10 things? How about three?

by Heligirl on July 1, 2010

in Daily Ramblings

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…

I used to sing this to my pooch, because he was what I looked forward to seeing when I woke up and when I got home from work. I’d not go far or to places where pets weren’t allowed on weekends so we could spend them together. We hiked, camped, even took plane rides together. He was my everything. Then I met my husband. And now when I’m sad, there are more things in my life that can cheer me up than ever before.

1. My beautiful baby girl. The little girl I’ve wanted since I was a little girl. I used to dream about her and talk to her when I was little. In my darkest period of my life I’d put my hands on my abdomen, above my ovaries, and talk to her, telling her I knew she was there and I had faith we’d meet. The little girl that has always been with me.

2. My handsome Mr. Man. My little dude to be the calm, loving little brother to his big, huge personality sister. The little man who hugs my face and gives me big open mouth kisses on my cheeks like only a little dude can do. The one who has to greet me first when I come home and who seems to have all the patience in the world.

3. My loving hubby who puts up with all my quirks while also being the most loving and supportive man I can imagine having in my life. He is the reason I have my wonderful little babies and the life I always wanted.

There are lots of other things that put a smile on my face when I’m not happy, like:

Hearing from a friend I haven’t talked to in a long time.

The sound of wind driven rain at night (so relaxing).

A good glass of wine.

A back rub.

Hearing someone say “I love you.”

Memories of my honeymoon.

Watching people who’ve pissed in my cheerios get fleas right after they break both arms and can’t scratch.

This post was brought to you care of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, with the writing prompt “Write a list of 10 things that are sure to put a smile on your face when you are not happy.”


Neena July 1, 2010 at 4:49 am

What a beautiful family! They would bring a smile to my face too.
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Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Thanks so much Neena. They’re my pride and joy. 🙂

Kimi@SoManyKids July 1, 2010 at 5:01 am

Oh my my….dying laughing at the fleas comment!!! I love the way you think!

You kids are so ADORABLE. Your little girls eyes are just melt worthy.

Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

He, he. I threw that in there to see if anyone was paying attention. OK, it really does make me smile.

Peg July 1, 2010 at 5:03 am

I absolutely loved this part: Watching people who’ve pissed in my cheerios get fleas right after they break both arms and can’t scratch.

I may have to use it as my new FB status! Hilarious.

Enjoyed your list. Stopping by from Mama Kat’s.

Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Yuppers, gotta love the Karma Police making an arrest. 🙂

LCW July 1, 2010 at 5:11 am

So sweet, and we used to do similar things with our dogs pre-baby. And having someone say “I love you” makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, even if I hear it over and over from the husband, it still makes me blush a little.
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Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Just wait until your little girl says those words!

jade July 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

Precious…especially the ‘I love yous’ from the little ones!

Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Thanks my dear!

Mama Kat July 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Awww…how could you NOT smile surrounded by all those pretty babies. 🙂 And yes, the dog counts.

Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

My poor poochie has so much competition now. But he gets special snuggle time with mommy every night in bed before daddy shows up and puts him in his crate.

JP July 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Isn’t that funny? My grandma used to rock me and sing, “You Are My Sunshine” to me too!!! Great post about the loves in your life!
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Heligirl July 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Thanks. I have many, many blessings in my life. Nothing makes you appreciate them more than having lived through a time when you had so few.

Joy July 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Your little ones are adorable! “You Are My Sunshine” was one of my favorite songs as a child. Your comment about the Cheerios and fleas made me crack up.
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July 2, 2010 at 7:36 am

Nothing beats watching the bastards in your life get eaten alive by fleas, both literally and figuratively. Humm, guess I have an evil side. Wa-ha-ha-ha!
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