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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some of my Favorite Things..

I went Polish dancing last night...and boy do I miss it.  I miss all kinds of dancing and am really glad that we rushed like heck to get out of the house last night to get there.  It just makes you happy, you know??  Lively music and getting the heartbeat up!!

And so, I've decided to write down those things that make me truly happy so that I can remember them and figure out how to keep them in my life...some will be easier then others, but let's start here.  I may be a mom of 4 and a wife, but that doesn't mean I can't take of myself too, right??  Something I think mom's tend to forget about.

So here goes...a list of what makes me happy:

1. Dancing - I grew up dancing and absolutely loved it.  Everywhere I went in my life, I always found a way or a class.  Went away to college and took a tap class...lived alone and took another tap class...took several swing classes with friends (this would be really fun to do again)...danced in a Polish Festival and learned a great new dance (started this more than 10 years ago)... I'm not a brilliant dancer but I don't suck either...I just really enjoy it!!
     I am so glad that my children share my joy in dancing!!

2. A clean house - ha ha ha   Now, this one is a touch and go...if only I didn't have to do the cleaning myself (lol)  And so, I think I really need to come up with a 'system' for getting things done.  You know, a schedule of when to do it all and try to do a little bit each day.  I guess after 10 years of marriage and four kids later I am starting to realize that making 'goals' is still an important part of life.  Guess my 'real' job came in handy after all...ha ha

3. Pretty nails - this one is always a tough nails chip, peel, crack, break, etc very easily.  Pre-kids, I had my nails done every 2 weeks and loved it b/c they always looked nice.  Now, it's kind of sketchy.  And so, perhaps I should figure out how to do them myself??  And etch out an hour to do it??  Who knows but I think I'm going to try and do it!!

4. Baking - actually, I think I like making other people happy through my baking.  I do love to make something and see how it comes out and the reaction people have to it... I really don't like the cleaning up bit, but I guess that comes with the territory.  I've thought a lot about finding a huge Baking book of some kind and just going through it recipe by recipe... you know like the Julia Childs experiment??  Only this would only be desserts and I think I would only be able to do 1/week and not 1/day.  Anyone know of a good baking book to look into???

I think that should do it for now.  I don't want to overwhelm myself with trying to do too much!!  ha ha ha ha ha

What makes you truly happy in life???  Would love to hear about it!!


  1. nice! i responded in my own blog about what makes me happy :)
    I think you should do the julia childs experiment! would make for good blog reading

  2. What makes me happy? Having some great grand children and being on the president's list in college at the young age of 61....