Catch up 1

I was pleased and honored to receive a Tree of Happiness award from Voice of the Turtle,

and now I can catch up and do the things that one does after one has learnt to put such an award in one’s sidebar (Thanks again VotT!) and these things are: name 6 things that make me happy, name those I pass the award on to, and link to the passer and the passee’s.

Six things that make me happy:

1.  Rainy days when I don’t have to be anywhere and I have some good movies or books.  And no housework.  Well, that would make me happy if it ever happened…really I think that just might be my favorite dream.  You can see how I might get confused.

2.  A new secret cookbook purchase.  It’s a bad habit, but a happy one.

3.  Watching my chooks being chooky when they’ve forgotten I’m there.

4.  Hearing my kids laugh.  Together. At the same time.  Not at each other.  If they’re laughing at me, that’s OK too.

5.  The smell of onion frying in butter.

6.  Listening to my Ipod shuffle while I cook, with a glass of wine/beer/scotch close by.


And my recipients are:

Free Flow Life: who is working very hard at learning about the difference between trees and weeds.

Rhubarb Whine: who makes me think she’d be a Willow if she were a tree.

Light.Sweet.Crude: who thinks I’m stalking her, for sure! But her funnies make me feel normal.

Food History: whose creativity and subtle sense of humor makes me smile.

Wendy Palmer: whose blog offers me the ‘Aha!’ moments that help me write.

Thankyou, I appreciate you all, and though you may not realise it, you all make little contributions to my headspace through the day: food for thought, smiles, and even conversation fodder – I always need conversation fodder to feed my incessant need to talk.  Bet you had no idea!?


6 thoughts on “Catch up 1

  1. I wonder if the kids need to be in the same state of unawareness of your presence as the chooks do, for #4 on your list to occur? My dog and puppy get along much better, I think, when they think my face is glued to the computer screen.

  2. When I’m busy, Lavenderbay, the kids do just that…or else they escalate their arguments until my brain of these things is real cute. The other one, not so much.

    The iPod is my one concession to technology (aside from blogging), but I still need my podcast loving husband to download my music, ergo techno-geek beats techno-dunce in this household and you would fit in beautifully, James. 🙂

  3. Why didn’t I see this earlier? I think I need new glasses. I love being subtly funny! I need to tell my family that. They decided when I was two that I had no sense of humour and by golly, they’re sticking to that opinion.

    Thank you so much for both thoughts to two different versions of me (my food history blog is back up again, just in case you’ve been missing it).

  4. Aha! My family takes that line too – my mother was terribly confused when someone mentioned it would be interesting for her ‘humorist’ daughter to write another funny book. Funny? It was non-fiction for Pete’s sake!

    I have missed Food History, and I’m still trying to sit down and write the guest post for you on the recipe book, I keep getting distracted by reading it!

    And it was my pleasure, because it’s true.

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