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My Happy List #1

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I am a happy camper this morning.  Here's why:

1.   My doctor released me (finally) last week after having surgery in December!

2.   My eldest daughter (18) attends an arts high school.  She is taking a book binding class today for fun and....wait for meet cute guys.  Bless her heart!  My husband and I have been laughing all morning:

"Chad!  I must dash off from rugby practice because I have a book binding class!"

"Enjoy yourself, Brad!"

Yea.  Right.

3.   We are getting new neighbors!  *squee*  I have heard about them, but have yet to meet them.


Yep!  I was having a Mrs. Kravitz moment earlier!

3.   Cheese straws!


Important snackage for enjoying these:

4.   New books!


I feel so guilty because all three of these highly anticipated books were released February 8th. No more books for me until April, when Cassandra Clare's City of Fallen Angels is released; (any Simon fans out there)?

Which book shall I read first?  Decisions, decisions!

5.   While eldest daughter is at class, hubbie is going to the lake.  Youngest daughter will be playing with friends because of the nicer weather we are having.


This is the only bit of snow we have left (my poor camellias).

6.   ...Which leaves me some free time to work on this:


7.   While enjoying this yummy-smelling candle hubbie bought me from Anthropologie.  It is the "Santorini Fig" fragrance.  My house will be smelling lovely!



I hope all of y'all have a Happy List going today.  Please visit Mamarazzi for her Happy List Party.  Just click on the button below!


Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Cara Ricki sono felice che sei felice!!!Sono le piccole cose che fanno la felicità.Buon fine settimana,Rosetta

  2. Your so funny this was a cute post. I see you got the Matchmaker there. I still want to get that one. Maybe I will order it. The roses in the last photo are gorgeous.

  3. I applaud your daughters willingness to meet boys in then not so typical place. I wish her luck!

    The fact that I haven't seen any snow, other than while vacationing, in almost 18 years makes me very happY!

  4. I can't help it- I giggled out loud at your daughter. That is brilliant! :D

    At an arts school, though...maybe the hot guys ARE in book binding...I'm pretty sure I'd be impressed with anyone who knows that skill, and talent is fairly attractive. ;)

    Good luck with the new neighbors! I hope they're amazing.

    Also, please do share how you like "A Discovery of Witches"! I have been eyeing that one as a potential future buy, but since it was just released, I haven't read any reviews on it and have no idea if it's as good as it's hyped to be. :)

  5. So cute about the book binding class! Thanks for your kind visit to my blog.
    Have a great weekend!
    - Susan

  6. i like ur happy list . what kinda book u like to read ?

  7. What a lovely post, I loved hearing about your daughter and I hope you she meets a really cute guy:) love that you admit to having a Kravitz moment enjoy the painting sounds like a great day!

  8. I enjoyed your happy list (the Mrs. Kravitz comment made me LOL)! Your happy list would make me happy too...especially the melting snow part.

  9. love your Mrs. Kravitz moment...seriously that made me laugh out loud.

    your oldest sounds adorable. i love that she is taking a class to meet boys. brilliant i hope she has really great luck!!

    perfect happy list doll. thanks for linking up!

  10. I found you from Nita's Modern Vintage Life and loved this post! Happy Valentines. Beth

  11. I LOVE your happy list!!! Seriously hysterical with the Mrs. Kravitz moment, love it, even a pic. ;) Daughters....and boys.....too funny!!! I can definitely relate to that one. Your painting is breathtaking to me, what a talented artist you are, I am in awe and love that!!! Beautiful roses, great snack, good books to enjoy and wonderful aromatherapy!!! ENJOY!!! :)

  12. Wow, the doctors just let you out last weekend since December. Dang, you must've been going crazy!

    Meeting guys at Book binding class....oh, that's where all the cute guys are.

    Yum, yum to Cheese straws!


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