I present you with a list (in no particular order) of things that make me really (sometimes ridiculously) happy:
Chocolate - I have a major sweet tooth! I will indulge in just about any sweet treat, but if I had to pick, chocolate would be the obvious choice. My day is not complete unless I have had at least some kind of chocolate.
|I still dream about these churros con chocolate at Cafe Futbol in Granada, Spain.|
FaceTime - FaceTime has become a major part of how I stay in touch with family and friends. Being able to see the faces of my loved ones helps me to feel like I'm not so far away.
|FaceTiming with my extended family on Thanksgiving.|
|Some of my students from my very first year of teaching.|
|One of my favorite travel memories|
Warm Weather - Being born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona has truly made me a desert rat. I would rather be hot than cold any day. There is just something about a warm, sunny day that makes me happy.
|Can't you just feel the heat radiating from this photo of the beautiful Arizona desert?|
Christmas Music - I've found that enthusiasm for Christmas music is a pretty black and white issue for most people- either you love it or it drives you nuts. Me? I LOVE it! In college, November 1st was always the unofficial date when I would begin listening to Christmas music (much to my roommates' annoyance) :-) They were good sports though! I've calmed down a bit over the years and generally try to wait until closer to Thanksgiving. Something about the familiar songs and feelings they conjure makes me so happy. I usually have a hard time weening myself from the Christmas music after the holiday season has passed.
Koalas - In general, I'm an animal lover, but my
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)