Saturday, December 29, 2007

Seeking happiness

Saturday Scavenger word: happy

Following is a case of overkill, admittedly. I am really good at faking happiness and here I am trying a little too hard, the overachiever in me showing. But doing this made me feel happier, so good for me.

These things make me happy...

painting rocks into houses
doing soft pastel still lifes
painting with soft pastels outdoors
that I didn't give away this painting to someone I thought was going to be my BIL
that the limb crashing down on my car didn't make me lose control during the storm and
that my son was not in his usual place in the far back seat when the glass shattered
seeing a volcano erupt
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
a good stogiehaving my son and motherhood, as I wonder why I waited until I was 35 and limited my chances
volunteering, even when it made my son mournful to share me
Janie Betta, who would wag her tail in excitement whenever I came to visit
my babies loving each other
Spencie, who scratches where he should
Memphie, Super Vampire Cat
Boomer/Boumer, who slathers me with true puppy love
and this SeaWorld dolphin who makes me smile back.


Anonymous said...

I smiled at them all! What wonderful happiness.

Anonymous said...

Great piccies.

I can't believe that's a pastel, btw - those toys look like I could pick them up and give them a cuddle.

laura b. said...

Very smile inducing pictures. That car one could have been scary, but I'm glad it wasn't!

Stogies? Thats unusual :-)

Aunt Becky said...

I love these pictures. I needed a smile today, so thanks :)

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Definitely things to be happy about. I esp. like your rockin' houses!