The Turquoise Penguin

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Momma Told Me There'd Be Days Like This

The only thing better than a 3 day weekend - is a 4 day weekend. Van Morrison. to. the. rescue.

One thing that most people know about me is that I'm a lover of lists. Any type of list: To-Do Lists, Grocery Lists, Bucket Lists, Christmas Lists (which I used to start making my list in July when my mom got the big 'ol JcPenny book of toys - forget dog-earring the pages. I wanted to make sure santa had that list), Birthday Lists, Target lists (oh how I love le Target) get the point. So - why not make a happy list? For me. A list of things that make me happy. Sometimes I think it's good for people to sit back, take a look around them and realize all of the great things they have to be happy about. We all know I can be a bit on the windy side (okay, so maybe more than a bit) - so I'll keep it short and sweet with ten things that make me happy.

  1. My family. (duh.) Well, I would pretty much get in a fist fight with anyone who said my family isn't cool. I love them. And they make me beam with joy.
  2. Road Trips. Sometimes you just can't help but smile when you think about renting a van and going someplace without any idea what the weekend is going to bring.
  3. Music. I may not be a music nerd/nut whatever you want to call it and know every new artist but by golly - my yellow ipod brings so much happiness to my life.
  4. Snail Mail. Being a designer (and my designer friends know this) we check out everything from the feel of the paper, the typography (bodoni. bodoni. bodoni), color, print quality (I'm a SUCKER for letter press)
  5. Kentucky Lake. I honestly feel that I was born a boater. floater. skier. beer-drinker (sorry, mom), laugher. & relaxer. When you jump in that lake - all cares jump in too. See ya later cares!
  6. Giving gifts. More than anything - the "perfect" gift. I've been known to give gifts months in advance just because I knew I'd end up telling them what they were getting. One year at Christmas my brother convinced me to tell him about the Notre Dame (yes, boo to Notre Dame) hat I had so perfect disguised in a gallon milk container, only to find out the roller-skating doll that I so badly wanted wasn't really what he got me. Not a fair trade. He STILL attempts to trick me into falling for that every year. I'm gullible - to a fault.
  7. Reading blogs. Whoa. Holy Cow. I'm obsessed. There are so many talented people out there - bakers, photographers, designers, mom's, friends, dress-makers, scrap-bookers, etc, etc. Give me a cup of coffee and my Google Reader and I'm one happy chick. Usually after I'm done reading my head is spinning so fast with things I can't wait to do. I probably have a list of about 1,000 cupcakes I cannot wait to make! (cupcake cuteness = pure joy)
  8. Puppies. Totally cliche. But so true. It's hard for me to not talk to them in that, "Oh, your so cute, I can't put you down, you're so cuddly" high pitched voice.
  9. Weddings. How can you not be happy at weddings? And don't let the guys trick you - I've seen guys that are bursting with happiness from free alcohol.
  10. My friends. New. Old. Ancient. Future. I've shared so many laughs with so many incredibly great people. I'm one lucky girl. And incredibly happy.

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