Right after Melissa called me a Student Loan Rockstar.
So lucky to have these two in my life.
I love this photo so much. Him, the ring, the fact that I had just hit him in the eye with a napkin and he was over exaggerating how bad it was and we were all laughing so much.
Probably the happiest thing this week was receiving the letter saying, "Congratulations! Your student loan is paid in full."
I was excited, but Tony was even more excited than me! It was so sweet. He showed the envelope to a coworker and said, "Look!" He even wanted to open the letter and read it first, but I wouldn't let him ;) It didn't stop him from reading the letter out loud after I had already read it though, haha.
We immediately made plans to celebrate that night. Burgers and beer at Great Leap! It was so much fun. I haven't felt that free and happy in a long time.
Other happiness included:
+ Tony surprised me with a new iPhone! I'm a very hard person to surprise and he almost pulled it off. I guessed it while we were at Great Leap—even though there had been no hints—and Melissa pulled it out of her purse!
+ I cooked dinner for T and I! Salmon with a lemon dill sauce, roasted broccoli, and rice! (Okay, he cooked the rice, but that just means he poured it into the rice cooker and plugged it in.) I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was about this. I came home on Tuesday, turned on Songza, grabbed a beer, and started cooking. This is a HUGE deal for me because I don't cook. I mean, I might chop some vegetables now and then, and I can throw things in a slow cooker, but that's about it. I just don't like to cook. But lately, it's like something's clicked and I find myself wanting to cook. Yay! (Plus, I told Tony—and I know this sounds sexist—"I finally feel like a wife! My husband worked all day and I was able to let him relax on the couch and drink a beer while I cooked a delicious meal for him.") I was really proud of myself.
+ Date night with Melissa! T plays basketball Wednesday nights, so Melissa and I have started hanging out after work each week. We eat, talk, blog—whatever we feel like doing.
+ I received compliments from a few people about my blog. That really made me happy because I could tell they were genuine.
The days felt long, but the week went by fast. I felt balanced, which is perhaps the best feeling of all.
What made you happy this week?
Edit: I just looked at Melissa and said, "Shit! I forgot your curry!" She assured me I didn't have to add it, but I said, "It was so fucking delicious! I do have to!" So another happy thing: Melissa made green curry and shared it with me.