Tuesday, May 18, 2010

101 Things That Make Me Happy

Having a good hair day

The smell of fresh ground coffee

Arctic Orange Smoothies from The Juice Shop

The Outer Banks in North Carolina

Getting together with my friends from college

Parrano cheese

Winning a round of Mah Jong


Making Bruschetta

Visiting my daughter in Chapel Hill

Finding shells on the beach

Making a great tennis shot

Sitting on the front porch with my husband

Stacks of magazines

Growing basil

My vegetable garden

Black Spray Paint

Dragging a treasure home from Goodwill

Lemon Bars

When my husband washes and vacuums my car

Mocha Frappachino from Starbucks

Big black pots with bright red geraniums


finding a new lip gloss color I like

crisp white shirts

clean sheets on the bed

when someone else unloads the dishwasher

when my husband preps my coffee the night before

listening to The Dennis Miller Show on the radio in my car

Watching Pride and Prejudice…the BBC version with Colin Firth

The Camille Salad at Pita Delite

Fresh strawberries

Discovering a new blog to read and follow

Making a batch of pickles and giving them away

Handmade cards from my kids

Taking a really good photo of something or someone

Jamoca Almond Fudge from Baskin Robbins

Really good bread

The smell of a real bakery

Overhearing someone speak French and understanding what they said

Sitting by the bon fire

Watching Oakley wiggle on her back in the sun

Pink nail polish on my toes

The look of a French Manicure

Looking at old photos of our kids

Getting an invitation in the mail

Planning a party

Seeing someone I know in the newspaper

Watching our son play Lacrosse

Pellegrino Sparkling Water

Having dinner when all 4 of us are together

Going to the Farmer’s Market

Spending the day on a boat on a lake

Taking the dog for a walk

Playing cards with the kids

Reading a really good book

Discovering a new blog

Catching up with my friends from High School

Browsing in a book store

Watching Dolphins at the beach

Purple Iris’

The sound of a lawn mower on a Saturday morning in the summertime

The smell of fresh cut grass

Filling a basket with vegetables from my garden

The smell and taste of a cup of coffee in a really nice restaurant

Learning how to do something new on the computer

Seeing something I like in a catalog and thinking “I can make that!”

kittens and puppies

Making things

Reading  a new cookbook

Getting ready for Halloween

Walking in the woods in the Fall

Touring newly built and decorated homes

Watching Pelicans fish in the ocean

Playing golf with the neighborhood girls

Visiting Washington DC

Buying flowers

New sandals

Shopping in a kitchen store

The smell of a lavender plant

Making things and giving them away

Ice cold beer that’s been sitting in a tub of ice

Making a big pot of soup in the winter time


Getting new catalogs in the mail and reading them on the front porch

The smell of suntan lotion

New sunglasses

Trying a new restaurant and liking it

A drawer full of matching socks

Donating big bags of clothes and stuff to Goodwill

Remembering how my kids used to pronounce certain words like “paga’s for “pretzels”

getting a foot massage

Seeing a turtle

Unexpectedly picking a good movie from Netflix

Playing Euchre

Finding someone who knows what Euchre is and likes to play

Watching the dog play in the creek

Having a really good waiter or waitress and leaving a big tip

Driving up to our house at night when it is all lit up at Christmas with lights

Picking strawberries

Trying and liking a new kind of cheese


The White Farmhouse said...

Holy crap batman! I have a hard enough time thinking up 10 for the 10 things I love award! You should try the Irish style Swiss cheese! It is my newest love in the cheese department.

Snappy Di said...

Swoon... Colin Firth. Yum!


Tee said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe you cranked that out in a single day. I decided to do the 1000 gifts thing at Holy Experience a couple months ago. I'm maybe at 35 or 40. You have some really good ones (that I'll probably be swiping.)

Tee said...

p.s. You should make some Save Ferris rocks to sell. I'd buy one.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

When I think of black spray paint and stencils, you always come to mind! You are getting into this mah jong! I remember when you first started going.

Melanie said...

That was a wonderful list! We could be best friends because as I kept reading each one was something that I love. I would say "oh I love that too" and then the next thing would be something I love. A great list!

Jane said...

I'm very impressed with your list! I think it's a great idea to remember all of the things that make us happy.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to let you know that Tom Watson was the nicest man. He is a huge supporter of ALS and could not have been more gracious to me and my husband and son during our dinner together. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.

RNSANE said...

So many of those things I share as well....especially that foot massage!!!

Ann said...

Great list. I love playing Euchure unfortunately I don't know any other players in my neck of the South.

I don't think I could make such a long list. You've inspired me to pay more attention to the little things that make me happy.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I loved reading your list! And I love that having a good hair day was at the top. I mean, let's face it- if you're having a good hair day you are just set up for happiness! xo