Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spin Cycle--Happiness

Jen at Sprite's Keeper is spinning up some happiness this week.  She has asked what makes us happy.  Happiness is something I have to remind myself about sometimes.  It's not that I'm unhappy but I'm often not truly happy.
I tend toward being depressed (it runs in the family) and I have to really try to keep the blues away.  I have started thinking about the things that make me smile and that helps.

So things that make me smile:
1.  Hearing my boys (both big and little) laughing.  Something about them playing and laughing makes my heart smile.

2.  Reading a great book (even if I have read it before--and the tub and a glass of wine make it even better).

3.  Seeing comments on my blog posts.

4.  Scrapbooking memories.  I have been slacking n this one but now that Bruiser is not as dependant on me I planning on getting back into it.  Now, I just need to decide where to start.

5.  Spontaneous hugs from Turbo and Nick.

6.  Cuddles with Bruiser.

7.  A full night's sleep (thank you Bruiser, lets keep it up!).

8.  A clean house.  I hate getting it clean but once it is clean I really like it.

9.  Planning trips--even if they are just road trips.  I love getting out of town.  Lots of tension just drains away when we get past the city limits sign.

10.  New Mythbusters shows.  Heck even reruns of Mythbusters are fun to watch.  It's a show that all of us like and there is no complaints or whining with Mythbusters.

11.  Cheesecake always makes me smile.  I only get it when we have dinner out but I really want to learn to make in myself.  I love cheesecake, all kinds.

Well there you have it.  these are thing that make me smile and can perk up my mood.  When I get down about things in general  I try to think of these things to make myself happier.


  1. Great reminders of the happiness in your life. I can relate to almost all of them except cheesecake. Have never liked the stuff. Ever. (And both my parents are New York transplants. I'm strange. They've confirmed it.)
    You're linked!

  2. Reading a book in the tub is one of the best ways to spend time and always makes me smile. In fact, it's such a great idea I think I'll do it tonight. Thanks!


  3. Oooh, cheesecake. I can't decide which makes me happier, cheesecake or a full night's sleep....

  4. I love seeing my house clean too. But getting it there? So not worth the trouble considering it only stays that way for all of five minutes sometimes.

    Cheesecake definitely softens the blow. ;)


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