Make your own happiness (’cause it ain’t always there)!

It was a rocky start to the morning. I woke up to a messy house because I passed out last night before straightening up (which throws me off because I’m pretty anal), the kids were super whiny, the dog was hyper, and I’ve got contractors using a jack hammer on my bathroom floor. Not a good combo when you already have a splitting headache. But since I’m trying to say goodbye to my so-called Dr. Crankenstein, I came up with a plan that would keep me happy and sane: Flee the scene!

I packed up the kids and headed straight to Dunkin’ Donuts. While their coffee isn’t quite as satisfying as my Caramel Machiatto, they do have munchkins. The mere mention of the word gets my kids out the door and into their car seats in record time! After our DD run, we went to the park, and I bumped into someone I haven’t seen in about 15 years. It was great to see her–and even nicer to hear that I haven’t aged (especially after what my son said last week)!

And I’ve got exciting plans for the afternoon (read this with a sarcastic intonation). We’re going to Michael’s craft store to buy some multi-colored chocolate wafers and molds to make our own Easter candy. Hopefully it’ll be a fun project. I know eating it will be! And since chocolate is known to be a natural mood-booster, I’m expecting that it will crush out any crankiness that remains. We’ll see!

What are you doing to make yourself happier today? Please share!



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 14:23:28

    LOL…Your trip to Michael’s is actually my heaven! I SO wish Jared was able to eat the colored wafers. Have you ever seen Cake Pops by Bakerella? Jared knows the book by heart and begs to make the fun pops, but he can’t due to his dairy allergy. He also have never had a munchkin from DD…my crankiness crusher will be the day we find out he is no longer dairy allergic!!! Happy Easter!


    Apr 23, 2011 @ 00:12:09

    you are so cute! we have a store that specializes in chocolate molds 5 minutes away and i think i want to go visit just to see what they have. we just did it with a flower mold we have from a bday party we went to there.

    for Colleen, i looked this up:


    • Tara Rummell Berson
      Apr 23, 2011 @ 11:30:47

      Hi Peej! That’s funny; I was just writing about you and then I found your comment in my “Spam” inbox. Glad I found it! I’m sure Colleen will appreciate the link. How did your flower chocolates turn out? I’m doing mine with the kids today…


  3. Darlene
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 01:17:10

    You said it – we are responsible for our own happiness! Thanks for liking my blog post.


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