Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happiness A-Z: F

If you don't know what's going on, go here, or just keep reading.  It's fairly self-explanatory. :)

F

1.  Fire - I know this is sort of a touchy subject what with all that's going on in Australia at the moment, but I'm not talking about the started-by-arsonists kind that kills people. I'm talking about the controlled variety you find in fireplaces, campfires, and atop candles, things like that. Fire is just so cool to watch. It's there but it isn't. It dances along above the surface, blue, orange, yellow, wavering, flickering, mesmerizing. I could sit and watch fire for hours. Of course, my definition of watching fire includes a lot of poking it with sticks, adding fuel and fanning the flames along with actually watching it.

2.  Fuzzy socks - On days when you don't have a fire to keep your feet warm, fuzzy socks are invaluable. Not only do they keep your feet warm, but they make you feel like a Muppet, and how can that not make you a little bit happier? 

Also, this
is how I roll on airplanes.  Hey, it keeps my feet warm on the plane, it's easy to take your shoes off on the plane without having to worry about having stinky feet, it's still easy to put on shoes to go the bathroom, and it makes people in the security line smile.  

3.  Flowers - All of them.  Except maybe the ones that smell like rotting meat.  Actually, those would still be fascinating to see, I just wouldn't want to bring them home.

4.  Full bellies - In particular, full baby bellies (cute!), full puppy bellies (cute!), and my full belly (I'm not grouchy anymore!).

5.  Flying - I'm so good at it in my dreams, I don't know why I can't get the hang of it in waking life!

6.  Fireflies - Like little bits of magic floating in the air.  So cool!

7.  Friends - Both the real-life variety and the TV show.  


***Edited 2/24 to add that this is also a part of ABC Wednesday's F is For....Facebook! post

25 comments:

Mike said...

The fuzzy socks with flip-flops is an interesting look. I imagine that Cookie Monster's feet would look very similar. :)

Dreamybee said...

LOL-I think Cookie Monster's feet would be much flatter and wider.

Heather J. said...

That's part of the fun of a camping trip ... sitting around the fire with a big stick, poking at it until your stick burns up and you have to go get another one. I can't wait 'til my next camping trip!

Dreamybee said...

Heather J-Absolutely! One of the best parts!

Jeanne said...

I love fireflies. The real ones ("little bits of magic" as you say) and also the tv show!

Dreamybee said...

Jeanne-They're so mesmerizing. It's easy to see how tales of fairies would have come into being.

I've never seen the TV show. Is it a current show?

Sylvia K said...

Great post! lovely all the images your words bring to mind! Thanks!

Carolina said...

Really enjoyed this post! Never seen such uhm..interesting socks and yes, they made my smile go from one ear to the other. Interesting combination with the flip-flops. And like Mike the first thing that came to my mind was Cookie Monster. Anyway, enough about the hysterical, I mean lovely and warm, socks. Liked the rest of your post too! Have I missed your other ABC posts? Looking forward to your next one ;-)

Reader Wil said...

A good fire is fascinating and I don't mean the destructive fire, but a campfire or an open fire at home in winter to sit by and drink hot coffee or chocolate. Good choice!

naturglede said...

I love your fuzzy socks. Have a fun abc:)

Anna said...

I enjoyed your take on the letter F. Those fuzzy socks must be great for keeping feet warm :)

Babooshka said...

Funky slippers for me by an open fire. Comforting post.

Life with Kaishon said...

Those fuzzy socks totally ROCK! I have some on right now and I can't live without them! They have made my life SO much better!

Dreamybee said...

Slyvia K-Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Carolina-I did one, maybe two of the last ABC Wednesday posts, but I think I got them up kind of late. If you click on the "happiness A-Z" tag on the bottom of my post, it should bring up my other posts here.

Reader Wil-I agree completely. Mmmm...hot chocolate!

naturglede-Thanks! They were a Christmas present from my sister a few years ago.

Anna-They are. Granted, it doesn't get that cold here, but they are just right for keeping the chill off when you are walking around on tile floors.

Babooshka-Yep, it's a good combo.

Life with Kaishon-I think everybody needs a pair of fuzzy socks in their arsenal. We used to own a business which turned out to be a soul-sucking disaster, and some mornings I would actually wear my fuzzy socks to work because I needed every ounce of happiness I could get, and they actually helped even though nobody else would see them. I guess it's sort of like that tip you always hear about wearing sexy lingerie-even if nobody else is going to see it, it makes you feel better! Same thing...only a little different. LOL.

Grace and Bradley said...

I like you blog. Thanks you for visiting ours.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

LOL oh that is so FFFunky - Fuzzy socks.

Fun choice 4 F

Tyra

spacedlaw said...

Cool fuzzy socks!

Jeanne said...

Firefly is not a current show; it was canceled after the fall season but still sells on DVD. It's a rocket ship cowboy show written by Joss Whedon. After the show was canceled, fans demanded a movie, and so Serenity came to the big screen and is also available on DVD. But the tv shows are funnier.

One of my favorite lines is "well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle."

Jay said...

I always think of fire as visible heat. And I think the reason it's so attractive to us is that we all need warmth to survive - plus it looks pretty. LOL!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great "F" post. Really like those fuzzy socks!! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Tumblewords: said...

Great F's. Fanciful, fun and festive! Love the fuzzies in flipflops.

Dreamybee said...

Grace and Bradley-Thank you! You have a lovely blog-I enjoyed visiting!

Tyra-This was a fun post-I enjoyed doing it!

spacedlaw-I'm so glad everyone's enjoying my socks. I'll have to tell my sister how much joy is being spread by her Christmas present.

Jeanne-I've still never seen it, but I do know which one you're talking about now.

Jay-Good theory!

Sherrie-Thank you, you too!

Tumblewords-Thank you. Not only are they fun, but they are actually more functional than they initially appear.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Your "F"'s are great! I love the fuzzy socks. I quite often have cold feet; these seem like just the thing to have around.

Dreamybee said...

Pat-Thank you! Yes, they are just the thing to have around. I recommend you find some immediately! :) I know Sears carried some for a while, but I'm sure there are lots of places you can get them.

Janie said...

You chose so many of my favorite F things. Like a fire in the fireplace, fuzzy slippers, and fireflies, which always remind me of childhood evenings. Love the slipper photo.