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My Happy List: All About *Friends* {well mostly}

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Welcome to My Happy List!  :D  This week's list is {mostly} about friends.

My Happy List

1.   We enjoyed spending time with friends during a variety of occasions last week.  We ate Cajun food with another family (3 siblings) from Louisiana and their spouses.  The company was even better than the food, and that's saying something!  I also met with my book club where we discussed books and had an after Christmas "regift" party.  One of the highlights of the meeting was the delicious peach sangria.  It wasn't too sweet, and I want to make some to serve at future parties.  Spending time with fun friends make me so, so happy!

This recipe is very close to what we drank Thursday night.

2.   Speaking of friends, we had a group of friends extend us the kindest courtesy.  I'm so touched, but I can't share it with you until next week.  ;P  {I'm a terrible tease, aren't I?}  Sweet, thoughtful friends make oh, so very happy!  I want to share this Valentine card with them:

Vintage Valentines make me happy, too!

3.   I want this for Valentine's Day.  Reckon I'll get it?  :/

from Neiman Marcus

Sorry....that was random of me, but what a cute photo!   Cute photos make me *happy*

4.   Guess who's coming back to General Hospital?  *squee*  Genie Francis!!!!  When I was in college,  my sorority would schedule classes around Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. Seriously, General Hospital was better than anything on prime time during the mid to late eighties.  I haven't really watched it in twenty years, but I'll DVR it now.  :D  

Luke & Laura

5.   Guess what I'm really loving right now?  Caster sugar!  It's great for hot and cold beverages.  And here's a tip:  You can make your own in a food processor, but let the dust settle before you transfer it to a container.  :D

Share your happy.  This is a linky!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Great, friends=good times!

    I loved General Hospital during the Luke and Laura days. I watched the wedding on my lunch hour on a department store TV (with a dozen others!).

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!


  2. I remember their wedding!

    Friends are the greatest. I am so HAPPY you have had a wonderful week and wonderful friends.

  3. Ricki Jill,
    Those are great reasons to be happy...I had to laugh, my mom and grandma loved General Hospital. I can remember then talking about Luke and Laura...Luke's hair! Oh my, he needed a conditioner. lol

  4. You so should get that dish. Tell the Mr. to read the blog today. Hint hint. Wow that hair on Luke. Yuck. I never saw the draw to him but I did watch the show.

  5. OMGosh! I remember GH and waiting for and watching Luke and Laura's wedding.

  6. Oh sweet Ricky, what a great post; I too feel the same way.. friends are great and I love mine too..and in blog land, your one special friend too, so Happy Valentines!! Thank you for visiting, and for the sweet and kind comments. Thank you for hosting this fun party. I'm taking your cute button right now.

  7. Love the idea of your 'Happy List'! I always fed babies during GH -- it was on at 1:00 pm -- eat, then have a nap with GH. A wonderful time in my life. Thanks for alerting me to Genie's return. Sally

  8. Ricki Jill I lik'n your list,especially that heart dish,I hope you get it,can't wait to see how you display..I'm linked of with some happy also.

  9. Great list! I think I remember skipping class a time or two to watch General Hospital in its heyday. I was right there with ya when the wedding happened and when the bad guys were going to freeze Port Charles! Remember that?:)

    Spending time with friends is the best. I'm going to lunch with my sister in law and niece today. Her 2 week old baby with be there too. That makes me happy.

  10. Friends are great, and that recipe sounds soo good! That card is cute too!

  11. What a wonderful "Happy List" Ricki Jill! Your evening with friends and delicious food is always a special. Love the recipe for your Sangria, a keeper! I love sharing valentines with special friends too. I just bet you get that Valentine's Day gift you are wishing for..............Thanks for hosting and have aHappy Day.

    The French Hutch

  12. I have never heard of castor sugar. Interesting.

    Genie Francis was on Young and the Restless last year. I like her alot.

  13. GREAT POST:)
    Your blog is so you have twitter or bloglovin to follow with??

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at

  14. Do you remember Luke and Laura's wedding?! That was huge!

  15. Love the vintage valentine! Your time with friends sounds wonderful. Wish I didn't work so I could play more! I don't really have to work, I just choose to. I can't seem to give it up yet. Thanks for hosting this fun party and for visiting me.

  16. Oh my goodness...Laura is going back to Port Charles! :) I haven't watched GH since the 80s. I didn't even know it was still on TV!

  17. What could be nicer than hosting a happy list party! Thank you.

  18. I'm not sure if I have a happy post or not, but I got happy reading all your happy stuff, and now I want to know about caster sugar.


  19. Sorry that I missed linking up yesterday. I can't complain, but I am slammed with new business at work this week. It's a good problem to have. Hopefully I'll catch up and get in on the Happy List next week.


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