Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 302 Things that make me smile - Having a Gas Tank on the Right Side of the Car

My gas tank is on the right side of my car - everyone else waiting in line at Sam's Club was on the left. I didn't have to wait in the long line - that made me smile tonight.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 301 Things that make me smile - Throwing a Tantrum

While I like the Andy Griffith Show, my all time favorite episode is the one where the new boy comes to town and teaches Opie what he should be getting from his dad and if he doesn't, how to get his way.  The best part is when Opie tries these all out on Andy - holding his breath, throwing a tantrum, etc.  I turned on the TV in my bedroom tonight and that episode was on and that made me smile tonight.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 300 Things that make me smile - Day 300

Can you believe I made it to 300?  65 days to go for a complete year - that makes me smile.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 298 Things that make me smile - Beautiful day for a wedding

Beautiful day - beautiful ceremony- fun reception and dance - catching up on "Worthington Gossip" with an old friend- happy couple - all made me smile today. Congrats Denise and John!

(didn't get a good picture)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 297 Things that make me smile - Face Off TV Binge

I got hooked of Face Off by accident its first season while flipping through the channels one night.  I am amazed at the talent and creativity each time I watch them create the makeup on their models. The past few nights I have been binge watching to catch upon this season - it make smie.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 296 Things that make me smile - Determination

My little one wanted to play with her pig tonight - held it way out of her reach.  Jump, jump higher, out of reach, but didn't give up - made me smile tonight.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 295 Things that make me smile - Cheap Gas

Sam's Club gas $2.74, Holiday across the street $3.09.  Savings of 35 cents a gallon made me smile today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 294 Things that make me smile - My Nurse

Sinuses got the best of me today - couldn't breathe or hear...  My nurse stayed really close and cuddled in with a few licks here and there making sure I was feeling ok - made me smile tonight.

Day 293 Things that make me smile - Knitting Project

Started a new knitting project that will be completed in a month.  Felt good to reflect on my day and get my rows done for night - that made me smile.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 292 Things that make me smile - Redecorated Spare Bedroom

Josie came to visit and the task master that she is, we redecorated the spare bedroom.  I let her take the lead and she chose most everything in the room, need to pick up pics for the frames and a bed skirt, otherwise it is complete -that makes me smile.

Finished room
Starting point, a dumping ground for everything
Josie cleared it out and taped while I was at a play

We painted the room brown
Bought new bedding
Brought in the toy cabinet and accessories
Added some picture frames (pics added tomorrow)
Josie painted pics for the walls and we were done

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 291 Things that make me smile - My Sister and Brother-in-law andBrothers and Sisters-in-law

Since Josie wanted to post the redecorated room pics first...

I am sitting here thinking abut how lucky I am. I am so fortunate to have siblings (and their spouses) who allow me to have special times with my nieces and nephews.  The one on one times, trips, plays, games, hanging out, etc. are filled with special memories that I hold close - makes me smile.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 290 Things that make me smile - Spare Bedroom Redesign

The task master is here and we are redesigning the spare bedroom.  To be honest it was a dumping place.  Paint on the walls, new bedding, and accessories purchased from Ikea.  We hope to have it all back together by the time Jo goes to bed.  Time is ticking, but it makes me smile.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 289 Things that make me smile - Trip to the Apple Orchard

Josie, Katie, Erin and Megan and I went to Emma Krumbees  Apple Orcard today. It was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoy the day. We...

Explored trains

Became scarecrows

Looked at scarecrows
Rode the train
And a pony
Found our way through a rope maze
Fed the goats
And picked some apples
It was a great day that made me smile!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 288 Things that make me smile - Josie is Back

It's MEA and Josie is here for the next few days.  Today we looked at paint colors, shopped for new bedding for spare bedroom and went to Dirty Dancing.  Fun times that made me smile!

Dinner at Oak Grill

Cupcake for dessert

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 287 Things that make me smile - Special Picture

Four years ago I received this picture in the mail.  I was having flu symptoms and chest pains throughout the day (well for the whole week) and was thinking maybe I should go to the emergency room, but was kind of ignoring it all.  I got home from Iowa to find this thank you picture in the mail from Anna. It reminded me that I had seven nieces and nephews that I want to be around for in the future so I made the call to my sister to go to the emergency room.  Long story short - four years ago tonight I was in ICU waiting for to get stents placed in the morning.  I am a heart survivor and each time I look at this picture I smile.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 286 Things that make me smile - Happy Birthday Jerome!

Today is my brother Jerome's birthday - Gopher through and through - hope you are having a great day with Kris and the girls - today you make me smile.

Day 285 Things that make me smile - Lazy day with Ella

Perfect Sunday for me - reading, a little work, and snuggling on the couch with Ella  - smiles

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 284 Things that make me smile - Walk in the Epiphany Garden

Wedding today at Epiphany.  One of things I needed to do today as a wedding coordinator was to confirm which version of the vows the bride and groom had picked for the wedding.  Normally I don't get to go outside in wedding days, but they were taken pictures out in the garden so I had to go outside.  :).  Fall and the Epiphany garden area was beautiful - made me smile today.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 283 Things that make me smile - DVR Catch up

My DVR was sitting at 69% - tonight I vegged out on couch and whittled away at the list - and that made me smile tonight.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 282 Things that make me smile - Happy Birthday John

Happy birthday to my brother-in-law John!  So glad you are part of my family - makes me smile today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 281 Things that make me smile - Flying Unicorn in Asana

Asana is a new project management software we are using at work.  I have also started using it to manage other tasks I need to do.  

One of the features that I turned on is a celebration hack.  Didn't know what it would do, but turned it on.  Yesterday when I checked off a task as complete, a unicorn flew across the screen with an affirmation.  Now it doesn't do it every time, but randomly as I check things off my list.

Today it flew across my screen multiple times as I got several things checked off my list - and that made me smile.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 280 Things that make me smile - Talking with Diane

Tonight my friend Diane called - it has been awhile. It was fun connecting and catching up - it made me smile tonight!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 279 Things that make me smile - Spring Lake Park Band Program's Disney Showcase

Tonight 250 Spring Lake Park students performed in a Disney Showcase.  Great music, talented students... Fun night - made me smile tonight!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 278 Things that make me smile - Home

Ella had a great time at grandma's, but I think she knew we were heading home. She slept the whole way home and when she got home, she explored each room and found treasures she left in secret places - watching her excited to be home  again made me smile tonight.

Day 277 Things that make me smile - Grandma Love

Picking up Ella today in Ely.  Watching Ella and grandma, you know that there is mutual love there.  Yes, Ella has a few new habits grandma has promoted - expectation of a treat after going outside, face wiped after a drink to name a few - but I know that Ella is loved and in excellent care at gramdma's house - and that makes me smile.