Monday, January 25, 2010


Thank you Carey at Chicory Nits for bestowing the Happy 101 award upon me!

I first stumbled upon Carey's blog when I participated in Second Time Around at A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words. Carey has a beautifully designed blog and among other things she puts up pictures of her miniatures. Once I saw that I was hooked! Be sure and pay her a visit at Chicory Nits to see some of her creations! She's a new blogger, but off to a great start.

One of the conditions to receiving this award is to make a list of ten things that make you happy. Here's my list:

1. Our son being in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma!!! (That's definitely # 1!)
2. When our whole family is together...Jim, Keith, Troy and Reid.
3. When our sweet dog Sophie greets us. She's always happy.

4. When every single one of our six cats ignores us. Hey they're cats!

5. The rare occasions that MaMa our feral cat will allow me to pet her while she eats canned food. (This only happens with canned food - not dry - and only when she feels like it.)

6. Long walks outside when the weather is good...not too hot and humid and not too cold. My favorite place is Brazos Bend State Park in Texas.

7. Hot apple cider with whipped cream on top when it's cold.

8. Watching The Amazing Race on television and then discussing it at length with Keith and Reid. I love that show.

9. Playing with my doll collection. I don't just collect dolls...I actually play with them! I love setting them up in scenes. Just like when I was a child I play Ginny. That's what my friends and I used to say. "Come over to my house after school and we'll play Ginny.

10. Going up near Round Top, Texas when the Round Top Antique Fair takes place. I don't go to that...I go to Warrenton and surrounding areas where people set up in cow pastures and sell their wares.

You're supposed to pass the award on to someone else. I'm going to pass it on to Loretta at House of Houben. Loretta enjoys collecting dolls too and her blog contains doll pictures, old photographs, and much more. I originally met her on a Chatty Cathy doll list many years ago.



  1. Thank you so much, Betty! I'm tickled that you've given the lovely award to me. I will post it tomorrow on my blog. Today I did a lot of hand sewing, while a repair man worked on our leaking balcony. It's nice to hire someone to fix things!

  2. Hi Betty,
    Thanks for your kind words. I laughed at one of your 10 things you love - when your cats ignore you. I have 3 dogs and can definately identify with you.


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