The Little Things

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You caught me!


Today was definitely a two-cup coffee kind of day.


That breakfast did NOT hold me over AT ALL.  It was good, but there was no sticking power.  Granted, my "dinner" last night was pretty lame, so I’m sure that had something to do with it.


I broke into lunch at 11.


I had an orange:


And baked tofu, brown rice, and broc for my entree:


Lunch seriously seemed like a feather in my stomach, so I waited an hour and discovered I was still hungry.  Like, legitimately hungry.  So I crushed up a Kashi TLC bar and had it with some milk.


Kashi TLC bars are a granola-loving girl’s portion-control fantasy.  So great!


I’ve been lacking in cute Maggie pictures lately, so here’s a few!


Sleepy dachshund:


Before the Husband leaves for work every morning, he kisses me, Maggie, and then James.  Then, he tells James to "look after the ladies today" (referring to me and Maggie).  I think it’s so cute.  It’s the little things in life that really make you happy, huh?


What little thing are YOU happy?  When I’m this exhausted, I simply MUST choose to be positive and focus on the good!  🙂



  • Runeatrepeat May 14, 2009, 9:32 am

    The little things that make me happy are:
    – Talking to my little brother and him asking me, "How's your day?"
    – coming home to my dogs after work & them being super happy to see me 🙂

    Oh, and frozen yogurt & dark chocolate.

  • Weight and Meditate May 14, 2009, 9:33 am

    Little thing that makes me happy…when my bf talks about what he wants to do to improve the home we share, whether it’s buying a new piece of furniture, replacing the gutters, or changing a paint color. Making a home with me is the way he shows his love 🙂

    Other little thing that makes me happy – snuggling with my kitties while I read or watch TV! There are actually alot of little things to be happy about, thanks for reminding me 🙂

  • Bec May 14, 2009, 9:33 am

    Aww that is pretty adorable!

  • runnerskitchen May 14, 2009, 9:34 am

    Your lunch looks so good and wholesome! Even after nearly 3 years, date night with my boyfriend is something that makes me happy 🙂 Also, a good cup of coffee is a no-fail mood-booster!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 14, 2009, 9:35 am

    Aww that’s so sweet! Yep, it’s definitely the little things!! I just love the laid back time spent with friends. So low key yet still amazing!

    Hope the rest of your day is full of those little things too =)

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health May 14, 2009, 9:37 am

    Maggie is so cute! The thing that makes me happy is when I get home one of my dogs brings me her toy and she is so excited, she wags her tail so hard that she almost falls over.

  • Brandi May 14, 2009, 9:40 am

    love the coffee face – almost as good as your running poker face the other day!

    little things I’m happy about today:
    – getting the shots I need for my trip this summer even though they hurt
    – my family
    – getting ready to eat my hummus wrap for lunch 🙂

  • Dori May 14, 2009, 9:40 am

    Maggie is SO adorable all curled up in her little bed! I want a pup so badly.

    That is really sweet about your husband talking to James like that! The little thing that makes me happy is when my I come in to see that my boyfriend got me a Bacio hazelnut chocolate when he goes food shopping because he knows I love it as my treat!

  • janetha May 14, 2009, 9:51 am

    cute pup pics!!

  • willrun4cake May 14, 2009, 9:52 am

    Aw i love that your hubby does that.
    Things that make me happy:
    -when my boyfriends tries so hard to make me coffee in the morning, its always delish but it just takes him awhile 🙂
    -that my mom calls me on her way home from work everyday

  • Red Head, Yellow Do May 14, 2009, 9:56 am

    it totally is the little things. Like discovering a law & order SVU episode is on or getting a book I can't put down or when James surprises me with little things (like shorts on sale from JCrew! or packing my lunch for work!) Little things make life good 🙂

  • redheadedjournal May 14, 2009, 9:59 am

    Cute puppies!

