Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Happy List #6

My happy list is short and sweet this week.

1.   Mr. Art@Home, Shelley, and I are at the lake.  Look at the level of the lake water as we look from our front porch.  Perfect!  Notice the blue above the trees?  Blue sky and sunshine: something we have not seen all week!


2.   I don't know what it looks like where you live, but this year the dogwoods are beautiful in Central Alabama.  We have four dogwood trees in our yard here at Lake Martin.






3.   I actually see signs of life on our Crepe Myrtles after they had been Crepe Murdered.  We pay an association fee here, so we don't do our own yardwork (we are not alowed).  I guess the Home Owners' Association wants everyone's Crepe Myrtles killed trimmed in a consistent fashion.


4.   I bought these canisters from Mod Cloth, and I love them.  Mr. Art@Home bought a second set to have here at the lake.  *squee*  Now I don't have to keep my sugar and flour in ziplock bags in the fridge.


5.   PG Tips, England's #1 tea, makes me happy!  I am like Annie on BBC America's Being Human:  I make tea all day long.  There are twenty mugs all over our house by the end of the day; our house looks like Annie lives here!  I switch to coffee in the evenings because I love dessert coffees, and y'all know all about that obsession of mine!!!


6.   Sarah Addison Allen's books make me *extremely* happy.  I do not check these out from the library.  No way, Jose, because I re-read these.  My favorite one is The Sugar Queen, and my daughter's favorite is Garden Spells.  But all of them are fan-freakin-tastic. You can read a recent review of The Girl Who Chased the Moon here.   I am reading her latest this morning, The Peach Keeper,  while Mr. Art@Home watches Hot Rod TV and Shelley sleeps.  (It is very early here still).


As usual, I am joining the Super-Fun Mamarazzi @ Dandelion Wishes for her My Happy List Linky Party.


Until next time...

Ricki Jill


Rosetta said...

E' bello sognare questi stupendi posti bevendo un dolce thè alla pesca!Buon fine settimana,Rosetta

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh it looks just gorgeous there Ricki Jill~ I would love to have a home near the beach or on a lake- how fantastic!! So inspiring and serene!! Hugs, Courtney

Cindy said...

What a lovely view you have! Beautiful photographs!

Beth said...

One more author (and set of books) added to my list. :)
Those dogwoods look gorgeous! I'm envious. Our cherry trees were blooming, but a recent strong wind stripped them of blossoms so we're back to bare branches everywhere right now.

Yay for tea! When I'm sick, I'm the same way- it's tea, constantly. :D
Happy weekend!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love how tea is always on your list! I also LOVE Crepe Myrtles... I had them in my yard as a kid and I always get memories of my childhood when I see them! Your lake house view looks AMAZING, can I come relax too?!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are so pretty! I can't completely understand why the lake would make you's beautiful!

sarajo said...

That is some view there!
I love blossoms on trees! We have pink trees everywhere and it's beautiful!!

Olga said...

Such beautiful photos. I love the first one of the lake. You have a great "happy list". I haven't heard about this link party, but it sounds fun. I'm going to check it out.
Thank you also for your kind comment on my blog :-)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The blooms are very pretty! Thank You for stopping by today. Our gurls are westies and sisters Missy and Tallulah. And I must say they are a hand full. Have a great weekend.....Julian

Kathy said...

This looks heavenly! Love the lake - wow - not to be able to do your own yardwork - well, I guess you're there for other reasons! :)
This author sounds fantastic - I'll look for her and add her to my summer reading!
Hope you're having a great day,

Diane Writes said...

I love the view of the lake and the park. You are so lucky to have this view. Not everyone who lives in the city are lucky to enjoy this breath taking and refreshing view. I wish you more happiness!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Hi Ricki! Thanks for stopping by to visit my azaleas at my "My New 30" blog!

How lucky you are to have a house on the lake and the view from your porch is so peaceful. I'm fascinated that the association actually DOES the yard stuff. Most people who have crepe myrtles trim them out that way so I'm sure it will be gorgeous. I have one in my yard, but I just let it go free form & never cut it. The dogwoods are gorgeous too - I love those! I have tried to grow those in my yard but they never make it. I think the coastal heat down here in Miss. is too much for them to be honest. Thanks again for stopping by - need to check out that author too. Just the cover draws me in!!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Gayla said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the dogwoods/ You are ahead of us but the forsythias are ablaze at last!

Vivian said...

I see some books that I will have to check out!

My mothers favorite tree was the dogwood! Simply Beautiful!

Mireya said...

Love the canisters! Hope you had fun at the lake!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your happy list makes me feel at home on your blog, as I also live lakeside,well almost and of course love English tea and reading :)

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