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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 15, 2013

Over a week gone..

And there has been so much to post...
but none that lived up to number 500...
At this point, i figure if i wait for an epic post, you might never hear from me again :)
So...what better way to celebrate 500 posts than with a Thursdays smiles...
There are two sides to every single situation in my life right now...one that induces headaches from the stress and one that produces smiles...
so I figured, since I have been focused on the stressful side, I should look at the flip side of the coin...
1) the roof is over half way done.  I do have pictures on my phone and when it is finished, there will be a proper post...but it's almost there.  This makes me happy...it hasn't been an easy process at all and I have realized just how differently my dear husband and I approach things....but in the end it will be finished and we (hopefully) won't have to worry about any more water leaks....plus it's metal so snow will build up and it's black....makes the house look nice..
2) Work.  I have a job that pays me well and that challenges me most of the time.  There are some things that are being hashed out that will hopefully make things a bit easier....I love most of my coworkers and get an amazing amount of support from them.  It is a solid company that is going through some change which hopefully will lead to better opportunities...definitely something to smile about.
3) we are going away next week with my brother and his boyfriend to Vegas.  I CAN"T WAIT!!  It will be a good time in a super fun city that anything goes in.  We have some stuff planned, including a drag show, so it should be a ton of fun...plus it's always nice to get away
4) The insanely hot weather has broken (finally) and it is back to the Maine summers that we love...seventies during the day and fifties at night...perfect weather.
5) Labor Day is the weekend after next which means Lazy Labor Day Lobster Lounge...a fun weekend spend with the inlaws and the kids...lobsters, drinks, a bounce house, lots of pictures and just chilling for the weekend.  Always a good time
6) I am hoping that a dear friend of mine has good news tonight.  fingers crossed....
7) Pintrest always makes me smile.  It is beyond fun to see what everyone is pinning and what houses are going to look like, what people are having for dinner and what good ideas can be shared.  Wish I had thought of it..
8) Pickles...we made a lot of them and they are ready to eat.  We are cracking open the first jar tomorrow..nothing like the first jar of fresh pickles....
9) Friends...I honestly don't know what I would do without certain people in my life...whether they are blog friends, high school friends, college friends....they are all amazing and I am truly blessed to be part of their lives.
10) Lastly, and most importantly, my lovely husband.  Because of some of the stressful situations lately, we haven't always been seeing eye to eye...but as always, he is my rock.  Whether it's waking me up in the morning with a kiss before he leaves, coming home at night to a home cooked meal, snuggling on the couch or dinner out...he makes me feel like I have stability in my life.  When things are out of control or it's just been a really bad day...he does what he can to make it better.  I honestly don't know what I would do without him.

that's the 500th post....lots of reasons to smile and it's important for me to remember that for every icky situation, there is always a flip side....it takes some doing to recognize it sometimes...but it's always there...
Sending hugs and lots and lots of love and positive thoughts into the universe for all of you tonight...know that I think of you often...


  1. Happy 500! That's quite a milestone, and writing about some of the good things in your life was a perfect way to celebrate it.

  2. I wouldn't have missed this for the world.

    I feel like I have been reading you my whole life, as we are the *originals* with Marni [it's a Pugs life]. I mean that in "pond" time btw. I can't believe my baby hit 500 posts.

    I am one proud friend.

    #10 is my favorite. By far. I thank you for #6 - and didn't we just? ::grin:: Thank you for carrying us through Col.

    And I am still waiting for the pickles wrapped in a sweater. So? I find #8 a big 'ol tease. giggle

    Now, c'mon. I need, NEED a celebratory jar of pickles. I have already *forged* Pooldad's letter.

    I mean, um....he wrote it and it will assure you I can eat your pickles. heehee

    I love you girlie. Your month is shaping up beautifully and I can't wait to see and hear about it all. Have fun, be safe and know you are much loved. xo JG

  3. Congratulations on 500 posts and i couldn't think of a more perfect way to celebrate.
    It can be hard when things are getting us down to look on the brighter side, but there is usually something we can find to smile about.
    Have a wonderful time in Vegas. Hugs and smiles xx