Aug 2, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

What brings me joy?

- Finding a hand-written letter in the mailbox from a friend or loved one (as long as they're not asking for money.)

- That moment during a great meal when I'm comfortably full and satisfied (just before things start to get uncomfortable because I've taken a few bites that I really didn't need.)

- Chocolate (covering cherries, drizzled over granola bars, in milk, in coffee, in cake-form, dark and light, baked in cookies, and pretty much every other way. I don't really discriminate.)

- My Children (even when they're trying to kill each other, embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refusing to go to sleep.)

- The Love of My Life (even when he's embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refusing to go to sleep.)

- Fantastic books (especially ones that allow me to pretend I'm a butt-kicking half-vampire, apocalypse survivor, governess at an estate with a ruggedly handsome master who's hiding a crazy wife in the other wing of the mansion, parter of the mists that lead to a secret island, or other such delicious things.)

- Writing (and envisioning my name on the New York Times bestseller list.)

There you have it...so, what brings you joy?

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9 comments:

  1. We have a lot in common chica! A good book and some chocolates....sounds like a great Saturday night to me!

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  2. lmao @ "My Children (even when they're trying to kill each other, embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refuse to go to sleep.)

    - The Love of My Life (even when he's embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refusing to go to sleep.)"

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  3. Great post!! It sounds like we could get along famously!!

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  4. mmmmmmm...chocolate.

    Your list sounds and loks like a perfect list of joyful things for lots of mamas :)

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  6. Great post! I love what you said about your children, it's so funny and so true!

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  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. A handwritten letter. That is totally a joyous event! Love your joys.

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  9. Hey, I envision my name on the New York Times bestseller list, too! Love your joys. :)

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