Things That Make Me Happy

I was gonna write today about how I feel depressed, how it’s dark and cold outside, how my daughter got sick again last night, and how every day i think I’m going to wake up feeling better and every day I don’t. Well, that’s no fun, is it?

Thanks to those of you who read my story excerpt. It seems it wasn’t as bad as I thought, though it could have been improved. I imagine they will be calling the winner today sometime, and I’ll let you know if it’s me.

Now on to something that makes me happy. As you may or may not know, I’m a child of the 1980s. With that comes 80’s video games, such as Super Mario Brothers, my favorite game of all time. I just love the little guy. Anyhow, a few weeks ago I came across Sprite Stitch, a website devoted to cross-stitching old video game characters. Below is one of the patterns available for download:


Awesome, right? Well, I’m not much of a cross-stitcher, but my Mom is. I sent her a little email with a link to the site and said “If you need a project to work on….”. So now she’s working on this for my birthday. She’s actually already started and has the black and white guy in the middle with his arms out already done. It is even cooler than in the picture. My mom rocks.

So, does anything silly like this out there make you happy?