August 12, 2009

If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands (*crickets*)

Kitten Lovecakes, cheer me up this morning. I am droopy and cranky for no good reason. I will say some happy things, and then you will say some, and maybe this will have a dedroopifying effect. Little or big, all things happy, deposit them here.

1. I am going to see my niece again! In early September!

2. A friend sent me a care package out of the blue. By TOTAL COINCIDENCE, I'd sent HER a care package out of the blue, and it arrived at her house the same day hers arrived at mine.

3. I have all the ingredients on hand for either cookies or brownies.

4. There is plenty of coffee.

5. The mail has not yet arrived, so there is still the possibility that it will contain something fun.

6. Okay, I am running out of things. Your turn.


DCMomma said...

My friend gets married in a month.
My son starts preschool in a month.
I have ingredients on hand for sugar cookies or blueberry muffins.
We are going to grandmas today.
I'm going grocery shopping at SAMs or Supertarget.(Either one gets my blood pumping.)

nicole said...

I get to buy books. Lots of books. I got gift cards for books.

I might be taking the day off from the gym.

If I want to have it, there is cold Dr. Pepper in the fridge, in cans, my favorite.

sarah said...

I have no kids for the morning

I have peach green iced tea

There is a new entry from Swistle!

Kristin said...

I'm a new reader, and I like to think we could be friends in real life.

After more than a year of trying for #2, positive pregnancy test yesterday!

SarahO said...

I made chocolate peanut butter chip cookies this morning. I ate them for breakfast with my coffee. It was heavenly.

Lorraine said...

Ooooh Kristin! Let Swistle name your baby, and she will be happy for a month of Sundays!

1. It's rained for the first time in 3 months. For Seattle, that's saying a lot. We neeeeeeded it.

2. My husband comes home soon.

3. I am ready for my first ever triathlon this Sunday. I actually followed through! (at 240 lbs...not a small thing...on so many levels).

4. My house. is. CLEAN(ish)!

5. We are going on a proper full-fledged exotic vacation in the spring. Booked and paid.

DCMomma said...

Congrats Kristin! I know how that can feel after a while of trying!

Swistle-- I Heart your posts!

-R- said...

I was just thinking this morning that I needed to make a happy list for myself!

My good friend is going to come over and hang out on Friday night.

I am going to go stay with a different friend overnight in a few weeks, and I will get a whole night of uninterrupted sleep!

I am wearing shiny red shoes.

My son was super smiley this morning.

Whimsy said...

I vote cookies.

Hmmm happy things?

- Alice and I are home ALL DAY TODAY

- We're having a nice drippy morning and as Lorraine mentioned, Seattle has NEEDED the rain.

- I'm sewing again this week and it certainly makes me happy! Maybe Swistle is due for her very own Sockpod? Hmmm?

marilyn c. cole said...

School starts next week and I can finally quit my boring summer job working in a room with no windows!

I'm going to visit my mom and dad this weekend and watch a Mad Men marathon with my momma.

You made a post even though you're gloomy! I am always excited to see a post from ya.

Amanda said...

* My son didn't cry before football practice last night.

* I am towards the end (ie at the juicy part) of a good book.

* I can see the light at the end of the fiscally messed up tunnel (please oh please oh please don't let there be a detour)

that is all for now

Jen said...

I have coupons for $7 off diapers and wipes at Babies R Us to use this weekend.

My brother is coming over tonight for his bi-weekly standing babysitting gig so my husband and I get a night out.

I subscribed to HBO OnDemand and can now catch up on True Blood.

I kid you not as I was writing this comment, my brother emailed to tell me he wasn't feeling well today and so we are skipping this week. Sorry, that is against this.

I have coffee.

Kristi said...

I need to come back and read more comments. I have nothing happy to report. In fact, I just got pulled over by a motorcycle cop a block from my house who caught me DESPERATE to get home because this baby loves to karate chop my bladder. He did not care. Whatsoever.

I'm no help. Sorry.

Melinda said...

Tomorrow, I'm getting in the car with my husband to go drive to see our very favorite couple (his cousin & wife) 4 hrs away. The next morning, my friend and I get on a plane to go spend 6 glorius days in the most lovely relaxing place ever, her uncle's spa like retreat in CA. I cannot wait! So much fun to be had! You should come too!

The Gori Wife said...

I would love to send you a care package, but it's weird to ask an internet stranger for their address, right?

annie said...

my new puppy housetrained himself, which is an actual miracle. also, he SITS AND WAITS for his dinner bowl, a thing he also taught himself, instead of rushing madly at my ankles and being a rowdy nuisance (looking at YOU, older dog!)

it has cooled off just enough that the roses are blooming again, and I could smell them when I went to sleep and when I woke up this morning.

