In no particular order:
DINOSAURS on DVD
I've just found the first two seasons of this show have been released, and are available at my BlockBuster! Not only am I enjoying them again, but Schecky thinks they are the funniest thing ever - so I am delighting in his delight. You'd think that repeated shrieks of "Not the Mama!" would get old, but they haven't yet. (Because, you know - he's the baby, gotta love him!)
The opening theme can be viewed here.
PINK LEMONADE DUM•DUM•POPS
My thoughful, and wonderfully talented friend, Phil - who you all know as the Caretaker of the Digital LandPhil - sent me a surprise box of these last week. He remember that I mentioned the pink lemonade dum•dum in a post I made about a road trip to Nashville to visit MotherShip BBQ. It was just a lovely surprise that really brightened up my day. I have eaten an unGodly amount of them in the past week, but I can't help myself. They taste like friendship. And pink lemonade... (And that's a pretty darn irresistible combination!)
SMASHBOX LIP EXFOLIANT
I have an icky habit (I probably have several, but this is the only one I'm talking about today...) I chew on my lower lip whenever I am thinking. Or bored. Or nervous. Or stressed. Or just not paying attention. Or... OK, you get the point - I do it all the time. Therefore, the second the weather gets the least little bit cold, I am one poor chapped-lip girl. I've already confessed that I am a year round lip balm junkie but this stuff is my latest love. It's sugary, and pepperminty, and best of all, it hides the evidence of my chapped lips. Yay! It's a little bit pricey for a thrifty girl like me, but it is worth every penny...
DICK CHENEY EATS KITTENS
I admit, I try not to be too political here - there are a number of people out there who express political views far more eloquently than I could ever hope to. Plus, I was brought up that there are certain topics that you don't bring up when you don't know the makeup of your audience: money, religion, politics, womens' reproductive rights, etc. among them. (But just because I don't talk of them, I do have very strong opinions about all of the above... but now I'm digressing.)
Anyhow, I saw this bumper sticker the other morning while I was driving Schecky to school, and I could not stop laughing. Of course, the Scheckster wanted to know what was so funny, so I pointed it out to him, and he burst out in hysterical gales of laughter too.
A minute or so later, once we'd both settled down, and there was silence again, his small voice pipes up from the back seat - "Who's Dick Cheney?" Which, of course set me off again. Then when I calmed down enough to explain that Dick Cheney was the Vice President, that got him started off again.
It was a very giggly ride to school, which was a treat. Usually the car ride to school is pretty quiet, as neither of us are big morning talkers.
And as long as we are on the topic of kittens, that brings me to the final thing that has been making me smile lately: my idiot daughter, Thing One, sister of Thing Two.
She is as sweet as he is cantankerous, but bless-her-heart, she is as dumb as a box of rocks. (I love being Southern, you're allowed to say anything mean, as long as you soften the blow with a "bless-her-heart"...)
Schecky had been playing with a small Styrofoam pellet, the kind that you might find inside a bean bag chair. He didn't know where it came from, but he wanted to save it, so he set it carefully on the table for safekeeping. Thing One hopped up on the table, and sniffed at it to see what it was. And promptly got it stuck to the end of her nose. And then freaked out and froze because she didn't know what to do about it. Being the great mother that I am, I giggled at her confusion first - then I went and got the camera. Finally, I helped her out and de-pelleted her.
This is my new screen saver...
*And if there's not, please tell me what it making you stupidly happy these days...