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