Tuesday, April 15, 2014

22, 23, When will the numbers end

The numbers will end on the 100th day of the 100 Happy Days Challenge.
How ya' like them apples??
Tee hee.

Yesterday was gorgeous in Jersey.  In the 70's.  Ab Fab Really! 
Remember that show?
It was a British Import.

This show was too hysterical.
Who watched it?

I took Cheeks to Stratosphere Trampoline Park yesterday.
He had a ball and I enjoyed watching him have a ball.
My 7yo has always loved jumping from way back...like in the womb!  I thought for sure I was giving birth to a future NBA star with all that jumping.
Seriously thinking of having his b-day party there this year.

Today's happy was easy.
I won a giveaway for Dragons: Defenders of Berks Part 1 DVD from Sweep Tight.
My 42yo will flip.
Yes, you read it right...Bobster is a lover of the Dragons films & shows.
It's nice to know I have 4 boys, not just 3.

What was your happy today?
Better yet, what has been going on with you?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

21 Happy Days of the 100 Happy Day Challenge

Yesterday was so beautiful that I wasn't really around.
It was day 20.
We started the day off with a two hour karate class for Cheeks.  Beginners first followed by leadership.

My happy for today is the amount of pride I have in my 7yo.  He becomes such a different child when he is in that classroom.
He is focused, respectful, always volunteering and silent!  Love the silent part.
That happiness from yesterday, seeing him do his "moves", is carrying me through today.

That wasn't the only happiness yesterday.
Cheeks discovered that some flowers had bloomed across the street.  We just had to go see.
I picked one, told him they were called buttercups and taught him how to check to see if you like butter.  Surprisingly, we both like it.  I wonder if Paula Deen has ever done that test.

I broke the buttercup off & had Cheeks put it behind his ear.

I thought he would keep it there but as we were leaving the park, he ran back and put it with the other flowers.
When I asked why he told me he didn't want to take it from it's family.

How freakin sweet was that??!!!???

Again, happy.

Tell me, what has been your happy lately?

Friday, April 11, 2014

17,18,19 Hike

The past few nights (when I do my blogging) have just been busy, busy, busy.
Last night, the 15yo had an outdoor deck hockey game at 9pm.  By the time it was over & we were home it was 11pm.  That is past my bedtime y'all!

Anyway I'm going to work backwards on the 100 Happy Day challenge for the past 3 days.

Today's happy came from my mailbox!

My prize from my win at Sweeps4Bloggers.While I am not a jerky fan, Bobster & Chris are.
More power to them...Enjoy!

Yesterday's happy was my new 31 Bag.  There was a fund raiser at work & I love to support fund raisers.

Check it out:

Is that not the cutest?
For some reason they put my middle initial in the middle.  I always thought the last initial went there. Ah, who cares.
Isn't it the kickiest?  10 pts for those that can guess my middle name...family members are barred from entering.

The day be yesterdays happy was this great looking sky:


Isn't it so pretty.  That was the sky about 5:30 on my home.  Fluffy clouds, blue sky for miles.
Made me happy.

What has been making you happy???

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Cotton Trees (100 Happy Days)

I was stopped at a light on my way home from work tonight.  Very close to home.
I looked to my right & what did I see:

Like the smear on my windshield?
Nice huh?

I do not know what kind of tree this is but I love it. 
Cotton Tree is what I call it.
Clearly it isn't but I can never remember the name of it from one season to another.

So that's my happy.

What's yours?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Clap Your Hands if You Feel Like a Room without a Roof! Happy Day 14 & 15

I really got to get on the ball & do every day actually every day.
Know what I mean, Vern? (10 points if you know whose tag line that is...no googling!)

Anywho, check out yesterday's happy!

This brought me such a smile.
I was perusing that most disgusting Goodwill in all of NJ when I came upon this little girl.
Raggedy Anne.
I was so into her as a kid.
The reason this made me happy was because when I looked underneath is said "Plack Shack 1975".
That was a local pottery place before paint your own pottery became popular.  You would actually buy it & take it home.
My dad was there, from what I can remember, a lot.
He did these mushroom paintings for my Grandmom...I think at first they were done in green then he redid them in orange.  Pretty sure. 

I just picked her up & it made me remember when I was a little girl.  Plus how can anyone not be happy when you see Raggedy Ann!  Big eyes, red hair.  Sort of reminds me of this Raggedy Ann:

Creepy isn't it?
This what having a grandson will do to you.  She got all dressed up to come over to see Cheeks when he was a wee little thing.
Ah, my mom...another crazy loon but we love her.

Today's happy was brought to you by this nut!

That's what happens when you don't pay attention to what he is doing with your phone!

This one actually came home, did his homework without a fuss, did his assigned reading...again without a fuss then ate all his dinner without complaining...I made fish sticks.
Yes, I am a gourmet.  Would you like my recipe? Shh...say nothing...Mrs. Paul's!

It just made me happy to a have a nice peaceful dinner without fuss & muss.

So what did it for you today?

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Book #6: The Host by Stephanie Meyer

I am actually on my 8th book of 2014 but am just slow at doing the reviews.
Well if you read my blog, you know I am just slow in posting...and slow in general.

Anyway book #6 is The Host by Stephanie Meyer.  You know her, of Twilight fame.  This book is very much a departure from the Twilight series.

A race of aliens inhabit Earth and use human bodies as their host.  Most times the humans disappear but this particular human will not allow the alien to take over.  She hangs out in the brain of the alien refusing to just go away.

This book has intrigue, action, drama and most of all a love story.  Which I am a sucker for a good love story.

While The Host is marketed as YA fiction, it most certainly will keep any adult interested and entertained.

What have you read lately?

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Day 12 & 13 of 100 Happy Days Challenge

So I don't post every day.
At least I am still doing it, right?
That counts for something.
Yes? No?

Anywho yesterday's happy was my husband came home from being out of town.
I didn't let anyone know on the blog or Facebook because then no one could come & get me!

Today's happy is le wonderful.
I won not one, but two blog giveaways.

First I won from Sweeps4Bloggers the True Gentlemen Jerky giveaway.
I have won quite a few things from her blog.  It's the best giveaway blog out there, I feel.  Definitely check it out. 

Now the boys & Bobster will have some jerky.

Then I just got an email from Joy at Yesterfood, saying I won her Minute Rice giveaway.
Her blog is so great.  Love her recipes.

Look at what I won:

  • 1 box of the all new Multi-Grain Medley
  • 1 of each of the following: Minute Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice, Minute Ready to Serve Brown and Wild Rice, Minute Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice, Minute Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley, and the new Minute Ready to Serve Black Beans and Rice.
  • 1 free coupon for any Minute Rice product

  • Winning makes me happy.
    Who wouldn't be happy from winning.

    Tell me, have you won anything lately?