Linking up with MamaKat today answering the prompt: Tell us what makes you happy.
~ This picture of the still vibrant, still funny Phil Donahue, taken at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop this past weekend.
~The EBWW conference itself. 1,000 times different (in a good way) than BlogHer. So many funny, genuine, unpretentious people. Even the big guns, the hot shots–amazingly welcoming and sincere.
~This little riff by Miss M.: (throwing a ball of dirty, stinky socks across the room) “Hey, Mama! I got a pair-a-socks. Not a paradox, mind you, but a pair-a-socks.” It’s official. She is from Jupiter.
~A warm day and a glimpse of Miss D. catching air (photo is old but she’s still flying)
~The return of Game of Thrones (nerd alert!)
~Dinner with two amazing ladies, who drove down to rockin’ Dayton, Ohio just to sip margaritas with me. I’d never met them, but they’ve been with me/my blog from the start, when I was on rickety legs and doubting every word. Our hearts know each other, and that’s what matters. I laughed myself silly. Meeting readers is just…wow.
~ladybugs. They’re back.
~The way I feel every time my husband walks through the door after a long day of work. My heart just shimmies a little every time. If only I had a tail to wag…
~Speaking of tails. This naughty, delicious, effervescent dog of mine. I’ve never owned a dog and never understood dog people, but now I get it. I am a FOOL for this damn dog. I have even become the crazy lady who whips up special snacks for her dog in the kitchen. What has become of me?
~Miss M. She still asks for hugs. Oh my heart.
~Thrice-weekly emails from a dear friend, ever since my special week with Fuck You Linda. Her emails are full of news and funny things and, best of all, her “daily happy.” She’s inspired me to find my daily happy, too. It forces me out of myself and keeps my heart and eyes open.
~Re-runs of Firefly. (nerd alert #2)
~The news that I am the closer for Listen to Your Mother Boulder! Wow! I never expected to close anything in my life except a lot of doors. I am so honored and excited. If you are in my neck of the woods, I’d love to see you on Mother’s Day!
~Another Mother’s Day with Mama. Fuck cancer. She’s kickin’ it.
~Y’all. You rock my socks.