1) We went to Worcester, Massachusetts this afternoon and wandered around with our son Evan looking at possibilities for apartments for him. He recently got a “promotion” at work and is now a Learning Specialist at Quinsigamond Community College. While it is STILL not full time, it is regular and steady hours and he will be making quite a bit more money than he was. We are proud of him. I have mixed feelings about him moving out because he is a quiet, helpful and nice person to have around. But I know he wants to start moving his life forward and I fully support that.
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2) You all probably know that yesterday was the International Day of Happiness. I didn’t realize it until a friend of mine who works at Clark University in Worcester posted a video on Facebook that showed people on Clark’s campus dancing along to Pharrell Williams song Happy. A few clicks of the mouse and I was onto this website that shows people dancing to the song all over the world and for 24 hours. I have to admit that it is kind of addictive. I hope you all are having a happy day today.
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3) One of the things I really like about watching those videos of people dancing is that they are just regular people – some can dance and others are rather awkward. I am of the awkward camp and have never been comfortable dancing but I sure admire people who dance like there’s nobody watching even when they don’t seem to have a rhythmical bone in their bodies. I think that is way cool! But you probably won’t catch me doing it…ever.
4) Something that has made my husband happy is that they are now selling Yuengling Beer in Massachusetts. They started selling it on March 3rd. People were pretty excited at first, but I think the initial excitement has worn off a bit. But I believe firmly that life is too short to drink bad beer so I will probably have a Yuengling or two before it's all over.
5) I am happy for my friend, Karen Keough-Huff, who recently published a book with Sarah Craig called Sarah’s Hope. Here’s a description: “Sarah's Hope chronicles the challenges of an individual born with disabilities. From birth to the present day, Sarah Craig shares her life experiences through her writings, interviews, and journal entries. This book provides a rare glimpse into the thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams of a wonderful woman who has traveled a much more difficult path through life than most of us. Sarah's strength, perseverance, resilience, and faith should be an inspiration to all who read this book.” I haven’t read the book yet, but I look forward to reading it. Here’s a link to how to get a hold of it if you are interested.