Friday, July 30, 2010

My Happy List.

Is it really the end of the week already?  Wow!  Time once again to reflect on the week and write down a few things that are making me happy this week.

This Boy.  Oh this boy.  I wish I could bottle up his laughter and sell it.  When something makes him truly laugh, you can't help but laugh right along with him.  His laughter is so contagious.  Just thinking about his laugh makes my heart happy.

I took him to see Dinner with Schmucks today.  I don't know what made me laugh more. . .the movie, or him laughing at the movie.

Reflecting.  We have had a lot to reflect about lately.  Reflecting on the past while still moving forward to the future is sometimes a good thing.  It has helped me to realize that no matter how bad things seem, I can get through them.  Little by little.  Step by step.  The future is as bright as I want to make it.  No matter what is thrown my way, I can still choose to be happy.

Paint oh glorious paint!  I love you!  With just the swipe of a brush you can make old look new.  You can change the feel of a room.  You make my house a home.  You make me happy.  I know we just moved into our house, but I am ready to start adding a little pop of color here and there. 

The Praxis.  How could I not have posted this already???  Last month I had to take the Praxis test.  What is the Praxis?  It is a test that teachers have to take in order to be considered "highly qualified".  It is part of No Child Left Behind.  I took the test.  Waited the four LONG weeks for my scores and found out I PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS!  I am not thankful or happy about the Praxis, but I sure am happy I passed!

What is making YOU happy this week???
You can link up your own happy list here:

Dandelion Wishes


  1. Good for you on passing that test. I am sure that is a big relief.
    I loved your reflection paragraph. So ture what you said.
    Your son has the prettest blue eyes.

  2. your son is cute. cong. re passing the test, i hear that it's hard.i'm happy because it's been a beautiful day and wil also bethe same during the week.

  3. GREAT list...and choosing to be happy, so important!

  4. I love your list! My shampoo shoudl be on the happy list hair turned out brilliant for my evening!

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  5. Oh Praxis. So glad you passed!! New follower from Mingle Monday!

  6. Hi Lori,

    It's important to live life with gratitude, as your very good post reflects so well. Congrats on passing your Praxis...what an accomplishment!

    I’m already following you, but wanted to say Happy Summer! Stop by my blog when you are able.


  7. Happy Monday!

    Following you =)

  8. I'm popping in from Friendly Monday. Congrats on the teaching test! I taught for 18 years,(old enough to have my life license! Whew~!) and we need people with your enthusiasm and attitude in the classroom! Good Luck! I am at Hope to see you there.

  9. Your boy is very cute :)

    Following you from Making Friends mOnday. Pls follow me abck too when you get teh chance :)

  10. Wonderful List! and what a cute boy you have! I am your newest follower from Making Friends Monday, have a great day!

  11. Aww, what an adorable little boy...what bright and laughing eyes!

  12. New follower from admirer monday!

  13. Your blog looks soooo creative and fun! I'm your newest follower from the Fancy Meeting You blog hop and am looking forward to reading more and more of your posts in the future


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  15. Great post and wonderful pictures - those blue eyes are stunning!

    Following from Trailing Tuesdays! :)

  16. Congrats on passing your test! So glad to hear Dinner With Schmucks is funny... it looks funny. I love escaping to the movies. I'm your newest follower. Found you via Tuesday Tagalong. Hope you'll consider following me too (-:

  17. I love "Happy Lists"... And your son is adorable! That's a great picture!

    Lucy's Human

  18. Following you! Please follow me too and have a great day!

  19. Sounds like you have a lot to be happy about. My kids laughter and smiles make me smile too. They went to the movies yesterday with some friends and had such a GREAT time!! And...I know what you mean about can work wonders!! LOL

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  21. Look at those blue eyes! My little guys have those stunning blue eyes too. I am now following you from Meet Me Monday.

  22. Hey There! :)

    I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along!

    I hope you'll stop by and follow me too.
    Oh! And feel free to join in with my new blog hop, Wobble Over Wednesday.

    -Amanda T

  23. I'm your newest follower from Wobble Over Wednesday, come and follow me too!

  24. Come back to my blog and see what I've left you there. It should be posted Friday afternoon.

  25. I am your newest follower, following from the Social Parade!

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  27. Just wanted to let you know that I am following. I would love it if you could follow me back!