Friday, May 30, 2008

Things That Make Me Happy

So, as it usually happens, I've been in a bit of a funk - feeling that I've not the best blogger, pet mom, friend, wife, sibling or child. I've decided to not be in a funk anymore (well, till the next one happens). I've also decided that the best plan of attack is to think about the things that make me happy, little and big things that get me through the day.

1. Scott - yeah, he's a pain, but you've just gotta love a guy that will put up with me (well, I do anyway - you guys are on your own). He's been a champ lately, doing a surprising number of chores and things around the house and being very supportive of cranky, moody me. He's even gone so far as to suggest I go buy shoes to make myself feel better!

2. My Nieces - these two little girls make my heart swell. I think they are spectacular, they can do no wrong and they are most definitely the cutest things on the planet. All right maybe not, but they make me about as happy as I get - even when they are busy being awful and their mom is reconsidering giving them up for adoption.

3. My four-legged kids - These little buggers make me smile like nothing else. And even when they aren't make me laugh they're helping me out in other ways.
Bad day? Well at least the dog is happy to see me.
Don't want to wake up? 16 pounds of Maine Coon sitting on you bladder will solve that.
Sorry you didn't have kids? Cleaning the litter box is way easier than diapers.

4. This blog - yep, you all rank in my things that make me happy! I love having my own little corner of the Internet to bitch and whine and then have you all tell me 'it's okay, you're not the only one'. So thank you all.

5.My iPod - shallow, yes but I love it and it makes me smile and dance around my house like a dumb commercial (yes, an iPod commercial!).

6. Scrapbooking - oh I know it's a bit silly, but I find it so relaxing and fun. How can it be bad playing with beautiful things and looking at all your favorite pictures?

Sadly, I can't think of a full top ten, but 60% isn't bad. I guess I still only get a D for happiness, but I'll study harder next time.

Current Music: Molly's Chambers - Kings of Leon


Bronwyn said...

I'm sorry you've been in a funk lately. Hope the sun shines!

for a different kind of girl said...

Back in the day when I used to dabble in a little therapy, my therapist told me many times that if I chose not to be down, I might be surprised at how up things could seem. I'm sorry you've been feeling down, and I hope this plan helps you feel up! And seriously, a husband who will give the go ahead for new shows? Saintly!

(I L-O-V-E with hearts my iPod, too. In fact, I think I adore it. Kitchen dancing rocks. If that's shallow, allow me to be shallow with you, sista!)

(Oh, yeah, I also love the blog world couch! Some people out there are definitely good for the soul!)

Lori said...

Focusing on the good definitely can't hurt the situation. I like the advice from a different kind of girl. But finding the up in every situation is not as easy as it sounds.

Good luck finding your up in you moments of down. Maybe the sunshine and warm weather will help.

Your nieces definitely are adorable.

I love my ipod too, but I use it to run or exercise, so it doesn't give me that LOVE feeling as much as it does you.

kimmyk said...

It's good that you are choosing to see goodness. It's a start.

Your nieces are sweeties. And I totally getcha with your 4 legged kids. Mine are barking at the neighbors and it's early on a Sunday morning. Should make for great conversation with the neighbors later since they have a new baby and are getting really no sleep. Niice.

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