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My Happy List #12

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's time once again for the happiest linky party of the week, Mamarazzi's My Happy List.


1.   Last night, Shelley and many other middle schoolers in the neighborhood played flashlight tag until late.  Mr. Art@Home and I sat on our front porch and watched while we drank wine (Mr. Art@Home) and coffee (me).  It was so much fun hearing their giggles and laughter in the cul de sac. Children's laughter makes me happy!  We are so blessed Shelley can run with her friends.  The fireflies were out for the first time last night, too, which made it even more special.  Mayhap I shall order me this fun mug from Zazzle:


Did you ever play flashlight tag when you were young?

2.   Shelley received the Principal's Award for her grade Tuesday at school. We are so proud of Shelley.  Teachers and administrators who see the potential in Shelley make me happy!


3.   My bloggy buddies who have given me some great advice for my hydrangeas make me so, so happy.  Y'all are the best!


4.   We are going to the library today.  :D  We have wonderful libraries close by, and they always make me happy.  I have my eye on these books:




5.   I have enjoyed getting to know some amazing people through my blog. Bonnie Boatwright is one of them, and I can't wait to see Bonnie this summer!  We host a  "What We're Reading" linky party the twentieth of every month.  Our next one will be next Friday.  I have enjoyed meeting other bloggers who are passionate about literature.  Our linky party makes me happy!  Please share your book love with us next Friday!

What We're Reading

Until next time...

Ricki Jill 


  1. Oh I just finished reading A Discovery of Witches! It was an awesome book! Marisa is reading it now. :) Looks like you have had a pretty good week1 Hope you have a great weekend as well. :) Chris

  2. I love kids laughter as well! There is no better sound! I don't think I've ever played flashlight tag, but I know we played tv tag..and maybe some other kind.

  3. I did play flashlight tag when I was a kid. We lived on a street where 53 kids grew up! It was really magical childhood. I am happy you were made happy - blessed. I am looking to read some books on fashion on the new Kindle my sweet son got me for mother's day! Thanks for stopping by my blog and complimenting my outfit. I really felt great in it! Can't wait to read more of your blog... and if I read a book I will participate in the linky party. Sounds fun! Cheers!

  4. I just read about the "Lemmon Cake" book. I thought it sounded interesting, you will have to let me know how you like it. Congrats to your daughter!

  5. I have to agree, children's laughter is a wonderfully happy sound. (Remembering babies deep belly laughs it!)

    Not to judge a book by its cover, but based on the covers of the books above, makes me want to read them all.

  6. Oh how fun sitting on the porch (I want the wine lol !) watching the kids play!!!
    I love to read and do it daily but i have to work on my summaries before i can join your linky party. Oh the thought puts me back in school with that old pressure feeling !!
    I'm reading a great book right now The Postmistress.

    Happy weekend Ricki!
    Pamela xo

  7. Aw, I had forgotten about flashlight tag! :D

    Congrats to Shelley for her award.

    And I can't wait to read what you think of those books, which I've never heard of but they look interesting. :)

  8. Go Shelley! :D Congratulations!

    Ahh, flashlight tag. I remember playing that! When I was growing up most of the neighbours had kids around my age. We used to play these kinds of games together, it was so much fun!

  9. Aw, thanks! I am so looking forward to seeing you this summer, as well! Congratulations to Shelley - what an honor!

  10. Hi Ricki Jill
    The books you mentioned sound intresting, I'll look forward to hearing what you thougt of them.
    I'm back home in France now and will be mailing "Summer School" to you in the next couple of days.

  11. I love all your happy things, but I must admit, my favorite is Shelley's school honor! Tell Mr. Art @ Home, if I were there I'd join in a glass of wine!!

  12. flashlight tag...brings back sooo many wonderful childhood memories!

    GREAT Happy List!

    Thanks for linking up!!


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