Thirteen Things I Do To Cheer Up

Thirteen Things I Do To Cheer Up

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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22 comments to “Thirteen Things I Do To Cheer Up”

  1. tommiea
    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:46 pm · Link

    First time to visit….great TT….chocolate and retail therapy, cheers me up every time.

  2. Frances
    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.

  3. Ankur
    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!

  4. Journeywoman
    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.

  5. Di
    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!

  6. rhian
    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. 😎

  7. Ember
    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 😛

  8. Rene Lyons
    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

  9. Tink
    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. 🙂

  10. anya bast
    May 24th, 2007 at 6:13 am · Link

    I take St. John’s Wort. Heh.

  11. anya bast
    May 24th, 2007 at 6:14 am · Link

    Hey Rene — If you mean me, thank you. 🙂 What a nice compliment.

  12. Kate
    May 24th, 2007 at 6:15 am · Link

    Great list! I especially like 13. 🙂

  13. Ann(ie)
    May 24th, 2007 at 6:29 am · Link

    I hear you on the handbags. Husbands and kids are good too.

  14. Anna J Evans
    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

  15. Lesley Speller
    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!

  16. Crystal Jordan
    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) 😉

  17. pussreboots
    May 24th, 2007 at 12:02 pm · Link

    LOL @ #1! #8 is something I hope to do with my kids when they’re older.

  18. Shelley Munro
    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.

  19. N.J. Walters
    May 24th, 2007 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Chocolate, a good book, and snuggling with hubby–mine, not yours. *g*

  20. Susan Helene Gottfried
    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.

    Happy TT!

  21. Mechele Armstrong aka Lany of Melany Logen
    May 25th, 2007 at 7:03 am · Link

    What a great list. Yeah the sprinkler thing is a good way. And husbands. Heh.

  22. Joy Renee
    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.