The IT Crowd (british tv) is as lighthearted and excellent as everyone said it would be.

I had to stop baking (celiac disease) 15 months ago which was crushing as it was a big stress relief, and now I can bake again because 1. touching flour no longer gives me hives and 2. I have a wildly enthusiastic recipient for the baked goods.

I have learned to make snickerdoodles and they make the house smell EXCELLENT. almost as good as the roses.

The kids who work for me are really kind and decent to each other in what is becoming an increasingly stressful workplace. Watching how they manage to be thoughtful and funny and generally pretty great to one another is very uplifting for me. Imagine it: 11 people between 20 and 28, providing customer support for various electronic devices at a large state university to students, staff and faculty, and they just spontaneously act right to each other all the time. They remember birthdays, they help each other with difficult customers, they give each other rides, pick up lunches, help with schoolwork, suggest dentists - they're good, decent kids, and they are delightful.

Just Jiff said...

I got a full night's sleep last night. Bayley fell asleep playing last night at 8:30 and didn't get up til I went in her room at 6:30.

Other than that, I'm dealing with baby mama drama from my stepson's egg donor. No happiness on that front.

Farrell said...

I'm going to California next week!
We have a birthday party on Saturday!
I'm working from home!
I have cookies at home!
I'm going to DC in December and get to see my cousin!
When I go to California, I get to see all my BFFs and hold Summar's new baby girl, Sapphire!

Hillary said...

My husband and I carpooled today, which means he will get home at a decent hour and I will not have to endure the pre-dinner hour (aka the whining hour) alone.

People actually are calling me back today. I am crossing things off my to-do list.

My mom is not sick. (We thought she might be.)

Baby2 has been very active today.

I've turned the corner from maybe-just-chubby to very-definitely-pregnant.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

~The sun is shining after a couple days of gray & rain.
~The rain has made the blackberries go CRAZY and I'm going to go pick a bunch.
~After waking up in the night and thinking my cat had died, he lifted his head at me, like "What?". I stayed awake petting & kissing him for awhile after that, I was so relieved.
~I get to go on a date with my hubby tonight and see the movie Julie & Julia, which I've heard fabulous things about.
~I have enough cucumbers out of my little garden now to actually make a batch of pickles.
~ Next week is Fair Week. I LOVE Fair Week. Probably more than my kids.

Melissa said...

I took a swistle commentor's advice and found plus maternity clothes!
I am 11 weeks today and, after a weekend of vomitousness, am feeling like a million dollars.
My mil's surprise party went off successfully, despite my fil's bumbling.

Jess said...

Hm. I have my third fill scheduled for this afternoon, so then I will feel less hungry and lose more weight. I have already lost over a pound this week. The weather is starting to get cooler.

samantha said...

We just booked a trip up to Wisconsin to visit my FIL whom we haven't seen in a year (long story, and this is a cheering up post!). Bryan's uncle is paying for our hotel which is such a lovely place. It will be great for Theo to see him now that he's grown so much and can do more fun things. Grandpa is very excited and I'm looking forward to a long weekend up there.

Our new site Live Well Spend Well is really taking off so I'm super excited about that too! Great giveaways coming up!!!

Mom et al said...

-I just finished a really good book and have endless, "what should I read next" possibilities
-My son has started spending part of the day in the next level Toddler class at daycare, which means very soon I'll be spending $5 less a week!
-I just found a bag of Keebler cookies (my weakness) that my mom had snuck in my bag this past weekend and they are waiting for me to come home.

Kathy said...

After feeling very sick last night, I went to bed early and woke up not feeling sick any more!

I'm meeting a friend for a photoshoot this evening--I get to be the model!

I accidentally dropped the f-bomb in front of my mother yesterday and she didn't kill me!

The kids, right now, are quietly engaged in watching cartoons--that's right, no fighting/whining/tattling! Yippe!

Smiling Mama said...

How fun! I don't know how I can possibly improve on all the wonderful goodness above (including yours!) but here are mine:

-We're going to San Diego soon to visit my sister and brother-in-law. Yay!

-I froze some delicious caramel/pecan/chocolate chip bars when I made them last month and today I'm enjoying one with my lunch!

-I have the yummiest, juice-drizzling-down-your-chin peaches at home.

Lizzie said...

It's raining a nice gentle rain in Seattle this morning which gives me the excuse to be lazy and let Lucy entertain herself while I read. IT'S HEAVEN.

gingermaxim said...

