I was sitting in my half packed house this afternoon and I was thinking about things that make me happy right now. This is the list I came up with.
NICS: I love this show. The characters aren’t too deep. You know the case is always going to be solved. And it has the military in it. That makes me happy.
Law & Order: SVU: Another show I really enjoy. It doesn’t always end the way I want it to, but this show keeps me on edge. It’s a GREAT way to burn an afternoon.
National Geographic: Some of the most amazing learning opportunities I have had in the last few weeks have been because of NatGeo. Did you know babies automatically hold their breath when dunked underwater? I never knew that.
Pepsi: Really, do I need to explain this one?
Music: This has the power to alter moods, increase energy, put me into a focused state, and allows me to remember all sorts of stuff. I like nickelback. I’m not ashamed of that. Their new album? It’s pretty good. Blue October? Yeah, I like them too. I’m really digging music right now.
High Quality Pillows: I have slept on cardboard (literally), feathers, cotton, polyester, silk, satin, leather, denim, and a whole slew of other things. You really can’t beat a good high quality medium density cotton pillow wrapped in super high thread count cotton pillow cases. Seriously, this is what makes going to bed worth it each night. Well, that and my next line item.
Hand Made Quilts: There is something amazing about a good heavy home made quilt. My sister in law Rhonda made me one for christmas 10 years back. I still use it. It’s still in great condition. It is honestly my favorite blanket in my house. It goes underway with me. I travel with it. And if I’m going to be anywhere, you can bet that my good pillow and my good quilt are going to be there with me.
My Computer: Speaking of things that go everywhere with me, I take my laptop almost everywhere. Couple that with my cell phone (I love my phone because of what it can do. Except for the phone part. I hate having a phone. Text and apps are all I really need. LOL) and I have everything I need. My Pillow, Blanket, and Computer.
Backpacks: Women have purses. Rich guys have nice watches. Poor hobos have shopping carts that only have ONE wobbly wheel. Me? I have my backpack. My current bag cost me $109.99 at best buy 18 months ago. I love this bag. I love backpacks the same way women love purses. I’m always looking at them and trying to find what my next awesome bag will be. I have only owned a few really awesome ones, but I am happy with the ones I’ve owned.
Craftsman Wrenches: I don’t use hand tools very often other than a screwdriver or hammer (Or my telecom tools that I work my trade with), but I like my hand tools. They are shiny. They have a solid weight that sits heavily in my hand. There is something satisfying about them. I really like hand tools.
This may seem like an odd mix of things, but this is what I think about right now that makes me happy. I know that some people (You know who you are) may be asking me where my family, church, or job are at on this list. Well, those items are for a DIFFERENT list so deal with it.
Once again, I don’t know how to close the post. So… I’m done.