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Friday, June 28, 2013

Today's list

Holy Hannah it's hot. My car said 105 degrees on my way home tonight. I hope my garden doesn't die!

1. Air conditioning! Whether it's central air at the office, the AC in my car or a functioning swamp cooler at home, I'm so glad there is a way to cool air for our comfort!

2. International communication. Daniel is in China for a little while and because of modern technology, he can call me from his cell phone in Xiamen, China to my cell phone in Utah. It's great. It makes his being gone much easier to deal with.

3. My sewing machine. I love to sew quilt tops. I have a harder time saving the money to get them quilted and bound, but I sure do love seeing a finished product. While Daniel is gone I have pulled out my sewing machine not to put it away til just before he comes home. I have all sort of projects ready for the doing!

4. Good TV shows. There is so much on TV that can't be trusted to be uplifting or kind. So it makes me all the more grateful when I find a show I can enjoy without worrying about language, or immodesty, or violent or gruesome topics.

5. Shorts. How much more comfortable is life when we can wear shorts!

What's making you smile this week?

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Today's smiling moments

I try my hardest to post weekly, I promise I do! It's crazy how one week can get away from you.

This week:

1. Daniel's job. It has its hard points, everything does, but he is able to enjoy his work and provide for our needs. That's a big deal. I will be able to stay home once we are placed with and that feels good and safe. I'm so grateful for that.

2. My kindle. I read. A lot. I always have multiple books at my fingertips for my waiting time - whether down time at work, waiting at the Dr's office, or simply as I wind down for the evening. It's great. Technology is amazing.

3. At the same time, I'm grateful for books. I actually split between e-reader and paper. There is something satisfying about turning pages and watching your progress. Besides what a book can offer otherwise. I always enjoy a good read. I've been indulging in a few lately.

4. Fresh tomatoes. Oh my goodness. I got my first garden tomatoes Sunday. I got home from our Father's day celebration with my family and there were 2 little bright red sun ripened cherry tomatoes. I washed them in cold water and they were delicious. The warmth from the sun, the vine fresh taste. I'm drooling again thinking about them. I can't wait for more!

5. Cookies. I always enjoy a yummy cookie. And oftener, I enjoy cookie dough. But shhhh, don't tell. I don't think you're supposed to eat raw dough.

What's making you smile today?

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Favorites

This has been a long but a quick week. Funny how that happens.

1. Modern Medicine - I'm grateful for all the advancements of western medicine and how there is so much we can to do help when we feel ill. I'm glad for the knowledge.

2. Hugs. Isn't it amazing what a hug from a friend or family member can do for you? Hugs convey so much.

3. Pansies. I have a bunch of periwinkle pansies along the front of my house. They are happy smiling flowers in one of my favorite colors.

4. Cookie dough. I love raw cookie dough. They say it's not healthy, but I've been doing it for over 25 years - and I'm fine. So...bring on the dough! Especially when it's cold from the night before. Yummmm.

5. Sunglasses. By simply putting a dark lens in front of your eye, you can see in what would otherwise be a blindingly bright day. And it's better for your eyes.

Just  few things that are making me smile this week. What's making you smile this week?

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