I'm sure you are all wondering what makes me happy. I'm pretty darned positive that you think about it frequently. At least Kearsie does, and I know this because she tagged me with a WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY post.
So, here is what makes me happy, Kearsie, and everyone else out there, sitting at the edge of your seat, just dying to know:
1.) Captain Wentworth
I know! Its been a long time since I've swooned over my most favorite Regency love on this blog, hasn't it? Well, here I go again. Oh Captain Wentworth, I do love you so!
Oh! And also, check out this Captain Wentworth paper doll. Oooh, he is such a dapper gentleman in his double breasted waistcoat, white breeches (sexay!) and cravat (cravat! swoon!). Woooo....calm down, Marisa, its just a paper doll... okay, moving on.
2.) Books that I love so much I find myself smiling at the covers for a good hour after I've read them, unable to set them down and move on with my life.
Including, but not limited to:
Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
Lament - Maggie Stiefvater
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Luna - Julie Peters
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo Willems
3.) Ridiculously cheesy pop music that makes me want to get up and dance, and chew pink Bubblicious at the same time.
Like Shake It by Metro Station.
The funny thing is, I HATED music like this when I was younger. I think my taste in music has regressed with each year I get older. I'm actually almost embarrassed to post this one at all. But then I'm also at the age where I don't care what people think of me anymore... I just wanna DANCE to cheesy music, by golly, and you can't stop me!
4.) The Vicar of Dibley
Okay, so this show has been off the air for ages, but it never fails to crack me up. Best Show EVER. Dawn French, I heart you.
5.) When my kids play nicely together for long periods of time, giving me much needed peace and quiet.
6.) Champagne Cocktails - ooooh, yum.
7.) When my husband takes the kids and does the grocery shopping
Which he actually does quite a lot. Its like a 2 for 1, wrapped up with a golden bow - peace and quiet PLUS a weeks worth of groceries... best husband EVER.
Sinead O'Connor might sing that nothing compares to you... but she's wrong. Because nothing compares to that first sip of coffee every single morning. Nothing.
9.) Caller ID
I love having the ability to screen calls.
Don't worry Holly, Alyssa and Will... I always answer when I see that its you calling.
Everyone else... well, I'm screening you. Just so you know.
I don't often blog about the fact that I'm working on a book (YA fiction) but I work on it every day, so it consumes all of my free time (ie when my kids don't notice me hiding from them) and I love it.
Okay. That's all. Now I'm supposed to spread the happiness by forcing 10 people to bare their souls... Um... I may lose some friends over this. Sorry in advance
1.) Holly (because I always tag you, and you always tag me, and that's the way it will always be)
2.) Alyssa (because you get tagged all the time and now you have to do it again. HA! Sucka!)
3.) Melissa (sexy fanged immortals are too obvious a choice... you have to pick 10 other things)
4.) Jon (This is my way of thanking you for giving me a blog award. Don't you just love me?)
5.) Amanda (because your blog always make me happy. Oh! I should have put that as one of my choices!)
6.) Am I done yet?
7.) I'm not? Okay, fine.... um...
8.) Tia (because I hope you post lots of pretty photos to go with yours)
9.) April (because you make delicious cupcakes. And those cupcakes make me happy. Therefore, you make me happy. Although, I like you for more than just your cupcakes, I promise.)
10.) Um.... this is too hard. I quit.
PS, everyone else only posts one word answers in their lists... but I'm not everyone... I'm long-winded. People who I've tagged - you don't have to be as long-winded as me. Just sayin'