Sundog โ€“noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Happiness Award is Here!

I had a nice surprise yesterday. My friend Jody Smith over at Ncubator passed the Happiness Award on to me. Thanks for the award Jody, I shall see if I can spread some cheer in kind!

Without further ado – on with the show!

The rules for the Happiness Award:
1.) When you have received this award you must thank the person that awarded you this in the new post.
2.) Name 10 things that make you happy.
3.) Pass this award onto other bloggers and inform the winners.

Rule number 1 – check! Muchas Gracias la Senora Jody… and with many festive hugs!

Rule 2 – As it is my style to be ramble along, this may end up a bit longer than just 10 things. Hope the award doesn’t get revoked for me already breaking the rules! I’m such a rebel! In no order:

Native wildflowers with a wonderful scent.

Being surprised with flowers Jeremy finds and picks because he knows I love getting them.

Little race car, baby bunnies who dart back and forth under our tarps at night because its the only dry place to play.

A hot cup of cocoa made by my sweetie.

Planting onion seeds on May Day that a friend had sent from Australia, despite the customs restrictions against doing so. (no worries, they will not grow well enough to be invasive in the spot I garden)

Having more friends who are in foreign lands than those who are from my own country – no wonder I never fully fit in here!

My spirit rock.

A sun warmed rock to lay topless on and sing off key very loudly while soaking up the heat of a beautiful day.

Hearing the geese circling overhead while trying to figure out which way is North every spring. First gaggle of them was yesterday and it always means summer isn’t far behind!

Cuddling up with Jeremy to watch The Muppets together.

A really good movie that we have saved for a few months until just the right occasion to see it for the first time.

Poking fun at my friend Grant when we instant chat, he’s such a good sport about it! *Poke!*

Finding odd little animals, like salamanders and tree frogs, who make in front of our tent their home for a night before moving on the next day. I love having animals feel safe here for the night.

Silver dollar sized frog and computer cables.

Watching first the parent birds come to feed at our oat pile in front of the tent and then later the fledgling birds. Mom and Pop have to teach them how to eat and its exciting as they learn not to eat rocks but instead the food.

A hot shower outside while big, fat snowflakes are falling all around me. Along with this is listening to the hush of snowfall and watching it blanket the woods.

Jeremy reading to me every night before bed.

Watching my garden sprout from seed, grow, and then fill our bellies.

My garden two years ago.

Clear nights with many stars.

The rare days when I wake up feeling refreshed and good.

Daydreaming of all the things I will be able to do, because I will be getting well again.

Listening to the birds signing every morning. Also with this would be the owls hooting at night near us and coyotes howling at the moon.

Last for this list and saved for the end because it is the very best – Jeremy. All the wonderful things he does, his love and kindness, and his fight to never give up seeing us through everything that comes our way.

Rule number 3. I’ve had a bit of a hard time deciding who to pass this on to as I know several other bloggers who immediately sprang to mind for this. I will send this award on to Laurel of Dreams at Stake because she never stops fighting and keeps finding ways to pass that strength on to others.

That’s it for this brief… er… wander down the lane of Lisa’s happiness!

6 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    I knew you would do up the Happiness Award well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    • Thanks Jody! I had to live up to the bar set by my predecessor. ๐Ÿ˜€

      May 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm

  2. Great list, Lisa!! It’s all about the little things and the small but grande moments, isn’t it? I loved the photos, too. Thanks for the nomination!! I hope to get to my list sometime soon. Hugs to you!

    May 3, 2010 at 6:20 am

    • It is indeed Laurel. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked the photos, its all stuff I’ve found around here this last year.

      Big hugs to you too!

      May 3, 2010 at 9:13 am

  3. Snez

    Fantastic Lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve spread the happiness to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    I also love your photos: the one of Jeremy giving you a peck is so sweet. And is that the start of your garden I can see? Its looking good. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I missed your tales while away but am aiming to read up on them soon.

    hugs and more ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 6, 2010 at 2:10 am

    • Hi Snez! ๐Ÿ™‚

      It’s my garden from two years ago. Hindsight, I should have gone up and taken a picture of my current garden for the blog. I’ll do that when the garlic grows a bit more as its only about six inches high right now.

      Glad you enjoyed the story, I was really hoping to share the happiness with others! ๐Ÿ˜€

      happy hugs, lisa

      May 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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