Hello Friends! To help give me post ideas and share some quick things about my world I have decided to join a few meme's. There are many going a round and I can't do all of them but there are a few I always enjoy reading, including "This Is..." by Three Buttons way over in Melbourne Australia. Each week someone on the list picks a new theme (on Wed. I think) and then you post about it on Sundays. It is fun with the Aussies because they are pretty much a day ahead of us so really we get two days of posts. Notice I waited til the last second, but at least I got it in instead of just scratching it and trying for next week. Progress!
This weeks theme is, This is what makes me Happy....
Many things make me happy, not just one thank goodness. That would be a lonely life.
Vintage images and clothing make me happy. I love the history of things. Learning about them, imagining things about them. I would love these dresses, labeled as "casual day wear". See history, as in wearing big fancy dresses as casual day wear is history.
Mi Familia makes me happy. I have a very...ummm... unique (read strange) family and I love them to bits. I have been able to really get to know them in the past few years and that has been priceless.
Books of all kinds make me happy. I love to be surrounded by them. This is a poetry medley set from the 1950's that my aunt, who got them from my grandmother gave to me for my birthday. We have 8 small to ginormous full book cases in our one bedroom apartment. I love the knowledge and adventure reading brings. I love being able to travel through space and time without leaving my house. I love Books.
I love fabric and crafts. The touch, smell and experience of crafting is hard to beat. It is a quest to surround oneself with beautiful things while exercising our minds and creative power. The therapeutic value of crafting is unmatched by most things.
Food makes me really happy, especially in pie cake and cookie dough form, but all food. I don't like to mix my sweet with my savory much, though I am making an effort. This pie made me so happy I stood in front of the fridge with a spoon and ate the whole thing. Only 1 piece ever made it to the plate. I love cooking food as well. And cake, mmmm, did I mention that already?
Finally, My husband and my cat make my whole life happy. He really is the best friend/companion one could ever have. He only looks mean in this photo because he is wearing a du-rag and trying to look tough. We are at the lake as well, only smiles there. Bertha is a little bundle of untouchable love. Well we can touch her a bit but there are guidelines. That makes sense. I have boundaries when people touch me too. She is getting old though and slowing down a lot. We love her to pieces.
This is just a few things, of course there are others like rain and good friends but you get the idea. Thank you Jacinta for a lovely theme. You can see what makes others happy at Three Buttons. I haven't had her put me on the list yet, but I will tomorrow. Have a great week everyone. Love Stacy