Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #9

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Thirteen Things That Make Me Smile

1. My son. He's busy, infuriating, funny, and sweet, and he can make me want to bang my head against the nearest wall. But he can make me laugh like nothing else, and it warms my heart when he tells me he loves me.

2. Good dark chocolate. Looooooove me some dark chocolate.

3. Festive pens. I love writing in different colors. I doodle a lot, and the more entertaining my doodles can be, the better I like it. I'm especially partial to sparkly inks.

4. A good book. Nothing beats curling up with a good book on a rainy day. (Not that I get to do that often, but when I do, I like it a lot.)

5. Sunny days. I'm a fair-weather child by nature. If I have to live with too much rain and gloom, I get grumpy.

6. Clean sheets. It feels wonderful to slip into bed with clean, cool sheets at the end of the day.

7. A bubble bath. #6 is especially nice if you've had a bubble bath first. And a bubble bath in the middle of the day, for example, if you take the day off work, just feels downright decadent.

8. A nap. See #7 for my thoughts about naps in the middle of the day. I think that's the best sleep there is, taking a nap on a vacation day, knowing everyone else is at work and you aren't. I wish I could take a nap right now.

9. Chocolate chip cookies. Especially if they're warm and fresh from the oven.

10. Flowers. I can't grow 'em, but I can enjoy 'em.

11. Cotton candy. How can you not smile when you've got a big fluffy blob of spun sugar in your hand? I very seldom have any, but it's always a smiley occasion when I do.

12. Butterflies. I love butterflies. I had one land on my arm once when J and I were outside. Very cool.

13. Brian. I don't understand how I can feel so secure and centered when I'm around him, and yet all hair-standing-on-end/toes-curling at the same time. It's a mystery, but one that darn sure makes me happy.

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Rose DesRochers said...

Husbands and children have a way of making us smile and I just love Clean sheets and baths. Have a great weekend Lisa.


Di said...

Love, love, love naps!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Wow, you know how to focus on the luxuries in life. Clean sheets, dark chocolate, and great kids. LOVE the idea of the bath in the middle of the day -- just the idea is deliciously decadent.

Happy TT!

amy said...

What a nice happy post...Clean sheets rock!

The GateKeeper said...

You deserve all the luxuries of life, especially chocolate. And I never miss out on a good book, curled up in front of the fireplace on a rainy night. Yay!


Dark chocolate...I wish that I had some.

I love pens.I am attracted most to those that look somewhat pretty...they don't look poorly made but are not necessarily expensive. I tend to have a lot of writing implements. My favorite quality about a pen is the smoothness with which it writes. :-)

I don't get to curl up with a work of fiction often. I have a hard time finding one that I will like & then I never have enough time to concentrate on what I am reading.

I am more of a sunny day person,too. I keep on meaning to take some sunrise pictures.

Clean wonderful.

I haven't taken a bubble bath for such a long time. I love bubble baths.

I felt like I needed a power nap a few times today but it was actually something to do with my blood sugar. I would not recommend drinking "Vault" as you then have a pretty strong sugar letdown.

I haven't had good chocolate chip cookies in a long time. Does anyone have a good chocolate chip cookie recipe?

I enjoy much.

Cotton candy is fun but I am always sad when it runs out. I tend to eat too much of it & then make myself a little bit sick.

I love butterflies...definitely.

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