Jessica Bakkers had the great idea of writing some post about herself to share with her blogily. Bloggers share a lot about their thoughts, ideas and passions through their blog posts, but they often don’t post much about their lives outside of blogging.
Jessica chose to write What’s Your Rage. You can read her great post here: https://jessicabakkers.com/2020/11/13/getting-to-know-you-whats-your-rage/
I decided that as its Friday night after a taxing and long work week, I will write about what makes me happy.
My garden also makes me happy. I have been enjoying it a great deal since we have been working form home for the past 8 months. I try to go for a 5 000 step walk around the garden at least once a day and I often take pictures of the flowers in my garden. We also have a peach tree, two plum trees, strawberry plants and a fig tree. I have blackberry bush which is just coming into fruit.
My family makes me happy. I live with my husband and two sons, Gregory (17) and Michael (14). My parents live on the same property in a cottage and join us for dinner which we always eat together, as a family.
My sons have always made me happy. I never had baby blues or depression post either of their births, I was immensely happy when the doctor laid the little bundles in my arms. Terence and I have travelled a rough road with our boys as both of them have suffered chronic health problems.
They have had 32 operations between them. Despite the anxiety of all these spells in the hospital, I always adored my boys.
Terence and I have been taking turns the past three weeks with helping Michael prepare for his year end examinations. Terence does maths and mapwork and I do everything else. I also help test Greg on some of his work. I will tell you what I test him on just as soon as I’ve Googled what it is [wink].
Other activities that make me happy are baking, fondant art, writing and blogging. I have a wonderful new gingerbread Christmas project on the go and am making and freezing all the pieces to assemble during the week before Christmas. I’m not going to tell you anything more, you will have to wait for the surprise closer to the day. I just love Christmas. November and December are my favourite months of the year.
Another hobby of mine is reading, I just love to read. I read for 1 hour every night and, as I am a fast reader, I average about four books a month and at least one audio book.
Thinking about all the things that make me happy that I have written about here makes me realise what a lucky person I am. I have time and the ability to spend time over weekends doing the things I love doing. I also get to spend time with my favourite people every day. My sisters and their children visit regularly, as do my aunt and my husband’s family. What more could I really want from life?
What makes you happy? Let me know in the comments.