Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happiness is...

Happy Thursday, friends. ☺

Today is a happy day! A few weeks ago, Tara at Tara Tyler Talks gave me the Happy Tag. (She made this cute button to go with it.) I am to list five things that make me happy (other than the given—family and friends.) Here goes...

I'm happy because:

1. I didn't have to rush this morning. I slept in until 7 a.m., which is late for me! Today is the first official day of summer vacation for my newly minted first-grader. Both of the kids are still sleeping, and I'm enjoying the quiet.

2. The Laughing Cow company makes thirty-five calorie cheese wedges. Yum! I'm dieting right now (yuck), and these wedges really help with my cheese cravings.

3. I'm enjoying this writing book: Now Write! Nonfiction. It contains some great exercises for memoir and creative nonfiction writing.

4. This song has been an earworm for days—and I don't mind one bit! (You can watch a fun LEGO version of the video here.)


Lyrics here.

5.  It's a gorgeous day! The sun is shining; the birds are chirping. How could I be unhappy about that?

Feel free to grab the tag if you'd like to play along on your blog.

So tell me, what's making you happy today?

Wishing you all a day filled with smiles. ☺


42 comments:

  1. I like those cheese wedges, too - I spread them on whole grain crackers - yum!

    Right now I'm happy for Dunkin Donuts dark roast iced coffee with cream. :)

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    1. That sounds wonderful! I'm just drinking a plain old cup of coffee. :)

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  2. I haven't tried those laughing cow wedges cheese, I bet they're good.
    What makes happy today, is a cup of hot chocolate and a friend company later today.. Happy Thursday, Dana:)

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    1. Melgie: They're very good. I can eat too many of them if I'm not careful.

      It sounds like you have a great day ahead of you. Enjoy!

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    2. Bill: Oh, but they taste so good... :)

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  3. Love the lego version. REM one of my Favorite bands so a happy song.
    Most things make me happy, waking up in the morning, being alive, going to work, visitimg places and taking photos.
    Have agreat day while we wait for the thunder and rain to come.

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    1. You sound like a very positive, happy person. That's awesome!

      Have a great day. ☺

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    2. I forgot the best thing is when I get home our dog barks, wags his tail and jumps into my arms and gives me licks he always puts a smile on my face.

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    3. That's so sweet! I can understand how that can make you happy. :)

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  4. My family makes me happy, friends, travel, my job and visits from blogger friends :)

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    1. All wonderful things! Have a lovely day, Farida.

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  5. I love R.E.M. and cheese wedges.

    I feel well-rested today and I was amazingly productive with my WIP yesterday, so I'm happy.

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    1. Congrats on the great writing day—and isn't it nice to feel well-rested? :)

      Have a wonderful Thursday.

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  6. I'm happy because I took a sick day from work and slept in.
    But I'm UNhappy because tomorrow is the last day of school and I won't be getting paid for the summer (plus, I may not even have a job in September. I prefer not to dwell on that).
    But, it's sunny, in the 80s, and I have a pool.
    Happy again.

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    1. I'm glad it was a happy day overall. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

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  7. Thanks for the book recommendation! Our library doesn't have it apparently but I just might have to order a used copy from Amazon. I could use some new inspiration.
    The sun is shining here today too - a high of 81 predicted for today. That's perfect, in my book.
    Happy happy happy!

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    1. I'm glad you had a happy day! I hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  8. Such a great happy list! Now that song is going to be stuck in my head... *goes off singing*

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    1. It was in my head all day, too. :)

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  9. I wish you a happy holiday! R.E.M. Beautiful song!

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  10. Happy first day of summer vacation! I love those lazy summer days with the kids.

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to think of lots of fun activities for them to do. I want to make it a great summer for them. :)

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  11. I'm happy today because in Googling some medals from the Spanish-American War, I learned a lot about my great-grandfather and even found his name on his battalion roster. I'm happy because my daughter's wedding dress arrived yesterday. I'm happy because we're at the point we can do "mindless" wedding preparations like browsing Etsy for a good-looking garter.

    Happy summer vaca!

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    1. Yay for all those things! That's very cool news about your great-grandfather.

      Isn't it great to be at that slightly less stressful point of wedding planning? :)

      Happy weekend!

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  12. I'm happy because my little guy is napping! :)

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    1. I know that kind of happy! I hope you were able to get a lot of writing done.

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  13. I'm happy because I survived another showing on my house. :)

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    1. I've never sold a house and can't even imagine how stressful it must be. Yay for surviving!

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  14. Awesome song. Connecting with all my friends make me very happy!

    Nas

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    1. Same here. Have a lovely weekend, Nas. ☺

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  15. Today, I'm happy, because I was able to get rid of a lot of papers that other people did not need to see but I just hadn't gotten around to for about six months... and we had salad with dinner, with my favorite dressing that I've been craving constantly this week. lol

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    1. Sounds like a great day for you! I hope the weekend is wonderful, too. :)

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  16. I am happy because I have one more class to teach and then I can begin summer vacation!!

    Mmmmm cheese!

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  17. What a lovely light hearted post. Cheese makes me happy!! Dieting doesn't. UGH.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Same here. Ugh is right.

      Have a lovely weekend!

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  18. Sounds like a great beginning to the day! Summer holidays are a special time; I hope you all have much fun!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Thank you! It was a great day, and I'm looking forward to a great summer with the kids. :)

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