Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Unimportant Meme

My friend Akelmalu from the blog Everything and Nothing (who writes a mean Flash Fiction Friday amongst other things!) recently tagged me for a meme wherein I need to tell you six unimportant things that make me happy. I've seen the meme going around other blogs and every time I've seen it I've thought to myself - isn't everything that makes you happy important in some way?

Alas though, who am I to overthink or argue with a meme? I'm just a mere meme minion and only a Duchess at that! I suppose if there were any changes or alterations that they would have to be brought before Mimi, the Queen of Memes for her to pass judgment and make a ruling on. This being such a simple meme, I won't bother the Queen with it as I'm sure she's busy painting her nails or ironing her pencil skirt or such so instead I shall just accept it as it is, try to think of six unimportant things that make me happy, and then commit a breach of meme manners by not tagging six other people!

Now for those six unimportant (and yet important to me!) things -
  1. Clean sheets. Nothing beats the feeling of climbing into bed between clean sheets!
  2. A cup of coffee after I manage to climb out from between those clean sheets and stumble my way to the kitchen.
  3. Waking up without any back pain or other assorted aches and pains (unfortunately, this doesn't happen anywhere near as much as I'd like!
  4. A good book.
  5. The sun shining through the trees (which hasn't happened in way too long due to all of the rainy weather we've been having).
  6. The smell of fresh cut grass.
Now as I said, I'm not tagging anyone but if you'd like to take it upon yourself to do this one - feel free! It's quick, it's easy, and I bet you can name a whole lot more than six "unimportant" things that make you happy without hardly trying!


  1. Oh clean sheets, YES, especially when they've dried outdoors inthe sun! If I was rich I would have clean sheets every single day. :)

    Thanks for playing along Linda. x

  2. I do love clean sheets! And my cats love to help me make up the bed! Delicious!

    Guess what? Lois will be in Methuen, MA during the time I'll be up visiting the SisterDears and taking in a Red Sox game, among other things! We can make it a trio if you like! :-D

  3. Only six? Coffee. Autumn days with cool breezes, warm sun and autumn leaves. Walking on the beach when it's deserted. A companion dog (can't have one right now). More coffee, with caffeine, of course.

  4. Anonymous10:59 AM EDT

    Barb...there's not enough bail money to keep us out of trouble... LOL!

    My six:
    1. timely sunshine/rain
    2. A hug
    3. Coffee
    4. the sound of waves
    5. Pretty seashells
    6. a cozy bed

  5. Great list.the clean sheets are one of the things that I forgt to mention when I did this meme as well.

  6. Ah... very simple and most take for granted. I also like the smell of coffee brewing.

  7. Anonymous3:32 PM EDT

    1. A nice cup of coffee.

    2. A good book.

    3. Having a few hours of quiet time when I'm not sleeping.

    4. Gilmore Girls.

    5. A favorite song playing on the iPod unexpectedly.

    6. Sleeping in without guilt.

  8. There is nothing as wonderful as clean white crisp sheets....I'm going to take a nap now.

    And Duchess, you did extraordinarily well with this meme.

  9. :-)

    1 kid snuggles
    2 hubby snuggles
    3 kitty snuggles
    4 kid kisses
    5 hubby kisses
    6 kitty purrs.

    there ya go.

  10. I love your responses, Duchess Linda.

    Clean sheets are on my list too. And Ralph's. ;-)

  11. Fresh sheets are wonderful. I remember hanging mine on the clothes line outside to dry after washing back in Czech. That was the best smell ever :o)


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