-I'm in love with a wonderful man

-He loves me too

-Wonderful man will be home tonight after being away on a business trip.

-I have learned to let go and stopped trying to make the mean woman at work be not so mean.

-At 2pm every day my sweet co-worker brings me 2 mini reeses peanut butter cups.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

My sweet hubby and I will be living together full-time, in the same city, for the first time in three years... YEA no trips to Omaha!!

The cats are having a fine time fighting one another--

It's sunny and warm, thus a trip to the pool this afternoon.

Dr. Maureen said...

-Post-partum depression is waning
-Baby is letting me put her down for many minutes at a time!
-Our tomato plants are yielding actual, edible tomatoes
-School starts soon! (That one is for you)

Bring A. Torch said...

My birthday is coming up, as is our 2nd anniversary.

My little herb seedlings are going nuts and I'll have to move them to pots soon. The avocado pit is ready for a real pot, too. (If I could figure out how to mail it to you, I'd start you one, I promise.)

I have joined a little group of girlfriends, which I'm trying to convince myself is more fun than it is scary. (Usually it is.)

I put a picture up on Facebook. Not only was it not fatal, I actually got compliments. Crazy.

Big hugs!

Heather said...

-my husband just got home after six days away on a business trip

-I had an AWESOME time at my bollywood dance class tonight

-It's my birthday in less than a week

-I'm going to Rottnest Island for five days including my birthday

Jenn Mc said...

Little voice saying "wuv u" (love you)
little arms wrapped around giving me a BIG hug
a cold can of coke on my desk
watching rain fall from my new office with a WINDOW!

Kim said...

- Our heatwave broke & today it's cool(er) and rainy.

- Fall is almost here and while this may not excite many people, it's my favorite time of year.

- I invented a new beef/broccoli/pasta recipe last night and it turned out so good I also ate it just now for leftovers

- Our formerly dead home computer was miraculously brought back to life last night, thus ending the panic "must buy new computer" feeling we've had for a week.

- I just asked for some marital advice on my blog and Facebook, for ideas to convince the husband to do something I want to do. Your input would be priceless for this. You are the best at what you do and I'm not just butt-kissin'.

g~ said...

My grocery store had great deals today and I saved almost half of what I spent.
For the first time, both of my kids are in school and now I MUCH BETTER like being a SAHM.
I thought my washing machine was broken and it magically started working again.
I just remembered that my husband and I have every Friday during the day with no kids (we already have every Friday night babysitting through Saturday evening--hello, GRANDPARENTS!)
I have a few M-n-ms left from a stash I recently treated myself to.

Lawyerish said...

-- It's about to thunderstorm here, and I love storms (even though I'd prefer to be at home on the couch for the duration).

-- Our shower retiling should be finished this Friday, so we won't have to go to the gym to bathe anymore.

-- I have a stack of new books to read, thanks to my birthday.

-- I also have an Amazon gift card to use, and I look forward to methodically picking out just the right things for myself.

-- I am shortly going to visit the vending machine to buy myself a sweet afternoon treat.

sagessa said...

Alex slept all night without a peep. Its the third time he's done that in the past two weeks, so I'm hopeful that the middle of the night fussing is going to be over soon!

el-e-e said...

It is almost the time of year where there are apples and apple pies.

But it's still okay to go swimming on weekends.

The Internet.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

1. My kids start back to school in 2 weeks. Yippee!

2. My son woke up this morning with an ear infection. I was just happy he woke up with it at 7:30am instead of 2:30am.

3. I went to the grocery store this morning. My kids were semi-well behaved and now I can start the day tomorrow without being a bear.

4. I've been doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for over 3 months and feel and look the best I have in years.

5. Even though I'm turning 40 next month, in my mind, I still think I'm 20.

qwanty said...

1) My four-year-old started kindergarten today, and after an evening of monsoon weepies (me, not him), I didn't cry this morning! And I made him an adorable bento lunch! With little carrot flowers!

2) My twelve-year-old started eighth grade today! Not quite as much weeping over that one, to be honest. Twelve-year-olds can be lippy, moody little people.

3) Thanks to (1) and (2), it's just me and the baby, who has started singing Queen at sixteen months. Today I'm going to take him out and buy him little sneakers with flames on them. We will rock you!

4) Physical therapy actually works, and I am walking in a totally upright fashion! While not yelping in pain!

5) I am dangerously close to actually finishing my Ph.D.! Suck on that, stupid ex-husband!

6) Anthony Wiggle = delicious eye candy.

Misty said...

I am eating a Thai Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice that I made last night, and it is so flipping good, I want to make out with myself.

