Saturday, June 26, 2010

Weekend Happies

Have you ever seen a Happier sight? I stumbled upon Barbie kicking it free-style up on Lambie Pie. At least she had the good sense to fasten her safety belt/long, flexible, magnetic thingamajig. But seriously, Babs, put some clothes on!

Have I ever told you about my Ranuncular adventure? I need to...
For now, I will say only that they have made me really Happy.

This makes me Happy, friends and countrymen. Truly.
Let's get this show on the road!!

You know what else is Happy? It's Happy when you discover that a random fitted sheet you bought at TJ Maxx nearly 10 years ago looks positively swell with polka-dots.

Oh, and a stack of fresh reads on the little table. My kind of Happy.

(PS - Making Toast. Heard of it? Well, it's getting raves, even from my favorite author. I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype. I made it half-way through, but I kept sighing and rolling my eyes and Cory finally told me to just. stop. reading it. The subject matter is sad, but that's not what bugged me. What bugged me was the style of the book -- the utter refusal to connect one thought to the next. And maybe he does teach writing at Harvard and maybe he is heaped to the brim with literary accolades, and I'm sure he's a wonderful man and I'm very sorry for his loss, but I have no choice but to dub his book Unhappy.)

Two kinds of Happy:

1. Calvin came to Cory on Sunday after quiet time with a down-cast face, saying, "Daddy I'm sorry I didn't get you anything for Father's Day. Wait a minute! I'll be right back!" He ran to his desk and returned with this, about 20 seconds later.

2. Cory taped it to his side of the bed and it's still there.

Self-explanatory Happy.

$1 avocados = Happy.

1 vat of guacamole to share with friends = Even Happier.

Final Happy? Spending Friday evening and all of Saturday at some friends' pond. Ruby has sand braided into her hair, Silas drank his weight in pond water, and Calvin staved off a potential water-brawl by shouting at a big kid, "No, I did NOT spit water on you, Young Man!"

My cheeks feel tight, my hair is in pigtails and I smell like a campfire. I'm at home for a couple of quiet hours, while Silas is purportedly winding down for a nap. I baked up some cookies while he performed a Broadway musical through the monitor, and the split second nap-time is over, we're outta here.

Happy - Happy - Happy.

51 comments:

  1. I LOVE your happy list! I need to post some of my own only I'm so busy being happy that I'm having a hard time finding time to post! And P.S. Next time I see that little Calvin guy you better check my trunk when I leave because he is absolutely the son I always wanted.

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  2. This post made me very happy. And, of course, seeing a pile of avocados being turned into a vat of guacamole makes me very happy indeed! I just might copy you on that one...

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  3. I see a peek of your blanket on your bed. Happy! Your happy list makes me happy just reading it.

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  4. I like your happy pictures! You made me smile too! Praying for a fast sell, and new adventures!

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  5. That's definitely a good weekend. Hope you weekends continue to bless you throughout the summer!

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  6. love that polka dot sheet. And can I come over? I love love love guac so much!

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  7. I love your happy's!!!! What a great weekend and I loved all your happy's

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  8. What is top of my happy list? Knowing that Calvin is a true peace maker, that Silas is not afraid of the water, and Ruby is my pecial girl even with sand in her hair! AND that we will soon have guests for a few days to keep us in stitches!! We are counting the days.

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  9. HAPPINESS... is like a potato salad... when shared with others, it's a picnic !

    Thank you for making my day !

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  10. I just spent all morning tripping over to the State College Farm Market, buying my weight in fresh corn (4 for $1!) then the strawberry patch where I purchased a million billion delicious fresh things. I'm gonna make corn chowder for dinner, but I DID NOT BUY AVOCADOS! :( Sad. I'm in LOVE with Guac. You should post your recipe if you haven't yet. My husband just walked by and read this comment and he's making fun of me. "This just in! JoAnn went to the store! Breaking news!"

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  11. Do you ever get mad when the peanut gallery questions your dinner menu decisions? I turn purple and throw things. In my head. In real life, I just say, "No, you said you didn't WANT burgers when I asked you earlier. We are having corn chowder. Okay?"
    This probably belongs with the toast book. just saying.

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  12. The picture taped on the side of the bed just made my heart melt! Too cute and oh so very very happy!!!

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  13. I love the photo on the bed. As an avid reader, I would love to know who your favorite author is and if you have some book recommendations.

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  14. Love your list of happies! Just reading it and drooling over the photos made me happy. Along the same line, I like to label random, ordinary-day, unexpected gifts for friends and loved ones--a bowl of freshly picked wild berries, a loaf of bread, a handmade zip pouch, etc.--"happies."

