Inconsequential little things that just help to brighten our days.
For me, two of those things are Post It Notes and funky sheets.
Let me explain.
I have told you before about my obsession with To Do lists. For me, a To Do list just looks so much more appealing on brightly colored (and lined) Post It notes. The plain pale yellow is just not for me.
I have quite a collection...
The smaller lined ones are what I use for daily To Do lists, but sometimes if I have a whopper of a day, I will use the larger (longer) lined ones for my daily list. The lines are totally necessary.
I also used the larger ones for making notes when I did my weekly lesson planning back when I was a real teacher. The big lined sticky notes were treasured among my teaching team. Mostly because they are so expensive, which made them exotic and extra special! I actually looked on amazon.de this morning to see if they carry sticky notes (because I heart my next day delivery Amazon Prime privileges) and a package of small lined stickies was 14 Euros! Even though surely the presence of lines makes them more pricey, I will reiterate, the lines are totally necessary.
I understand that 14 Euros for paper that serves the same purpose as scrap paper is a bit ludicrous, but I still secretly want to order them because I am about to run out of that size.
I am also a huge fan of the Post It flags because they come in handy when I am reading and I want to mark a certain page that contains information I want to include in a paper or something like that.
If someone gave me an assortment of Post It notes for my birthday, I would consider that to be one of my top ten all time favorite gifts.
Yes, the obsession runs deep.
Is it a teacher thing? One of my favorite teacher bloggers Mrs. Mimi shares my love for Post It notes.
The other little thing that has my heart palpitating with excitement is the fact that when I move back to Portland next year, I get to pick out whatever kind of sheets strike my fancy.
Don't get me wrong. I love my husband and living apart from him is going to suck.
Especially at night time when I am sleeping alone.
Especially since I will most likely be sleeping in a twin size bed.
In a dorm room.
But, when you are part of a couple, sometimes you need to sacrifice your own personal tastes in order to meet in the middle when it comes to decorating and bedroom accessories so that the overall look is not super girly. The bed needs to be "man appropriate" which for us means solid, neutral colors. I absolutely love our bed, but if I was given the choice of any sheets in the world, I wouldn't pick the ones we have.
I love bright colors.
Polkda dots AND stripes!
If my sheets coordinated with my Post Its, I would be a happy girl.
The upside to living alone next year is that I can "decorate" my little room in any way that I want.
My bed is going to be fantastic. A haven of comfortable bliss designed by me and me only!
Ok so maybe you are thinking that my bed just might look like it belongs to an 8 year old instead of a very professional doctoral student, but....
I don't care.
I am excited about polka dots.
Can you imagine hubs sleeping in these sheets? Neither can I!
But I sure can imagine myself snuggling in after a long day's work being a real teacher.
So for some reason, today I am celebrating Post It notes and super fun, girl power sheets.
What small things make you smile?
What color/design are your sheets?
What were the craziest/coolest sheets you had as a child?