*Clap* *Clap*

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Yummy chocolate chip granola bars.

The giggling of the kids.

That the worse name they call each other now is "poophead."

Erica said...

My kid got back into Mother's Day out in the fall.

I have swedish fish in the kitchen waiting for nap time so I can eat them in secret.

My hair cooperated and is in an adorable fauxhawk.

I, too, am awaiting the mail and the possibility of a check for me.

There was a new Swistle post today.

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

I have a job interview on Friday! At a fairly prestigious private school! That I didn't even apply for, but the headmaster (whose wife I've worked with in a different school and whose children my mom used to take care of) called me up yesterday and told me to contact the Director of Middle School so that he can meet me!

It was so random, and exciting, and while it's a LONG SHOT that I'll actually get this particular job... it just made me feel all giddy that the headmaster of a prestigious private school phoned me in a favour and now I get to walk into an interview without the agonizing "application is submitted, wait to hear something" time period!

ZOMGZ it's a really exciting day for me! Even if I don't even end up with a job at the end of it!

Marie Green said...

I dumped some ingredients into my bread machine and pushed "start". Now I'm reading blogs, then napping. When I wake up, I'll have a fresh loaf of bread, all baked and everything. AND my house will smell heavenly.

I had a friend over for "coffee" this morning. I did not bake the scones I had hoped, but we DID get to chat in peace for about 20 minutes of the two hours she was here, thanks to WonderPets and TV.

I have air conditioning. And it's turned on. And now I'm going to nap with a blanket. *bliss*

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Both of my daughters are asleep. AT THE SAME TIME.

Oh, and there's this video which never fails to make me smile.

Audrey said...

It's quiet in my house.

My husband is home.

I am warm, thanks to the heat of the laptop.

After nap, we are headed to the swimming pool.

ColorCodedC said...

I just found out one of my very best friends is coming to visit me over Labor Day weekend!!!! And, I'm going to my second concert of the week tonight!! Dave Matthews, baby!

Eleanor Q. said...

I needed this today, thanks swistle.

I can contribute the following:
- today is quite nice out, the sun is shining and its hot but not too hot.

- I have a frosty cool can of diet coke to drink now

- my son is a asleep and i can finally work in peace.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Tonight is date night.

I'm seeing a movie--in a theater--with a girlfriend this weekend.

My 2-year-old was snuggly this morning.

Work is actually fun today!

Katie said...

Oh Swistle. Is any of this making you feel better? I've been down in the dumps all day. Well, for three or so days, really. And all these other happy lists are actually just depressing me even more.

So, I don't really have anything for you except that I feel grumpy and cranky and depressed myself. So, I'm right there with you. And it sucks....(poor me. poor swistle. poor us.)

Anonymous said...

It's a ridiculously beautiful sunny day here, full of singing birds and gentle breezes.

I got offered a full-time month-long temp job working with people I already know and like, after 2.5 months of not working.

Although my toddler is sick today, she's not throwing up or coughing. Whew!

Bonus snuggles from aforementioned sick toddler.

Thanks for the uplift! I needed it. -Heather

anne said...

My latest Netflix rental arrived in the mail today. A foreign comedy, Spanish subtitled, that my husband's going to hate:)

Amy said...

*My child was asleep by 8:45 last night which is the first time in about 2 weeks.
*I've been DVR'ing Nurse Jackie since it started and last night I got to watch the first 4 episodes since the baby was asleep early! LOVE the show.
*I'm going on vacation in less that a month and get to see my sister and my nieces!!

Firegirl said...

I took the scenic Drive to work today...Chuckanut...along with my trusty friend Iced Mocha.

Took pictures along the way!

Only working a half day today!

I have Friday off.

I might try to make crepes tonight...haven't made them in YEARS...

Oh, and HOORAY on seeing Niece!!!

d e v a n said...

We got a new kitten today! See blog for pictures. ;)

d had a good first day at school. :)

Leah said...

Big kids are at grandma's & it is just me & the baby today.

I love getting 1-on-1 time with the baby.

Hubby took me to McDonalds for lunch even though he doesn't really like it. He did it just because he loves me.

Someone is coming to look at our house tonight!!! Maybe they will want to buy it & live here happily ever after!

Even if they don't buy it I will go to bed with a super clean house tonight.

Chaya said...

My 4-week-old baby girl is getting chubbier and cuter by the day. And her head smells so good!

My mom is here baking brownies and cookies.

The two-year-old went to sleep easily, and is still asleep.

I could send you neat Israeli candy to cheer you up!

Anonymous said...

