Things That Make Me Happy…Like, Really, Really Happy

So, we’ve had a pretty exciting day around here…news to come, but I won’t spill yet since the news isn’t entirely mine. (Intrigued?? Suspicious that this is a cheap ploy to drum up readership?? All in due time…mwhuahahaha!)


Anyway, good news always makes me think about good things and I just spontaneously started making a list of things that make me incredibly happy.


Here they are, in no particular order.


Things That Make Me Incredibly Happy:

New Beginnings…and the fact that each day contains millions. No really, millions.

-Musicians who play tambourines.

-Babies who play tambourines.

-Playing the tambourine.

Pardon the lazy eye. We’re going for realism here.

-Psychedelic nail polish – Today I’m wearing “Kook a Mango”, proof that I’m taking time for myself, hooray!


-Opportunities for challenge and change.

-Proper QWERTY typing, a love developed due to my father’s obsession with Mavis Beacon CD-ROMs and a junior high keyboarding teacher who made us do wall squats when we weren’t good. True story.

-Folksy hipster music. Right now I’m listening to a glorious playlist including, but not limited to:

  • Mumford and Sons
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Bryan John Applby

Check ’em all out so you can be cool like me…or just so’s you’ve got some good tunes at your disposal.

-Ripening tomatoes and growing plants in our little backyard farm.

Hello, there, my little red friend!


Baby basil leaves!


-Reading to Maggie. She’s been toting around my copies of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, so I decided to try reading one to her, just to see if we’re ready for the next level of book lovin’. We finished an entire chapter before her nap, so hooray for that!

-And finally, this picture, courtesy of our sweet friend, Giancarlo:

This was at Lil’s 1st birthday celebration yesterday. Laaarve!



What are some things that make you indescribably happy? I wanna know!