Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Baby Alligators

The end of a good novel



Colorful postal stamps

Back rubs


Hand lotion that rubs in well

Breath mints

Vacations with family

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Family from out of town visiting

Warm October days



Surprises of a romantic kind

Good music stuck in my head

Unexpected gifts

Post season baseball (but I am still mourning my Cardinals not making it to the World Series Turning in early 

Dill pickles

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Cutting my fingernails when they get too long to type properly

Working my day job from home on occasion

When a sick loved one leaves the hospital for home

A bright room after replacing a burned out light bulb

The funny feeling when I have a hole in the toe of my sock but am too stubborn to take the socks off because they are already on my feet for the day

A pleasant surprise in restaurant food portion size

The silly words of sleep talking

Remembering that thing I forgot to say BEFORE I end the conversation in which I meant to say it

Hearing childhood stories of a loved one that I hadn't heard until now

Sitting on the deck

Sunday, June 3, 2012

10 Things That Make Me Smile

The blogger app on my phone

Cool June days

Dill pickles

Finished projects

The thought of one day finishing a very long term project

More than a good night's sleep

Finding a quarter on the sidewalk

My office, with newly rearranged furniture

Getting pictures hung


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

The moment I realize I'm wrong but don't want to admit it in front of anybody (Shhh don't tell my husband I wrote this)!

Sea shells

Tongue twisters

The Muppets

Fresh mushrooms

Public restrooms with automatic faucets that are the right temperature with the right water pressure

Public restrooms with enough toilet paper

Upbeat people

Well written prose

Park benches

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Sparkles on greeting cards

--Remembering to turn off my cell phone before meetings

--Fluffy, light frosting

--The bluntness of my boss. I like hearing how it is without sugarcoating things.

--Hearing from my niece in boot camp

--Colored pencils

--That my father-in-law gets to leave skilled nursing soon

--Sayings on Church boards

--Almond milk

--Remembering to blog

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Warm Fall days


A schedule that works out


As Seen on TV products that always seem too good to be true

Leaves falling from trees


Seeing someone else rejoice

Time without hearing or seeing my cell phone


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Lazy Sundays, even when I should be doing other things

Finding objects I have been looking for. I recently found a bottle of shampoo, a bottle of conditioner, a bottle of spray gel, and a stick of deodorant. They were new, and I had been looking for them for months.

A good camera shot

Making up hours at work and then relaxing afterward

Using a coffee pot that we had previously laid to rest and thought would be buried

Funny commercials

The changing landscape with the changing of seasons

Finding more checks when I thought I was on my last book

Hearing that someone I know found a job

The moment a muscle cramp ends

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Wide open spaces

Weeping Willows

Celebrating life

Diet, caffeine free pop

Clean water

A warm bed, waiting for me at home after taking a long trip

Well behaved children



Corn stalks at harvest

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Cardinals post-season baseball

Sizzling food being cooked

85 degree weather in mid October


Seeing the fall colors on my afternoon walk

Looking forward to a motivational conference that I'll be able to attend tomorrow

Finding the error in my checkbook register

Having a bad hair day and getting to blame it on the breezy day

Playing with my new camera

The glistening off of water

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile



Post-season baseball when the Cardinals are playing

Quiet time

Low stress days

When meds kick in

A good workout


Autumn breezes before it gets too too chilly

Chocolate mouse pie

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile





The right dose of medication and my body responding accordingly

Good doctors

Figuring out how to do something new

Opening a new container of butter/margarine and putting the knife into it for the first time



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Sleeping in

Half and half

Disco music

My mother's cookies and looking forward to them a few times per year

Songbirds in the morning

The humor of close friends

Staying awake through a whole movie

Social safety nets, even though they are flawed

That no one died in the 5.8 mag. quake yesterday in VA

A good set of lungs in a musician

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Flannel pants

The moment when I am in bed and I know I'll have a good night's sleep and won't toss and turn

The prospect of getting home before the traffic rush

Envelopes with pull strips so I don't have to lick them closed

Fun postage stamps


Seeing other people succeed

Colorful skies

4 day weekends

Nicely ripe bananas

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Lazy days

Productive days

Uninterrupted days

Days interrupted by people who care and want to talk with me

Fast days (Mondays in particular)

Slow days (Saturday and Sunday)

Boring days (Nothing is going wrong on a boring day)

Fun days (Gotta have a little fun now and then)

Work days (Yay for having a job!)

Non-work days (Yay for working in a place that gives me time off!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Air conditioning when it is 109 degrees outside

Blank greeting cards with great pictures on the front


The moment the temperature is correct when adjusting the hot/cold to take a shower

My co-worker coming back from a leave of absence

Realizing I'm losing a touch of my Midwestern accent. Just a touch


Cookies from my sister-in-law and her family

Cleaning out car, somewhat

A reliable car

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Sweetcorn (on the cob)

Toothpicks/floss after sweetcorn on the cob



Realizing the deadline is one day later than I had originally thought

Making plans and then fulfilling them

Wild rice

Sleeping all the way through the night

Remembering to breathe

Looking forward to tomorrow

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Simplicity for simplicity's sake

Birthday dinners (yesterday was my husband's birthday)


Veggie Tales

Non-lick envelopes

Relief after a heavy sneezing session

People asking if you're ok

Masking Tape for garage sales

Grapefruit juice and how it makes me pucker

Finding that one, special book in a bookstore that you were meant to take home with you

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

Birthdays (my hubby's)

Little accordions

Finding a sunset and watching the whole thing

Stealing a hug, a kiss, and a nose rub

Friendship, even when it hurts

Got MRI reports


Pictures of joys


The moment the AC blows cool air on a hot day after getting into my hot car.

And an image that makes me smile:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ten Things That Make Me Smile


Rosary beads when they click

Tortilla chips

Bills paid on time

Fuzzy socks

A good book mark

Typing after trimming my fingernails. Feeling the keyboard is a good thing :-)

Kind words

The Hairbrush song from VeggieTales

Carved canes and walking sticks