  • Elsa May 14, 2009, 10:00 am

    Little things:
    1) Every time I come home my puppy is always so excited to see me. No matter what kind of day I am having that makes me feel better
    2) When The Hub does his best to try and clean the apartment before I get home from a trip (no matter if it is business or personal). He knows I love to come home to a clean apartment.

  • Christy May 14, 2009, 10:01 am

    I love that every morning when the alarm goes off I can count on my boyfriend to roll over and pull me close to him and hold me tight through 2 snoozes until he has to get up. That’s the best.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 14, 2009, 10:10 am

    ummm caitlin i swear you are my longlost food twin. we eat practically all the same things every day, except i never make myself healthy waffles or pancakes. kinda wishing someone would come make them for me though! ha! maybe when i live with the boy and won’t have to dirty a pan for 1.

    life makes me happy. being able to see and feel and taste and smell and experience the good bad and ugly. i feel very lucky to be alive, healthy, and loved by many.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 14, 2009, 10:11 am

    and an itty bitty thing that makes me really happy? when pb leaves me funny voicemails. they really do turn my frown upside down!

  • Stacey May 14, 2009, 10:12 am

    I like it when my boyfriend plays The Cure for me on his guitar 🙂 The first time he ever played for me he played “Just Like Heaven” Awww love 🙂

  • EsquireEatsWell May 14, 2009, 10:22 am

    I know just what you mean about the little things. My husband often refers to me and Cassandra (my cat:)) as “the girls.” And for some reason that always makes me smile! Maggie is such a cutie!

  • Olga May 14, 2009, 10:35 am

    aaww that’s so cute of your husband! 🙂

    I love talking to my grandmother on the phone and hearing her talk about all the things she’s been doing. It makes me happy for some reason!

  • Island Girl Eats May 14, 2009, 10:56 am

    It’s the little things in life that make me happy:-
    -my husband being sweet and making me dinner
    -a text from my husband
    -my doggie giving me kisses
    I think that it is really important to appreciate the little things in life – those are the moments that you are more likely to remember and look back on.

  • Mica May 14, 2009, 10:56 am

    Whoa, that’s pretty freakin’ cute.

    This isn’t a small thing, but FINISHING PAPERS makes me so happy!

  • Colleen May 14, 2009, 10:59 am

    Awww, that is so sweet – being thankful is one of the things I’m thankful for!

    Even though my husband and I have been together for 8 years we still get giddy about our weekends and Thursday nights (The Office) together. I’m so thankful for being in love! Our kitties are awesome too – they bring us such joy!

  • happinessawaits May 14, 2009, 11:06 am

    I have this very odd obsession with having my stomach rubbed. Like in a circle. As in how one rubs a puppy’s stomach. I think it is because of my crohn’s and stomach issues…it is something I have always loved since being a little kid.

    When I have a bad day or my stomach hurts, my husband rubs my belly for me without having to be asked.

    And I love flowers. Fresh cut. Even if I buy them myself, they make every day brighter.

    Happiness Awaits

  • Amanda May 14, 2009, 11:13 am

    LOVE the little things too!! I am really big into self-care, so I love:

    -lighting a candle and relaxing after a long day
    -freshly shaved legs!! (woo hoo – like today)
    -painted nails!

    AND I love whenever I can get my boyfriend to join me on a run! (especially the little ass taps during the run and our fist pump when we’re done)

  • Help Meghan Run May 14, 2009, 11:18 am

    “granola-loving girl’s portion-control fantasy” I love it! So true 😉

  • Trish May 14, 2009, 11:19 am

    That’s the life – sleeping the day away! 🙂

  • Jenny May 14, 2009, 11:44 am

    little things that make me happy are sunshine, children, crafts, and mm.. good food 🙂

    enjoy the rest of your day, girl! Hope you get some rest later you busy bee <3

  • Carolina John May 14, 2009, 11:53 am

    stumbling across a cute pic of my girls makes me happy. most def. that’s why people make their pc desktop a kid pic. minimize everything and smile.