-I am eating a Lemon Meringue Pie Snack Pack. It is yummy.
-It was a quiet day today which I really needed.
-I talked to my best friend and we had a really nice conversation.
-I'm reading an awesome book. And I still have some other books waiting for me when I finish this one.
-One of my old classmates got engaged!

Alias Mother said...

My houseguest left today. It was just my sister, who is pretty much the easiest houseguest ever, but I'm so relieved to be able to go home, have an easy dinner, sit on the couch, and not have a single interesting conversation all evening.

It's okay. I already know I'm the world's worst hostess.

Shelley Malone said...

I'm not wearing a bra and I don't care who knows it.

I have others but I'm too relaxed right this minute to enumerate them.

Elizabeth said...

I just found out I am pregnant a couple of weeks ago and I have my first ultrasound tomorrow! It's my husband's and my first baby. :)

P.S. I sent you a baby names question about what to call a son who is a fourth -- about a year ago or so. We will see in a few weeks if it's a boy or not!

Melissa said...

My baby kicked her legs and bounced up and down when she realized we had arrived at daycare - Mommy guilt temporarily relieved!

My husband called at lunch time, just to check in and see how my day was. Oh and also, he's making dinner tonight!

My zappos order arrived at the office this morning.

SIL Anna said...

Oh, Swistle! I have a project proposition for you, in which you may or may not be interested. I will email you. Also, re:#1: we are all excited for your visit!

bethsix said...


My baby boy (3 months tomorrow) gets cuter and cuter every day.

I'm ordering some new clothes for work/travel really soon.

Had a really fun night with my husband last night. NOT what you're thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter. :) We've been married 11 years; we couldn't find a gutter with google maps.

And I'm totally ripping this one off from you, but we have all the ingredients in the house to make my favorite brownies.

Shelly said...

I want business cards that say "Kitten Lovecakes".

I have Friday off from work and intend to sleep late.

Mairzy said...

* A good friend sent back a newspaper clipping of baby names, with funny comments alongside the ones I'd written when I sent it to her.

* I found out via Facebook that an old high school chum of mine is now my older brother's boss. Ha!

* There's a thunderstorm brewing, and I love thunderstorms.

J from Ireland said...

1. My brother is coming home tomorrow, for 2 weeks.

2. Had a lovely day at the zoo today.

3. Our fixed TV will be returned to us tomorrow and my husband will stop saying how much he misses it.

4. I don't have to leave the house tomorrow.

5. Tomorrow will be a great day.

Michelle said...

1. Baby went down for the night without a fight.

2. I'm getting to write thank you cards to wonderful family and friends for first birthday gifts (OK I hate writing thank you cards but I'm trying to be positive).

3. The family is spending the weekend at home together for the first time in a very long, long time.

Omaha Mama said...

My daughter learned a new knock-knock joke after three years of telling the same one!

Knock knock.


Whoa! You don't have to get so excited, it's just a knock knock joke!


This list was lots of fun to read, which was nice after the positively craptastic week I've been having. I'm GRATEFUL.

Hotch Potchery said...

I have gotten to see my nephew every day for a week. And my sister now lives in the same town as I do.
I am very happy today.

Kelsey said...

I'm taking the kids to visit Erin (of MO Mommy) tomorrow!!!! Happy day.

Melissa Haworth said...

apparently there is a meteor shower tonight and my friend is having a margaritas and meteors party at midnight in the local park. Random. Fun. Maybe make yourself a midnight drink and see if you can see meteors from where you are (oops, I think it's already past midnight your time!)

Kira said...

Right now I'm taking turns on the Wii with my husband. Who is hot, even though he IS cheating.

My baby is ASLEEP.

My oldest son made dinner.

And a blogger, whom I TOTALLY HAVE AN INTERNET CRUSH ON commented on my blog twice this week. And, uh, it's you. Mah hero.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

This was a good idea, Swistle. I love reading these!

*My husband bought me an iPhone.

*I started Weight Watchers this week and because I'm breastfeeding, I get to have 10 extra points per day. (That is a LOT of extra.)

*My sister is coming to visit in 5.5 weeks.

*My sleeping, yummy, chubby, smiley, happy baby boy.

*I went to Target tonight.

*Date night planned for Friday night and massages scheduled for Saturday.

Jewels said...

1. I've gotten to hang out with my nieces and nephews A LOT recently.

2. I'm currently choosing to see my "unemployment" as "vacation."

3. I have been reexamining my values and realizing that it might be OKAY if things don't turn out exactly as I plan.

4. I got a new phone.

5. My kitty cuddles with me sometimes.

You are lovely. Hope you feel better.