Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Aw Shucks!

The very uber cool and classy Jacqueline has bestowed on me another award!

I love Jacqueline!

She makes my heart sing as all my blogging friends do! In fact count that as number 1 on my list. I love waking up in the morning, getting a cup of coffee and seeing that Jacqueline has a new post. Her blog has the most amazing photography and words of wisdom you will ever find. My newest favorite saying comes from her "Anyone who thinks that sunshine is pure happiness, has never danced in the rain." She always gives me words of encouragement and a swift kick in the pants when I need it! Is there any better kind of friend?!

So I cheated a bit on my list of 10 things that make me happy and listed all my bloggy friends. All of you make my heart smile and I am a much better person for knowing you! I also feel honored that all of you call me a friend!


A big kiss to all of you!

The rules are to list 10 things (I have 9 more to go) that make you happy. Then to pass it on to 10 friends.

So 9 more things.... Hmmmm......

2. Snuggling a baby head. You know the baby head with the newborn hair on it. All soft and snuggly and smelly good. Do you know how hard it is to resist picking up a newborn baby in the store and snuggling it's head? The fear of being arrested keeps me from it.... but still....

3. That my children will spare no expense to making someone smile.

4. Watching the children laugh and play in our expansive pool that we saved our pennies for. Even if it meant that we couldn't afford bathing suits!

5. Realizing that you are not as old as you thought you were! This one may take alot of "splaining to do" so if you have to go pee or refill a beverage you might want to. I'll wait....

....See when I was younger and you got in trouble my dad always made you the age you were going to be next. If you were 13 and got in trouble 3 days after your birthday he always started with "You're 14 young lady...." It seems that somewhere along the line I started to add 2 years to my age. When I sit down and figure out how old I really am, it always makes me happy.

6. Finally finishing a project that has been hanging around for months! Who doesn't feel happy about that?

7. My bathroom. I love my bathroom now. It's my private sanctuary when the world gets to be too heavy for my shoulders. Slip into the tub with some candles and Cindy's Moonlight Garden salts and I am a very happy girl! BTW - Bring back your Moonlight Garden scent Cindy!

8. The way the house smells when you have something yummy in the oven. God I love food!

9. Getting nice mail. I love going to the mailbox and finding nice mail. Not the hate mail that I get from the utility companies. A card that someone took the time out of their day to send to you. Unfortunately our mail lady sucks. She will never deliver packages to our house since she actually has to pull up in the driveway and walk up to the house. Otherwise it would be packages of goodness.

10. Okay, so I cheated. I really thought of him first, but I thought that was a given. I feel so special that this wonderful man has chosen to love me for the rest of my life. I know that at times I really test him too. He truly makes my heart smile. I know that I am a better person, not because of past experiences, but because he has chosen to love me.

Now to pass it along....

My daughter Brianna
My sister Loretta
Yvonne @ Stone Gables who has quickly become a dear friend
Tracy @ French Larkspur who if I had the money would make a very rich girl!
Donna @ Funky Junk who I would love to hire to redo my house like hers!
Miss Mustard Seed cause how doesn't want to be like her?!
Cindy @ Cottage Instincts but only if she brings back her Moonlight Garden fragrance (J/K)
Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk for her inspirational ideas
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality cause who could this incredible lady NOT inspire?
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for making me take a whole different look at my table


The Tablescaper said...


- The Tablescaper

DustyLu said...

Great Post. Congratulations! lulu

Rebecca said...

Just found your blog from the list of bloggers get together in Chicago. Nice to meet you!
I love Jackie also - great blog!
I understand the age thing...I have lived for a year younger than I thought I was, it is because I have a December birthday and my husband after the new year starts teasing me by saying I am going to be whatever age I am going to be... so sometimes I get confused!
Hope your tucked in tight...I think we are in for a snowstorm tomorrow.

icandy... said...

I can see how those wonderful things make you so happy!!!!
Happy New Year to you~ may it bring you many blessings and much happiness!
Christina :)

Jacqueline said...

Dear Maggie,
I knew that you would come up trumps with this post. A brilliant list of the things that make you happy.I love your daughter in the bucket(?) swimming pool !!!! I remember when my children were little and it was a hot day, I used to fill up a washing up bowl with water. To this day they tell me that I was mean and why couldn't they have a paddling pool !!!! They still had great fun. Usually all of the paddling pools were sold out 'cos we had had a sudden burst of hot weather.
We are having a sudden burst of cold weather here and have had so much snow. It was very slippery driving today !!
By the way, Maggie, what a handsome husband you have. I can see why you fell for him !!! XXXX

Lori said...

Oh Maggie ~ what a wonderful list! I love everything on it and as always ~ you made me chuckle. xo

Lori said...

Oh - and thank you so much for your kind words today over at my post. I love that the blog world has connected me with people like you.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

THank you SO much! I really appreciate the award and your kind words. Thanks for reading!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hay Maggie, Did I tell you today that I Love You! Well I do, in the best of friends way!!!!What a great surprise. I give you this award right back!

Today's our big day! I am so excited to serve "game meat". I am very confident and have been thinking about it every since I slipped bambi into that baggie full of milk!
Don't worry Maggie- you are a great teacher, (and a wonderful friend)everything will be delicious!
I will let you know how it goes!
Thank you so much for EVERYTHING, your post that is an addiction for me, your "sweet" award, your great recipes and the way you make me laugh so hard that I cry!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Maggie- Guess what? We had a delicious dinner tonight! Everyone loved the dish, including me. I must admit I could still taste a little game, but it was MUCH better than any venison I have ever eaten! We did very, very good. My boys just loved it and kept high 5ing eachother with their forks. I guess this meal made them feel so manly! They were very proud of me, because you know this is so outside of my culinary box!
The milk really helped to tenderize it and make it less gamey. I also pounded the heck out of it.
Thank you so much- a smashing success.
And guess what else? I could make this again!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Maggie~~~

I found you at Jaqueline's and I admit that I wanted to see your list!! I love lists that tell a little bit about someone!! Love your list! Are you from Chicago?? If not, that is okay. It is cold here!

Love your blog! :-)


Miss Mustard Seed said...

What agreat award and what fun to be listed among so many other great blogs! I generally have the time to do these, but I'm going to make sure I mention it. Thank you so much!

I also really like your sugguestion on my window/bed challenge. I've thought of doing a "faux window", but I don't think it's going to work. I'll share the full view, so you can see what the problem is. What the builder should've done is put two windows with room for a bed in between. Instead, they put one window square in the middle of the longest wall. What a pain.

Jen R. said...

Those are some great things about you! I need a bathroom I can love too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Just checking in. Haven't heard from you in a little while! Miss you!

Cindy said...

Oooo you's a funny girl! I"m so behind in this, but I will remedy this tomorrow. :)

Also, I mailed your soap but it came back....I screwed up the zip code. Yes. Why, I am a dork. That will be remedied tomorrow as well.

Is it spring yet?

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Thanks Maggie! I've put the award and a link to you for today on my sidebar, honoring you right back. :)

Thanks to YOU for providing me yards and yards of entertainment and inspiration on this here blog of yours!