Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What Has Me Smiling

Right now I'm am quite pleased by many little things:

1. The fact that it has been snowing quite consistently for DAYS. I can't tell you the last time it snowed for DAYS. Maybe when I was a kid? I am loving it and recently heard that this La Nina year may meld into next year and then we'll have a double La Nina winter. Holy cow! That'd be awesome! :) If you haven't guessed yet, I LOVE snow.

2. My newest package that I received in the mail from one of my favorite bloggers. She just started her own line of organic products like lip balms and body scrubs. I'll blog about it soon so check back!

3. When I looked out of the shower curtain this morning I found my cat on the bath mat near the tub. What was she doing? Bathing of course. Apparently we're on the same morning schedule. I bet she wonders why I require so much water when I bathe though!

4. Grocery shopping! I really, really love my big shopping day when I restock the whole house. Paper towels, soap, scrubbies for dishes, new toothbrush, more food, tissue boxes, etc. I love when all the shelves are full again and whenever I need something it's there.

5. Best friend baby updates! My bestie is prego and it has been very exciting! I think it's just plain fascinating too. Every week she sends me a link to a site that says what's happening in her belly that week. Things like when baby's joints start working, his or her eyes can detect light, how much he or she weighs. I love knowing what's going on! I also love her personal updates on what foods she suddenly can't stand and all the changes she's noticed in her body. Cool!

6. Really good cereal. I don't like many breakfast foods, and sometimes pass up this meal simply because there's nothing good to eat. I really get excited about a new box of yummy, yummy cereal though. I look forward to it when I wake up! :)

7. My highway drives. Work has me on the road, as always, but lately it's been extra beautiful. The houses this week meant winding up skinny roads between boulders as big as houses. The cold weather has produced beautiful frost on all the heaps of snow which have sparkled like gems in the sunlight. Wind has been light so there are still caps of white on every fence post, pine bough and hay bail. The diamond-like days have melted into warm, pink sunsets and then the stars come out. And not just any stars! Bright, white ones in the darkest sky I've ever seen. I went out into the boonies this week, further than I've ever gone before and after getting out of the car was actually startled by how brilliant the sky was. I was so far from city lights and noise. It was amazing!


  1. You have just given me a huge dose of a happy, positive outlook on winter! Thank you!

  2. Oh you have much to put a spring in your step!

    I have to say I am absolutely thrilled that you will be joining me on the carriage ride destined for Royal Wedding Wednesdays. When I hit the "publish" button I had a momentary feeling of panic that my post would be met with only the sound crickets chirping. It has been quite the opposite, so much so that I feel we have a kindred spirit/sisterhood sorority.

    Here's to fairytales!

  3. You are a very positive person. It made me smile when you said you loved your big shopping day. I think from now on, I will look at grocery shopping a little differently.

  4. That is such a wonderful post! My goal for this year is to be happy with the little things..! Kisses and wish you a lovely day

    Ps: I love your blog

  5. :) You do love your snow that is for sure. Me too! Must be genetic. Your post made me smile. Here's to Lucky Charms and shopping trips. LYS

  6. thanks for commenting AND following. it made my day.

  7. adorable for your cat being in the tub.


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