It has been a while hasn’t it.

About five years ago it was all the rage to meme meme meme. I still don’t know what that means. Is it that it is all about me me? Or is it an abreviation for something so obvious I now look like a complete doofus? Ah well, nothing new there.

It has been a grim grim week here. The abrupt, shocking and heart-breaking passing of beautiful Lori‘s husband, the ongoing flood crisis in Queensland (a post on which I have started so many times but which is just so vast and overwhelming it seems trite no matter how I word it), the shooting in Arizona and on it goes.

So it seems a good time to take stock and remember the good stuff, the stuff that makes me happy.

From my beautiful Blackbird

10 things that make me happy

  1. Homemade granola with greek yoghurt for breakfast
  2. Homemade chai mix which I stir into my tea every morning
  3. Sodoku on my iPhone
  4. The cool breeze that blows through our bedroom window across our bed
  5. Grover saying, ‘what that (s)mell?’
  6. Baking pretty much anything but in particular my lemon slice and my new honey nut slice
  7. Hanging out with new friends (aka mothers of my children’s friends)
  8. Running
  9. In bed, the weight of one of my children lying along my back (as opposed to the doink of the bloody bed shark)
  10. That all my children know all the words to the entire Dixie Chicks Home CD.

What makes you happy?


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  • Life really is all about the small things. And in a non-sexual way I LOVE the whole bed shark thing. And the onamatapaeicness of ‘doink’ is sooooooo accurate. Big smiles here thinking about it.
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  • Hmmmm … on reflection I’m not sure that any of the sentences in that comment came out the way I was anticipating. Except the first one. Not even going to try and fix it as feel I would just drive my feet even further into my mouth!
    trash recently posted..So this Christmas present

    • Oh dude, that is normally my role. And I totally understand what you’re saying!

  • Count your blessings

    The ocean is empty over here – no sea creatures for miles….. so I can very much appreciate the kids’ cuddles in bed!

    • Snort-I had to think about that one for a minute!

  • Calli

    Running made your top 10? I had to look twice Ms Palmer!!! Congratulations for discovering the best damn religion in the world Calli xxxx