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?