Monday, February 10, 2014

The Positives #7

This marks the 7th weekly The Positives post I've done on the blog and today, I'm co-hosting  with Kaysie (the genius girl behind this series). Together, we are hoping to get everyone thinking a little more positive on Mondays. 
+ One of my dearest friends, and bridesmaid in my upcoming wedding, Catherine came to visit from Toronto. There is just something about having a close friend visit. You pick up right where you left off. 
Reunion at the train station

+  Catherine, my fiancĂ© Mark, and I had drinks at Zoe's in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel. Something about this hotel bar just makes me giddy. It's like stepping back into the 1920s. We sipped on delicious cocktails, laughed and listened to a piano player playing songs like Hey Jude. 

+ My fiancĂ© flew to Texas this morning for a week long business trip. I was really sad to see him go, but a part of me is missing those single lady days where I can lay on the couch in the evening watching countless hours of Netflix (on the docket this week: the original 90210...Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling will keep me company). It will be a nice to have a little "me" time and they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?  And he'll be back just in time for Valentine's Day.

+ The Walking Dead started back up yesterday. There are not many things in life that get my heart beating as fast as hearing that theme song. I  would honestly go as far as to say The Walking Dead is one of the best television shows of all time. There I said it.


+ One extra positive this week: This post mark's my 100th blog post!

So, Kaysie and I don't want to be the only people smiling away on Monday mornings. We would love for others in blogland to link up...and hey, take a fun, peach button along with you! If you write your own Positives post, make sure to link up below.
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64 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Okay, here we go.
    1. I just found out the original 90210 is on Netflix! Thank you!
    2. I've already had 4 glasses of water today and its only 9 am.
    3. I learned about oil-pulling today. Amazing information.
    4. I also found a new blog to follow. Love it!

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    1. 4 glasses!? I was thinking/trying/kind of failing at trying a new water challenge, with the hope that it would make my skin look better. I just never WANT water, and I feel like the more I drink, the thirstier I am.

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    2. I love that you now know that 90210 is on Netflix! I feel like such an enabler! I loved your oil pulling post today. It really got me wanted to research it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your positives with me.

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  2. I am with you one million percent on The Walking Dead. I love your positive outlook on Mondays, too :)

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    1. I just can't get enough of that show!

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  3. Ahhh, 90210 marathon is a great day!!! I think I could write out the episodes I have seen them so much:)
    Heres mine:
    1. My son work me up with a big extra long hug
    2. Hubby was on baby duty last night, so I had 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep
    3. I weighed and had lost 3more lbs of baby weights from last week!
    4. The sun is out and no rain!

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    1. Snaps for husband on baby duty! We have a puppy, who still gets up twice through the night, and my Mr. takes her on the weekends. Such a good feeling to stay in bed and know your baby loved thing will still be okay when you get up

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    2. I wish I had a nice, long hug from someone this morning! That's a great way to start the day. Kudos to you for dropping that baby weight like no body's business! Thanks for sharing your positives. They made me smile.

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  4. I can't wait to be close enough and have clear schedules to get friend visits! And you should totally channel your single lady days on the regular - just because you have another half doesn't mean you can't retreat to a quiet room and read no boys allowed style ;) Thanks for co-hosting! I think this may be the way to spread the p's :)

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    1. It was 100% my pleasure to co-host. I felt so important.

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  5. I've always cherished Mondays. It's a new beginning and a chance to make things happen! While other people post "I hate Monday" I'm thinking "man... there are so many possibilities!" Great post.

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  6. I love this series!! I'm going to have to start linking up. Spread the positivity!! :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  7. What a great post. I love thinking happy thoughts, Mondays are not usually all that bad for me. Today, for example, has totally rocked!

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  8. Very cool! It is very hard to get up on a positive note on a Monday morning - and watching the Walking Dead last night should keep a smile on my face- I love that it's back on!

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  9. I linked up- perfect timing for seeing the positives on a not so great Monday morning. BTW, I'm Brooke, your newest follower :)

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    1. Loved reading your Positives over on your blog Brooke!

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  10. love the focus on positivity! and it's also good to be able to miss your loved one sometimes. not always, but sometimes.

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  11. Oh I love this! I am always looking for the positive in everything, what a great idea!

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  12. 1) My daughters ear infection is starting to clear up
    2) I have stuck to the diet so far today and it's 2 in the afternoon. Go ME!
    3) My house is semi-clean
    4) I have no plans tonight but relaxing with the kids!!

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    1. Semi-clean houses are great! And no plans and relaxing is even better. Hope you enjoyed your night.

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  13. I enjoyed visiting Winterlude this weekend too!

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  14. Love this!!

    - Yay for the Walking Dead being back!
    - The snow is melting!

