Wednesday, March 10, 2010

100 Things that Make Me Happy

This is my 100th post!  I’ve decided to post a list of 100 things that make me happy rather than 100 facts about me . . . well, in a way it’s 100 things about me, too.

1. My family – especially my children and my husband.

2. Books with happy endings

3. Cooking with Jerry

4. Romantic Comedies

5. Reading books to my children

6. Getting dressed up for a night out

7. Not having to get dressed up for work every day

8. Watching the Food Network

9. Board games

10. Chocolate

11. Coffee

12. Sleeping in

13. Long conversations

14. Reality TV (don’t judge me – I know it’s mindless and I NEED mindless every now and then)

15. Daydreaming

16. The Pittsburgh Steelers – but not Rothlisberger . . . what the heck is going on with him these days?

17. Orlando Bloom

18. Christmas Lights

19. Snow

20. Giving presents

21. Being pleasantly surprised

22. The smell of A&D ointment

23. Baking with my kids

24. Warm Chocolate Chip cookies

25. The idea of living a simpler life

26. Miracles

27. 20/20 vision (thanks to DH & Lasik Vision Institute)

28. Vampire Stories

29. Campfires

30. Toasting marshmallows

31. Clean/new notebooks

32. Old journals

33. Art Museums

34. Pumpkin patches

35. Love Poems

36. Scrapbooks

37. Sweatsuits

38. Getting the mail – my dad teases me about how happy this makes me every time I am at their house and the mail comes

39. Candlelight

40. Halloween

41. Lime Green

42. Fall

43. Jerry’s Chili

44. Long, Hot Bubble Baths

45. Brand new socks

46. Sleeping Babies

47. Rainy Days

48. Apple scented candles

49. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

50. Book stores

51. Fireplaces

52. Doughnuts (Chocolate cake with chocolate icing)

53. Blogging

54. Making things

55. Gnomes

56. Laughing babies

57. Taking pictures

58. Getting flowers

59. Michael Buble

60. Christmas

61. Long car trips – especially driving when the sun is rising

62. Eating outside

63. Cheeseburgers on the grill

64. Pictures of people kissing

65. Making pancakes

66. David Cook’s version of Always Be My Baby from American Idol

67. Swinging on the front porch

68. Amusement parks

69. 80’s music – especially Monster Ballads

70. White Zinfandel

71. Coloring

72. Daniel Craig

73. Not being able to fall asleep because I’m excited about something

74. Winnie-the-Pooh

75. Not smoking

76. Fairies

77. The Dave Matthews Band

78. Parents who tell me their children talk about me all the time at home

79. Teaching

80. Brownies

81. Disney World

82. Listening to my kids play together through the monitor

83. Flannel

84. People who do exactly what they tell you they are going to do

85. Steve Burns

86. Room Service

87. Genius on my iPod – I find so many songs that I forget I have thanks to that feature

88. Movies and Songs about November (Sweet November - movie /November Rain – song)

89. Sitting by large bodies of water

90. Cookbooks

91. Getting Flowers from Jerry

92. A clean house

93. Opening all the blinds and turning the lights off – letting the sun light the house

94. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very-Bad Day

95. Hearing Jerry read Green Eggs and Ham to the kids before bed

96. Solving problems

97. Standing up for myself – doesn’t happen often but I ALWAYS feel better after I do it.

98. Forest Green

99. Book Club and Mommy Group

100. Blog Comments!