I've been feeling a bit out of sorts the last few days.
I thought making a list of what makes me happy would be beneficial right about now.
So, without further adieu...
... this week's Ten Things Tuesday is about what happiness is to me.
1. A hug
Hugs just feel good. They say " I care", " I want you to feel better", or "It's good to see you".
2. Peanut butter and chocolate chips
Grab a bowl, stick in some peanut butter and a big ole handful of chocolate chips and you have quite the treat. You may need a drink. YUMMY!
3. A monkey water bath
Who doesn't love one of those? Check out the link for an explanation. The short version is just a really hot bath. It feels really good and so relaxing.
4. No school
Who would think that at my age I would care about such a thing? I am not an early morning person, but I have a teenager that the state seems to think needs to go to school and the school thinks the bus needs to stop at my house at 7 am. Being the good mom I am, I get up with her and make her breakfast and pack her lunch. Have you smelled the lunch they serve at school? Ugh!
I find it relaxing. If I did it as often as I wanted, the whole family would be extremely rotund.
6. Talking with my daughter
I hear so much about moms and teenage daughters never communicating and it makes me realize how fortunate I am.
7. Seeing my garden grow
I have broccoli starting to head and my cabbage will be soon. I can pick some green onions. My peas are starting to pod( I'm a pod person!). It will only get better from here. Yes, I am just a little excited.
8. Paying the last payment
It just feels so good to be done paying for something. Two months ago it was the orthodontist. This month is Honeyman's student loan. Yay!
9. Seeing my dad
My dad is getting old. He's got emphysema and still smokes. He is more frail every time I see him. I am glad that he is still around. For how long is anyone's guess. I need to be grateful for the time I get with him.
10. Having friends stop by
This doesn't happen too often. Everyone is so busy with their own lives. Plus, we are on totally opposite schedules. Such is life!
What kinds of things bring you happiness?