Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile


--Coffee shops

--The Internet. Every once in awhile I watch a movie set a few decades or centuries ago and ponder what it would be like to live without technology.

--Kids in Halloween costumes being safe

--Gummy Bears at the movie theater



--Working my exercise time in

--Fresh herbs

--Every minute of the weekend

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile


--Pi fanatics

--Snuggling with a warm blanket in the Fall

--Roasting marshmallows

--Nicely steeped tea


--Looking forward to the elections being over

--Early voting

--Remembering hanging chads

--New tights

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Underwear that fit properly

--Seeing the end of all the laundry I've done this weekend

--Smooth stones

--Clipping my fingernails after I accidentally tear one and live with the jagged edge for the better part of the day. I don't carry clippers in my purse. I probably should, though

--The feeling of the bubbles in pop (soda) going down my throat. I crave the carbonation as much as the flavor

--The feeling after a good workout

--Handy reference books

--New PJs

--Learning new software

--Hot air ballons

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Kids in Halloween costumes

--Insurance copays on medication rather than paying the full, retail price


--Cheesy music from previous decades

--Warm fleece on chilly days

--Community wide garage sales

--Grocery shopping when the store isn't busy

--Breath mints

--Crayon sharpeners

--The sound of crunching leaves under my feet

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Post season baseball

--Community wide garage sales/yard sales

--Looking forward to NaNoWriMo


--Taking a walk during lunch

--Indian summer


--Classic cars

--FAQs that actually answer my questions

--Trying restaurants

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Peanut butter chocolate milkshakes

--Learning new skills


--Getting to sleep in

--Finding new coffee shops

--Free wi-fi

--Freebies in general as long as I don't have to get myself put on a distribution/email/mailing list

--Hot soup on a chilly day

--Sourdough English muffins


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Hot, steamy showers when I am congested


--Scented lotion

--Cheese wedges

--The Chilean miners being rescued

--The moment after supper when I can first relax at the end of the day


--Fresh strawberries

--When paper cuts heal

--A good night's sleep

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that I'm getting over my cold


--Sleeping in

--Drinking enough water that I feel healthy

--Yard sales

--Breath mints

--Getting engrossed in the series I'm reading. Familiar characters feel like friends

--2 Dollar bills

--Going shopping and finding clothes that fit without having to go to 10 stores to find the right item

--Hot chai tea

Sunday, September 19, 2010

10 Things That Make Me Smile

--Finishing a good mystery in under a day

--Free concerts at the public library

--Tables in coffee shops that are the right height for working on my laptop


--The scent of fabric softener sheets

--Good hair days


--Trying on clothes and having everything fit properly

--Looking forward to the trees turning colors

--Peanut butter pie

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Blueberry muffins

--Blockbuster on Demand app for my Droid (no, I don't receive anything to write this)

--A clean house

--That I know my boss appreciates me

--Frisbee golf

--The farmers' market

--A day w/ less humidity


--I dropped some baker's, semi-sweet chocolate into my coffee this morning

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Grocery shopping when there isn't a big crowd

--Real butter

--Finding out my bloodwork is ok


--Steel cut oats


--Irish pub music

--Cold water on a hot day

--Looking forward to a few days in the 80s

--Seeing my paycheck show up in my account on payday

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Green tea

--Cool weather after extreme heat

--Pop Rocks


--Funny tan lines...currently my sockline

--Noise canceling headphones

--Words of appreciation

--Cheddar biscuits

--Eziekiel Bread


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--The clean scent of my husband after a shower and aftershave

--The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville

--The train that goes between Nasville and Watertown

--Picture books

--Comfy bras (as if such a thing actually exists)

--The moment my allergy meds kicks in

--The moment my head hits the pillow when I'm exhausted

--100 Calorie packs

--Diet Lipton Green Tea

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Accomplishing a goal

--Setting new goals

--Greek yougurt

--A good phone clip

--Losing enough weight that it's not difficult to take my rings off

--Green tea

--Looking forward to the weekend

--Robinhood, though I haven't seen the latest movie

--Socks that keep my feet from sweating while I work out

--The Muppets

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile



--Green tea

--Spanish guitar

--Remembering that it won't be Monday tomorrow

--Fitting into clothes I forgot I owned

--Working up a good sweat at the gym

--Getting past the painful stage of a sunburn


--Getting to watch the Cardnials on TV

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Returning home after vacation

--Seeing the bottom of the hamper after doing laundry after a week long vacation

--Experimenting in the kitchen with veggies. Yummy...

--Finding out the air conditioner still works

--Realizing the toilet got busted/toilet is running uncontrollably the day BEFORE the week long vacation. Having a plumber fix it before it had the opportunity to run non-stop for 7 days.

--My mother's peanut butter/chocolate (Hershey's Kisses) cookies

--Not gaining weight during vacation. Thank you temporary gym membership!

--Reading a whole John Sandord novel in under 24 hours while in the airport/plane/doc's office this morning.

--Being back to my Internet connection on my comfy chair

--Blackberries on sale at Kroger today

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Fresh blueberries

--The moment I start to feel better after having had a stomach bug


--Looking forward to going on vacation

--Cheap airfare


--Bunny Rabbit Slippers

--NCAA basketball (Go Tennessee)

--The first robins of spring

--Hearing little kids outside playing

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ten Things I'm Thankful For

--Having a bucket nearby when I'm sick

--Indoor plumbing


--People who smile

--People who know how to give constructive criticism and know when to give it


--Food, clothing, shelter


--Clean water

--Wireless Internet

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Hummingbird cake

--Clean laundry


--The moment AFTER I finish writing out bills and know I don't have to do it again for awhile

--The scent of fabric softener

--The Olympics

--Cream Cheese Frosting

--The dinner bell :)



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Maple syrup

--Salt Trucks on snowy days

--Pop Rocks

--A virus free computer

--Peanut Butter Cups

--The fireplace

--Herbal Tea

--Feeling the burn at the gym

--Good reference books

--My ebook reader

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Jeans that fit correctly

--The honking sound my nose makes when I blow it a little too robustly

--Eating something to take the nasty taste of licking an envelope out of my mouth

--The fantasy of someday willing the lottery

--Laser printers

--Reading ebooks on an ereader rather than my computer

--Large flocks of birds in winter (still not used to that from living in the south)

--Dr. Seuess

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

--Beginning a new series

--Reconnecting with old friends (even if it is through Yahoo Messenger)

--Voice recognition software. I wish that it had been this good back when my uncle was still alive who was paralyzed. I think he would have gotten a lot of good use out of it.

--Chocolate covered cashews

--Starting a new year during a 4 day weekend from work.

--Patient blog readers who keep coming to my blogs, even when I go through large stretches of time without writing.

--Cough syrup

--Good service when I try new restaurants

--The scent of a new bottle of shampoo when it is a different scent than the last bottle I had been using

--Ice cream sandwiches