Inspired by Golf Widow and Things I`m grateful for, today I made a list of things that make me happy.
Here it is.
- The birds singing outside. It gives me hope that spring might someday arrive.
- Sunshine - let's call this the silver lining to our drawn-out winter - the days are sunny and there's no rain.
- Boxing. There is nothing like the feeling that I get after a killer hour long boxing session.
- Jelly beans - which admittedly I should stop eating before I make myself sick.
- The internet.
- Dixie Chicks concerts
- The fact that I don't have to worry about clean water or sufficient nutritious food.
- Song: Terri Clark, Damn Right
- Movie theatres. I never rent movies - I am too easily distracted and will wander off before I figure out who is who in the movie - but I like going to theatres to watch movies (even if it's only once or twice a year).
- TV on DVD. With TV on DVD I only have to learn who the characters are once, and thus I don't wander off as often. I have no idea why it works that way, but it does.
- Camping. Sitting around a campfire with nothing in particular to do and all day to do it in.
- Frequent flier lounges at the airport.
- My friends.
- Those chocolate truffle things from Costco. I don`t know what they`re actually called, but they are very, very good.
- Album: Brad Paisley, 5th Gear
- Living in a place with 4 distinct seasons (even though winter is attempting a hostile takeover of spring).
- My family. As George Burns said, "Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family in another city."
- Saskatoon berries
- The writers strike is over & TV is coming back.
- The sound of rain on the roof while I’m dry & warm inside.
- Karaoke machines. (Note: This may not make people trapped in a room with me & a karaoke machine happy, but this list isn’t about them. )
- My job.
- The people at Visa who watch out for credit card fraud.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - a trilogy in 5 parts.
- Garlic. Especially that garlic dip from Farm Boy.
- My new computer reboots much, much faster than my old one.
- My niece. She had her 4th birthday party at the museum (because she loves dinosaurs). Here’s our conversation about it:
Me: How was your birthday party? Did you have fun at the museum?
Me: Did you see dinosaurs?
Her: No (in a mocking, you must be kidding tone).
Her: No, dinosaurs are extinct. That means they are all dead.
Me: Oh. Did you see dinosaur bones?
- Arrogant Worms concerts.
- Flowers in the spring.
- Driving down the highway in the spring with the windows open.
- The amazing people I’ve worked with, especially the guys.
- Pens that write well.
- Fresh tomatoes from the garden in the summer.
- Committing to doing a new thing every day is giving me the push I needed to do things that I’ve been thinking about for ages.
- French fries with that mystery spice on it. I have no idea what it is, but it’s on the fries at Baton Rouge, and it was on the fries at the place across from my high school.
- Facebook has allowed me to get back in touch with friends I had lost touch with.
- Alabama’s The Cheap Seats, which somehow captures the feeling of sitting outside watching a ball game.
- Income tax software.
- Mahna Mahna
- Harvest sunsets on the prairies.
- Hanging clothes out on the clothesline in the summer.
- Ice cold water on a hot day.
- The first snowfall of the year.
- Anne of Green Gables. I read it as a child, and then bought it before a plane ride as an adult. It’s embarrassing to giggle out loud on a plane while reading silently to yourself. Especially at a children’s book.
- West Jet
- My dishwasher, also known as the only reason I ever put dishes away.
- Wiki How
- Sting Rays.
- Blogger makes doing things like uploading photos easy.