50 Things That Make Me Happy

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Thank you To The Cuddle Fairy for including me in this listy!

This would probably be much easier if I could list 50 things that piss me off upset me.

DISCLAIMER:  The following are in no particular order!

  1. Motherhood (most days)
  2. My husband (most weeks)
  3. Red Wine
  4. Working out (I hate working out but I love how I feel afterwards)
  5. Sex
  6. My children’s laughter
  7. Blogging
  8. Sunny days
  9. Rainy days
  10. Fuck the wind  days without wind
  11. Bubble Baths
  12. Hot men showers…had I not used the cross out in that it could have read much differently
  13. Pedicures.  There is something about pretty feet that fixes everything
  14. Coffee and most caffeinated beverages in general
  15. Sushi! I LOVE sushi and can instantly feel myself get happier as soon as I know I am going to eat it.
  16. Good music
  17. Drifting in a cool pool on a hot day
  18. Cooking
  19. Vacations with my herd…as much work as it entails getting ready for such trips, the memories we are creating with our kids is so worth it
  20. When my husband buys me diamonds lilies
  21. A clean house
  22. The beach
  23. When the internet is working right
  24. My friends near or far
  25. Sleeping in
  26. Text messages instead of phone calls (have you ever tried to have a conversation on the phone with 3 toddlers?)
  27. My toddlers bedtime
  28. A good book or blog to read
  29. Date nights with Channing Tatum my husband
  30. When my family is all healthy
  31. Memories
  32. My favorite TV shows
  33. Comments and likes on my blog 😀
  34. When I am done trying to figure out 50 things that make me happy
  35. Technology
  36. When humanity is kind to one another
  37. Creating my FRIDAY’S TOP 5
  38. Being chained to my best friend married (Dating with 3 kids and in my 40’s would suck) Tomorrow this thought might change but right now I don’t want to kill love my husband
  39. Massages
  40. My German Shepard, Roxy, she loves me unconditionally and rarely leaves my side
  41. That there are only 10 more things for me to try and think of
  42. Roller coasters…although I have not been on one since having kids and I am afraid my throwing up apparatus stomach has changed.
  43. Anytime I am getting to use my artistic side
  44. My story of how I became a mother
  45. Campfires
  46. Cold beer with clamato juice
  47. The smell of gain laundry detergent on my clothes
  48. Good health
  49. When the laundry is done…oh wait that never happens!
  50. That I am done with this list!  Although I am sure that as soon as I publish it I will think of 20 more things that I forgot to mention.

This has been circulating for a while now so if I tag you and you have already done this then just send me a slap in the head message 😀

I am tagging:

Blogging For Therapy

Three’s A Herd

Mom Of 1 and 10

Modern Dad Pages

Three Boys And A Mom

Mother Beerist

ANOTHER DISCLAIMER:  Please don’t feel obligated to complete this but if you do take your time and I can’t wait to learn more about you!!!

With regards to your sanity,

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30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 4

25 Things To Do Before My Next Birthday…

This one is quite amusing since my birthday is Friday.  So I am going to make a list of things that I want to get done before Friday and see how much of the list I complete.

1.  Keep the kids alive.  This is very important.  Hence why it is at the top.

2.  Workout Everyday…even if it’s just a quick walk around the hood.

3.  Get every piece of laundry done…before Friday…now that’s a challenge!

4.  Get to bed before midnight some time this week.

5.  Make sure all my “cleaning chores” are done by Friday…no one likes to clean on their birthday.

6.  Lose a pound.  It’s the tiny goals that keep me motivated.

7.  Grocery shopping…we are almost in “Mother Hubbard” status.  (seriously…click on that…have you ever read it? Creepy!)

8.  Clean out one closet in the house.  It’s amazing what accumulates in a year.

9.  Catch up on some shows on my DVR list.

10.  Bubble bath and wine one night…maybe two.   (my birthday night doesn’t count)

11.  Order Little Z’s birthday present.  Her birthday is the same day as mine.

12.  Have sex.  With a random stranger…hahaha just kidding…with my husband of course.

13.  Take the littles to the park…weather permitting of course…today is cold and rainy.

14.  Tie my shoes…**I am running out of ideas here people**

15.  Try not to yell so much…that will take more of numbers 10 and 12.  I truly hate yelling but sometimes it’s the only way they L-I-S-T-E-N!

16.  Don’t strangle the teenagers.  Need I say more?

17.  Wake up.  Hey this one is important….I don’t think the household would operate very well without my presence.

18.  Consume lots of caffeine.  This will be needed to complete 1-17.

19.  Be Thankful.  Figured I had better throw that in there…this is starting to sound like a struggle.

20.  Take my Zoloft.  Believe it or not…I forget to do this.

21.  Go to the spa.  Hahahaha!

22. Dye my hair.  Don’t need all these gray hairs reminding me how old I am going to be on Friday.

23.  Go to the dentist to check on the 4 gaping holes in the back of my mouth.  It’s on the “to do list” board but I will probably still forget.

24.  Blog!

25.  Breathe.  Can’t do anything on this list without that right? **grasping at straws**

Whew this was a challenge!

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Writing Challenge: Day 2

Write about something you look forward to in the next 12 months…

That’s a whole year of things to look forward to.  Do I need to pick just one?  Well that is just impossible so here is a list of  my top 5…

Warmer Weather  Right now I am looking forward to the summertime and the fact that we actually have a completed yard this year….with GRASS!  Grass in which my children can enjoy the “slippery when wet” happenings of a large piece of yellow plastic positioned on the lush green landscape.  Yes I am referring to a “Slip ‘N’ Slide“.  Although the invention has come a long way since the days of my fun with it.

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My Little B Man Starting Kindergarten  This is a bittersweet moment really.   I still have to remind myself daily that he is now 5 years of age.  And as happy as I am that he will be starting another journey in his life, I am also sad that I can’t slow down the hands of time sometimes and bask more in his full on “toddlerness“.

Getting In Shape  I am sure it will take me the next 12 months to successfully get where I want to be.  It’s been a slow going process but I am still on track and now with the faithful enthusiasm of my workout partner,  my motivation will succeed!  I still have those great pair of “before babies” jeans hanging in the closet…staring at me every time I think I want to eat a bag hand full of chips.

VACATION Yes that is all in capital letters.  My husband and I haven’t had an overnighter…alone…together…since our friends wedding in August of 2012.  Wow…typing it…really puts it in perspective.  Date nights are great but we are in desperate need of a night full of drunken stupidity including…an uninterrupted dinner, at a quiet table for two, in the dark corner of a restaurant, with a “not so cheap” bottle (or 3) of wine, a visit to the strip club, a hotel room with only one bed, pay-per-view porn, whip cream, nipple clamps, lots of shenanigans between the sheets without worrying about the bedroom door not staying locked, and the ability to sleep until our eyes “want” to open instead of being slapped in the face by several toddlers persistently screaming “I’m hungry!!!”

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A New Vehicle The time has come to replace the “mommy-mobile” with something “cooler”…and I am not referring to air conditioning.  Not that driving a minivan somehow dwindles  my level of awesomeness but the fact that I have to crawl into the back, while consistently hitting my head on something to buckle everyone in, and the fact that it’s not 4WD and we now live in a predominantly 4WD part of the country, makes the minivan useless and impractical to me.  Of course long gone are the days of a 2 seater but I welcome an SUV.

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A year is a long time…full of many changes and a “bigger” list then 5, of things to look forward to.  I cherish every moment of life and remind myself often that “everyday is a gift“.

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