Friday, January 22, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

Christella at Meandering Moody Memories has tagged me to list 10 things that make me happy. Not an easy goal because I have more things in my life that make me happy than things in my life that don't.

You can play along if you'd like but being that I'm not one for playing the games by the rules, I won't be tagging anyone. So, here goes!!


1) Listening to a song over and over again because I either like the melody, the chords or the lyrics or just the ability to sing along. I have been known to hit replay at least 20 times (but only when I'm in the car alone).

2) Laughing and being silly with Boo, Baby Boo and my girls. I can enjoy coloring, play doh, building with Legos, watching cartoons, playing board games or baking cookies, as long as I'm in good company. I especially cherish the moments that I spend with my girls. They have become the greatest friends ever.

3) Walking on the beach. There is something so calming for me to be surrounded by the waves crashing, the smell of the salty air...the waves tickling my toes. It makes me exhilarated.

4) Painting and finishing a creation and really, really liking it after it's done. I love the feeling I get when I sign my name.

5) A good, dripping with cheese and the works, pizza!!

6) Playing in dirt. I miss being able to garden the way I used to. I had a flower garden as well as a vegetable garden. Sometimes, I think I enjoyed getting dirty more than whether or not anything actually grew or not.

7) Doing anything out of the ordinary....I used to live the type of life where it was easy for others to say, "You can't do that" or "I wouldn't do that if I were you" or "That's not the way it's done". What makes me happy is doing something challenging, fun, interesting and doing it courageously. By the way, I'm applying for a job as an on air radio personality for a jazz radio station here. That's the kind of stuff I'm talking about!!

8) Playing in the snow! I so love making snowballs and snowmen. I am a kid again when I'm in the snow.

9) My furbabies...all three of them! They are the most compassionate beings and forgiving too. They can be a bit spoiled but they never fail to greet me when I wake up in the morning, follow me around like shadows and do all that they can to make me smile.

10) Blogging! I think that that's a given. Actually writing is what makes me happy. I love words - written, spoken, drawn, whispered. But I also love the connection I have in reading every one of your blogs as well. I laugh with you, cry with you, create with you (when you share recipes and tips), cheer with you and share in your lives as you share in mine.


Nezzy said...

Great happy list Simone. I too will bite at the bits and 'show 'em ' if someone tells me that I can't do something to this day. I guess we could call that true grit!! LoL

Have a great weekend!
God bless you, sweetie.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love the list Simone!!!! I "did happy" today too. It was fun.

You would be a FANTASTIC radio personality. Go for it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Have a fun weekend!


Mari said...

I love to listen to songs over and over again too.
Your daughters are beautiful and I love the painting!

Anita said...

What a blessing it is to have things, and expecially people, to be happy about.
Your daughters are their mother. :)

Saranne said...

Love your list! Just finished up mine, and found yours! Go for the job...I'm cheering for you! OXOX

Christella said...

Love your list. I can drive my family crazy playing the same song over and over again.

That painting is awesome.

Ina in Alaska said...

I admire how honest you are in your posts, that really comes thru. Maybe I can come over some day and color with you! I love to color. Also walking on the beach. Love it!! Happy weekend, Simone!! xoxo

lagirl/sweet tea said...

Did I know you're an Artist? (how's that for a question) If I did I had forgotten. I enjoyed seeing a photo of your work!! Love the Happy List!!

Queen "B" said...

I love these awards it allows us to get to know each other better. Wonderful list...enjoy your weekend
Aloha wishes from across the sea

My name is PJ. said...

I hope, hope, hope you get the on-air gig, Simone! You'd be so great at it!

Do you sell your artwork? I adore the piece in this post. It makes me happy!

Your girls are over-the-top gorgeous. Great genetic pooling in action.

Have a great weekend!!

Deidra said...

Your list makes me smile! My kids would always groan when riding in the car with me and I replayed the same song over and over.

Please let us know what happens with that interview. You would be perfect for the job! Absolutely perfect!

Kass said...

I love your list and the way you express yourself. I was also tagged by Christella. That painting is awesome.

Nana said...

Hey hun! I know, I love blogging too, it really broadens your mind/ life (in my opinion) :-) As for walking on the beach, I'm heading to the Carribeams in less than a month(Trinidad and Tobago, with an interval in New York) so I'll be doing plenty of that!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Great List! Good luck with that job as the radio personality! Wow, you'd be WONDERFUL at that! How exciting. I know I've said this before, but I really find you to be soooo inspiring with all that you do, and all the joy you find in your life and family. I really admire that about you. You're a wonderful writer too and I always look forward to your posts.

JennyMac said...

LOVE your happy list. And your girls are simply stunning!

SMJ said...

I love your list! And I love the positive vibes I get whenever I visit your blog. Your painting is awesomeNESS! I so hope you get that on-air job, they have no idea what a gift they would be getting.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I need to do this as well. She also tagged me and I'm in kind of a foul mood...maybe tomorrow I'll feel more like doing it.

I like your list! Your daughters are beautiful. And your painting! It's wonderful. Your multi-talented, aren't you!?!?! :)


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