Friday, November 7, 2008

Six Things That Make Me Happy

Awhile back - quite awhile back - I was given a lovely blogging award by my friend Connie of Brain Foggles. Lest Connie think that I was both ungrateful and forgetful because she gave me this award back on October 27th and it's now November 7th, let me just say that wasn't the case, I was just waiting until the right time to accept my award and complete the rules that it came with! I believe that the right time has arrived!

The Kreativ Blogger award first came to Connie via Tina from Mummified Times Five who apparently has a great sense of humor and five kids. Yep, I think that a mom would most definitely need a great sense of humor with five kids in the house! I'm pretty sure a dad would, too!

This award, lovely though it may be, comes with a bit of a catch ... before presenting it to six other people I have to tell you about six things that make me happy. Considering I've been in a rather, how shall we say, pissy mood the past couple of days it's been kind of hard to think of six things that make me happy but maybe when one is in a bad mood it's actually a very good time to put the thinking cap on and concentrate on happy things rather than annoying things. After all, I can't do anything about the rain ...

So without further ado (or more hemming and hawing) here are six things that make me happy:
  1. Being able to sleep in rather than getting up before the sun. I am not a morning person - never have been and never will be - and I think there's nothing better than waking up in the morning at my own pace and not having to rush out the door to get to work.
  2. Speaking of work - having a day off makes me very happy! I don't seem to get a lot of them but when I do I love it even if I do nothing else but hang around the house.
  3. Getting together with my friend Rhonda once a month for either breakfast or lunch as it gives us the chance to stay in touch and catch up on each other's lives rather than be too busy to ever see each other even though we only live a couple of towns apart.
  4. A good roast beef. I know that probably sounds shallow but there's more to it than just the taste! My grandfather cooked a delicious roast beef at every Sunday dinner that I can ever remember having at his house (and there were many of them) and a good roast beef always brings back happy memories of Sundays at Gramp's house.
  5. Having a little money left over in my checking account on the Wednesday before my every-other-Thursday payday. Most times I'm treading water and don't have two nickels to rub together at the end of the two weeks but every once in awhile I won't be totally broke!
  6. A good book. There is nothing quite like finding a good book with a good story that sucks you in and takes you outside of your own world as long as you've got pages to turn. I've recently rediscovered the joys of my local library and have been spending more time reading.
There you have it - six things that make me happy and now I'm craving a roast beef sandwich while I'm lounging in bed on my day off with a good book!

The other part of the rules is that I'm to pass this on to six other bloggers and make them happy so let's see ... whom shall I choose?
  1. Lois of Lowdown From Lois
  2. Patti of Late Bloomer Boomer
  3. Sarah of My Wonderful Life
  4. Pinky of Cheese in My Shoe
  5. Ralph of Airhead 55
  6. Tisha of CrAzY Working Mom
I hope that passing on this award complete with its quick little rules makes the above six people happy and if not I'm sure I'll hear about it! Right, Sarah??

Everyone have a happy Friday and thank you, Connie, for the lovely award! It was very sweet of you to think of me!


  1. Thank you, Duchess Linda ~ I think.

    Sounds like I have to reveal some stuff about myself. That's the difficult part!

    What makes me happy is proper spelling! Kreativ??

    Just kidding, it's creative.

    Have a great Friday.

  2. Congrats and well done, Linda!

  3. six great things and now i want a roast beef sandwich too!

    smiles, bee

  4. well thank you!!

    you've made me very happy this morning after a long hard and crappy night at work!

    I'll get to it.....eventually.....


  5. Anonymous10:19 AM EST

    Well, aren't you a gem?! Congrats for being a recipient...and thanks for passing it along. I'll work on this in my spare time! Hah! Just kidding...I really don't feel like working today at the office, maybe I'll do this instead, it'd be way more fun!!!

  6. Yep, having roast beef on Sunday at grandma and grandpas house was indeed a real treat. I have the same memory. You know, roast beef was the meal on Sunday for many a home.

    Congratulations on the award Linda. Well deserved.

    Have a great day. Big hug. :)

  7. Congratulations on your award. :)
    Lovely list of happy things!

  8. That was a really clever person who came up with this award and the rules that go with it. Congratulations, you earned it ;o)
    Have a great weekend, Linda!

  9. Nicely done, Linda! Kudos to you for overcoming your "pissy mood" to come up w/six things that make you happy! That's more than what some folks are doing these days! Just reading your blog every morning is one of the things that make ME happy. Thank you!

  10. A good book will make me content as well, Linda.

  11. Oh Hey I got the book Host now... 100 more pages to go in Twilight.. Pathetic I know :(

  12. Anonymous5:08 PM EST

    Hi Linda, thanks for the link back to Mummified Times Five :)

  13. A book and a roast beef sandwich made from leftovers - fresh potato bread, lots of mayo, sweet tomatoes and I'm good to go! And I hate mornings, too. Since I was a little kid, I always wanted to stay up late...
    Bad habit: I want to snack while I read - and NOT celery either!

  14. I call this list the "things that make my heart smile" list. I love reading other peoples happy lists. It just spreads positive energy thinking about those lovley things!

  15. Hi Linda and congratulations on your award. I enjoyed reading the things that make you happy. I can definitely relate to number one. I, too, am not a morning person and enjoy sleeping late, getting up and waking up at my own pace. When I was working that was the hardest part about any job I held.

  16. Anonymous11:30 PM EST

    I hope this helped to get you thinking more happy thoughts. Roast Beef and Pasta always remind me of Sunday dinners at my house when I was a kid. Good memories!

  17. Anonymous4:29 AM EST

    Congrats and thanks! I'll have to think this one over


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