Miriam was gracious enough to tag me (why is this whole thing under lined, anybody?). Thanks to you, Miriam, and all of your wonderful inspirational posts. Also, I don't know how I ever survived before you sent me those PF Flyers.
The idea is, I have to tell you what 5 things make me the happiest.
1. Obviously, I'm going to say my family and my home. I would be a lost soul, if not for my wonderful cute hubby, children, grand daughter, sisters, brother, mother, father, cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Some of these have passed on, but we still get to visit in my dreams.
2. Having the balls to say and do what ever I want. That is not to say I can't be discreet. But it does mean that I have very few friends, and a whole lot of acquaintances. The reason for this is that people who don't know me very well think that I'm hilarious, but I only let a small circle of people get close to me. I've wasted a major portion of my life arriving at a point of knowing who I am, and not being afraid of my own creativity. I tend to share what I've learned with "megaphone" words and "fireworks" actions.
3. Good food. I have been a "foodie" for as long as I can remember. We traveled a lot when I was little and whenever we stopped on the road for a treat I would order a small dish of spinach & a small dish of applesauce, while my sisters ate ice-cream. I love to cook with good ingredients, and it's not uncommon of me to be thinking of the next meal while finishing the last one.
4. Beer. This is also something I have loved for as long as I can remember, and I cook with it as well. I'm a skinny chick, so you can see that I don't drink a lot of it. I don't like hard liquor, except once in a blue moon, if it's a really well mixed drink. I love wine with dinner sometimes too. But it's beer that brings me home and makes me say "Yum".
5. Bargains. I can squeeze a dollar out of a nickel. Beauty products from a local outlet, clothing on clearance, thrift shopping, flea markets, ect. When my kids were little, I would buy bags of clothes from a Quaker bi-yearly clothing sale, getting there an hour early to be one of the first in line. When I was little, I was a "trash treasure picker", always bringing home discarded items from our neighbors, until my mother made me stop. I learned to always have a clear idea of what it is I really need, and keep my eyes open for it cheap. I don't shop for the sake of shopping, like a way of relaxation. Even my house, I bought dirt cheap.
So there you are, my five happy things. I would like to pass the baton over to Lulu. (Oh, here we go with the underlining again) Lulu is totally "deck", but she needs more followers. Check her out.
If you click on the underlined parts, it will take you to their page.
Thanks for dropping by. Y'all come back now, ya hear? xo