It takes very little to make me happy.  Those moments can happen accidentally, almost, just like many things I write about on this blog.  Like creating a new blog header, (note the one I’ve captured on my iPhone above), and which graces my site today.

I say “today,” because I might find something else that excites me.

I am a fan of dolls, as you might notice, as well as Disney figurines.  I have cleared a few of these collections into bins in my garage…and bring them out occasionally.   Meanwhile, the fewer things I have to dust, the better.

Right now I’m at my computer, with my office TV playing in the background.


My recent Netflix viewing included a binge-watch of all seven seasons of Nurse Jackie.  Even though I had watched it all on Showtime as it played itself out, I really enjoyed seeing it all again, in a gulp.  There is something so captivating about the character of Jackie.  Even as I rooted for her, I knew it would not end well.  She kept reverting to type, making choices that led her down dark pathways…but even knowing how it would end, I couldn’t help holding my breath and hoping…

And I hated Kevin again, with his glaring, judgmental disapproval…even while I could feel his pain.

Edie Falco, who portrays Jackie, has been in a number of shows…and next week, will play an attorney in the new movie about the Menendez Murders.


Now that I’ve finished watching Nurse Jackie, I have turned to the new Seventh Season episodes of Offspring.

I like this Australian show, even though I am often frustrated by many of the characters, who behave rather stupidly.  LOL.  I can’t seem to stop, though.  I like the MC, Nina, whose daughter Zoe (pictured below) is delightful.  If Nina could manage how often she sees the rest of her family …I would like her more.  Just my opinion.


Currently, I’m reading Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf, a book that was the basis for an upcoming Netflix movie release starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.  I love those two…and then discovered that there was a book behind the movie.  Thanks, Mary, at Book Fan.


This morning, aside from my blogging and background TV watching, I’m doing laundry…and making a list.  Off to the grocery store and mailbox later.  I received an e-mail that at least one of my new books has arrived.

What makes you happy?  Have you found ways to create your own happiness?



    1. Thanks, Harvee, and even though I only have to do laundry for myself, the days for that task just seem to come too quickly! But…I’m grateful that I have a nice little nook for the washer and dryer in my kitchen.

      Enjoy your week!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out. I have high hopes for the movie version of Our Souls at Night. Somehow I didn’t picture Redford or Fonda in the starring roles but I’ll reserve judgement until I see it. You’re tempting me to watch Nurse Jackie. I’ve heard of it but haven’t seen it. I’ll add it to the Netflix queue.

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  2. So many little things make me happy: reading a good book with a cup of tea or coffee in a comfy spot, hearing or seeing a Blue Jay (I just love them), the Library, a good audiobook, eating, learning something new, my Apple devices, and watching my cat sleep since he’s so cute when he’s sleeping. ( :

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  4. Oh yes – I think creating your own moments of happiness is a knack that comes as you get older. I’m certainly far happier and generally more content these days – and when I am very upset or unhappy, it is generally due to an outside circumstance. But I’m aware that I am very fortunate to have discovered the environmental factors that were causing me such misery as a younger woman, enabling me to subsequently avoid them.

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