Monday, January 24, 2011

Happiness is...

Having great family to spend the day with.  I drove out to the farm yesterday to hang out with my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law; talking to a friend at church before I went, I was reminded that not everyone enjoys a great relationship with thieir inlaws, so I was extra blessed by the day.

Arriving home safely after a long drive on a highway covered in ice, after the aforementioned day at the farm!

Getting to go to your daughter's first ever school basketball game!  Life will be a new routine for the next six weeks as now I will be picking M up for piano on Mondays (thank you, Gloria for being flexible!), going to watch a game every Wednesday, and picking her up from practices at 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please send me all your favorite slow cooker recipes!!  I'm going to need them.

Hearing encouragement.  Yesterday at church a friend told me she reads my blog, and that she printed out my up not down prayer to keep as a reminder.  Thanks, Auntie Jan.  It is good to know that something that came from my heart and my pen was worth something to someone.

A great family.

What is happiness to you?  

I want everyone to leave a comment with at least one thing! 

(And don't forget to send me slow cooker recipes!)


Suzanne said...

Happiness -- coming home from a long day at work, and being welcomed (and attacked) by two very happy and excited pups, and getting licked to within an inch of my life!

As for crockpot recipes, my favourite right now is Salsa Chicken. Spray the pot, put 5-6 chicken breasts on the bottom, cover with one packet of taco seasoning, and cover that with a regular-sized jar of salsa. Add about half a cup of water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. You can stir sour cream into the salsa mixture afterwards to make more of a creamy sauce, but I prefer it just as is. I serve it on a bed of rice.

Carolyn Ward said...

Sounds yummy, Suzanne!

I had another happiness moment, too - Happiness is going into your desk drawer for a paper clip and seeing the half chocolate bar you left in there last week!

Heather said...

I actually saved your up and not down prayer too and plan on sharing it as a morning reflection at work one of these days.

As for slow cooker receipies... I'll have to pull out my book and find you my potatoe and pork meat loaf one. It looks a mess in the pot, but it tastes delicious! I'll get back to you on that one.

Carolyn Ward said...

Thanks, Heather, for both those things!

Holly said...

Happiness is coming home next Monday and surprising Madeline by coming to her basketball game with her momma on Wednesday?!?! :)

Let me know!!! xxxx

Carolyn Ward said...

YAY!! That would be awesome. I bet she'll score her first points, she'll be so excited!

Happiness (aka Holly) is coming home!