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  15. This post made me happy!
    annie

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  16. Love the not-so-matchy-matchy sheets and your new blanket. Looks so beautiful and homespun. Your weekend sounds great. Keep enjoying it!

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  17. I LOVE ALL OF YOUR HAPPY THINGS!!!
    It all made me smile.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Joyce

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  18. Love your happy post. Looks like an awesome weekend to me. And the guacamole, I'm sure, was perfect. Oh and Calvin's picture that he drew, that was sweeter than sweet.

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  19. I wish I was there to curl up with some guac. You amaze me in your journey. To bad we are so far away. Love and miss you all. PS I am sure the pond water was rich in vitamins and minerals.

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  20. Lovin' the post! Lovin' the sheets! Lovin' it all with ya!

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  21. Oh that Calvin just kills me! What a proper young lad!

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  22. your blog: makes me happy too! enjoy the rest of your weekend. i'm right with you on the for sale - we've had ours on the market now for almost 2 months now. bring. it. on. :)

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  23. I LOVE this post! What an uplifting person you are! Can I copy you on this one? I found lots of happies around here today!

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  24. LOVE THIS! Your weekend is so happy that it makes me happy!

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  25. I love "Look What Barbie is doing now" pictures. I've had one in my drafts for a while, I just haven't had a chance to pen the story that goes with it. I need to know. Does you bed always look like this? If so...I'm afraid we can't be friends. It might be a deal breaker. I don't know if I will be able to relate no matter how amazing your darn writing is. A "messy" blogger has to draw the line somewhere. I could go on. But I will stop.
    Beautiful post.
    Dana

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  26. What a happy way to end the day. I love seeing your (not a spelling mistake) "happy". And Calvin seriously cracks me up.

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  27. share soon with that ranuncular adventure....mine did NOT happen this year. im so sad...i honestly planted a TON of them. only one of the plants actually produced a bud and then it blossomed into the smallest, saddest little flower i have ever seen. it would have been a beautiful color too! I need tips lady!

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  28. I'm happy just reading your list! I hope Sunday brings just as many blessings!

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  29. oh happy, happy. Course your house being for sale makes me what to chuck it all and head that way and claim it for myself.
    Can't wait to read your adoption post. Think we are headed down that road in the near future!

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  30. Hey, I have pillowcases that match your TJ Maxx sheets. Mine have a yellow background, and they are happy.
    Thanks for sharing your cheerfulness with the world!

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  31. Love this! I think I may steal your idea for a happy list and be happy this week. :-)

    Of course, only if that's ok with you.
    -FringeGirl

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  32. wonderful list of happies
    barbie is always a happy
    that salad would make any meal happy
    love the happy drawing
    & your happy heart
    you rock
    xo

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  33. Sorry you didn't like Making Toast.

    Loved this post!

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  34. I love your happy happies today my friend..it is good to be thankfully happy. You make me happy. I do love your sheet mixture! xoxo

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  35. does your lambie play, jesus loves me like ours?

    i am working on my own happy list but, naptime is often short here as well.

    www.littlecitizensoftheworld.blogspot.com

    sarah

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  36. I needed a happy list right now! Thanks for sharing yours.

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  37. Great stories of a loving family. I hope that you one day print all these wonderful blog posts out and make a book for your kids. I think as adults they will love it as much as your huge number of followers. PS Thanks for always making me laugh! I'm still laughing about Calvin standing up to the older kid aka young man.

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  38. This is my first time to your blog (over from Carissa's at Stella's Apron Strings). I love the photos. The mismatched (perfectly matched!) sheets are a super idea!! I love $1 avocados too!

    ~Miss A

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  39. I LOVE the floral sheet next to the polka dots!Now remember..God says to share..LOL..(wink wink)You send that to me in Texas when you get tired of it!
    My Happy today: reading your blog! ;)

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  40. Happy, indeed! Love, love, love the picture on the bedpost. Sweetness.

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  41. I was just looking at Kristens pictures on FB & reconized Ruby, kept looking then I seen you! We are camping there next weekend. I am Danettes sister.

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  42. I was happy happy happy just reading this post! That gift he taped to the bed - priceless!
    Kristin

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  43. Reading your happy list makes me happy too. Thanks.

    Ranuncular: I am impressed you can spell it, let alone grow them. Do tell. :)

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  44. Love the little picture...cute:)

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  45. I love weekend happies like this!!! that is what life is meant to be about! muwahh!

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  46. LOVE your blog. so refreshing and inspiring. i would love if you would follow my new blog, the hillside home! :)

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