Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 334 Things that make me smile - #twizzard

Went to the Mall of America shopping today.  In the rotunda they are encouraging tweeting with the hashtag #twizzard.   For every 1000 tweet, it will "snow".  Today it made me smile.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 333 Things that make me smile - This Guy

Quick trip to Ely today for a funeral meant I got to see Tommy today.  As the kids get older and busier, it is not often I get to see them.  While it was short, I got to spend sometime with this guy and it made me smile.

Day 332 Things that make me smile - Sweater Weather

Ella doesn't wear clothes, but when we travel I sometimes throw a sweater on her for the drive.  She started the trip with it on - it made me smile.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 331 Things that make me smile - Thankful

As I reflected today, I am thankful for my family, friends and coworkers - I am very lucky to have great people in my life - today it made me smile.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 330 Things that make smile - Holiday Start

Getting into holiday spirit today White Christmas at Orpheum and 8th floor at Macy's....made me smile today

Day 329 Things that make me smile - Start of HS Hockey

Today marked the start of Ben's senior year of playing for Benilde.  It was a bittersweet game - so excited for hockey to start, but sad that this is his last year - he played well and the made me smile.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 328 Things that make me smile - New Toys

Grandma says she has too many toys, but we picked these up yesterday when we were at PetSmart. Ella has played with them on and off all night - that makes me smile.

Day 327 Things that make me smile - Goodwill

Had a pile of stuff ready to go off to Goodwill from when Josie was here. Finally got it dropped off - that makes me smile.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 326 Things that make me smile - Happy Birthday Mom!

It is a special day - it's my mom's birthday!  Happy birthday to the best mom out there😃. Today you make me smile - love you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 325 Things that make me smile - Dinner with the O'Connells and Spamalot

Dinner with Katie, Brendan, Erin and Megan + Spamalot at Wayzata HS = a good night. Makes me smile tonight.

Day 324 Things that make me smile - Bedtime routine

Ella has a bedtime routine, I just follow.  Around midnight/1am she decides it is time to go to bed.  She waits patiently close to the door until I am ready - then waits by the bed until she gets a lift up has her two snacks and then curls in close - watching her wait for me to comply to her routine makes me smile tonight.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 323 Things that make me smile - Flex Spending and Insurance

Went to eye doctor today - looks like allergies. Dr. Prescribed two things- one covered by insurance $35, the other wasn't $145 thank goodness for Flex spending - that makes me smile.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 322 Things that make me smile - Huge Snowflakes

There is wimpy snow and pretty snow - tonight was a pretty snow with huge snowflakes and that made me smile.

Day 321 Things that make me smile - A Cold Day

There is nothing like going outside when it is nice and cold - it makes me smile.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 320 Things that make me smile - Master Chef Junior

I don't cook, I wish I did.  Binge watching the first two episodes of Master Chef Junior tonight and these kids know more about food than I will ever know - that makes me smile.

Day 319 Things that make me smile - Gopher Visitors

Gophers played Ohio and I had visitors. Gophers lost, but I won with great company - that  makes me smile.

Day 318 Things that make me smile - Anything Goes

I love HS Musicals, especially the classics  - tonight was a fun performance of Anything Goes. Tonight it made me smile.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 317 Things that make me smile - Josephine Pauline

Fourteen years ago today, when I pulled into Margrette and John's driveway after work, I got the call that Josie was born.  I am grateful to have this beautiful, fun young lady in my life - no one makes me laugh as much as I do when we are together.  (I also work my butt off when you are around)
So yes Josie, you make me smile today.  Love you lots!

Day 316 Things that make me smile - My Glasses

I wear my contacts pretty much 24/7, I can't see well with my glasses.  But every so often I wear them at night.  Tonight was a glasses night - that makes me smile tonight. 

Day 315 Things that make me smile - Veteran's Day

Thank you to all who have served or are serving our country, today you make me smile.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 314 Things that make me smile - Concerned Pup

Ella's pink pig really needed a "bath".  When I put the pig in the washing machine, Ella stayed really close to the washing machine waiting for it to come out - going in and out to see if it was out yet.   Her concern made me smile tonight.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 312 Things that make me smile - Willy Wonka

It's Fall play and Musical season!  Tonight was my second play, a musical Willy Wonka by the students at Mounds View High School.  It was a fun musical with a chance to win one of 5 special golden tickets in special chocolate bars.  I didn't win a golden ticket, but enjoyed the chocolate.  Good start to the fall season, looking forward to the next two weekends - made me smile tonight.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 311 Things that make me smile - Spring Lake Park's Fall Play

Tonight I went to Our Town - The kids did a fabulous job with the bonus of Tom Young, one of the HS teachers as the Stage Manager.  If you go, go early to get a good seat, it is theater in the round, seating in the stage - tonight was full house. Great job!  Made me smile tonight!

Day 310 Things that make me smile - Nagging Niece

Josie is staying on top of me - making sure I finish my project.  That makes me smile.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 309 Things that make me smile - Happy Birthday Jerome

Today my nephew Jerome turns 15. I was working at Joann Fabrics in Wgtn when I got the call that he entered the world.  His sense of humor, smile and laid back way make him special.  So here is to a great year, next year you will be driving! - he makes me smile today.  Who loves you lots?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 307 Things that make me smile - Goofy Bows

I thought I had it on Ella's grooming record she was not to get bows after grooming.  Not only because I think they look goofy, but she tends to get mattes when they are in.  They forgot today, they are an odd pastel color and look goofy, but they made me smile.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 306 Things that make me smile - A Small Child

All it takes is one small person... Today during communion a dad was carrying a little boy, maybe two years old, who had everyone one he touched smiling.  You see he would catch someone eye and wave at them.  At first I thought it was someone he knew, but then he waved to me and others as he made he way forward.  As he did this he would have a huge smile when he was acknowledged and more so I watched others smile and laugh as that small wave changed their mood.  He made me smile and start my day off right.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 305 Things that make me smile - Day with Erin

Today I got spend time with  Erin playing. 

We played grocery store, did some stamping crafts, read, played on my phone and played grocery store again. The one on one time with Erin made me smile today.

Day 304 Things that make me smile - Skipping Halloween

I hate Halloween. Ben had a game so I got to skip it - that made me smile.

Day 303 Things that make me smile - Gray Gone

Hair appointment today means no more gray. That makes me smile.