Happy thoughts

I thought I’d make a list of the good stuff. Remind myself, like. This is La DOLCE Vita after all. So, in no particular order.

My god babies discovering swimming. The babiest one grins with such open mouthed glee when we bounce and splash in the water, I can’t help but grin with him. And the oldest babe is so careful, but so proud of ‘swimming’, my heart breaks a little each time he tries something new. And as an added bonus, their mummy, the buddy of bosom, returned and just down the road. Available for random natters and general gallivanting. And Bean. Who reminds me that there are some pretty damn good dads out there.

The new office. A new space, new places to explore, a new perspective, a new mash up of energy, different people sitting in different clusters. It’s changed something. And I like it.

My jasmine. It’s blooming. Like bloomin’ mad. Great gouts of fragrant, white flowers cascading all over the fence. A small part of me rejoices and says ‘look, I can keep something alive!’

De Grendal sauvignon blanc. De-flippin’-licious.

Erotica and sex toys. There I said it. A single girl has to do what a single girl has to do. And to be honest, the old desire has been patchy in the sad, so when it rises, like spring time sap, I…*ahem*…take advantage. By the way, if you haven’t discovered Tumblr prOn, now’s the time. Start here.  Or here.  Or here.  Um, there’s here too.

Berry smoothies. Sun ripened seasonal fruit. Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, preferably. With vanilla yoghurt and crushed seeds. With just a few sprigs of mint. I have to limit myself to one a day. Or I’d turn into a smoothie lush.

Coral nail polish. Shockingly bright. Fearless. A little trashy. Makes me feel ready to start a fight. Or a party.

Action movies. Shoot ‘em Up, Crank, Independence Day, Armageddon. Real, burn-the-world, kill-‘em-all stuff. Channels the anger nicely. And then everyone goes home for tea. *happy sigh*

And lastly, mountain walks. My go-to blues-caser. Hard to be introspective when you’re slogging up a hill, or gob smacked by a big fat heavenly view. And the smell of fynbos in the heat…oh man. And the velvet feel of moss on river rocks. Or the sound of a thousand unseen birds.

Not a bad list, my possums. Not a bad list at all.


31 thoughts on “Happy thoughts

  1. Rox says:

    Not a bad list at all, no. In fact, it’s those seemingly little things that count the most – not the ‘oh my fuck’ big ones.

    For a long time, the height of my distraction and happy thoughts was centered on ‘things my kitten did’ and tea, wine and chocolate. Oh and series – my HD went a long way in bring on the happies.

    You’re doing ok lady. And you will be MORE than ok soon enough. But then, you already know that, deep down. 🙂

  2. hisqueen says:

    Very nice list. The jasmine just made me smile. We don’t have any where we are at but when we go to Syria in the summer, it is just heavenly.
    I’ve become addicted to the McD’s Mocha Frappe’s..I limit myself to one a week. The calories in those things are outrageous.
    I frequently find myself looking at our ski and marveling at the sheer blueness of it. The stars at night also make me stop and think of the awesomeness of simple God’s creations.
    We don’t take enough time to enjoy the wonder of the world. We become so bogged down in our little modern electronic world and forget about the marvels of nature.

  3. egadfly says:

    It is a good list.

    What caught my attention is this. When it comes to porn, my preferences are very particular. Most of what seems to turn other people on leaves me with no part of my anatomy raised except for perhaps an eyebrow. Yet some items behind those tumblr links of yours are distinctly appealing, pinging very good combinations of brainspace. And so I’m left wondering… Were those just random links? Or do we, improbably, have similar tastes in erotica??

      • egadfly says:

        Objectively, it’s no more improbable than with anyone else. The thing that caught my interest is that while we shared some rather intense formative experiences in our yoof, they didn’t seem directly sexually formative. And yet 🙂

        • Dolce says:

          And yet 😉

          I have to admit, I’m addicted to the tumblr wormhole. I much prefer the erotica to full sensory video porn. It’s more sutble (even when graphic). I can imagine my own scenarios. Delicious.

  4. Always look on the bright side of life.

    There’s an earworm for you. No charge.

  5. daisyfae says:

    and don’t forget bashing yummy greek food, drinking gallons of bad greek beer, and swimming nekkid in the aegean sea with two imaginary friends who live inside your computer! we’ll do it again, little sister… we WILL do it again!

  6. Swimming naked anywhere is good, but the Aegean sea probably would top the list.

    I liked your list of good things, especially the erotica and sex toys one. Even girls who aren’t single sometimes have to resort to them…. That line that men have more interest in sex than women is a line of bs. And we can last longer too. . . When my darling was gone for over a year I discovered the joys of all sorts of things that weren’t strictly defined as sex toys.

    Smoothies. Good and good for you.

    one of the things that would be on my list of wonderful good things is pesto. . . don’t think I could live without it.

  7. robinaltman says:

    That’s a wonderful list! I love the way you see the world. Thank you for not adding “Lobello Lip Balm”. I’m already addicted enough.

  8. Rob says:

    Great list. Although, for some strange reason, my yearnings for spring and summer and mountain hiking have just gotten stronger. And that despite the fact that we’re currently buried under several feet of snow, suffering -25 C temperatures and still living in more hours of darkness than light.

  9. nursemyra says:

    My current feel-good guilty pleasure is Green Ginger Wine over ice


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