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?


  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. :-))


  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.

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

    New possibilities are making me smile. :)

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

  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'!

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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,


  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!

  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.

  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!

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


Spill it, reader.