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Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Hour Friday

happy hour friday

Just last night, I was reading a newly discovered blog called Wizard of Otin and read his Happy Hour Friday post. Otin and RxBambi created this and I think it is an awesome idea. 

I have seldom  gotten to take part in actual happy hour since becoming a legal drinker at the age of 18…which by the way, shows how old I must be since the drinking age hasn’t been 18 for a long time. Oh well. Anyways…I never got to take part in it because of things like work and kids but now I can! In the virtual sense of course. Thanks to Otin and RxBambi!

The point is to list things I am happy about. I have lots to be happy about so here it goes…

First of all, I am happy that it’s Friday, even if it’s Friday the 13th.

I am happy that I get so many hugs & kisses every day.

I am happy that I have little people that are so happy and healthy.

I am happy that my little people love to dance and sing with me.

I am happy that I have a job that allows me to bring my little people to work with me, when necessary. Like today, when I have no daycare. I am happy that I get to bring them with me today. But, I think they are even happier. I am happy that the lady I care for is a friend and that her and the little people love each other too.

I am happy that my friends daughter, that lives out of state, came home last night for a long weekend as a surprise to her.

I am happy that tonight is pizza, popcorn and movie night. We are going to watch the movie Up. It is the one and only movie the little people have ever been to in an actual theater for and they loved it. And so did I. We have been looking forward to watching it again. I would highly recommend it for children and adults.

I am happy that we don’t have any plans this weekend which means that we can just hang at home or do something spontaneous should the opportunity arise.

I am happy that I will get to watch college football tomorrow. Go gophers!

I am happy that I will get to watch the Vikings on Sunday.

I am happy that I have a husband that is my best friend. I am happy that he supports my dreams and visions for the future. I am happy that of all the people I could be doing this mommy gig again with, it is him.

I am happy that because of grace and forgiveness I can live a happy life.

I am happy that our friends gave us fresh venison. Yum!

I am happy that farmers are getting their crops harvested.

I am happy that my good friends have restored their marriage and are happier then I have ever seen them.

I am happy that I have so many people here and in my real life that support, believe in me and love me on my journey is this life. Honestly, you people have been my sanity keeper, my voice of wisdom and responsible for giving me many laughs in my day.

I am happy that I have come so far in my life that I can now reach out to others in need. I am happy that I have a lot of love and compassion in my heart for others. I am happy that I have met so many incredible people because of it. I am happy they have made me a better person from what they have taught me.

I am happy that I still have not had a cigarette in over 7 months!!!

I am happy that in all the money we have saved in not smoking, it can go to something else that is much better for me and everyone else around me. Like maybe a treadmill? Which would really make me happy!

I am happy that I have the children and grandchildren that I do. I am happy that they treat me so well and know that I am always there for them.

I am happy that there are people out in the world that are making a difference in the lives of others. I am happy that I am learning how to be one of them.

I am happy that I am finally finding the courage to live authentically and be me instead of trying to be someone else.

I am happy that I have this place, my blog, to write and to be heard. I am happy that I have been finding my voice.

I am happy about the acceptance and love I have found here and around the blog world. It’s amazing!

I am happy I met YOU!

What are you happy about?

Want to play along? Go visit the Wizard of Otin or RxBambi. The more the merrier!

Happy Friday!

Hugs & Love, Lori

PS I am so happy I did this! Just thinking about and listing all the things I am happy about has made me drunk with happiness. What a great way to start my day! Don’t believe me? Try it yourself!


Jan said...

Lori, if there ever was a genuine, authentic person it is you.

SEVEN MONTHS!! WOOOOO-HOOOOO! I celebrate 2 years smoke free next month, so I know how hard it is to quit. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

I'm happy I met you, too!

HeatherPride said...

What an uplifting post today!! Have a great time with your family tonight - sounds like fun!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am happy to have met YOU too.
I am happy that I am going to also watch UP this weekend. I loved it..Kevin is my hero!!!
I am happy it is Friday. I am happy we are having perfect weather.
I am happy my cats have tapeworms. Oh, no I am NOT happy about that. I AM happy my vet is letting me pick up meds for them AND is NOT making me bring 3 crazy cats to her. :)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great stuff, Lori. Isn't it wonderful to count our blessings!

Brian Miller said...

wow. you really are happy today...and for a lot of good reasons...hope you enjoy the laid back weekend and pizza and movies! 7 months! smiles.

Jeannie said...

I'm happy I'm not killing anyone just now...(killjoy I know - I'm trying to come down from a frustrating moment) thanks for helping me lighten up.

otin said...

That was GREAT!! What a genuine outpouring of awesome things! Friday night is our pizza night also!

The not smoking is a HUGE accomplishment! I think that you are over the hump.

It just sounds like you are so surrounded by a great family.

Thanks for coming by!

Beth said...

Your list made me happy! Enjoy your relaxing weekend.

rxBambi said...

Thanks so much for coming by and commenting. HHF is a great weekly post and even when I'm cranky it forces me to see the good in life. I'm so glad you decided to play along. And as a former smoker (15+ years since my last cigarette) all I can say is YOU GO GIRL! Welcome to pink lungs, fresh breath, and no dirty looks for polluting other people's air!

TechnoBabe said...

Your list of happy things is awesome. Congrats on the seven months smokeless. That is such a wonderful achievement. What a blessing to have a job that allows you to bring the little people when you need to. It must give your friend a lift to see them too. I really did enjoy reading your list.

♥ Braja said...

I'm happy for you continued success with being a happy breather :))))
So much to be happy for xoxo

LPC said...

Congrats on the no smoke zone. Go you.

Goose said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. And welcome to Happy Hour Friday posts, you definitely had a lot to be happy about. Congrats on 7 months smoke free, that is really awesome!!

Lisa E said...

Lori, i am happy you came to my blog, so then in turn I came to yours. I find your post uplifting. It sounds like the world is happier place with YOU in it.


Anonymous said...

Just reading your "happy hour" makes me happy....

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My Aimless Infatuation said...

I came over from the outside looking in,love your openess and looking forward to getting to know you. I'm happy to follow your blog.

Laura said...

I'm happy that you are still smoke-free.

I'm happy that I have smiled today and that I let someone in before me on the road.

Barb said...

Wow! What a great happy list! I also love Happy Hour Friday, although I don't always do it. I'm happy you stopped by my blog. I'm happy you found Otin, as we all love him. And I love Bambi, too (she's my sister). Great post.

Brittany said...

<3 this! I promise to play a part in this next friday!!! I was just so busy this week.. so here it is... LATE


I am happy that I had such a wonderful visit with Jeff :) It was a piece from home!

I am happy that i'm getting my cleaning done!

I'm happy aidyn loves baths and thus I get some cleaning done!

I'm happy I have such an awesome mother!

I'm happy I have such great friends!

I am happy that we both have such a great outlets like this blog :)

I love you!

Bella said...

7 months smoke-free, you got 'er whipped! and not to mention you should start seeing some x-tra money as smoking is expensive! I'm happy for you! I've been smoke free 5 years!

Life with Kaishon said...

How great about your job letting you bring the little people when you need to! That is just wonderful!

Michelle said...

I'm happy I've met you too. :-)

My husband thought LOL meant "litle ol liar" and was very outraged the first time someone online said "LOL" about his comment.

I thought it was singing, like La la la. I kept wondering why everyone kept breaking into song on my first forum...


and then came ROFL, which my one dear friend always tyles as ROLF, which was the name of a golden retriever we used to time-share with our neighbour. So ROFL always makes me think of big smiley yellow dogs. Which is an added bonus of happy. :-)

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