1. My husband (Yes, that’s what I mean and yep, it usually works like a charm. He’s very handy that way.)
2. Listen to 80’s music loud and sing to it (usually something especially fabulous like Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Psychedelic Furs, Go Go’s)
3. Eat chocolate
4. Read Welcome To Temptation
5. Read Naked in Death
6. Read Vaclav Havel’s Living In Truth
7. Watch The Matrix
8. Run through the sprinklers with my kids
9. Retail Therapy – shoes, books, purses or music
10. IM Megan or Anya
11. Eat egg rolls from my favorite Thai restaurant (shrimp ones, SO good!)
12. Make cookies with my kids
13. Snuggle with my husband and let him cheer me up
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May 23rd, 2007 at 7:46 pm · Link
First time to visit….great TT….chocolate and retail therapy, cheers me up every time.
May 23rd, 2007 at 7:47 pm · Link
I see your hubby begins and ends your list 😉
Thanks for sharing.
And hope you don’t have too many blue moments.
May 23rd, 2007 at 7:56 pm · Link
Wonderful list, it is great knowing what can cheer you up. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend!
May 23rd, 2007 at 8:25 pm · Link
Hubbies are god that way.
Also it’s hard to be sad when you’re singing “Rio” at the top of your lungs.
May 23rd, 2007 at 9:31 pm · Link
Re-read any of Anne Lamott’s non-fiction…makes me think, makes me laugh, gives me perspective…cheers me up!
May 24th, 2007 at 2:24 am · Link
1,2,3,8,9,13 – oooohhh yeah!!!
glad i’m not the only one that slam dances around the house to purge mad mojo feelings. 😎
May 24th, 2007 at 4:45 am · Link
Mmmm egg rolls. There’s a cheery thought!
(Husbands are good too, unless they’re the thing you need cheering up from 😛
May 24th, 2007 at 5:09 am · Link
That’s great about the husband, Lauren.
And do me a favor. Tell Anya (I hope we’re talking about the same Anya), I read her to cheer me up. lol
May 24th, 2007 at 5:50 am · Link
I’m with you on the first three for sure. Great remedies!
My TT is a co-production with Google this week. 🙂
May 24th, 2007 at 6:13 am · Link
I take St. John’s Wort. Heh.
May 24th, 2007 at 6:14 am · Link
Hey Rene — If you mean me, thank you. 🙂 What a nice compliment.
May 24th, 2007 at 6:15 am · Link
Great list! I especially like 13. 🙂
May 24th, 2007 at 6:29 am · Link
I hear you on the handbags. Husbands and kids are good too.
May 24th, 2007 at 7:19 am · Link
That’s a nice list, but Matrix always depresses me for some reason! I love watching “Anne of Green Gables” the miniseries or “The Wedding Date” because Dermot M is soooooo ungodly studly in that movie.
I admire you for finding time to pounce the hubs with three kiddos, lol. I think I’d make use of that method a lot more if the youngest would nap and if the older ones weren’t so snoopy about what goes on behind our closed doors.
Anna J. Evans
May 24th, 2007 at 7:28 am · Link
*giggles at number 1* That one is always a winner! I do so adore running through sprinklers too!
May 24th, 2007 at 8:16 am · Link
IMing friends always makes me feel better, too. I’m going to be a good girl and not comment about number 1 (out loud at least) 😉
May 24th, 2007 at 12:02 pm · Link
LOL @ #1! #8 is something I hope to do with my kids when they’re older.
May 24th, 2007 at 1:04 pm · Link
Husbands are so handy! Taking the dog for a walk always cheers me up. She always looks so happy racing about the reserve and exploring everything. It always makes me smile.
May 24th, 2007 at 1:07 pm · Link
Chocolate, a good book, and snuggling with hubby–mine, not yours. *g*
May 24th, 2007 at 7:06 pm · Link
Would your husband teach the Tour Manager a thing or two?
I write. And listen to loud Metallica. Those are my time-proven activities, although I think we might soon need to add “go for a bike ride” to my list.
May 25th, 2007 at 7:03 am · Link
What a great list. Yeah the sprinkler thing is a good way. And husbands. Heh.
May 28th, 2007 at 9:00 pm · Link
chocolate. oh yes. its handy to have a husband who works on the shipping docks of a major designer chocolates producing and distributing plant.
reading and retail therepy work for me too. esp. books and writing supplies.
and music. tho for me it’s the seventies pop with some fifties and sixties rock. But I swear by Beethoven’s 9th especially the last movement–played loud to rattle the windows.
my TT was a Memorial Day Tribute to my Dad.