Feel Good Friday

I saw this meme a few weeks ago over at Erika’s place and I just fell in love with it. Happy I can do, and I promised, I would take part one day soon.

Now…… *drumroll please*……..it’s time.

I’m a little torn between writing about what really, really makes me happy or the five things that make me happiest this week. Well, since I can throw the really, really happy thing into my five things – I am going with that, and yes, I am ONLY listing FIVE things. HA.

  • The freeway. I know. What the heck? Well, for the last two years I have driven a beautiful three lane street with lots of traffic lights. It was like driving Miss Daisy suburban style. Zoom. Zoom. Stop. Zoom. Zoom. Road rage on your bumper. Stop. In two years, I hit all green lights (6 miles) once. That was pretty cool, but now I drive the freeway to work. It’s all go, all the time (on accident-free days). I go against the traffic and it’s not very often an accident clogs up the road. I LOVE IT. I just get to drive and it helps me think and prepare for my day. Then, at the end of the day, it helps me to wind down. Something about not stopping and starting and just letting the freeway roll away all the stresses. It is my meditation.
  • I cleaned Jason’s house. Not just dust, but I mean I cleaned out drawers and stuff. Feeling at home much? Do you know what was so wonderful about cleaning and making space? I was nesting. I was finally preparing my home. That meant a lot to me, to reach that place of peace and love, where I know I belong. Finally!
  • TV this week. I rarely watch “live” TV. But I found myself folding laundry at my new soon-to-be home watching America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing on Tuesday night. I had NO idea I could laugh that loud. Thank goodness Jason was in class and Sydney was in Mississippi, or they would have thought me MAD. HA HA HA HA HA! (oops, that was kinda loud)
  • Cooking chicken in the rice steamer. Oh joy! It’s truly the little things with me. I SWEAR, I am terrible at cooking. I’m a-skeerd. Especially, of cooking chicken, and not getting it cooked all the way, and then getting sick. PLUS, I had never used the rice cooker before. Had no idea how to use it. Gee, I know it’s not rocket science. Cooking is just not my thing. But I did it. I googled a recipe and made nice garlic seasoned chicken breasts steamed in some water and olive oil. It was incredibly delicious and you know what? I’m proud of myself. Yay.
  • My last FAVORITE happy moment of the week and includes my happiest moment/place of all time. THE BEACH. Any beach will do and we just happened by Galveston on Sunday. Now, Galveston is not my favorite, but it will do in a pinch. I could sit and watch the ocean, hear the waves, feel the sun on my skin, with toes dug in the sand EVERY day. In my former life, I was a mermaid. I just know it. It’s home. It fills me up. This visit was more special than just a regular trip, since it was the little girls first time to wade into the ocean and revel in all it’s beauty play in the surf. I think it’s safe to say, they might have been mermaids too.

Please enjoy my happy day with my mom, Jason, and the girls, as we re-visit our Sunday – on the beach.

32 thoughts on “Feel Good Friday

  1. Great post!

    (Thank you for your kindness on my blog, it is the comfort of strangers that means the world as the world never seems to matter!)
    Hope you have a happy weekend as well!


  2. What a great way to show your pix. And they are truly wonderful. What a nice mother you have!
    I love the idea of the 5 things that make you happy. I will use that too!
    I wish for you you would love cooking, it is sooooooo relaxing and fun. How tired I am, when I come home from work, as soon as I start cooking, I am happy. Perhaps I should had been a chef or so. My youngest son is a chef cook, so perhaps I can brag he has it from me (NOT) 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend, Angelia


  3. Welcome to Feel Good Friday. So much fun. You have the perfect job to join us in our little beach community. Every beach area needs a travel agent.

    Don’t be afraid to cook, pop on over and check out some of my recipes, really easy. Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Minimal to no traffic is truly something to be happy about! I work super early so that I can beat the congestion and inevitable accidents. The only time I really have a problem is if there’s an accident that early or each Friday because everyone taking off early equals my regular time getting off so it takes a bit longer to get home.

    I also have to say that I must have been a mermaid in my former life as well. I’m itching to get to the beach but I still have about a month to go. *sigh* But it’s one of the few places that I truly feel relaxed.


  5. I’m trying to figure out a way to work Feel Good Friday back in to my Fridays, LOL. I used to do it with Friday Follow, then I started my feature blogger and well….

    When are you going to let me feature you and guest post for me?


  6. My kind of post. Happy is good. 🙂 I love all of the simple stuff you put down. We overlook them, tooo often. 🙂 I hope you continue to be happy and continue to have fun at the beach. 🙂


  7. Glad you are getting comfortable with and settled into your about to be new home. The photos of you all on the beach are absolutely lovely Angelia, happy pictures indeed.

    Now I really must get around to doing a Feel Good Friday post soon too, you have inspired me.

    So glad you have had such a fun week and I wish you a happy and wonderful weekend.


  8. Oh of all things, chicken in a rice cooker. I will follow that one up. And I agree, your pictures are always glorious. xox Wilma and joy is always to be found in the daily life things.


  9. Thanks for stopping by this morning and for your thoughtful words. I know what you mean about getting on the freeway and just driving! I always seem to get my thoughts together better when I’m on some endless stretch of road—seems as though things are a lot clearer.

    Anyway, thanks again for the visit and hope you have a terrific weekend!


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  11. What a great idea! Feel Good Friday! My feelings about Friday have changed some since we’ve hit the retirement stages of our life.
    But you’ve done, once again, a beautiful post. I love your pictures. I’ll have to try that application.
    You keep me entertained.


  12. I MISS THE BEACH!!! We were going to try and go to Gulf Shores on our way to Atlanta, but didn’t quite make it. Even though I love the desert, I REALLY love the beach! I didn’t see any pictures of you, though! The children with there grandmother, WOW, so sweet!


  13. I absolutely loved this post!!

    I have the same fear with chicken – actually Mr. Jenny prefers that he cooks any meat because I ALWAYS overcook it!!

    I also love that you got to watch the little girls for the first time wading in the ocean – there is something about watching and experiencing first times that is unforgettable!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!


  14. I love to drive to revieve stress too! Although I prefer driving the country roads. The freeway makes me tense.

    Glad you finally got to do some nesting!

    I like this meme, to have to think and appreciate the things that made you happy for the week. Very good for the mental health.


  15. Lovely things. I’m so happy for you about the chicken meal.
    I love to laugh out loud like a crazy person – crazy happy.
    It is so nice to start to feel at home somewhere.
    I see the mermaid in your daughters.
    I’m so glad the oil spill hasn’t gotten to Galveston.
    Thank you for your kind words on my post. I don’t think it’s allergies. When I get a headache this long it seems to be hormonal and there is some spinal misalignment thrown in. I’m so happy to feel better. muhaha.


  16. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous of all your happiness in the sun!!!! We need some…desperately!!! All of Washington is giving Twilight a run for its money in paleness!


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