Happiness Journal: January 23rd

It's been a pretty average week, but that's certainly not a bad thing. I'm currently happy about: My family being healthy, save a sniffle and a cough here and there. That my husband works from home and hasn't had to travel in any of the heinous weather that we've been having. While our work is keeping us super busy, we have a seemingly endless stream of opportunities in an economy that hasn't been so kind to many. My kids love the snow as much as I do. In less than half an hour, the Chicago Bears are taking on the Packers for a chance at the big game. I … [Read more...]

Happiness Journal: January 16

One of the things that makes me happiest is spending time with my family, so that's what I'm doing tonight. Well, that and grinning like the Cheshire cat that the Bears won today. So, tonight's short entry is a simple list of things that make me happy on a regular basis. My family- From my young sons to both of my grandmas and everyone in between, I'm blessed with a large, loving family My friends- I have amazing friends in real life and online who put up with me for reasons unknown and always lend a laugh or a hand My pets- Spanky and Stormy may be surly, yippy old chihuahuas but … [Read more...]

Happiness Journal: January 9

It's been quite a week...the flu struck the Cooper mansion, but on the happier end...we're all much better now! A sincere thanks for the get well wishes! What else is good? The city came and cammed the sewer lines on Friday, and it's totally their fault that we had the Turd Flood of 2010. Apparently, when they were doing the repairs on the neighborhood sewer system, they crushed our lines, so they're footing the bills. We're nearly done with our last teething experience. Devi's slobbery and munching on everything, but we're relieved to be moving through this stage and our … [Read more...]

Happiness Journal: January 2

Happiness Journal for the week of December 26th through January 1st I'm so happy to have made it through the roughest and best decade of my life. The closing of the year and decade brought more emotional reflection than ever before. In the span of 10 years, I survived a nearly fatal pregnancy, moved several times, lost a son, miscarried, adopted a son, gave birth to two healthy boys, started working from home, drifted apart from some friends and gained some more. And, by the sheer grace of God, my marriage has not only lasted, but grown stronger with each and every monumental event. In a … [Read more...]

Yeah…So I Got Behind…Happiness Journal

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Okay... So, first, I will apologize for not keeping my word to you, my fabu readers, and myself. I really did mean to write daily, but, alas, I'm a doofus. Life's been throwing curve-balls, as usual. Anyhoo... I'm very happy that everyone loved Saturday's mullet picture. No, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him in person. Yes, he is exquisite. I'm super happy that my lovely, scrumptious, witty, beautiful, baby sister, Stevie, celebrated her 26th birthday on Monday. I look forward to eating the ice cream cake bought in her honor with her, and the … [Read more...]

The Happiness Journal

Many of you lovely ladies have been wondering where I've been and missing my commentary on random mullet madness. The truth is this. Even a plucky flair-meister, such as myself, can get caught up in an ugly, funk-rut, and that's just where I've been. I haven't been able to get myself to do much of anything, but all of the sudden, it seems the clouds are clearing. Today's a new day. It wasn't a magic wand that "fixed" my mood, it was a actually more writing. It started out as free-writing some horrid, unhappy wickedness that's been tinging my warm fuzziness. After I read it a time or … [Read more...]