Friday, May 1, 2009

things that make me happy.

People, it's all about the little things in life.
The little things make me happy.

It is a good day. The beginning of a new month. The sun is shining. All is right in the world.

So, let's make a list of the things that are topping my HAPPY list today:

- OxiClean. never ceases to amaze me. Because I can't use bleach on Matilda's crazy colored clothes, then I use this delight. Did I say just on her clothes? Oh, I use it EVERYwhere in my house. I am a huge fan. It makes me happy.

-this guy. Kalai. Sarah and I were his NUMBER 1 fans before anyone ever had heard of him. True story. He was playing at Thanksgiving Point for the Utah County Fair, and we were the ONLY two in the audience, besides his wife and sound guy. Yes, we were that die hard. Back in 2002? Right, Sar? Anyway, I've been listening to his music while doing life today, and I'm still diggin' it. Here's a great song. Good stuff, all around.

-Folding mini clothes. (Can you tell I've been doing laundry?) I never tire of folding little bitty human clothes. Never.

- The Costco Kirkland brand - plain white t-shirts. We bought a pack of them for Aaron a while back, and he looks SO good in them and they are made out of the best thick cotton. Very cool. Great purchase. He just walked out the door with one, and we both are STILL big fans.

- Exercising. Let me explain. Because, probably, in your head, you are thinking, "Wow, I never knew she was so full of it..." Please hold. Okay, let's talk.

No, it isn't the feeling I have PRIOR to or DURING the sweat, it's the AFTERmath. I always feel better about myself and my life when I have taken a half hour out my my day to exercise. So, thanks, Tony. You're doing me good.

- 1/2 days of school for Aaron. Yes, today would be one of those days. And, fancy this, he will be
spending most of the time off with ME! Normally, he spends the 1/2 day off improving his chances of specializing and doing good... so we don't totally benefit from those 1/2 days off. But, today we are.

-Shamu. I get a little teary every time I see this HUGE killer whale do back-flips. Call me a sucker. Whatev's people. I don't care. I'm a SeaWorld lover. And, with that, we're off to see our sea lovin' creatures. Peace out, yo.

Go and have a lovely day yourself.
Okay? Okay. good. Reeaady, break!


Kristen said...

haha, I love shamu too. And I can't believe you don't work out to Gunnar's namesake--Gunnar Peterson "On the Ball". J/k he wasn't named after him, but it's a good work out.

Becker said...

Melissa, I was just thinking to myself, "Wow, I need another Melissa in my life---someone who brings that little bit of sunshine to everyday things like folding tiny clothes." And then it hit me: There is no "other" you. You're a one-of-a-kind and you do not live near me. And for that I am sad. However, you wrote such a cheery post that it is short-lived and thinking on it, I am happy again. Thanks for you!

a pair of pettijohns said...

i am really happy to know that i'm not the only one crying in the shamu stadium. cry like a baby...that's how i roll.

mommyballs said...

I love the folding tiny clothes thing too . . . and ironing!! Just a few seconds and they look like new!! You entries always make me smile and I have got to find a way to spend more time with you . . . I always feel so happy when I do!!! Thanks.

emily snyder said...

sooooooooooooooo jealous.
who is becker? she wrote such a NICE comment. wow.i second her thoughts.

Janine Padilla said...

I get teary eyed every time I see the shamu show too!! I thought I might be the only one! There's just something amazing about those big animals!! So glad you guys got to enjoy Aaron's 1/2 day off!

Rebecca Snyder said...

If you want you can reorganize all my American girl doll clothes since I know how much you love folding mini things.

Whitney said...

Love this list...and yes...I love tony horton. We do his workouts daily. I had no idea you loved laundry so much! Love you!

Leah said...

Thank you for reminding me to find joy in the journey. I love your optimism... and how it rubs off on others.

bryce and sarah said...

Oh, I love you!
Love your list. Love remembering our first Kalai concert. We were totally die hard - leaving ALPINE days to see him? Hello!
Great picture of the sham-slam-inator.. I am SOOO glad I'm not the only one who cries at the shamu show. From the first time he leaps out of the water I get so choked up and emotional. There's something about how enormous and beautiful and smart he is that gets me good.
How's that P90x treating you?
Lots of love to you. love me.

emily snyder said...

i LOVE this post, but i am ready - more than ready for a new one!!

The Cook Family said...

I am a new fan of Kalai. I would like to come with you and be an only lonely fan! Thanks for sharing!

Ricky and Mindy said...


Not to burst your bubble, but Dave and I saw Kalai in Aug./Sept. 2001. Sorry that you didn't know I looked up your blog. Creepy? Maybe. Flattering. Yes.



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