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My Happy List #3

Saturday, March 5, 2011


My Happy List is short but sweet this week.  My family went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and to visit my in-laws.  They live on St. Charles Avenue right on the parade route!

My doctor would not let me go because I have had a little complication, and I am going in for a little procedure on Monday morning.  It is no big deal, I just did not need to go to New Orleans.

I should be sad, but truly, I have a lot to be thankful for.

My Happy List

1.  We have a new neighbor, and he has been entertaining.


He is a Cooper's Hawk.

2.   I happily broke my Starbucks embargo.  And it's all Mamarazzi's fault.


*giggles*  I won this adorable coffee cup sleeve from one of Mamarazzi's Taking Back Monday etsy giveaways.  The shop's name is Cream No Sugar. Thanks, Sue and Mamarazzi!


3.   I  checked out an interesting book from the library.  It is Dracula's story told from Mina's point of view, and I am thinking that Mina is not at all the way Bram Stoker portrayed her as a Victorian innocent.


4.  I bought a magazine to peruse this weekend.  *squee*


5.  My Westie, Bonnie, makes me happy,  even when she is being naughty like she is right now.  Get off my bed!


So let's see....Starbucks plus good reads plus quiet house equals bliss! Sounds like a perfect plan.  We are expecting up to three inches of rain here in Central Alabama!

I already miss my family, but it is good to get some rest.

How are you spending your weekend?

Please link-up to Mamarazzi's Linky Party with me today and share your happy list!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Hope the procedure tomorrow goes well... sending you happy thoughts!! Bonnie is such a beautiful dog, no wonder she makes you happy!

  2. Dear Ricki,I'm ill in bed,so my english..could be worse than are so lucky for your new neighbor :it's beautiful...make your dog a
    pat from me ...he's so CUTE!!!Kisses,Annalisa
    PS I'm not going to take the self defense class cause I'm too clumsy..but may be that my daughter do it...

  3. Good luck with your procedure! Hope it goes well!
    And super jealous over a quiet home. I have no clue what that is, until bed time. Chaos has a home in ours. LOL!

  4. Hi Ricki,

    Great list! It looks like your weekend will be quiet and enjoyable. Sorry you couldn't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I hope your procedure goes well on Monday.

    Take care,

  5. I'm sorry you had to stay home...but looks like you have found some ways to enjoy the weekend! I would love to look for this book! And your magazine is great! How sweet is your little doggie! I know he makes you happy! Bye...I'm off to brew a cup of coffee! heehee! ♥♥♥

  6. I aLways enjoy reading your happy list. Good luck on Monday, sending good vibes your way...

  7. Cooper's Hawks are awesome!
    And welcome (back) to the coffee club. ;)

  8. Sorry you had to miss the trip, and I wish you well with the procedure. A quiet weekend with a good magazine, book, movie, Starbucks, and that sweet Bonnie does look like a weekend to enjoy. ;-)
    ~ Sarah
    We have cooper Hawks that nest in our yard as well.

  9. Oh my, I am envious of your happy list! So much to be thankful for, for sure! The photo of the Coopers Hawk is amazing. My sister has just gotten into birding and she blogged about the Coopers Hawk recently too. So fascinating. I hope you are doing well at rest this weekend. I love a quiet house anymore. But sorry you missed time with your family. That's often therapeutic too. Thanks so much for visiting Cottage and Creek and for leaving your sweet comment. Being a newbie, it's so appreciated!
    God bless,

  10. I love love LOVE your puppy!! So adorable. Hope you recover quickly tomorrow! :)

  11. I love your happy list, coffee, book or magazine and the house to yourself, bliss, beauthiful pink hydrangea.
    I hope all goes well tomorrow,I will be thinking about you, friend Sharon xox

  12. Cara Ricki,sono felice di poterti mandare di nuovo i commenti,ho avuto il computer rotto.Come รจ carino l'uccellino del tuo post e simpatico e dolce il tuo cagnolino,buona domenica,Rosetta

  13. Bonnie, you are so beautiful! Have a great weekend!


  14. I am so sorry to hear you've had some complications...enjoy your rest and big hug to you!

  15. So you're the one who won my cozie?! ;) I love those cozies. She's giving away another one today!

    I LOVE Cottage Style! Such a fun magazine to peruse and get ideas from.

    Bonnie is CUTE!! I love Westies! I have a big fat black lab. She's a bad girl sometimes, but I love her. She's like having another kid.


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