Revisiting a post I wish more people had read

In an attempt to jumpstart my blogging, I’m reposting a blog entry from March 2010….

Find a Happy Place, FINDAHAPPYPLACE!

After a long morning (yes, already) with my daughter Sybil…erm…Pea (I mean, is it really possible for someone to wake up whining? Apparently so, and it morphed into a 45 minute tantrum, at which point I just threw some cheerios at her and stuffed her in the car to go to school…..)

Aaand, I’m rambling. It happens. Stay with me….

After a stressful morning with my darling, darling now 4 year old, coffee in hand, I latched on to my bloggy pal Jenny from Jenny on the Spot’s post “Ooooh! A List! A List of Happy Things” because I needed a laugh. (And its just too early for vodka.)

I love that flattery took up three spots on her list. Nothing wrong with confidence shots. And sublety. So what the heck – I need to change my frame of mind, so here is my totally random list of 10 things that make me happy.

1. My kids. They rock. They crack me up.
2. Alternately, dropping my kids off at school. (Is that wrong?)
3. The Hubs. He’s smart, sweet, sexy. I love how his entire body turns red when he laughs (although, it is a bit startling in a “hey, are you ok?” kind of way.) He puts up with me, my blogging, and my weird hours. It works.

4. Chocolate. Especially warm, melty chocolate that cries out for a big glass of milk.

5. This Movie:Its corny, its sweet, and it has classic lines that stick in your head – like the “chick” version of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Or “Spaceballs”.

6. Sitting at the beach. Can you be unhappy with sand between your toes and the hot sun on your face?

(ok, so maybe this wasn’t the best photo choice.)
7. A Starbucks skinny vanilla latte. Ok, but if we are talking SERIOUSLY happy, a peppermint mocha, with whip. Oh yeah, I walk on the wild side.

8. Curling up with a good book. Especially when all my housework is done. (Isn’t it awfully convenient that I live in the “town of books?”)

9. Date night: I get to enjoy a good meal with my husband, but without having to cook or clean up myself, and I get to have an uninterrupted conversation, too. If I’m lucky, we might even see a show or a movie. (gasp)

10. Miniature golf. How can you NOT have fun playing miniature golf – a family tradition when we go to the beach. Especially watching your 3-year-old play.

11. Chocolate.
Yes, I know I said a list of ten, but chocolate makes me so happy it needs to be here twice. There is no such thing as too much chocolate.

Wanna play? Make your list on Facebook or on your blog, and let me know so I can read it, too.
I needs all the happy I can gets today.
I wish more people had read this post because it sums up quite a bit about me, and its a good example of my voice – sarcasm, humor, whatever you want to call it.  It also reminds me of one of the reasons that I blog – it helps me keep life in perspective. Sometimes, on the worst of days, recounting our misadventures helps me to see the brighter side – and this was a day I really needed to see the brighter side.
This post is in conjunction day 2 of SITS’ “Back to Blogging” challenge…not only am I getting back on track, but this event is sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builders Applicances, who are offering the chance to win a gorgeous Electrolux Washer/Dryer set!


  1. I love writing & reading posts about the little things that make me (or others) smile!! So glad I hopped here from SITS and got a chance to read & see your happy triggers. I've had a challenging morning, shall we say. And reading this has put a smile on my face….and made me want a skinny vanilla latte!! :>

  2. I love list posts – I guess I could put that on a list of things that make me happy…lol. After God and family, chocolate is number 3!SITS challenge visiting – keep up the good work! ;)Peace,Michelle at

  3. the beach makes everything better! thanks for sharing. Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Great list- I fully concur with every item on it:) My little peanut has the same Ariel suit too:)Please check out my Blog For A Cure Blog Party- it's a great way to get new followers, win prizes and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

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