Sunday, July 13, 2008

39 reasons to be HAPPY

Yes, I will be 39 today - amazing in itself when I can look back on so many instances (albeit fun at the time) that were not entirely safe! I am really looking forward to knocking down 40's door - I think for me turning 40 is such a milestone.

Here in this house we celebrate birthmonths and not birthdays - gals you should really pick up on this! It's just an excuse to celebrate for more than a day. My birthmonth just has a lot to celebrate: anniversary, 4th of July, and my birthday. This is a packed month of getting together with family and friends and traveling a bit. Today I am off to have the furbabies pictures taken by this famous gal!

39 Reasons to be HAPPY right now (in random order after the top 10)

  1. I am alive - kicking and screaming
  2. I live in the USA - freedom is a wonderful thing
  3. My husband - WONDERFUL man that he is
  4. My family - crazy, but I love them all
  5. Friends - not many but true and fun
  6. Furbabies - our joy in life
  7. My job - two successful businesses, can't beat that with a stick
  8. Sunny, blue skies and over 70 degrees
  9. Our house - a little 'cottage' in suburban hell
  10. Apple Computers - need I say more?
  11. Hummingbird feeders
  12. Watching my niece grow up and experience new things
  13. Planting new flowers in the garden
  14. Brightly colored card stock
  15. Lots and Lots of photos
  16. Fun memories of my best bud Dottie
  17. Pine Cone Hill and Sferra  bed sheets
  18. IKEA 15 minutes from my house
  19. Being able to travel to faraway places
  20. Barn sales
  21. Memories of spending time with my grandparents
  22. Going to the Oregon coast - smell of ocean and bonfires
  23. Flea markets
  24. Finding dog hair in the oddest places
  25. Eating dinner at home at the dining table
  26. DQs Girl Scout thin mint blizzard - hurry, it's only available for a month
  27. Sleeping in
  28. Going to the mountains
  29. Learning yoga
  30. Watching classic movies with someone who is 13
  31. Red Scooters
  32. Handmade jewelry
  33. New friends
  34. Happy hour - chopin & soda
  35. Living in the Pacific NW - besides the rain it's a wonderful place
  36. Monthly girls lunch - standing date every month
  37. Books - lots of books to read
  38. Ability to create
  39. Me - being myself

"The world is full of people who will go their whole lives and not actually live one day. She did not intend on being one of them." Leigh Standley

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