September 24, 2009

All Smiles

I have a friend that is facing some difficult challenges. I encouraged her to focus on the things in her life that bring her joy. That's good medicine for all of us, isn't it? I'm not talking major miracles, just the small things in everyday life that trigger a smile.

This is our newest resident. He has created the most beautiful web in the window right next to my desk. I just noticed, as I was typing, that he is much skinnier today than he was a couple of days ago when I snapped this photo. He needs a tasty treat! I'm glad he likes the "bad" bugs. It makes me smile knowing there are less misquitos in my back yard because of him.

Speaking of tasty treats, my second favorite seasonal beverage is now available. If you're reading this from Lesotho Africa, or you happen to not be a coffee drinker you may not be aware that the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back.

Here in NC, we have to pretend that it is fall, because actually, it is warm enough to do this:
And yes, this pint sized super hero makes me smile. Everyday.

All of these groceries for $14.87 really make me smile. I love triple coupons!!!

Do you have a kitchen gadget that you can't live without? I do:
I use my spoonulas from William Sonoma every single day. Not only are they practical, but they come in a variety of colors. I love variety!

One more thing that makes me smile .... my hubby keeps this collection in our detached garage:
Slight obsession, but that's okay. I don't have to look at it. =) Just in case you were wondering, his artistic talent was put to use here, too. (He drew and painted the sign)
He makes me smile, in so very many ways.

What is something that makes you smile today?


Tracey said...

1. Watching my art students create a reproduction of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.

2. Watching my family react to 4 beetles flying into the house.

3. My Mary Kay order showing up 5 days early!! :D

4. A Diet Coke the size of my head from McDs.

5. Knowing that I have a 'mom's weekend away' in 8 days.

Thanks for the post..Have a fabulous weekend!

Heather said...

i was just thinking TODAY that it was a great day for a swim and wondering if yall were still swimming outside:).

Beth said...

Good advise for your friend. I'll keep her in my prayers. I can't say that I like your little resident! I'm scared of spiders. And please tell me where you get TRIPLE coupons?! That's great!

Joy for the Seasons said...

I parked on the side of our busy road today and walked shin deep in an overgrown ditch to stand at the end of a driveway and take a photo of a farmhouse I have been intrigued with for over two years. Still smiling at the photos on my computer. :) *Love* your triples bounty!

Samantha said...

What a great post. you really have lots to smile about. Things that made me smile today. My family, missing them and knowing that the weekend is soon here and we can hang out. Getting my haircut. Finishing work on time, and coming home to a vase full of flowers from my sweet kids and husband. Catching up on my favorite blogs before I go to bed;)

MOM said...

YOU DO!!!!!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow, I think your family likes cereal as much as we do. This may sound corny but I just love the fact that you see beauty in that spider. Most people would scream and call pest control. No, this little guy/girl makes you smile...such respect for nature. :-)

Carpool Queen said...

I love those big spiders. I have one that builds outside my laundry room door every year around this time and hangs out until Halloween.

One less door to seasonally decorate.

Amber said...

NO WAY!!!! We have your spider's twin living at our house. Identical webs, too. We named ours Charlotte!!!!! I hate spiders, but, for some reason, I don't mind her.

And all those groceries?! MY WORD!!

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

What makes me daughter, my husband, and sweet tea! LOL!

If you like Starbucks, you'll love my giveaway! (Your choice of a Target, Amazon, or STARBUCKS gift card.) Stop by and say hi.

O Mom said...

What store lets you TRIPLE coupon????

Diane Costanza said...

A smile IS all the medicine you will ever need.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a web or a spider like that! Pretty fancy web making!

NO WAY did you get all that for $14.87! You rock!

Spoonulas are one of my favorite kitchen utensils. Mine are red. They are beautiful.

Your mom's comment made me smile just now.

New Every Morning said...

Triple coupons happen about once a month at Harris Teeter (grocery store chain in the southeast)