Nov 27, 2009

It's our problem-free philosophy, hakuna matata

I watched The Lion King last night. I haven't seen it in years, and I still cried when Mufasa died. I also have "Hakuna Matata" stuck in my head. How was your Thanksgiving? The mister and I went to both sets of our parents' houses - double meals, double the fun. Hmm, now I have those doublemint jingles in my head. Nice.

Stevie from Allow Myself to Introduce Myself gave me this fabulous award, and I wanted to give her a shout out to say thanks!

The rules of this award:

List 10 things that make you happy.
Try and do at least one of them today.
Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
Link back to the person that tagged you.

  1. OPI nail polish. Even though I have a decent amount of their colors I never get tired of painting my nails with them.
  2. Laughing - it's such a great stress-reliever!
  3. Kids who say funny things. I was listening to the radio the other day and the DJ said his three year old daughter randomly said, "Mommy, if you don't give me a glass of milk, I'm not going to college."
  4. Martenelli's sparkling apple cider. I actually prefer it to wine - I love how it tastes.
  5. That I made sweet potatoes for the first time for Thanksgiving and not only was it easier than I expected, they turned out really well!
  6. That I can still sing all the songs to all the Disney movies I watched as a child. I can barely remember stuff about geometry and fractions, but if you need something sung from The Little Mermaid I'm your girl.
  7. My husband, family, and friends. I have a great community of support - and that includes you readers!
  8. Walking into a Starbucks. Even when they're busy I feel a little more peaceful when I step inside. The smells, the sounds, the chatter of customers - love it all.
  9. Yoga.
  10. Waking up and realizing you still have more time to sleep before you have to get up for the day - whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, that sleep always feels more restful.
10 bloggers that I'd like to pass this award to:
  1. Nora from Walking through the Rain
  2. Katie from Loves of Life
  3. Pinkflipflops from The many thoughts of a reader
  4. Nicole from My Life with a Crazy Puppy
  5. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns
  6. Holly from Her Southern Heart
  7. Amber from Girl With The Red Hair
  8. Emily from Say Anything
  9. Gracie from How I complicated my life today
  10. Paige from Reves Plaisants

What are your plans for the weekend, friends? Any of you the going shopping today for Black Friday? Or are you just planning to eat lots of leftover turkey? Happy Friday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Thanks :) I will definitely be passing this on!

Sounds like a fabulous Thanksgiving! Mine was great as well.

I can also sing many Disney songs!!

Emily Ward said...


This is how I read the title of your blog:

It's our problem [as a society] - [too much] free philosophy, [eh] hakuna matata

I totally missed the fact that that is the line of the song and I LOVE the Lion King. Not only do I know all the songs but I know all the lines to the whole movie. Where is my brain today?!

Gracie said...

Oh thank you! You made my groggy, sleepy, post-Thanksgiving day :)

Amber said...

Thanks so much for the award, lovely!

#10 is probably one of my top favourite things ever. Especially when you have to get up EARLY and you think it's almost time to get up and you're SO tired and then you realize you have two more hours to sleep! LOVE that feeling :)

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Thank you for the award. :) I also love the Lion King.. best movie ever

Lucy The Valiant said...

The Lion King is my favorite movie to have on in the background, because the music always gives me goosebumps! But I can often be found serenading my baby with 'Part of Your World' while I give her a bath :)

And AGREE about the Starbucks thing! Its always a big sigh of relief to go in there.

Kyla Roma said...

We don't have black friday here, but we still got a deal! Mister found me a kitchen aid mixer that made me all swoony. So much fun!

Other than that it's been a lot of reflection and a lot of relaxing. Thank goodness. I couldn't take another huge running around weekend!

Nicole said...

I have that song stuck in my head, and I love it! I could hear my downstairs neighbors watching that movie last week one evening... and they're retired without grandchildren around.

Thanks for passing the happiness along to me!

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