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My Happy List #47

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Everything is Coming Up Roses on this week's Happy List!  :D

My Happy List

1.   We celebrated my grandmother's 92nd birthday with a Sunday brunch on March 18th. Spending time with my family makes me so very happy!  I wish I had taken pictures, but it was so loud in the restaurant I could not hear myself think!  While at the mall,  we took the girls to their mother ship, the new Free People store.  The big hit with them was all the pretty hair accessories.


2.   My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary on March 19th (yesterday). Look what I found by our kitchen sink when I got home! Pretty roses make me happy!


These roses are called Topaz.

3.   Speaking of pretty roses, ours are just starting to bloom and bud.  :D It is almost time to plant spring annuals.  Working in the garden in early spring makes me so happy!



4.   We went to the library today, and every book that y'all have been suggesting to me was checked out (meaning they must be pretty good) except for one.  Your book suggestions have made me so happy, and I have placed a request on most of them!  :D


This book is a paranormal detective story about psychics.  It sounds very different from what I normally read!

5.   I have recently painted a couple of rose paintings.  Completing paintings makes me very happy!


"Roses in a Coal Scuttle"
6" X 6"
oil on art board


"Shabby Roses"
from Joyce Wasnor's book Big Art, Small Canvas
3" X 4"
oil on canvas

Last week was Shanley's spring break, and she returned to college yesterday.  This week is Shelley's spring break, and we have some fun things planned.  What is making you happy this week?  Join Mamarazzi @ Dandelion Wishes, and share your happy!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Happy anniversary Ricki Jill and Mr. Ricki Jill! And enjoy your spring.

  2. Good Morning Ricki Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful share this morning. I love your list of things that make you happy.

    Happy Anniversary dear one. Your topaz roses are absolutely gorgeous. I could smell the fragrance clear out here in the desert this morning.

    Oh my goodness what beauty you have captured with your paintbrush. I love, LOVE the Roses in Coal Skuttle. Oh my gosh do they ever make my heart "SING". Just pure beauty dear friend. Pure beauty. You are so lucky to be able to capture such beauty from your heart, mind and the hand that holds that paint brush. I love seeing your work.

    Have a glorious day dear one. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  3. The roses your husband got you are beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

    Have a fabulous week.

  4. Oh happy anniversary and happy birthday to grandma. You have good genes!! I am glad your week is going well. Enjoy!!

  5. That is some Happy List! Your paintings are beautiful! I love them both. Mr. Art did a fine job, as always! Have a happy week.

  6. Well, I am always happy when I read your blog, Ricki Jill. Love your new painting. Happy anniversary. What a sweet husband you have.

  7. Happy Anniversary!!

    That reminds parent's anniversary is this week. I better get a card in the mail.

  8. Happy Anniversary!

    There is a good deal to be happy about here, that's awesome! Your flowers are so pretty, and those paintings are gorgeous too!

  9. Happy Anniversary! And how wonderful to celebrate your grandmother's 92nd birthday!

    Beautiful paintings also!

    So nice to meet you here through the Happy List party :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (If you get a chance to stop by, please leave a comment so that I know you were by :o) Q-t pie...

  10. I love your artwork-such talent! I've never heard of the store you mentioned...I must look it up! As for making me happy...the weather, the sunshine, the flowers blooming and the smell of fresh mown grass! Summer in March-love it!

  11. Happy Anniversary! I've never heard of Free People, but it looks like an awesome store. Lovely things to be thankful for! - Lisa @ It Keeps Getting Better

  12. Happy Anniversary! Have a week with each daughter while they are home on break must be fun. We don't have Free People around here. One of these days I might run across one while traveling and I'll be sure to stop in.

  13. Gorgeous paintings! I love them!

    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy Spring Break #2!

  14. Love your happy list Ricki!!
    I'm happy that my son is finally not sick so we got to go to the Museum today!!
    Happy Anniversary!
    Pamela ox

  15. I always enjoy your happy lists, Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary and your Gran's birthday Celebrations.

  16. You had a week of wonderful happy events. The roses left by your husband are beautiful and how romantic! The rose paintings are beautiful Ricki Jill. You are blessed with a talent.

    The French Hutch

  17. Wow! Belated happy birthday to your grandma and happy anniversary to you and Mr. Art @ Home. Wishing you more years of bliss and happiness!!!

  18. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your grandmother! We are just getting back from spring break and am getting over a nasty cold/ear infection/sinus infection. I'm looking forward to getting caught up on your blog!


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