Five Good Things

Enough with the sick talk around here. Today I'm going to find five things that make me happy. Ready?

#1. Tornadoes haven't killed me yet.

The swath of destruction following the most devastating tornado season in decades is just staggering. I grew up in tornado alley and much of my family still lives there, so I'm very grateful no one has awakened to find themselves in Oz... or somewhere much worse.

#2. I'm glad I don't have to live my life under a microscope.

I'm sure that most of the world is envious of Kate Middleton's fairy tale romance and marriage to Prince Charming, but not me. That kind of attention makes my skin crawl.

She spent the last evening of her "normal" life at the historic Goring Hotel. Even the sheep looks concerned.

#3. I have a normal, happy kid.

Excepting this past week of plague like sickness, he's pretty healthy, too. I understand many parents can't say the same, and my heart goes out to them. I know how lucky I am. Maybe I should buy that kid a sandbox.

#4. Blogging has introduced me to some amazing people.

I ain't gonna lie -- blogging can be a grind sometimes. I'm busy with real life, plus my brain is often working against me, but the people are worth it. Your comments and emails make my day. I think we need to have a supperblogger superconference that pretends to hinge on decor and design, but is actually fueled by martinis and dancing.

That's some totally sincere Hands Across America shit for you. I think I feel a tear escaping my eye.

#5. It's Friday.

Here's a pretty picture from Rees Roberts to take you to the happy place.

modern swimming pool

Have a great weekend, everyone!