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harrigan ([personal profile] harrigan) wrote2011-09-06 06:35 pm
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5 things

I don't normally make personal posts, but I have to admit, when folks on my friends' list share the things in their lives that are making them happy, it makes me happy, too.

So here's 5 things that are making me happy!

  1. Fandom! Specifically, SPN. I know there are negative vibes out there somewhere, but I don't venture out where negative energy flows, so I just wallow in the happy! From the S6 gag reel to the latest music video by [livejournal.com profile] ash48 to the latest Fusion!verse fic by [livejournal.com profile] ratherastory to the incredible and ever-growing Supernatural Wiki and the crazy fun of Duck Nation to the fact that season 7 starts up soon! and the available prompts at [livejournal.com profile] spn_summergen and how much I ♥ [livejournal.com profile] hoodie_time and [livejournal.com profile] ohsam and [livejournal.com profile] spn_littlebro... I can't help but wallow in happiness!

  2. It's September! I have always loved September! Now, rather than springtime, always feels like new beginnings to me. Like anything is possible. Maybe it's a little because new TV shows always premiered in September when I was growing up... but I think it's more because I loved school and couldn't wait to learn new things. Plus, it just dropped 25 degrees this weekend - yay! Also, I love the US Open tennis tournament with a passion! I love the intensity, the drama and emotions and how much of a role character plays in the strategy and progress of the match. And, yes, I love the sheer athleticism and the way their sweat-soaked shirts cling to their shoulder muscles and six-pack abs *g*. This year I have lots of favorites, so there's no anxiety that my hero will lose. (Well, Mardy Fish just did, but I have lots of heroes.)

  3. My job! I know - what? Whose job would come up on their list of 5 favorite things? I will confess, I worked really hard to get where I am today, but I am lucky enough to say that it paid off. I have colleagues whose company I enjoy, I have a boss I get along with, I have work that is not only challenging in a satisfying way, but I'm better at it than anyone else and they know it. I have flexibility with hours and can work from home when I want... I am really, really blessed.

  4. Family! In August I got to see everyone in my family! My Mom in a nursing home in NY. A sister in NY. My brother and another sister in Massachusetts. Another sister in Wisconsin. Then I rented a lake cottage, crammed 11 people into 3 bedrooms, and spent a week with my daughter, my son and his wife and 3 boys, and my other son and his wife and 2 little girls. Best Vacation Ever! It was so awesome I'm willing to confess here that yes, I have grandkids. I graduated college at 20 and started young, okay?

  5. And lastly? I can't think of anything more wonderful (literally) than when a six-month old baby wakes up in her crib and sees you and *smiles*!

Hope you're all as happy as I am!
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[personal profile] embroiderama 2011-09-06 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
This is an awesome post--thank you for sharing your happies.

[identity profile] ash48.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
This post is happy making. <3

Thanks for sharing the happy. :)

[identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
This was such an awesome post of happy! Thank you for sharing!

And 2 1/2 weeks to go!!!!!

[identity profile] saberivojo.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much. Sometimes we get stuck on the bad stuff, I love hearing about your job.

The last one? Can't bottle it but I envy that smile. I think of my children at six months. What an amazing gift they are.
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[personal profile] shallowz 2011-09-06 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)

Hee... hadn't seen anything about Duck Nation. Hilarious!

[identity profile] miz24601.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Your happy makes me happy!! And here's to even more joys as autumn comes into full bloom. :)

[identity profile] quellefromage.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Baby grins!! Best ever!!

Also, take those girls and check out the baby elephant at the zoo. She's ADORABLE!!

[identity profile] ariadnes-string.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
I love this post--thank you for sharing!

I love watching the US Open too, and now my older son is into tennis (unlike me, he actually plays) and tells me all kinds of geeky statistics about the players when we watch :)

And a baby smiling at you? best thing ever!

[identity profile] roque-clasique.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Your happy makes ME HAPPY. I wish I could watch a little baby smile. And that's so rad you got to see your whole family in a month. And that your job is good. And that you love September. And YAY FANDOM. WE LOVE YOU RIGHT BACK.

[identity profile] madebyme-x.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Sometimes it's so easy to focus on the negative in your life, on what you want to change or what others have that you don't, instead of cherishing what is right in front of you.

Reading your list has lifted my spirits and your happiness is certainly infectious, so thank you for sharing!

[identity profile] gaelicspirit.livejournal.com 2011-09-07 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)

Thank you for sharing this happiness. I am sitting here with a big ol' happy grin on my face because of YOU!

*loves YOU to pieces*

You graduated college at 20?! GADS! I am in awe. And think it's pretty stinkin' cool to know you.