First up is Happy 101 which was given to me by Stephanie Thronton (I'm so excited to read her historical novel about Hatshepsut, the first successful female Pharaoh--it sounds fabulous), Karen Denise (who writes dystopian YA, the genre I WISH I could write) and Marybeth (Poppins) Smith (who is hilarious, really).
I think I'm supposed to list 10 things that make me happy, so here goes:
1. Snuggling with my kids at bedtime (they are just sweeter at bedtime)
2. Chocolate cake
3. 70 degree weather
4. Hot baths
5. Great books
8. A clean house
9. Being with my family
I'd like to give this award to three happy people who are new to me and new to the blogging world. So go visit them! It always makes me happy to meet someone new.
Nicole Ducleroir at One Significant Moment
Christine Danek at Christine's Journey
And thank you to Kristin at Another Gray Day (she writes and bakes and writes about baking and books) and Roni at Fiction Groupie (who, as I've said before, writes one of my very favorite blogs about writing, it's a must read) for the Over the Top Award.
For this one we're supposed to answer the following questions with just one word.
Your Cell Phone? Tracfone
Your Hair? Brown
Your Mother: Artist
Your Father? Smart
Your Favorite Food? Chocolate
Your Dream Last Night? Weird
Your Favorite Drink? Water
Your Dream/Goal? Author
What Room Are You In? Office
Your Hobby? Writing
Your Fear? Rejection
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Published
Where Were You Last Night? Home
Something You Aren't? Mathematician
Wish List Item? Motivation
Where Did You Grow Up? West
Last Thing You Did? Breakfast
What Are You Wearing? Sweatshirt
Your TV? PBS
Your Pets? Dog
Your Life? Lovely
Your Mood? Happy
Missing Someone? Always
What You Aren't Wearing? Makeup
Your Favorite Store? Target
Your Favorite Color? Yellow
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Today
Last Time You Cried? Yesterday
Your Best Friend? Husband
One Place You Go Over And Over Again? Refrigerator
Favorite Place To Eat? Italian
I'd like to give this award to Frankie at Frankie Writes, because I met her in person last weekend, and she is the first writer/extrovert I've ever come across. She's absolutely darling and her blog is Over The Top. And also to Elana Johnson (even though she probably doesn't do awards anymore because she's practically a professional blogger). Her posts are so helpful to me. If you aren't reading them, you should be.
Whew, that was quite the blog. If you skimmed to the end for the question of the day I won't leave you hanging! Today's question is:
What makes you happy?