Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Happy List

Kim, Susan, and Glenn all want to know about ten things that make me happy. On some hormonally charged days, I'm sure that my husband wants that info too!
  1. A peaceful dinner. Four kids with four opinions, four up and down moods, and four volume levels. It can get loud when we're passing the mashed potatoes around. Excitement and energy are fun outside, but sometimes it's necessary to calm the troops so we can eat with some sanity. The boys can get into some heated sports debates. Testosterone overload!

  2. Dancing around with my MP3 player. I'm addicted officially. What a great stress reliever.

  3. "Mom, look what I did." Love when the kids smile about accomplishing a new task.

  4. Reading 25 plus pages of my book in one sitting. I like having the chance to fully dive into the story. Sometimes, I only get the chance to read a page or two. Sleep takes over many nights.

  5. All my blogging friendships make me so happy. I can't imagine my life without all of you helping me get through each day :)

  6. Watching one of my taped shows (Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance) with hubby. I know that he would rather watch one of his shows (24, CSI), but I love that he wants to give me that happiness for an hour or so.

  7. "Mom, I'll help him with his homework." It's nice to see the boys work together and help each other. Wrestling-free time is always good to me.

  8. Laughing makes me happy. The right line in a movie can keep me smiling all day. I will use YouTube to find one of my favorite comedy scenes when I need a quick pick me up.

  9. My love affair with chocolate.

  10. I love you's and hugs from my kids. Happiness off the charts!

Thanks to Susan for tagging me to make my happy list. Thanks to Kim and Glenn for passing this sweet award on to me, so now I would like to share this award with these blogging friends. I wish I could list all of you :) That would be a HUGE list!

Christy over at LIVE and learn

Jenn over at A Blonde in Sweden

Aleta over at Fleur de Aleta

Trudy over at Third Time's A Charm!

Vicky over at The Westra World

Randi over at Foreign Quang

Dani over at Dani's Daily Drop

Mandy over at Mandy's Life After 30

I can't resist everyone, here goes: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" Are you singing the song in your head now? Sorry about that :)

30 comments:

Sabrina said...

One of the best things ever is reading until you fall asleep. What a blessing.

glnroz said...

:)

SwedishJenn said...

This is my very first ever blog award. I'm so humbled and so unprepared. "You like me. You REALLY like me!" Ok, here goes..off the cuff:
I would like to thank:
- God and Jesus, because well, those are the first guys you thank when you win awards.
- My darling husband, who cleaned the garbage out of the car this morning when I asked him to.
- My deliciously beautiful 3-year old son, who has so much joie de vivre in his compact littleness and gives me so many reasons to smile everyday.
- The blogosphere: I discovered you not that long ago and I thank you for sharing your lives and inspiring mine.
- My extremely small group of blog followers, or perhaps I should term you, "Tight Knit". Thanks for putting up with the ADHD that is my "blog".
- September Mom for graciously bestowing this award upon undeserving me, for commenting on my blog and for her the posts that keep me coming back for more.
Cue music...

Trudy said...

Congratulations and thanks for passing this fun award along! I'm already thinking 'happy'
thoughts for my own post.

God bless!

Mari said...

Congrats on the award! You make lots of people happy, including me!

Vicky said...

How did you know I was seriously not even going to post because I am running on empty in the creativity department! Thank you for tagging me for this fun award!

I enjoyed your list and now I am leaving with a energy boost and a smile on my face, thanks Kelly!

Kim said...

This is a great list and I love that your hubby sits and watches your shows too. It does mean alot. Right now I'm hooked on my Picoult novels and it is a point in the day that I too look forward to!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Thank you so much for the award Kelly~ I'll be sure to pass it along with the time is right. What a great list~ reading your blog always makes me happy, that's for sure! I'm totally with you on the music player and chocolate, by the way!

Amias said...

Lots of the same things make me happy too, but especially number 9!

Joanne said...

We share so many of the same happy motivators! Chocolate, music, books. Just thinking about them even does the trick :)

destrella said...

Your sweet hubby! Great list. :O)

T Rex Mom said...

I love your list of happy things - I can certainly agree with many of your items. I am excited for the day when my kids say "Look what I did!" And reading your blog makes me happy so thank you!

Corrie Howe said...

This a list of happy things. Not having the TV on 24/7 makes me happy. However, my kids have been sick for about a week between them.

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey Kelly! Congrats pal. I am so happy *grin* that you won this award. And I love your list. You have a great hubby too.

Visiting with you makes me super happy. Thanks so much for being one of my blogging buddies. (^_^)

Ginger Jasper said...

Congratulations on the award.. Yes the song is in my head.. LOL Carol and GJ x

Caroline said...

Such a great list! I love number 1...especially the peaceful dinner part ;)

Jenners said...

What a great list ... and I wish you get all of them in one day sometime soon.

Flory said...

Kelly, a great happy list. Reading, music, friends, all a must in my life as well. I was tagged too, can't wait to put my list up.

Susan Fobes said...

"Cause when you worry your face will frown
and that will bring everybody down
Don't Worry — Be Happy!" How true... Love the list KellY :)

Don said...

A good list to compile: definitely a mood lifter. And congrats!

Dani said...

Great list! Thanks a lot for this! It's a great thing to think about! :)

kisatrtle said...

Great list!

Christy said...

Thanks for sharing this award with me. I will get on it right away. I really enjoyed your list. I needed some happiness today.

Michelle said...

That's a good list. I love the peaceful dinners and the proud I want to show you moments. So fun. And mmm chocolate. I think I ought to go eat a salted caramel. After all, I did get them for Christmas and they're more than 3/4 still there. Hmmm.

Debbie said...

The kids getting along is certainly one of those things that make me happy as well! Love your list.

Becca said...

SUch a great list. I can totally understand why all of those things would make you so happy. You are one blessed woman!

christy rose said...

What a sweet list Kelly! I just kept say "awwww!" after reading everyone of them. congrats on the award. Your friendship makes me happy too.

He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats on your happy award and your list is awesome. Laughing makes me happy too. I love to hear my children when they are belly laughing. So sweet. No better sound. Except complete silence:) LOL

Jen said...

Dancing around with my MP3 player. I'm addicted officially. What a great stress reliever.


me too ;)

oh yeah, and chocolate too!

Randi said...

Thank you for sending me the award! I've been away from blogging for a few weeks and I come back to something incredibly nice like this. I think I can just copy and paste your list onto mine. Is that cheating that we are so much alike? :)