood Lifters, New Life, quotes, Recovery, survivor

4 responses to “monday mood lifters – January 28 books to ben

  1. I love you. Look! I am in your blog! (p.s. I am not napping right now as I said I would)

    I am so jealous of all of your books! I have a stack of books next to my bed too… but they are textbooks D:

    I love Fat Amy. Love her.

  2. Oh my goodness. I was just reading Autobiography in Five Short Chapters a couple of nights ago. It is one of my favourite poems ever.

    Speaking of Monday moodlifters — have you tried out yogatailor yet? If so, what do you think?

    • I like it. This is funny but the hardest thing for me is when they tell you to shut your eyes and concentrate and I’m like ‘nooo how can I watch what you are doing?” :))) I really like how they have short time segments so I can sort of ease my attention span into it.

      • Agreed. The short segments are helpful. And I have the same problem with shutting my eyes (not to mention finding a place in my room to set the thing up so I can see when my eyes ARE open!). I’m doing mostly the intermediate ones, but I tried some of the beginner ones and they are SO accessible — I hope you’re finding the same to be true, young grasshopper. 😉

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