Deirdre was tagged for a meme, and then left it open to all. Seeing as she and I are some freaky "never met in person, but we seem to have been twins separated at birth" people, I thought I would assume she tagged me for this, so I'm going with that...
Link to the person who has tagged you.
Write down six things that make you happy.
Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it.
Then tell the person when your entry is complete.
Six Things That Make Me Happy...
1. My kid. My wonderful 10-year-old-today kid. He is my joy, and my reason for being who I am. We're having his favourite dinner tonight, then tomorrow I'm taking a dozen kids to Laser Quest. I've gotta love him if I'm doing that.
2. My family. Truthfully, for the most part, my extended family pisses me off as often as not. I love my Mom, but she can be a little over bearing. over protective, over worried, over everything. She still calls me occasionally to check that I have unplugged my iron. My brother and his family live the perfect distance away - not too close, but close enough to see without too much hassle. And my in-laws. 17 of them and counting, not including aunts, uncles and cousins. Too much drama from some, too much apathy from others, and sometimes just too much. But they came with my husband and I wouldn't change them. Much.
3. My friends. I have the best girlfriends. Some I've known all my life, some have recently come into my life, making it that much richer. They come from all walks of life, most are not knitters and have no interest in becoming one, but they are appreciative of the knitted gifts. I also have the best guy friends - and always have. From the time I started school I always had at least one best friend of the opposite gender, and I hope my son does the same. One of his best friends is a girl, and although they call each other "frenemies", they are tight, and they are lucky to have each other.
4. When things go right. Things at work haven't all been smooth sailing - in these economic times, one can never feel too safe. So having survived a huge layoff last November, it is gratifying to sit in on senior management meetings and hear good things said about you. The downside is being given even more to do and increased responsibility, but to be recognized for the work I do and how I do it, makes me happy.
5. My stash. Just to look at it and see the possibilities. Or to look for one thing and find something completely different, having forgot I owned it. (okay, that part can be a little scary...) To be able to "shop the stash" when I've decided recently to stop unnecessary shopping, and realize that I have a pretty good selection right here at home.
6. Summer at the cottage. I love the cottage all year round - each season has it's benefits. Winter is peaceful and snow filled, and fun to sled and skate, Fall is stunningly beautiful, bug free, with crisp mornings and warm afternoons, full of homey food, spring is, well, okay, spring is not my favourite time up there - too many black flies, too much mud, and too much work to get everything going again. But summer. Ah, summer. My Muskoka chair by the beach, my knitting and a frost beverage nearby, a good book, good friends and family, with the sun beating down - Heaven.