Another Short List of Things That Make Me Happy.

This morning, I read a post on another blog that made me think. Called “Who Wants to Read the Good Stuff,” it basically echoed my conviction that waxing rhapsodic about how wonderful life is is boring. It’s the dirt that makes people laugh—and makes me feel better.

But you know what? I really do have a lot to be grateful for. In fact, my life is for the most part, pretty fan-freaking-tastic. So, for today, I thought I’d take a short break from my usual snark to bring you the second completely random edition of Things That Make Me Happy (you can find the first one here).

Ready? Here we go.

  • My Brother. We rarely talk. And we couldn’t be more different if we tried. But I like knowing he’s out there, and that if I ever really needed him, he’d come running. There’s just something about having that shared history with someone… As much as being pregnant sucked, I think I could do it again, just so Tori would have that special person in her life, too (don’t tell my husband).
  • Driving with the windows down and the music loud. The only thing better? A convertible. I had one, and I loved the heck out of it (and I really wish I had never sold it). I never use the air in the summer unless I have to—which means I arrive everywhere with nasty, fly away hair. But really, is there a better feeling?
  • My iPod. Can you even imagine being at the mercy of popular radio anymore? I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t carry my own personal music library everywhere I go. I guess I would have to listen to country songs with lyrics like, “God is great, beer is good and people are crazy.” Really. That’s a real song.
  • Fire flies. When I was little, I thought they were magic. I still kinda do. I love to sit outside at night and just watch those little flashes of light. I can’t wait until Tori’s old enough to try to catch them (so I can too).
  • Friends, old and new. I’m lucky to have a few friends who I’ve known practically forever, and who I think the world of.  And now, as another blogger pointed out, I’m making new friends in the blogosphere—people I would have never “met” if not for this thing we call social media. It’s pretty awesome.

And that’s it. My Happy List. I’m sure I could think of more, but you guys are probably all vomiting in your mouths a little bit by now, so I’ll spare you. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to my usual self tomorrow.

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