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What Makes You Really Happy?

What Makes You Really Happy?

With so much shitty stuff plastered all over the news and social media, there’s never a bad time to reflect on the good stuff…the stuff that makes you smile. The stuff that makes you really happy.

What’s making me happy at the moment is the easing of pain. Wisdom tooth pain. I’ve never felt anything like it and would prefer to never feel it ever again! I do wish the pushing of my tooth and subsequent infection meant I was getting wiser, but I somehow doubt that. It’s really just telling me I should have had the sucker taken out a few years ago when I was first told to, instead of chickening out due to my irrational fear of being put under. It looks like I’m gonna have to face that one sooner than later…

Back to happy thoughts!

Old, sneaky dogs

Last night we discovered that poochalicious had become an almost-cunning thief stealing an almost-entire packet of dentasticks from the cupboard for dessert. I think she may have paid for it early this morning with digestive issues, but she certainly seemed happy with herself for most of the evening, licking her chops in delight whilst lounging on the couch!

We’re actually unsure if she had been snaffling them from the cupboard over a period of days, or simply ate 5 from the packet last night…it’s hard to be mad at her because she impressed us with her stealth and boy did she look satisfied. Also, any attempts to dog-shame her for YouTube failed – she was way too smug!


We are set to get married in 5 months. Where has the time gone? I’ve really impressed myself with how non-bridezilla I am. It was only a few hours ago I was thinking to myself that I don’t really care how I’ll look on the day (I know that will change as the whites rapidly take over my head). Simple has been the plan and remains our aim.

There is the possibility we could elope though…the temptation is there and it’s definitely not too late!


I’m contemplating starting my third blog. Am I insane?? Possibly.

A travel blog is something I’ve been putting off for many years but I feel that now is the time, after all, travel blogging is how I started writing and blogging back in the day, and it still is my dream to travel and write and do little else…

The return of wanderlust

Although, to be honest, wanderlust never went away. The thought of far off places, cultures, people, food, and sites to explore by foot makes my feet incredibly itchy. I yearn to hit the road , or rather the skies to venture somewhere other than Australia.

First things first, there’s a wedding to finish planning and paying for, so we may get to take a belated honeymoon in 2020.

I’d love to hear what makes you happy?

What puts that smile on your dial? It can be something as simple as a good cup of coffee or a bear hug, or it could be something huge like the thought of an upcoming holiday, new project, or something else! Leave a comment and spread the joy!

And here’s a little something something to get you in the mood…


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  • Mackenzie Glanville
    August 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Oh cheeky doggy, too cute! Eloping does sound romantic doesn’t it, heading somewhere amazing and marrying the love of your life, but it’s also nice sharing it with family and friends like a big party.

  • Vidya Sury
    August 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    What a lovely list. Yes, when our wedding was approaching the idea of eloping would seem more and more exciting as the day drew near! Eventually we did have a big happy wedding! Thinking of it dulls the tough times and makes me happy!

    I was laughing reading about what your pup did! Cute!

    I picked the “This time last year” prompt for one blog and the “happy prompt” for another. 🙂 Love and hugs and happy weekend to you, Janine!

  • Debbie
    August 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    It might sound cliche, but I learned to be happy for being alive.
    I am surely not the most zen person on the face of the earth (on the other hand, my nerves get the best of me very fast since surgery). But there are so many people struggling on the planet without hope, doing things out of total desperation. I’m happy for not being one them.
    These 5 months will fly by. I am really happy for you guys.
    I have been cogitating a second blog, but it will not happen until I stablish mine. 😛
    Have a beautiful week.

  • Marie
    August 11, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Wanderlust never goes away!

  • Cathy
    August 13, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I still have ambitions to travel more some day. Most trips are spent going home now to check on mum and working full time limits me too. But I can dream…. 🙂

    I was too late to post this week but will join in again soon. So much I’m dealing with right now, I haven’t had much time to write. But don’t count me out! 🙂

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