10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Saying, "I feel like I look gross today" and Christian says, "Really?  I think you look great."
  2. Saying something funny and Christian makes a face like he's trying not to laugh, but then he can't help it and he laughs anyway.
  3. Warm, sunny, windy weather in January.
  4. Thinking about the fact that LOST starts only one week {!!} from today.
  5. Thinking about the patio garden I'm going to have this spring.
  6. My formula for the perfect Cookout meal: hamburger {lettuce/tomato/cheese/mustard/mayo}, fries, onion rings, a large Coke, an extra order of hush puppies, ranch and mustard to dip everything in, and two spoonfuls of Christian's milkshake.
  7. Eating my Cookout leftovers the next day.
  8. Pulling something out of the back of my closet and looking awesome in it.
  9. The smell of my new Yes To Carrots shampoo and conditioner.
  10. Blog comments.  {That's not a hint -- it's the truth.}

I haven't been in the greatest mood today, mostly because I {disastrously} tried to paint our dining room last week, and now it's driving me crazy.  I thought I would make a Happy List {in the style of Taza, because yes, I am obsessed with The Rockstar Diaries} to try and cheer myself up.  After thinking for a while, I realized that I am not a particularly happy person.  And I don't think, I know some people reading this are thinking, "It took you this long to figure that out?"  But it's something I want to work on.  I want to be happier.  And I have ideas; suggestions are also welcome.

{photo via PaperTissue}


  1. HAHA! I don't mean to laugh because your not a particularly happy person, I am just exactly the same way.

    Last night I said to my husband, "I know I am not a kitten or anything." and he said, "no, your definitely not." and then we both laughed.

  2. Mary, I love your blog. I've been following it and should have commented long ago. You and Christian look so happy together!!

  3. Hurray for happy thoughts, Mary! You are a better person than me, though, because I like to wallow in self pitty for a while and THEN think of happy thoughts.

  4. Madeline -- I dislike sometimes when my husband says something that shows that he knows me really well; I think to myself "I wish you didn't know that about me..."

    Julie -- Thanks for commenting! I'm glad you enjoy our blog, and you're right, Christian and I are exquisitely happy together. :)

    Cataran {because sometimes that's what I call you inside my head} -- First of all, there's no way I'm a better person that you. I would swear to it in a courtroom. And second, I definitely did some wallowing before writing this post. I wallowed, got upset with Christian, wallowed some more, and then decided to get over it. Like I said, I need to work on being a happier person.

  5. how does one "work" at being happy?