It is always good to take time out from our busy days and hectic lives, to look around and take note. To recognise and acknowledge the special things that can make us feel good. It can be the simplest sight, the smallest gesture or the greatest of views. Anything really, that just puts a smile on your face or even makes you belly-laugh!
This is a weekly blog hop that my friend takes part in most weeks and every week I swear I am going to join her. This is the week I'm finally going to share the things that have recently made me smile or given me a giggle.
Arising at 6.30 am and bustling the teen out the door, into the car and to the bus stop by 7.45 am, or to the school by 8.20 am. No, don't panic, it's not quite the early morning risings that bring such a smile to my face - I've not completely lost my marbles. It's the beautiful skies and the stunning sunrises I sometimes see that I wouldn't otherwise. I am so glad that I didn't miss the glorious hint of the sunrise that lit up the road ahead of me, on my return journey from a recent Monday morning school drop....
Heralding the beauty that awaited as I drove down my road, glancing to my left ....
It would have been such a shame to miss this glorious start to my day!
Pretty Cat and Budgie Boy
Oh these two never fail to bring a smile to my face, on any day of any week! Never more than the other day when the hilarious irony of the cat bird-hunting just outside the door, while the budgie played freely out of his cage just inside, really made me laugh!
Now, before I share this with you you really need to understand me a bit more. The other day I shared this photo that was doing the rounds on facebook and I wholeheratedly concur with it. I repeat - wholeheartedly!
Right, now that we've got that straight I'll tell you. However if you're a total non-Candy Crushing grown up you may skim to the next cheerful moment!
Here goes- My name is Jazzygal and I'm a Candy Crushing addict. In my defense it's my brain gym, albeit a brain gym that's been testing my patience for the past 2 months. That is the length of time that I've been stuck on level 245. A better, more mature person would have realised that life is far too short and would have gracefully walked away, head held high, without giving it another thought. But not me, oh no - not me. I, the stubborn and determined non-grown-up that I am would not give in. I just couldn't. I am the Candy Crusher, Candy Crush will not crush me. Ever. So I stuck with it, through thick and thin, through frustratingly close, tantrum-throwing moments with accompanying wails of 'that is sooooo not fair'. worthy of any wilful teenager!
And today it happened. Today I finally crushed level 245!!! I expected a massive fanfare on this earth shattering, momentous occasion, but all Candy Crush had to offer me was it's usual congratulatory salutations.
Never mind, I'll celebrate in my own, grown up style ;-) Whooopppp..... Yahoooo..... cheers!!
A Surprise Nomination.
Now this not only cheered me up but me laugh, out load! In fact you could say it made me laugh my (hot??!) ass off!! Let me explain. Blogging Awards are a wonderful thing to us bloggers but they can be a tad serious.
Enter Tattooed Mummy and her hilarious Alternative Blogging Awards, astutely picked up by my pal
Looking For Blue Sky who, being such a pal, thought she'd include me in her nominations. For - wait for it - Blogger With The Hottest Arse!!
How hilarious is that?!! Personally I think she must have been having a glass of wine at the time but who am I to argue!! I thank her for the nomination, but more importantly I thank her for the laugh!! I'm still laughing!
And no, I'm not posting a photo of my nominated (and fully clothed, I might add) ass here. For that you'll have to visit Blue Sky's blog!! (If you like you can vote for us both at Tattooed Mummy's link above!)
I had cause to listen to this song a lot this week, aside from the regular airplay on radio and TV, and it's feel-good factor is infectious. So in order to share the Happy-ness I will leave you with this video ....