I was pleased to be nominated for this award by Lauren over at her blog, My Journey into Darkness. Her blog is awesome and warranted a follow; check it out if you haven’t already done so!
There are three simple rules for this award – here they are:
1. List 5 things that make you happy.
2. List 5 songs that make you happy.
3. List 5 bloggers that make you happy.
Let them know that you’ve nominated them and you are done…but, let them know that they aren’t obliged to participate, either. The amount of “award-free” blogs out there makes that caveat necessary! With that – here we go!
Five things which make me happy:
My family, for certain! We text each other on a regular basis, talk on the phone once in a while, and visit face-to-face about three or four times a year. We all live in the same state (my immediate family, at least), just in different towns or cities. My extended family, on the other hand, is spread far and wide…I have cousins that I have yet to meet!
Cooking: I love to cook, and I love using fresh ingredients daily – meats, chicken, fish and shellfish, fruits, vegetables, and fresh herbs. I use so many herbs in my soups, stews, and roasts that I decided to start growing the ones that I use the most: thyme, rosemary, savory, and lavender.
Music makes me happy, anytime, anywhere! I especially love it when I’m thinking of a song that I haven’t heard in a while, then turn on the radio in the car or on the motorcycle, and the song starts playing within 10 or 15 minutes, no matter which station I have the radio tuned to…it’s a wonderful thing.
My serene sanctuary – home: I love to travel, get outdoors and do things in the fresh air, but being able to relax in the peace of my domus dulcis domus, is quite nice. I can decompress from socializing and just be myself…
Writing: writing makes me happy! I love typing away on my antique Royal, watching the words flow…that is, until I get typing TOO fast, and the typewriter arms start sticking together, LOL – there is a reason why how many wpm one can type was limited with those old manual typewriters…still, not typing too fast allows me to “go inside,” if you will, to sit with the tale as I write it. Writing in my blog is all done on the computer, though – I’m not in a deep writing trance when blogging!
5 Songs that make me happy:
This is always the most difficult choice of any award, because there are so many songs that I love; so many that make me happy, that it’s hard to decide…but not impossible! The five that made me happy today can be viewed in full at the end of this post, and they are:
David Bowie: “Modern Love”
Metric: “Stadium Love”
Cyndi Lauper: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
Electric Light Orchestra: “Mr. Blue Sky”
Alice Cooper: “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
5 Bloggers who make me happy:
This is easy – there are many, many bloggers who make me happy, but the ones listed here do so on a daily basis. Again, the bloggers that I list here are under no obligation to participate!
Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: A Cooking Pot & Twisted Tales
Buffalo Tom Peabody’s Blog #2
Brian Lageose:Bonnywood Manor (& Crusty Pie)
Give their blogs a look if you haven’t already done so – they are definitely worth reading and following! Enjoy the music, happy reading, and enjoy the day!