Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Favorite Things

April 28, 2009

I feel like a real blogger now that some one has tagged me in their blog! Fidgeting Gidget posted this meme a couple of days ago, and sent the fun along to me. I actually found her blog by happy accident, and have really enjoyed checking out her stories. If you get a chance, stop by and see what she's up to!

1. Mention the person who nominated you. (Check.)

2. List six unimportant things that make you happy.

1. I've got to say, figuring out how to create these links is making me pretty happy. For you old pros, I suppose it seems obvious, but I've never done it before. If I'm right, the links to these blogs I'm tagging should work just fine. Let me know if I'm wrong!

2. I love taking a picture that comes out just right. I'm a big photography nut, but that just means I take lots of pictures--just ask my kids. It doesn't, however, mean that they all come out great. But every once in awhile, one comes out that makes me smile every time I look at it.

3. Diet Pepsi. Seriously. If you had to assess the chemical make-up of my blood, you'd probably find something akin to Diet Pepsi flowing through my veins. Hey, I know it's not good for me, but I figure there are a lot worse addictions I could have. And if I don't have my Diet Pepsi in the morning, I'm not happy, hubby's not happy, the kids are not happy, my students are not happy. I'm just trying to make the world a better place, you know?

4. It really makes my day when a student goes out of his or her way to do something nice for someone else. There's a lot of ugly stuff in the news all the time about teenagers, but there's some pretty great ones around, too.

5. I love it when there are flowers on my kitchen table. It makes my house feel more like home. I made a vow when I got divorced from the kids' dad that I would buy myself flowers every couple of weeks just because, and I did for a long time. I got out of the habit for a while, but I think it's time to start up again!

6. Music also makes me smile. How can you not smile when you're listening to a great 80s playlist? Or "I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz? That song makes me happy every time I hear it.


3. Tag six blogs, state the rules & notify them with a teeny comment on their blog.

1. Jodi at Pistolsandpopcorn--Love the great pictures and commentary!

2. Mom at Life...Exaggerated--Hilarious!

3. Kate at sauciewee--Always makes me smile when I stop by her blog.

4. JennyKate at JennyKate's Spot--Definitely fun to read.

5. Anniebanannie at This Momma's Musings--Beautiful layout!

6. Mrs. C at Next to Heaven--Lots of cool stuff to see on her blog.

These are some of the blogs I've had the pleasure of coming across since I started on this blogging endeavor. I'm sure you'll enjoy them, too!

Have a great day!



  1. Aww *tear! A person has tagged me and linked me to their blog! I'm so honored and thrilled! Thanks so very very much! I'm working on mine right now!

    I love you blog by the way and your teaching references. My hubby is a teacher so I get lots and LOTS of stories :)

  2. *your - I apparently can't type :)

  3. I am the exact same with pictures! My poor husband just has to put up with me taking 30 pictures of the same object!

    And music makes me smile too, there's nothing better than listening to music on a rainy day to try and brighten your mood!

    Have a great day!

  4. Thanks for the tag!!! I've been such a bad blogger this week. Our computers have been down off and on at work, so it's really cramped my style when it comes to blogging. I usually get most of my posts and replies in while at work. ☺ (Shhhh...don't tell.) Great list! I was cracking up when you were comparing the chemical makeup of your blood to that of Diet Pepsi. Mine would probably be similar to coffee. Although I'm trying to do better.

    Hope you're having a great day!!

  5. I love real life cards too! They make my day! Thanks for the comment.

  6. Good work! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your input...it's always nice to visit the blog of a teacher since I miss it so much! :)

  7. I enjoy the memes as you learn so much about your fellow bloggers. Everything on your list makes me feel good as well (I just figured out how to do that word cross-out technique a couple weeks back)...I'm more of a diet coke guy, but other than that I suppose we can still be friends..thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Great list! I was pleased with myself when I figured out the link thing, too. I hope you've been out to get yourself those flowers. Nice idea! :)

  9. That was fantastic! And don't feel bad, I think my blood has a high level of Diet Dew.

  10. Thanks.
    I did it. Feel free to go read. :o)