Friday, December 21, 2012

What Brings You Joy?

For Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week, I chose the prompt:

5) List the top 9 things that bring you joy.

Since I can only list 9 things, I'm sharing the Best of the Best, the Top of the Top things that fill me up with happiness and joy!

1 - My 14 year old daughter!

She brings me joy everyday.  Even when she's being a pain she still makes me smile, laugh, and feel happy that she's mine.

2. My husband.

Some of you are wondering why he wasn't number 1.  Well, I didn't want to have a tie, so he get's the number 2 (practically number 1) spot!  He makes me laugh every day.  And he understands me so well.

Here he is taking his picture with the cat.  Look at the cat's reaction!

3. My Pets.

We have a sneaky cat, goofy dog, and fuzzy bunny.

This is Cheech.

And here's Lily.

I don't have a good photo of Otter, our rabbit.  I better get on that!

4.  Being with Friends and Family.

Here's my friend Sarah on craft day!

This is my sister-in-law and two of my nephews at a family reunion.

5. The North Shore of Lake Superior.

This is Lake Superior, near Duluth on a windy day.

6.  Florida in Winter.

Ahhh, I love sun, palm trees, and water.

7.  Writing and Being an Author.

I'm very lucky to have the time to write.  I write my blog, children's books, and I'm working on my humorous parenting book.  The proposal should be ready to go in the next month.  Yea!

Here I am at the book launch for Muriel's Red Sweater in 2009.  That's my daughter helping out.

8. My Bed.

It's so cozy and warm, especially in winter.  Since my bedroom is the warmest, sunniest place in the house, I spend a lot of time here in the winter months - writing, reading, resting.

9.  People.

I love meeting new people everyday.  My daughter says I can talk to anyone, anywhere.  That's pretty much true.  So, if you see me, say, "hi."  I'll be happy to make a new friend!

What are the top 9 things that give you joy?


  1. I love that you included your pets! They really are the best! (I'm also a little jealous that you have a dedicated "craft day!") Thanks for sharing!

    1. Pets are so important! They are there for you, no matter what. Also, the craft day is new and I'm very excited about it! Happy New Year!

  2. Sounds like bliss. You are truly lucky. gets me thinking what would I put on my list?