Monday, April 21, 2008

Things to be excited about!

Here are some things that have made me happy in the last week or so:

  • My friend Elisa's new baby
  • Owning a non-functional motorcycle with cool spikes on the fender
  • Going to the Honda store to order motorcycle parts
  • Winning ebay auctions for motorcycle parts
  • Motorcycle parts arriving in the mail
  • Boys helping me fix my motorcycle
  • Buying leathers in anticipation of owning a functional motorcycle
  • Daffodils and tulips blooming
  • Being outside
  • Sunny weather
  • Re-connecting with old friends
  • Connecting with new friends
  • Random boys holding doors for you
  • Girl scout cookies
  • Baby tomato plants
  • Being Pepe's 'godmother'
  • Finding hidden treasures in my basement (as I pack up my stuff)
  • Dwight Yoakam's twang
  • Putting Diana Krall's version of 'Besame Mucho' on repeat on my ipod
  • Good books
  • Pinatas
  • Sunday talks with Mom
  • Brownies
  • Playing tympani
  • My weekly dose of British accents at UPB
  • Eye candy
  • Easter candy
  • "Fixing" pajamas for Natanas
  • Sleeping
  • Daydreaming
  • Being awake
  • The Provo Temple
  • Friends that care
  • Learning from a real chef
  • Sharing good food I helped a real chef make
  • My little blue car
  • J-dawgs
  • Hanging with Major
  • Putting ice-cream on my waffle in defiance of winter
  • Birthday parties
  • Flipping friends over couches
  • Blogging


  1. Oh, Karen. How I miss thee. I loved reading this post, and it made me want to make a list of my own!

  2. I had waffles and ice cream for dinner tonight! Nothin' better! I just finished writing my first entry in my "Joy Journal" and it looks like you have received similar inspiration. Thanks for sharing! Luv Ya!

  3. Just a bit of trivia so share. Putting the ice cream on waffles comes from the Merrell side of the family. One weekend (May 1977 to be exact) my Grandpa and Grandma Merrell came out to Animas for the wedding reception and a tour of the hog farm. They served the ice cream on waffle thing and my Grandpa Guy Olsen was awe-struck. His first and last love was ice cream and he just knew he had reached the celestial kingdom early. You have never seen a man so happy. I'm sure he ate ice cream on his waffles from that point on...he just had never thought of it before. Never let it be said you don't marry the whole family. Way to marry up Babs!

  4. Correction to the last post I made...It was my Grandpa and Grandma Olsen not Merrell who came to Animas..Guy Moroni and Vera Gertrude.