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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday's List

Well..haven't I been the negative nellie over here this week...I guess sometimes life gets in the way...
There have been some really great things to smile about this week..
The garden is producing.  This is incredibly exciting...I have a black thumb.  Seriously not a good thing...but the garden is growing and growing.  We picked about a dozen banana peppers that are about as long as my forearm, two really great sized zucchini, a summer squash, six or seven red tomatoes, a handful of green tomatoes, two cucumbers and three green peppers.  Yum is really all I have to say about that.
In the same vein, my watermelon plant has actually set fruit, which is very exciting.  We didn't think it would but there are three or four teeny tiny watermelons.
Despite not getting the job, I got some really awesome feedback from some people who are incredibly well respected in our company.  I know that something will be coming along soon and that they are thinking of me for a new position.  It's an opportunity that I wouldn't have had if I didn't put myself out there...so that's amazing.
I spent a great weekend with my hubby, who dealt with driving all over creation for me to buy a bathing suit to just have me come home and order one online.
I ordered a couple of dresses and said bathing suit and LOVED everything I ordered. This is an amazing feat in and of itself because that never happens!! And it was all on sale.
My kitty, although giving us quiet a scare is cuddled up right next to me, sitting on my arm as I type this, on the mend.  I am grateful for modern medicine and the ability to take care of him the way he needs to be taken care of.  I am also eternally grateful that this was not the time to say goodbye.
The best and biggest smile, I am leaving tomorrow morning.
I get to travel alone, which I love, and meet up with my very bestest friend in the entire world in a lovely warm place at the beach.  I will be in Florida in thirteen hours and nine minutes.  I will get to spend time with someone who knows me better than anyone, who I love like a sister and who I haven't seen in entirely too long.  I have my camera packed and ready to go and am so excited about the prospect of a weekend away from everything that I can hardly think about sleep....however, I will have to be up at four am in the morning so I should probably head that way.
Hugs, love and peace to all of you....I hope your corners of the world are full of amazing moments this weekend.


  1. Sounds like a lot to be thankful for Col! Have a wonderful & safe trip. It sounds like so much fun. :) Hugs to you my friend.

  2. So exciting, meeting up with your bestest friend like that. I am so happy that it looks as if something might be turning up for you on the job front. As you say, if you hadn't put yourself out there, that wouldn't have happened. As you say, lots to smile about this week - all those lovely plants flourishing like that, and the fact that your little fur baby is on the mend. Have a great time with your friend.

  3. Made me happy to know you are feeling better and excited about things looking up, especially your kitty who we were worried about. Have a wonderful time on the beach with your BFF and take lots of pictures. Stop by my place any time you can at The Simple Life

  4. that sounds like so much fun! have a great time with your friend. you need a great break and 'get-away' after the stresses of the past week or so.

  5. I've been in bed with a migraine so I missed this post but hope you are having one heck of a great time relaxing with a good friend. Good for you. You certainly deserve it and the timing is good I think, don't you?!! Hugs and Love Sweetie!

  6. so happy to hear you are feeling better..hugs