Yes, yes – I have a new, non-list blog post in the works. But for now, here are ten everyday things that make me happy.

  1. Waking up to sprite’s face every morning.
  2. Petting the cats, each one with a different favorite spot to pet.
  3. The smell of freshly-ground coffee.
  4. The whirring of my bicycle chain as I ride to and from work.
  5. A majestic oak tree along R Street in Georgetown.
  6. The statue in the middle of Sheriden Circle.
  7. A cat curling up on my lap as I try to use the laptop, watch TV or read.
  8. Checking the tweets on the iPhone.
  9. Using Strava, RideWithGPS, and MapMyRide to discover new places to ride the bike, or concoct new routes to try.
  10. Logging my riding mileage and comparing it to previous years.