February 17, 2012

TGIF: Randomly Happy Edition

Welcome to....

Today I shall present a list of random things that made me happy this week. Because, well, just because!

1. First, last Sunday I watched the Anderson Cooper interview with Adele on 60 Minutes and was so relieved to learn her vocal chord surgery was a success, her voice is fine, better than before if that's even possible, and she would be performing at the Grammys! She was so stinking cute in the interview too.

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2.Six wins! Adele won all six of the categories she was nominated in - the TOP six! Her wins showed that God-given, natural talent and simple, pure performances can shine through all the glitz and over-the-top antics of other "artists" {cough} Nicki Minaj {cough}. Adele's Grammy performance of "Rolling in the Deep" was perfection; she even let out a little giggle or squeal right at the very end because she had been so nervous. I just cannot say enough about that girl. Love, love, LOVE her!

3. We got our tax return. Yay, woohoo money, right? Yeah, not so much. Because of that little problem with Mark's secondary insurance I told you guys about last month, we had to use our return to pay off the car, which will free up that money to pay the premiums. Not only that, but the car decided it needed work RIGHT NOW, which takes another chunk. BUT, I'm happy about the timing of it all and the relief of working out a way to pay that bill.

4. I got to do some shopping All.By.Myself, and add a little to my stay-at-home momdrobe. New yoga pants and plain t-shirts!

5. I love the picture of my big fat kitty-witty, Julius, that I posted on Wednesday. He is SO going on a diet, though!

6. That you guys don't seem to mind when I write a post like I did yesterday. Honestly, if you did mind, I'd have to tell you to get over it (MY blog - you think you can do it better, just go on ahead with your bad self!). But I truly appreciate that you get it, and are even happy that I said what I did.

7. February sweeps! This week's Castle ended in a very exciting way, and Revenge had an interesting twist I did not see coming. And then we had a Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event last night....ah the drama! Oh, and I watched some of American Idol's Hollywood Week and heard a couple of stellar performances.

8. A new bloggy award! My bacon-loving friend The Sarcasm Goddess has passed on the Kreativ Blogger Award to me....
Isn't it pretty? So now there are these things I'm supposed to do as an award recipient:

1. Thank & link back to the person who gave you the award. (Isn't it funny that we have to remind adults to use their manners?)
2. Answer the form questions below.
3. Share ten random facts / thoughts about yourself.
4. Nominate (at least) 7 other blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Favorite song:
My all time faves are The Rose and Over the Rainbow, but currently, anything by Adele. Obviously. OMG, what if she sang The Rose or Over the Rainbow? I'd die!

Favorite dessert:
Ice cream

What ticks me off:
Where do I start? Right now this very minute, my kids fighting. I really hate lying liars who lie. The fake and the flakes both irritate me as well. When people on reality shows don't do what I think they should. Oh, and when news reporters try to report the news before they even have any facts. Because then they say things like "alleged" and "unconfirmed" and "what we think happened" and this in NO WAY helps me.

When I’m upset, I:
Depends on what I'm upset about. I might cry. I might get irritable. I might sit and stew. I might need to call someone. I might blog. I'll probably need a glass of wine. Or all of the above.

Favorite pet(s):

Black or white:

Biggest fear:
Um. I have a lot of fears. My very biggest fear? Losing a child.

Everyday attitude:
The Sarcasm Goddess said, "Oh you know, being awesome", and I'm gonna go with that too.

What is perfection?
SG also said, "Well according to Pink, I am F*cking Perfect and she seems like a really wise gal, so I'm going to trust her." I agree with this too.

My guilty pleasure:
I'm gonna go with watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette. My husband cannot stand these shows and has to bite his tongue hard when they're on. He thinks it's actually immoral how these people are going about dating a bunch of people at once. I see it as intensive speed dating. I'm a hopeful romantic and I can't help it! So sue me.

Alright, I've accepted the award and answered the prompts. I think it's a little redundant to also list 10 random things about myself. And in the light of the recent chain letter blogger tagging fiasco that recently ensued, I really feel like I've done enough of this for now. However, I will list 7 bloggers whom I would like to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award on to.
  1. Anything But, and Then Some
  2. MyBelovedAdoria
  3. Mom Rocks Mealtime
  4. Craftarrific
  5. Life Ever Since
  6. Bees With Honey
  7. My Suitcase Full of Tricks

Phew! That's a whole lot of happy, isn't it? Please tell me you've got some happy to share too!

Grab the button and link-up the HAPPY below!


  1. Your cat is enormous. Where is the leg warmer update?

    1. Should I be worried about your interest in my legwarmers? I'm getting to it!

  2. WOOOOO! An award! I'm a winner! You're so funny. I'm actually a double winner because my middle name is Adele. Maybe a triple winner because I'm also wearing yoga pants and a plain t-shirt. No fat cat though. But does a 120 pound lab count?

  3. Yay! I'm glad you liked your award. I liked Adele but I fell in love with her when I saw the interview with Anderson Cooper. I think he kinda likes her too. ;) So glad she won so many Grammys. So many of the other acts were a disaster.

    I wanted to write a TGIF post but my eyes are freaking out. Too much time on the computer blogging, tweeting and writing, I think. I'm trying to give them a break. It's so lame cuz they hurt even just when they're open so no reading or watching t.v. or doing anything really. Letting you know in case you (or anyone) wonders where I am...I'm staring at the backs of my eyelids! :(

    1. Oh no, I'm sorry about your eyes! Take it from me, be good to them!

      And remember, I leave the linky open all weekend, so if your eyes feel better....

  4. Thank you for the award! That's awesome that you got to go shopping alone and stock up on yoga pants and t-shirts. You can't have too many in my opinion!

    1. Well yeah, I agree about yoga pants and t-shirts. :-)

  5. Congrats on the award. Love Adele's voice, glad she cleaned up at the Grammys too but WTF with Chris Brown? and his tweets and comments after?? I still think your cat is a throw pillow in disguise LOL Have a great weekend.

    1. I am so bewildered by the whole Chris Brown thing. I don't get why he seems to be getting a free pass. I did love that Rhianna was there, performed and didn't let his sleezy presence deter her.