Monday, January 18, 2010

Happiness---and an Unplug

MOOD STATUS: "Happy". Hence, the award. :)


Oh, happy days for this Happy Award.

I must have really been deliriously happy last week because THREE people gave me this award.

Special thank yous go out to to Kristin Rae, Elizabeth Bradley, and Jessica Brooks.


So here are 10 things that make me happy:


1) My hubby. (He is literally the funniest person I know.)


2) My kiddo. (Who we keep saying is in my hubby's humor immersion program.)


3) When my hubby unloads the dishwasher for me. It doesn't happen that often, because I'm home and in the kitchen more than he is, but when he does take it upon himself to do it, you would think he gave me a diamond necklace.


4) My Women's Bible study group. I just love these women. The group is a great fellowship and nothing gives me more peace and joy then being in the Word with them.


5) Writing "the end" on a story I've finished. It's a joyous feeling--like a big monkey off my back--until I start a new story. :)


6) Singing in the car. You don't want to drive with me. I have the music cranked up and I'm belting it out along with the radio. (PS. I do a mean rendition(meaning have your earplugs ready) of Carrie Underwood's "Last Name")


7)Sushi. I know. How can raw fish make you happy? It just DOES.


8) Reading in peace. It's such a special pleasure to read without interruption.


9) When the house smells like cinnamon bread, apple pie or cookies. I just made some homemade cinnamon bread on Saturday. It's such a comfort to have your home smelling so yummy. It was almost as good as eating it. (Almost)


10) And lastly...getting blog awards! This is not a hint to hit me up for another one. (Unless you REALLY want to) :)


Now to pass the award over to these blogs:






And lastly, I'm done for this week. I'm going to take a little timely "unplug" and try to get some mucho grande writing done.

See you next week!

28 comments:

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats Jennifer. Very well deserved. And congrats to all your choices. I shall check out those blogs AFTER unplug week. Can't wait to unplug. Have lots to do. And isn't it nice to have the hubby do one tedious task? Ahhh, sheer pleasure. I love the house smelling like cinnamon and apple too. So comforting.

Great post. Hope your unplug week is wonderful and you get A LOT done. :-)

Tabitha Bird said...

congrats on the awards. Hubbie, kiddos and sushie make me pretty happy too! :)

Nisa said...

These happiness awards are just awesome. It makes me happy to read about what makes others happy. Haha! Congrats and have a lovely day!

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on the award...and glad you have so many things that make you happy!

Chicki said...

Thanks for the award. I'm going out to work this morning, so I'll post mine this afternoon.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Congratulations on the blog awards! Love your list. I agree with many of them and smiled at the sushi one. I just had sushi last night and it was heaven. ; )

Kimberly Franklin said...

Such great things to be happy about. Congrats on your award!

Joanne said...

Congrats on your Award and happy writing to you this week :)

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I love singing in the car and reading in peace. I think I must look like Will Ferrel more times than not when I bounce the head and groove in my car, but that's the best place to look like Will.
~ Wendy

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on the award! And have a great unplug week.

I'd be most happy about the dishwasher getting unloaded too. ;)

T. Anne said...

Big congrats to you and to the recipients! I too love sushi and could eat it happily for all three meals plus snacks. Singing in the car? I've got no problem with that. In fact sometimes while I'm singing I'll point over at unsuspecting drivers and sing right to them. Scary, I know.

Patti Lacy said...

Jennifer, will miss ya this week but will check out OTHER blogs in the meantime!!!

You go, girl, and enjoy the break!

Blessings,
Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Linda Kage said...

Congrats on the award. see you when you return to blogosphere.

Catherine West said...

That's a good happy list! I love the smell of baking as well, along with the smell of a crackling fire. And if my hubby does anything at all around the house I'm VERY happy!!

Kristi said...

Congrats on the award as well as the unplug! Hope you get mucho writing done!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Sushi? That would probably go into the "ewww" category for me. :-)

Enjoy your break!

Kristin Rae said...

Congrats on the award! Loved learning more about you.

And thanks for letting me know Switchfoot will be on Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday! I had no idea! LOVE THEM. I think I've seen them around 8 times, including this past November, and I have tickets for February! (And I met them once! I'm a SF NUT!)

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Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats! I love singing in the car too!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on the award! And congrats too, to the new winners:)

Walt M said...

Do you let your husband load the dishwasher. My wife is afraid to let me do it, because she says I don't know how to load a dishwasher.

Keri Mikulski said...

Enjoy the writing time!! :)

Yes, #3.. :)

怎麼辦 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Terri Tiffany said...

Enjoy your time off:)) Loved some of the same things that make you happy--when we drove home to PA I got hoarse cause I sang too loud and long!

R.M.GIlbert said...

Congratulations Jennifer!

I loved your top 10 list and also appreciate you thinking of me.

I do have a new site now: http://rmgilbert.com

Once again, congratulations. Enjoy your writing time.

Jill Kemerer said...

Congrats on more well-deserved awards! Have fun unplugging!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a great list. Sushi is yummy, it's not to filling and sends an energy surge through your body that is unbelievably refreshing.

Jen said...

I have a lot of the same likes... and I love the warm smell of cinnamon rolls, or cookies!!!

Chelle Sandell said...

Congrats! And thank you! :D I'll try to list mine this evening. I've been getting ready for a supposed "ice storm of the century". Hopefully we won't lose power. Enjoy your unplug time, sweetie.