The Weekly Smile for August 24, 2020 #weeklysmile


Hi all.  This last week has been a pretty good for me.  I know looking at the world, well, not so good.  But, hey, that is what the weekly smile is about, isn’t it, to forget floods and fires for a minute or two.

As I said, I had a pretty good week, but nothing huge stood out.  OK, maybe one thing, the weather.  This has been a hot summer, much warmer than typical New Hampshire.  One thing about NH is that no matter how hot it is, we will usually have cool nights.  Not so much this year.  Until last week.

Sure, it will be up over 90 F/ 32 C today, but last week was nice and cool.  In fact, it was down right cold a few mornings, down to the low 50s F (just over 10 C).  Can you say perfect sleeping weather?

More than having a food night’s sleep, the dogs loved, loved it.  They had been moping around lately, but they were super active last week.  They wanted to be out 24×7.  I had a lot of meetings, so we couldn’t be out all day, but I was out with them every chance I got.  There was a lot of play time in the woods and on the hill behind my house, much more than in months.  There were several long walks a day, up to six walks one day!  I am talking walks between 2/3 and a full mile (1 – 1.6 km) each.  And sometimes they just wanted to be out and sleep in the sun.  And so I sat and worked in the shade and let sleeping dogs lay ;)

So that is my smile, a little bit of Autumn in mid-August and the happy dogs (and humans) that it produced.

What made you smile?


Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

26 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for August 24, 2020 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure your horses do like the cool weather better. We all do ;) It was back to being hot Monday and Tuesday, and the dogs hated it, but loved the cooler Wednesday. I’ll be by to see your smile in a few minutes :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Around here the autumn skies are the best, with them getting better and better until October, when they are perfect :)Glad you made it out fora good walk. I’ll be by in a few minutes.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yep, 6 AM (right after doggy breakfast, 9 AM, 12 noon (after lunch, 2:30 PM, 5 PM (after puppy dinner) and 7 PM (after my dinner)…. I usually don’t do the early morning walk, but typically do 3 or 3 walks a day with the dogs, even in the rain. I’d do more if I could! I’d much rather be outside than in, and the dogs agree 100% when it isn’t too hot (I walk alone on super hot days).

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