Friday, April 6, 2012

more pleasant little things

* Still daffodils. So many of them.
* Two sons tall enough to collect the laundry off the clotheslines now.
* Baking a ginormous lasagna and eating off of it all week.
* A visit with my dear friend Alice, a rare and wonderful woman. We spent most of the time talking politics--from the 15th-17th centuries. She's that kind of friend.
* Bud (Alice's husband) looks better than the last time we visited. At 89 that's no small feat.
* Kind words from people regarding the election.
* Starting to nail the fan form.
* Watching a fellow karate student (the senior D brother, for those of you in my dojo) do the most amazing open hand form he'd made up.
* Easter! Whether you're celebrating forgiveness through Jesus or jelly beans--or both, I hope you enjoy a restful weekend with people who love you.


Spill it, reader. What pleasant things make you smile this Friday?

17 comments:

  1. Sorry. I stopped reading at lasagna. Dammit, GG!! It's a great time of year for lasagna!!

    (I didn't really stop reading. But now I'm hungry, so I hope you're happy. :-))

    Pearl

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  2. Spending the day with Caroline in cool, rainy Prague, exploring shops, tourist watching, fresh juice drinking and generally having a great time together while we prepared for the weekend.

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  3. Great list! So much to feel good about!

    New possibilities are making me smile. :)

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  4. Good things there. Happy Easter to you too!

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  5. Making me smile: That my son is willing and able to carry heavy stuff up and down the stairs today (there's always a lot that has to go up and down right before Passover); sunshine and flowers; it's Good Friday and Easter's comin'!

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  6. Brewers Opening Day! Happy Easter to you too!

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  7. Friday off to work on . . .
    Fabric scraps from friends to make into baby blankets

    Quiet mornings with a cup of coffee to keep me warm inside. . .
    My hubby to keep me warm outside.

    Skyping with my mom and my sister on quite mornings off
    before I head to the sewing room.

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  8. A pleasant surprise today: a package of daylilies I'd forgotten I ordered. I even managed to get several of them in the ground this afternoon.

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  9. I have a long-time bloggy/facebook friend that I had never met, until this morning. Her family is visiting Orlando and she and I met for breakfast. It was SO nice to meet her in person.

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  10. Friday... the end of my first week on the new job. Friday... found out that Amy got offered a job today. woo-hoo!

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  11. I'm still smiling because my hubby got tix to Wicked :)

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  12. Hello~hopping in to wish you a wonderful Easter.
    My sons recent graduation from college has been our recent woo-hoo.

    At this holiday i have long ago happy thoughts. I'm flooded with memories of wearing fluffy dresses and petticoats with fluffy hair to match.

    As a young adult one memory stands out in my mind. On one occasion when I couldn't be home for Easter my mom sent me an Easter box, which included dyed eggs...I refer to them as "died" Easter eggs. Snail mail produced a box accompanied with a foul odor. I still laugh hysterically when I think about the stink bomb going off when it was opened. Fortunately I was able to rescue the remaining treats from my box.

    Getting these small glimpses of spring has me craving a weather change.

    I'm more than ready to welcome a fresh season of color.

    Sweet wishes,

    Sara

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  13. Howdy! I popped over from Heather's blog because I'm trying familiarize myself with some of the people coming to the meet-up in July. I live a bit northwest of Madison, in Sauk City.

    Your blog is a delight and I'm adding it to my reader now. Cheers!

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  14. isn't life sweeter when we change our perspective to count our blessings?! and notice all we do have?!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  15. Redemption is always quite the thing, isn't it? 15th-17th century politics were intriguing, and there's just enough distance now to potentially keep things from becoming too inflammatory. Religion AND politics... stirring the pot!

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  16. Love daffodils, so pretty and a lovely introduction to summer. From jewellers

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Spill it, reader.