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  15. yesss to laying on the couch watching lots of tv. with no pants and a carton of ice cream. yes. that is what i do all the time ha

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  16. Congrats on your 100th post! I'm so excited TWD is back too!! I bet the week will go by quickly. Enjoy it ;)

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  17. 100 blog posts! That is great.

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  18. Congrats on our 100th blog post! Here's to 100 more

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  19. This is such a great idea for a post. I am trying to focus more on the positives as well. My positives would be that there is snow on the ground for the boys to play in!

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  20. SO happy The Walking Dead is back! It's one of the reasons I look forward to Sundays even though it marks the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new work week!

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  21. Congrats on your 100th post! I love positive blog posts. :) I also secretly love when my husband goes out of town for a few days. Chick flicks ALL THE TIME.

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  22. Nothing better than spending time with good friends! I get to spend time with one I haven't seen in a while this weekend and I feel like it can't come fast enough! :)

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  23. Congrats on reaching 100! You'll be at 1,000 before you know it. Great idea for a link up.

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  24. I like the idea of starting off the week with something positive! Congrats on 100 posts!

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  25. Nothing better than starting the week on a positive note. Congratulations on your 100th post! Will be checking in here regularly for a little pick me up.

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  26. Yes, the Walking Dead coming back made my entire week! I love that show!!

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  27. Congrats on your 100th blog post. What a great, positive post!

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  28. I love Hey Jude! This is a great way to start a Monday, positives are good. :)

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  29. Congrats on hitting 100 posts! Have fun watching 90210 this week!

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  30. 4 positives....okay
    1. I found a new coffee creamer flavor and LOVED it. ID White Mocha. YUM
    2. The snow started melting, a wee little bit.
    3. Opened a letter today for a free night's stay at a hotel...yay!!
    4. I ran across your post! Thanks for sharing this great idea and congrats on your 100th!!!

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    1. White Mocha coffee creamer? I think I need it in my life!
      I wish I could get mail with free hotel stays - hope you enjoy it!

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  31. My positive thing for the day is that they water problem at my Mom's house (I'm taking care of it while she's away) turned out to be a pump and not frozen pipes!

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  32. Love the idea of this post! I used to do the same thing on my blog but gradually stopped doing it. Maybe I'll start again and link up with you!

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    1. Would love to have you link up Paige. Hope you have a great week!

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  33. Nice series! Congrats on your 100th blog post. I just might join you guys on Mondays - I bookmarked your blog so I can find it fast next Monday.

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    1. We would love to have you join us! Make sure to link up if you do. I would really enjoy reading your Positives!

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  34. I loved that show to on Netflix. Oh the days of single lady and relaxing on the couch. lol

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  35. Congrats on your 100th blog post! I also love the Walking Dead, and 90210!

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  36. Great idea! I have made a couple posts similar to this! Maybe 2014 is the year to be positive and happy! Enjoy your Netflix. I love the days when I get to do that myself. My husband is usually in control of the tv, but I am ok with that. LOL

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  37. Seriously, The Walking Dead is THAT good? Now I am really going to have to watch. LOVE your positive spin on Mondays!

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    1. It's pretty good Liz! Once you start watching it really has you hooked!

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  38. I need to get into The Walking Dead. Everyone seems to love it.

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  39. What a great feature - love your positive outlook! I'm excited The Walking Dead started too! : )

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  40. It's great to look at the Positives in everything, what a great series to feature on your blog :) I can't wait to see if Carol comes back into the story and if everyone is going to reunite :)

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  41. Hubby totally watched Walking dead last night, too. Congrats on your 100th post!

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  42. I had a dawson creek marathon a little while ago. I totally was transported to my teens. :) I havent seen 90210 yet.

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  43. I love this. I hate the Negative Nellys on Mondays. I just don't understand what's so bad about Monday. Okay, 4 positives:

    + We're about half way through packing our house for a big move.
    + I received a date from the IRS today for my federal return (woohoo, moving money).
    + Since we're talking Netflix, I finished the entire series of Dexter... thank God, it was holding me up on ya know, life.
    + My kids are healthy and happy. Those cold germs have finally left the building!

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  44. Congrats on your posts! I think thinking positive in everything is great

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  45. I would love to lie down and just watch Housewives from beginning to end. Then all the foreign flicks i missed last year. Love your positives

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  46. Congrats on your 100th blog post! That is quite the accomplishment. :)

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  47. What a great concept for a blog series! I know I'm guilty of not always focusing on the positives as much as I could, so I'll be following along for sure :)

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  48. What a cool idea for a weekly series. Sometimes all it takes to turn the day (or week) around is a slight shift in mood. Focusing on the positive would make for a great start to the week.

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  49. We love The Walking Dead! And what a nice series for Mondays!

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  50. I like the idea of finding 4 things to celebrate. It is wonderful to look at the day with optimism.

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  51. Awwww, the photo of y'all at the train station is priceless! Oh, and happy 100th post!!!

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