Ten days ago I was nominated for an award for this ‘ere blog of
mine ours – ’cause it’s not just mine, it’s yours too. (Yes, you have to take the blame also).
The incredible Mrs. P from The Cottage on the Green (aka Craft Odyssey) who I absolutely love to pieces, – (Mrs.P is someone like me, she too has very funny bones) – nominated me for the Happiness Tag – because, she says, I make her happy. I’m funny?! HA! Who knew?! I thought I kept that part of me well hidden, but it obviously creeps out when I’m not looking and makes folks happy. (or is it that people laugh at me? Hmmm… I might have to think about that one. Sadly my one brain cell is busy typing this post at the moment so I don’t have any available memory. I’ll have to think about it another day).
So .. as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself ... I’ve been nominated for the Happiness Tag and in order to officially accept the award I am to tell you 5 things which make me happy. 5? FIVE?? Only FIVE??? Oh. My. Dog! How on earth am I going to be able to pick just FIVE?
Well, lets see… I’ll start with the obvious – Mr. Cobs, Little Cobs (Grandson), Being Alive, My Dog, My Cats, …. oh, but that’s 5 already and I haven’t even got started yet.
Let me try a different 5: My blog. My Blogging Friends (aw they certainly make me happy. Half the time I’m sat on my side of the ‘puter screen hooting with laughter and trying not to leak! My eyes people, my EYES! [sigh]. Some folk!, in the gutter, looking up at the stars!). Shopping. Crafting. Living by the Sea. Oh heck…. there’s another 5!
Lemme try this again …FIVE, COBS, JUST FIVE GOOD ONES!: My Faith. My Memories. Old Photographs. My Wedding Dress and Wedding Album. No, that’s five.
Try again: My Children – before they turned into teenagers, because before that ‘teenager’ time, I was a Super-Hero in my children’s eyes. I could cook; bake; make; teach; love; cure; befriend; solve problems; read the best stories; make stories up from nothing; paint; create; juggle; do magic; make a wish come true; Google has nothing on me, for I was The Oracle and knew the answer to every question they asked. I could organise a party within hours; make costumes for the school play out of apparently no supplies, and .. oh all manner of Super-Hero Mom stuff.
Darn it … see my brain went off on journey of memories there. CONCENTRATE COBS!
Let’s see if I can do it with the aid of pictures …
This next picture with its caption comes remarkably close to the truth regarding what I saw Himself doing on Saturday morning (Saturday 24th Sept.) . . . .
... as I made my way to the bathroom to take a shower, his last words to me were: “I’m going to garden vac all those pine needles which have fallen in the garden”. And he did. Well done that man!
However … when I returned some minutes later after taking a shower and getting dressed, … he’d finished in the garden and was so happy doing his ‘job’ that obviously felt he hadn’t played nearly enough with his power tool so he’d moved into the conservatory with that same Garden Vacuum, and was sucking up the pine needles he’d walked into the house, … the mat at the door … and the rug in the middle, which he’d complained about the price of when I bought it… and yet, here he was, using the Garden Vac on the darn thing! (I cross my heart – he really did Garden Vac the conservatory!).
One down, four to go ..
NUMBER 2 … FUNNY TEXT MESSAGES FROM DOGS … and CATS.
And from the cat …
NUMBER THREE …. CRAFTING: Ohhhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE to craft!
NUMBER 4…. THE NAUGHTY ‘ME’ WHICH WANTS TO DO *STUFF*
NUMBER 5 … Little Cobs ~ My GRANDSON.
I know I could sit here and tap out a gazillion words about Little Cobs, but most of you have heard them all before and you know that inside this little boy is a spark which ignites a flame of pure, unadulterated love and happiness within me, which makes my heart sing and my mind explode into symphony of musical flowers. Little Cobs is just 5 years old and has Cerebral Palsy and Autism. For a little dot of a child, he’s a massive blessing in my life.
I have already blogged about some of the albums I’ve made for him, but there is one album which I’m making just for him, which has some ‘magic’ about it, – because he loves magical wonderment. He loves that I can make up stories on the spur of the moment which have their own characters and some built-in wonderment which make his eyes twinkle and sparkle with delight. The book/album I’m putting together has a theme to it of “Wishes”. Wishes I make for him, (which you’ll see in this short video of delight from Duirwaigh), and these wishes are all there in a mix which includes dragons and fairies and things which delight and entrance him. Yes, Little Cobs is absolutely my biggest Happy of all.
If you’re still reading and haven’t wandered off yet, then here’s where it gets interesting.
I have to now pass this award onto 5 other bloggers, but they have to be bloggers which make me happy. It’s taken me days to manage to get this down to five, because all of the blogs I follow make me so happy that I’m impossible to deal with after visiting them. Apparently, Mr. Cobs says, that it’s like I’ve been on E numbers for 24 hours. But the rules say only 5 – so here goes….
I’ve nominated these blogs because the ‘owners’ are wonderful people who bring me much joy. But – nominated people: … if you’ve had too many nominations and don’t want to take part then there is absolutely no requirement to do so.
If however, you do want to take part … then you just have to tell your readers 5 things which make you happy. You don’t have to go round fishing for pictures, or anything like that. You can just make a list of five simple things (eg: Biscuits/Cake/Partner/Climbing Mountains/Bungee Jumping) … and that’s it. Then you have to name five other blogs to pass the tag to also … and ... once you’re done, you get to display the very wonderful (well ok’ish’) Happiness Tag (below) on your blog, which I made specially for everyone because I couldn’t find the right link to the tag, so I made a whole new, exclusive tag just for us to use. (you can size it down to fit in the side bar on your blog. I just left it big so that you could see it).
Thank you for coming and spending some time with me. I so enjoy your company – more than you’ll ever realise. And … when you comment, it really is like having my friends round the kitchen table for a coffee and giggle. I so love talking to you all and have got to know many of you as if you were here with me. It’s amazing what chatting in blog land can do. I’ve found it to be a very happy place with wonderful readers who have turned into friends.
Have a wonderful day out there… and … be good to yourself, and each other.
Sending my love to you in your corner, from me here in mine.