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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

the happy day project: days 1-3

There hasn't been much to blog about around here this week. And I don't even have any cute pictures to show you. Boo. I think I have been in a little bit of a funk this week and I need to snap out of it. Monday it rained all of those dreary days. Tuesday was rainy again and then it even snowed a little last night. And today I woke up feeling yucky. All that to say, I haven't kept up with The Happy Day Project like I was planning on. But I'm not giving up! (Man that sounded like a lot of whining...really the week hasn't been that bad...let's talk about something a little more happy!)

The Happy Day Project: Day 1

I made some little loaves of pumpkin bread and added the free printable tag. So cute. The original plan was to deliver them to the "neighbors". But, remember I said it was raining on Monday. We live in the country and our closest "neighbors" live 1/4 mile down the road. I thought it would be a little weird to show up on their front porch in the pouring rain in the dark with my banana bread. Plan B. So, we delivered our bread to some friends whose sweet baby boy was born that day. I still would like to do something for our neighbors, but I think I will wait until the sun is shining. :)

I made my mom's pumpkin muffin recipe. So good...and so easy:

Pumpkin Muffins

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
1 3/4 cups pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 T cinnamon
2 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
brown sugar and chopped walnuts for top

Blend eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add rest of ingredients. Mix until smooth. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle with brown sugar and walnuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

What about Day 2 and Day 3? My cards for day two are all printed out and ready to write in. Levi and I are going to send some notes to his aunt and uncles who live far away. We will work on that today. I haven't bought my gift card for the homeless yet either. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow.

Although I am behind, I am loving this project. It has got me thinking about other ways that I can be a blessing to the people around me on a more continual basis. It has helped me realize that I need to be thinking outward more often. I needed that reminder.

How about you? Are you participating in The Happy Day Project?


Blogger Trish said...

yes... i am loving how it is stretching me! i am a little behind too. but i'm not going to let that stop me from spreading some happy :)

November 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing thing to do. :)

November 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

Yes. And I'm moving slow too. BUT...I really love that each morning is filled with all the usuals & now also the thoughts of what to do for someone else. It's how it should be. I'm loving it too. I will do them all!! Even if it takes 2 weeks instead of 1;)...and maybe then it will be a habit?? A girl can hope.

November 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

You have plenty of time friend. Time and grace. I love that your neighbors are far. Love it. I think I have 1,000 neighbors in 1/4 mile. Crazy.

November 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea. I want to start doing something like this, after I saw your post this week- it got me very inspired.

November 9, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Melanie Martini said...

Hey Jess! I know what you mean...I've been in a "funk" lately too. I think it is the change in weather and the daylights savings switch. It gets me every year! :-)

November 10, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

I love the idea of happy day project!!! I think that would lift even the yuckiest of days!!! ;-)

November 10, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

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