Friday, January 15, 2010

Sweet Friends

Michele Emrath from Southern City Mysteries has bestowed upon me Happy 101. Now I will go ahead and share ten things that make me blissfully happy. Then I’m to tag ten bloggy friends. So they might see fit to repeat history.


1. My very first cup of morning coffee. I grind my own beans and coffee is best if you drink it immediately after it’s been brewed.

2. When my phone beeps and someone is sending me a cute photo. Especially if it’s one of my kids sending a pic of a grandchild. Yay! Got two today!

3. When I settle down to watch a movie in our home theater room and little Lita (think 3 lb Chihuahua) gets on my lap, burrows under the blanket and falls asleep.

4. The Husband, in general.

5. New shoes turn me on.

6. Traveling anywhere for any reason.

7. Project Runway

8. A perfectly chilled glass of chardonnay

9. Going on a hike and watching The Husband photograph wildflowers in the spring.

10. Writing fiction.

My posse:

Cheryl – Cheryl de los Reyes Cruz A Work In Progress
Sylvia – Sylvia From Over The Hill
Elspeth – It’s A Mystery
Stacy – A Writer’s Point of View
Alix – Casa Hice
Kristen – Me, My Muse and I
Delphin – The Romantic Query Letter and The Happy Ever After
Boomer – Baby Boomer Bliss
Kim – The Child
Katy -- Crazy Mommy

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Cheryl said...

I love the award! Especially because it's a Happiness award, thank you so much! That has definitely made me much happier today.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I am so pleased that you're into it!

Stacy Post said...

What a nice surprise, Lizzy! Thank you! I've been offline most of the day working on my WIP. I'll be sure to post it first thing tomorrow, okay? Have a happy Friday! Woo-hoo!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Sure Stacy, at your leisure.

Tamika: said...

Love your list! Congratulations to you and all the winners!

San said...

We share some of the same bliss-inducing factors. Such as that first cup of fresh-brewed, freshly ground elixir. The Husband, in general. New shoes. What about The Husband in new shoes??? I'd change the chilled chardonnay to a nice room temperature Pinot. But hey, we're pretty much on the same page here.

Fun post.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

How nice. Congratulations. It's wonderful to see so many simple pleasures bring you joy. It's a gift not everyone has. Good for you.

Best Wishes Galen.
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, thank you!!! But you have my name as Kristen. LOL!! (Not that it's not a super name)
Thanks for spreading the happiness to me!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Oh man, sorry Jennifer, how embarrassing! It is easy to get all balled up when preparing these lists!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

First I have to say that I'm turned on by the cupcake pic! I love cupcakes and thanks to you I now have to go off my eating healthy diet plan and go buy some! LOL!

Project Runway is one of my favorite shows too!

So much fun getting to know you better! Thanks for sharing!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats, Elizabeth :)

Great choices - and I'm with you on several of your happy moments!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'm with you on the wine and coffee. :) And you've given me some more links to check out...thanks!

Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Nancy said...

I love the same cup of coffee in the morning. Delivered please, by my wonderful husband, in front of my favorite window, in my favorite chair.

GutsyWriter said...

I agree with you on #'s 1, 6 and 8. Coffee and wine, and then writing non-fiction. Fun to read more about you.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

This is precious! I'm working on it! Thanks so much.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Oh Boomer, I'm happy you're happy!

Marguerite said...

Great list! Congrats, Ya'll! Cheers!

L.T. Elliot said...

I love the things that make you happy. Especially loved the pictures and movie watching. =]

Kim said...

I groaned at #8 because this pregnancy I miss a glass of wine more than I did last time. And on a hot summer day there is nothing more blissful than a chilled glass of chardonnay! Thanks for this award - it looks like fun!!

Jeanie said...

Fun, happy answers. Congrats on the award.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Kim, what a reward you'll have after giving birth. That lovely glass of wine at the end of the rainbow.

Katy said...

hee hee thanks mom. but is it legal to get this award when i am your spawn?

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for including me among your posse; I'm honored! I'm with you about that first cup of coffee...and wine is never bad.


Hilary said...

I've never ground my own coffee beans - except at the store. Now I might just have to.

Fireblossom said...

My first thought was coffee, too! I'm picky, though. No vending machine mud for this girl. But a true cup of good coffee is bliss, no question!

Memes are a blast, I love them.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Felicitations on your award my Dear it is well deserved.
Warm regards and a lovely week to you.

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations! Love that list, the coffee, the wine, the walks, the trips.

You have a posse? Cool!

Crystal Posey said...

Love it! Esp #4 and #10 heeee

Alix said...

WHAT? How did I miss this post??? (I knew my fingertips were tingling for a reason!)

CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome award. So well deserved. And thank you, thank you, thank you darling Elizabeth, for recognizing Casa Hice and sharing the Happy 101 with me. To be counted among your recipients is honor enough. Thanks again, chica.

I promise to post my happy things soon after I give it some thought and consideration. I mean... to whittle it down to only ten? Hard!

Love you Liz!

Lori said...

I am also hooked on Project Runaway! I can't wait to get back to US and see all the episodes saved on Tivo.

The Victorian Parlor said...

How fun! I love to read stuff like this on people's blogs. It's always so interesting :).



Pinkerbell said...

Hey, I love new shoes too. I think pretty shoes is in my top 6 list.

Finally I'm taking a trip round all the sites I "follow" - I'm a rubbish sort of follower. I've have a bit more of a browse whilst I'm here...