I've been tagged by Diana at Sunshine on My Shoulders to make a list of six UNimportant things that make me happy. These are things that aren't vital to my life, but sure make it more enjoyable.
#1 Making sun tea. . . I love to drink it, as much as I like to hear, "Oh, good, Mom made tea." It's one of the small things that validates my being.
#2 Pentel pens. . .fine point, purple or black ink. I stock up on them. I hide them from the kids. I buy the rest of the family the cheaper pens, by the box, so they won't come looking for my pens.
#3 My neighbor, Pete. . .I'm sure he would be offended to think that he is on a list of UNimportant things, but what I really mean is our exchanges on Friday mornings when we take out our garbage cans. He's a retired Navy guy, one of those big, gruff looking fellows, but nice as can be. I love listening to him talking to his cats:)
#4 Fans . . as in ceiling fans. We have AC, but I would much rather have the windows open and fans going on a nice day.
#5 Magazines. . . these are SO unimportant, but I do love them, especially going through and clipping pictures that I like for decorating ideas or just because. I find them inspiring.
#6 Staples . . . the store. Yes, the entire store. It goes along the lines of the Pentel pens. I just love office supplies, the more fun the colors, the better. Sticky notes, markers, colored files, little push pins that look like old typewriter keys (yes, they have those and they're soooo cute). It puts a bit of whimsy into paying the bills and running a household.
I'm supposed to tag six people. I've noticed most of the people I would think to tag have already done this, except Xandra, and she's moving so I wouldn't dream of putting this on her! If you haven't been tagged then, THERE, you're it! Make your list and let me know in the comments so I can come by and check it out!