08 December 2008

And Six Things That Make Me Happy

Last month, Kate gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award. (Thanks, Kate!) Acceptance requires me to list six things that make me happy, and the past month has been full of angst and cranky and I've just not been feeling the happy. But today? For some reason, today is good - here's some of the why:

  1. We took the kiddies to the Rockettes yesterday - awesome kitsch, enjoyed by all.  I came home with many yards of mylar streamers stuffed into my bag.
  2. Across the street from Radio City, I got the perfect Christmas card picture of the girlie - and got the cards ordered last night.
  3. When I got home yesterday - not only had W. hung the lights up on the outside of the house, he was making steak and spätzle for dinner.
  4. There were soft, fragrant, clean sheets on my bed last night.
  5. The hot cider from the greenmarket this morning had a mess of sliced apples in it.
  6. The sky is blue and the sun is out even though it is bitter cold outside. 

I am supposed to pass the award along to six other blogs, but that seems to be beyond me today. Revel in the general creativity of the blogosphere!

24 comments:

needleinahaystack said...

Hooray for the Rockettes (you gotta love someone who can kick that high!)
Hooray for mylar streamer (but don't let them lose, they will short out electrical wires outside--I had a mylar kite--don't ask.
Hooray for a family who loves us, a warm home, enough food in our bellies and our health.
Mostly hooray for love. Gotta love a man who cooks!

flutter said...

well deserved, friend!

liz said...

WOOT!

Ree said...

I've wanted to see the Rockettes as long as I can remember. I'm feeling those high kicks vicariously.

meno said...

There is just magic in clean fresh sheets. Maybe i should change mine.

painted maypole said...

mmm... cider.

i briefly appear as a rockette in the show I'm doing now (you can see a naughty picture on my blog!), even though I believe I am technically too tall to be a rockette (as if that's the only thing holding me back...)

nonlineargirl said...

Nice list!

my list includes: delicious lunch paid for by a woman who is going to be one of my bosses, and who I like a lot personally and professionally.

Marmite Breath said...

So was your daughter really thrilled with the Rockettes trip? I'd love to take my kids someday.

Isn't it crazy how the sun being out can make such a huge difference in the way we feel?

Vodka Mom said...

There is NOTHING as great as crawling into fresh, clean sheets. And i mean NOTHING.

Mayberry said...

I'm so glad today is good. May tomorrow be too.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Six terrific picks!

phd in yogurtry said...

ahhh, the simple joys, like fresh, crisp, clean sheets (ok, maybe crisp is going a bit too far). but yes, clean sheets can get my happy engine purring!

Lady M said...

I've always wanted to see the Rockettes! Well, I've always wanted to dance onstage at Radio City Music Hall too, but the former seems more likely. One of my school pals fulfilled the dream while she was working in NYC one Christmas season.

Great list.

alejna said...

What a happy list. I share in your happy.

Do we get to see your perfect picture of the girlie?

And I want some cider.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A blue sky lifts my heart every time. I'm convinced that I'm as consistently happy as I am because I live in San Diego, where blue sky abounds. Then again, it's all I've ever known. Maybe I'm a snow person? Nah.

Le laquet said...

Clean bedlinen ~ one of my favourite things!
I've never had spätzle but I've watched Rick Stein cooking them on the TV, pouring the batter through a colander into his boiling water. Looks cool, I'd love to give it a try.

Kelley said...

Glad to know someone else who thinks number 4 is heaven on a stick!

cactus petunia said...

Congratulations on the award! And, yes- it's those little things like clean sheets, clear cold weather, and the Rockettes that make such great memories.

Deb on the Rocks said...

Seeing the Rockettes at Christmas time is one of my secret kitschy fantasties. Where there any wardrobe malfunctions? That would be the icing on the cake.

Fresh sheets!

susan said...

Mmm..fresh sheets are the best. And I still have glorious memories of going to Radio City when I was a kid. Fun!

bipolarlawyercook said...

Steak and Spaetzle. Wow. Just, Wow.

Woman in a Window said...

And such a pretty award! Yay, for you, but more for the slice of happiness.

Charlie Hills said...

Didn't they spell "Creative" wrong? Oh, I see! They're being creative.

But all this talk of fresh sheets. That is the awesome. Almost makes me want to go change them now.

Almost. It is a lot of work, after all.

Kyla said...

I love fresh sheets and when combined with brand new socks (I wear socks to sleep), it increases the joy exponentially for me.