Friday, May 1, 2009

"Happy With Some Humor on the Side!!!

Since Friday is just about the BEST day of the week, (JUST ABOUT...I'm partial to Saturday and Sunday myself!) I want to focus on what makes me truly happy. I mean the little things we look forward to everyday, whatever they may be, that make us smile or giggle!
Its just like when you hear that really catchy tune on the radio and can't help but re-sing it ALL day long! Or when our children say something so adorable, we run out of the room and grab the journal or camera to capture the memory so we NEVER forget it!!! (C'mon, we have ALL done that one right?)

I'll give you one example of something that happened to me yesterday. I was in over my head with a really sick son, a broken air conditioner, and car brakes that were in such dire need of repair....that I couldn't even leave the house anymore! So, our air conditioning was fixed by 11am, Yay! (Its okay to be happy about something even though you payed a BIG price to have it fixed, isn't it?) And the brakes were done by 6pm, Yippee! (Again, I'm showing excitement even though the price for my happiness was several hundred dollars, LOL.)
In the midst of all these little things happening, my mom stopped by and brought lunch to me. I cannot tell you all how sincerely touched I was by that act of kindness. (And even now as I am typing this...I'm STILL smiling!)

After she left, I was able to sit down and eat some lunch while my son took the longest nap ever! (Just to let you all know...he woke up feeling much better, so that nap did him so much good.)
It was really nice to be able to have a moment to myself and have a little lunch. Okay, I did watch a few minutes of Days of Our of my guilty pleasures I must admit! (giggle, giggle)
But there is one thing that makes me smile ALL the time and I do it...Well, I try to do it everyday! ('s not what your all thinking but I wish it was...We haven't been doing THAT everyday for some time! LOL)
It is looking at my old scrapbooks. These books I just adore and I try to get them out by myself and reminisce about old high school years or just great weddings that I've been to....and my son loves to search through his baby book and find old family members or pictures of when we were all a little younger and thinner! (Isn't that the truth?)
I thought I would share with you some pictures of my youth, the olden days of life WAY WAY back in the 80's...when the hair was big, the leg warmers were pink, and life was a little less complicated. "Like...Oh My God, Totally Awesome Right?"

Here I am with my Dad...who, as you can probably tell, LOVED to sit in the sun for hours and hours and didn't mind if I did either...(If we knew then what we know now right?)

This was my "sweet sixteen" Bday party. Well, I know I WAS sixteen in that picture, but I'm not exactly sure how 'sweet' I was....Just Kidding Mom! (I'm the Blondie with the big hair and my cousin is the cutie next to me.)

So...enjoy your day today, try to take a moment for yourself, remember to laugh (or giggle as I like to say), and always make time for those little things that make you happy!!
Friday Photo Flashback


Alicia said...

It sounds like you were so blessed! Isn't it nice when we can find blessings despite our circumstance?? Awesome!

Oh..and I love those pictures! Girl..that is a total Friday Photo Flashback!!!! Would you mind if I linked your post to my blog by signing your info to Mr. Linky???? This is perfect for it!!

Kristin said...

Great post! I'm partial to Saturdays myself and am currently enjoying my little dude's naptime while blogging and sipping hazelnut coffee. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

alfmen3 said...

You have the best Mom... and she has the best daughter, too! It is so good to know that Roan is feeling better and that you are feeling happier. You know, when I think of you I still see that cute girl with the big hair. (While the big hair is gone, the cute girl remains!) Keep Smiling Friend! <3 Mandy

Beth in NC said...

I hope your son is feeling better!

Thanks so much for the follow! I look forward to knowing you better!

(I love the old pics.)

Red Thread said...

I am so with you...the 80's were great...when do you think the big hair will come back? I love the idea of these Flashback Fridays. I have so many pictures to dig out and dust off.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Always a Southern Girl said...

I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I am soo glad you hopped over to my blog. I'm glad to get to know ya!

Do you live in Michigan? And you need your airconditioner already? Chicago is still cold. Bummer!

Have a great weekend.

mimi said...

Those pictures our great! Isn't it so fun to look back at all they styles...and the hair!!

It's great to meet you and thanks so much for your sweet comment!!

Stephanie @ Faithful Follower Of Christ said...

Great photos! It's fun to reminisce sometimes...

momstheword said...

What a cute picture! Isn't it fun to do this meme? I am enjoying it!
I need to get looking at pictures for next week now.

I used to watch DOOL but haven't seen it in soooo long. Are Bo and Hope still together? Just seems like they like to break the couples up. I heard Marlene was going, or maybe it was John, I forgot.

See, haven't seen it in a long while. Don't even know who's on it anymore but I used to record it every day.

Muthering Heights said...

You look so cute in your birthday photo!

DarcyLee said...

I just love this meme. Great pictures of you, too. I loved having the big hair back in the 80's. We had style back then!

Jenny said...

I love the picture of your 16th bday! I was just thinking about the pictures from my 13th as my daughter approaches hers. I thought she might think they were funny!

Erin said...

First, yes, you can celebrate the repairs, even if they cost too much $$. (Hey, being comfortable and safe is good, right?) Sounds like your mom knew just what you needed, too.

I love your pictures...they are terrific and you look like a pretty sweet 16 to me.

Betty said...

Sounds like it was long day for you and yet you still found the smile, your great for that!

Your mom sounds like such a great lady. :)

Betty said...

Oh and by the way I loved the hair and rolled up sleeves. Nice!

carl said...

Days or our lives gets tivoed here every day. guilty pleasure that it is. Or do I just like looking at the pretty people?