  • megan May 14, 2009, 11:58 am

    definitely the huge hug and kiss i get from my husband the minute he walks in the door after work. without fail 🙂

  • Danielle May 14, 2009, 12:09 pm

    Oh the little things…

    When my brother or sister tells me that they love me.
    When my dogs are excited so see me (every single time I come home.)
    When my boyfriend tells me that I’m stunning/beautiful/amazing etc :).
    When my parents tell me that they’re proud of me.

    A flowers first bloom, sun shining through the clouds, the stillness of snow after a storm, the smell of the ocean.

    I’m happier already! Thanks 🙂

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 14, 2009, 12:16 pm

    Steve always gives me a snuggle and a kiss before he leaves for work in the morning, even if i’m still half asleep haha. Also, i told him today i had exactly 3 months to get wedding ready and he replied with ‘you were wedding ready the day i met you.’ aw 🙂

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 14, 2009, 12:33 pm

    Two cups are sometimes necessary
    🙂 Crushing a bar with milk is such a great idea.

    Your husband’s morning routine is so sweet. I love when I arrive home and my puppers jump all over me. Dogs first, man second 🙂

  • SuzanneRN May 14, 2009, 12:33 pm

    EEEK!! DOXIE POWER! I am so in love with my doxie it is sick! Haha. Love yours! (Mine is a long-haired named Oscar). So in love. PS- I think I need to go pick up some Kashi bars and have them in milk now.

  • MyRunningJourney May 14, 2009, 12:56 pm

    That’s cute about your husband and the dogs. 🙂 One of my favorite parts of the day is when my husband leaves for work. He gives me a hug and a kiss, and then kneels down by our dog and he won’t leave until she gives him kisses. She’s “Daddy’s little girl.” 🙂

  • Jordan May 14, 2009, 1:09 pm

    -When I call my gf & she seems genuinely excited to hear from me. That excited "Hey!" always makes me smile.
    -When my little brother tells me he loves me or misses me… or both.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 14, 2009, 1:43 pm

    Ps- is it just me or is your skin ‘glowing’ a bit more in that photo with your coffee??

    Looks GREAT!

  • Adi ( May 14, 2009, 1:44 pm

    Tea makes me SO happy, as do kisses from my dogs and new office supplies. It’s all about the little things.

  • Quinn May 14, 2009, 1:50 pm

    My pooch and running errands. Weird, I know.

  • Ashley and Bo May 14, 2009, 2:21 pm

    I love when Bo and I have “bear” conversations!
    I love when he cleans up the kitchen after I cook dinner and I don’t have to ask!
    I love random emails/texts/phoen calls from friends!

  • Lisa D. May 14, 2009, 3:01 pm

    maggie is soo cute all sleepy! good thing you had your two cups or you might be curling up next to her for bed. So many little things make me happy!

  • eatingRD May 14, 2009, 3:37 pm

    That is so true! We just moved into a bigger house and while we are still in disarray and have lots more to do and get settled, I was so excited about the full-sized washer and dryer! I was just tickled when I was doing wash. I also love the pull out faucet in the kitchen. Those things make such a difference. I love watching cookies or anything brown and bubble in the oven too!

  • Sammie May 14, 2009, 3:48 pm

    Maggie is so cute – I love her sleepy face.
    I really love reading to my little one. It is very relaxing and he always snuggles with me as we sit together.

  • Meg May 14, 2009, 5:49 pm

    Sunshine makes me happy!

    Cute Maggie pics!

  • teacherwoman May 14, 2009, 6:20 pm

    Your puppies are too cute. That is so cute what the hubby says when he leaves for work!

  • Oh She Glows May 14, 2009, 7:45 pm

    bahahah I LOVE how Maggie is peeking at you!!!

  • Oh She Glows May 14, 2009, 7:46 pm

    PS- There is going to be some serious DROGGING from me tomorrow night!!!!! stay tuned

  • lovelo May 15, 2009, 2:56 am

    It makes me happy to just talk to my boyfriend. Just hearing his voice usually picks me up from feeling down. 🙂

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