Things That Make Me Happy

October 23rd, 2008 • Kate

readingblanket.jpgkt literary client Lili Wilkinson tipped me off to this post on Inside a Dog from Writer-in-Residence Brigid Lowry. Though our writer friends down under are dealing with Springtime blues, I found the post even more pertinent on this side of the equator, as we get ready for another winter. So with that in mind, what makes you happy? What keeps you going and productive as the days get shorter, nights get colder, and our energy seems to ebb. For me, it’s:

  • Seeing bunnies on the front lawn nibbling on the apples that fell off our tree.
  • Going for a bike ride through changing colors, seeing sights you never see from the road.
  • Curling up under a handmade quilt with a mug of tea and something great to read.
  • Shopping therapy — new fall boots and the softest leather bag I’ve ever owned.
  • Trxie Implausible’s laughter.
  • Telling an author good news.
  • Making up new words, like swexy and screwffly.
  • Ask Daphne! questions — please keep sending them in!

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5 Responses to “Things That Make Me Happy”

  1. Carrie Harris Says:

    You can't drop new words like swexy and screwffly without telling us what they mean. I'm thinking swexy might be a combo of sweaty and sexy, which makes me laugh.

  2. Sheila Says:

    "Springtime blues?" I can't imagine it. Well, maybe from an allergy sufferer. I love spring.
    What makes me happy? Yesterday in the car, my youngest was having a meltdown and my nine year old, stoic and used to it, said, "his screams could swat insects." For some reason, that cracked me up.
    And good books. I just started the Hunger Games and after two pages I know I'm going to love it.
    Screwffly would describe my WIP, I bet.

  3. nytgerl Says:

    Aw, yes, curled up under a soft wrap in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a good book … probably my very favorite way to spend a cold, gray afternoon.
    Fall/winter is my favorite time of the year – the Comfort Months – so everything about it makes me happy. Fluffy sweaters, the smell of baking bread and comfort food, and dragging out my fave well-worn sweat pants and fuzzy slippers.

  4. Trish Says:

    Down here in Florida the seasons aren't so pronounced. And I have to admit I really miss the changing leaves and fluffy sweaters. But the weather has started to cool off here, which means we get to use blankets at night with the windows open and the daytime heat is no longer unbearably hot.

  5. jeanoram Says:

    What makes me happy? Going to the library and having a mocha with a friend while my in-laws move out of my house…ahhhh. Happilicious. 🙂