Just Happy

I hope I’m not tempting the fates by writing this post.

Have you ever felt like things were going too well?  Like for a brief moment the planets were aligned and the universe was smiling down on you?

Well, I don’t feel that way very often.  You see, I’m pretty much a worry addict and when things are going too well I enjoy finding things to fixate on and obsess over.  Because I’m awesome like that, just ask my kids.

Aside from the fact that my eyelid has been twitching for over a month (which I’m fairly certain is caused by some random neurological disorder), things are, dare I say pretty groovy right now.

I’d like to think it’s because our family has simplified, reprioritized and refocused a lot this year, but who knows.

I’m coming up on my 1 year blogiversary and I’ve been working really hard to build a writing resume.  So far I’ve been pretty satisfied with my progress.  Gold star.

My house is dirty and I’ve found a way to live with it.  Gold star.   

I just got new tires and wiper blades.  Gold star.

Big Daddy P is pursuing his passions.  Gold star.

Boy Wonder is doing really well in school in spite of his teacher.  Gold star.

BooBoo is as wonderful and hilarious as ever.  Gold star.

Is this what happy feels like? 

Have I finally learned that you can be happy even when everything isn’t perfect?  Even when you still have your doubts and concerns?  Even when your eye won’t stop freaking twitching and you probably only have 6 months to live?

I don’t even know what to do with this information.

I guess I should just be.  Happy.

Well Mommy Friends, it seems I’m growing up a little bit. 

I am so thankful for the many, many lessons 2010 has brought me, but most of all for the opportunity to become a dreamer.  A happy dreamer.


  1. How did you get over your house being dirty? Could you write out directions???

  2. Awesome! Lots to be thankful for and you deserve to be happy!

    I’ve gotten the twitchy eye, too. I agree that it’s lack of sleep and possibly caffeine.

  3. So glad to hear you experiencing joy! You deserve it? How is the twitching the past couple days – still there?

  4. Thanks for the recommendation Lori!!

  5. Mommyfriend says:

    Indeed, you have to feel it!  Mommy Friends, if you haven’t checked out Zen Mama http://www.zen-mama.com, go now!  Betsy is the official Zen Mama who always offers the most amazing words of wisdom.

  6. Mommyfriend says:

    Thanks Mama!  Your site is always great for inspiration and recognition!!!

  7. Mommyfriend says:

    I’m due to see the eye dr. in January, I reeeeally hope it’s gone by then!

  8. I should be writing you a heartfelt note about your lovely post but instead I want to say that I too get that weird twitchie eye thing that makes me feel like I look like a crazy lady. In the past, it has meant that I need a stronger glass perscription. Or perhaps you need to wear your glasses more… ok, I’m done lecturing you… luv ya!

  9. I have the twitching eye lid from time to time…at first I was convinced it was a brain tumor but not that dramatic for me come to find out it is from lack of sleep and too much caffeine (my kids are 3 and 6 so lack of sleep and caffeine go hand in hand for me. Enjoyed reading your latest post. http://mommetime.com/

  10. love this!

    you know, the longer i live, the more and more convinced i become that true happiness really is a state of mind.

    simplifying and priortizing go a long way as well, totally hear ya on that.

    how awesome that you have so much to be thankful for and you are CHOOSING to recognize it!

    happy to be one of your mommyfriends, girl!


  11. Has it only been one year? Amazing! Happiness is a state of mind. You can’t force it, you just have to feel it. Congratulations!

  12. Yay for you! Happy is good! P.S. I don’t believe your house is really dirty – perhaps dirty for you – but not actually dirty 😉

  13. Mommyfriend says:

    I miss you too Krista!  Things are not the same without you at all. 

  14. Mommyfriend says:

    I know, right?  I look around at the mess and ask myself the same question.

  15. I ❤ you, Mommyfriend and miss you terribly!! This post made me smile! 🙂

  16. Good job most on letting your house be dirty! Who are you??? 😉

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