I wanted to post this yesterday when I was reminded of it, but thought it'd be better to post two days in a row, rather than twice in one day.

Today's happiness is brought you by Masterpiece Theater presenting Jane Austin's Emma.
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 Even better is I missed the airing of the first two episodes and found out that they are available for viewing on PBS.org.  I don't even have to wait to buy the DVD, which, of course I plan to do!

So, PBS, Emma, and the BBC are making Sunday nights my historical movie night again (a longtime, casual tradition of mine).  I love cooking a good meal and being cozy in my house on Sunday evenings.  It's not a strict rule of mine, but it is something I enjoy, especially during the winter months.
The above clip includes my favorite part of the series so far.  When Emma and Mr. Knightley, well, you'll see, it's starts around the 5 minute mark. 

*sigh*

Can't wait to see what happens next (though I already know, I want to SEE it happen, dresses, these actors, etc.)
 
 
In the middle of winter, tredging into work everyday sometimes it's hard to focus on little things that make us happy.

In an effort to capture some happiness, as often as I think about doing so, I'm going to post about things that make me happy.

Today is raspberries.
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Yesterday, while grocery shopping I spotted a great deal on raspberries and since they always make me feel like I'm indulging but are in fact a healthy snack, I bought some. 

Maybe raspberries remind me of decadant scenes from Marie Antoinette, or maybe it's the thought of raspberries surrounded by sweet champagne bubbles in crystal stemware...whatever it is they make me happy, even in the middle of winter.
Trying to be eat healthier and shed some extra weight, obviously is made easier when I remember the healthy foods that I love. 
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Alas, no champagne for me this morning.  Instead, I've added them to my oatmeal and kept a few extra for an afternoon snack!