Category Archives: Smile

The Weekly Smile for the 2nd of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi! This week might seem like a weird one (as if last week wasn’t ;) ), but it was a huge smile.

About two and half years ago I bought a house on Cape Cod. There is a strong possibility that in the future I may live there full time. For now it is more of a get-away, but a fully functional house where I can live and work on my get-away.

One thing with the house is that there was a lot of work to be done. I have done some of the electrical (I have a lot to go!), a little plumbing, I had the house painted, a new roof on the barn, the barn sided, etc. There is still a long way to go… One thing is appliances. Not only are the existing appliance old, but some did not exist at all.

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The Weekly Smile Recap for 7/26 – 8/2/2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all! Hope you had a good week with something to smile about. People shared some pretty good smiles last week, so if you are in need of one, click a link below. Click two or three! What the heck, click all ;) You’ll find plenty to smile about:

Trent’s World
Sillyfrog’s Blog
Change is Hard
Lady Lee Manila
Mylife-and-Horestories
A Multitude of Musings
Tessa Dean – Author
Nut House Central
Light Motifs II
Lorraine’s frilly freudian slip
Ruth Blogs Here
GreenDreams
Natasha Musing
The Hidden Edge
Superlative Deviation
Touring My Backyard

I told you there were a lot of great smiles out there :) After a few weeks with fewer than average smiles posted, it’s great to see everyone back this week!

As always, if I missed your smile post,please let me know ASAP so I can add it to the list.

I will be posting this week’s smile in about an hour. What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

I am going to chose a very strange weekly smile this week! Well, before I get to it, I will talk about a few minor smiles – I did some drawing and computer art that I thought turned out well. I’m looking at book covers, so I can’t share quite yet… I also did some writing, which is always nice, and enjoyed some reading. None of that is worth an entire “Smile” post, and most of the week was pretty normal, except that I was carless. Is that word? Anyway, I was without a car from Sunday through Saturday.

I’ve written about my car woes elsewhere, and they are not really smile worthy, so I won’t mention that part here. But there is the sequel…

Although it has been nice since I picked up the car so I have been driving with the windows down, I did check out the air system. It actually works and the entire car doesn’t shake when I turn it on! The blower is fine, the air conditioner cools and the heater heats.

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The Weekly Smile Recap for 7/19 – 7/25/2021 #weeklysmile

He all! Although there seems to be a major blogging slowdown in the heart of the summer (for us Northern Hemisphere folk), there where a few great smiles. Why don’t you take a look?

Trent’s World
Sillyfrog’s Blog
The Hidden Edge
A Day in the Life
Tessa Dean – Author
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Wind Kisses
Touring My Backyard
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Not the largest collection of all times, but all are great :)

I will post this week’s smile in about an hour. What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

I’ll admit, this was a mixed bag of a week. Of course, since it was a “mixed bag”, that means there were good things, right? In fact, a few of the up spots were very up :)

Last month I posted about our first face-to-face Lions Club meeting in over a year. Well, we had another, our yearly July cookout at one of the member’s house. It was nice to see everyone.

I also went down to Cape Cod over the weekend. Perhaps it being another bonding trip with Alexander was a high spot…

I didn’t do a lot down there and there issues, but I had a great paddle on Saturday morning. I didn’t go far away in a straight line, but I explored all of the local coves and so was actually paddled quite a distance. It was foggy, but fine. I saw a seal, baby osprey, etc. I also swam in the ocean on Saturday, and that was nice.

Those were my smiles for the week, a Lions Club cookout, having several days on the Cape with Alexander and doing a great paddle and nice Swim on Saturday.

What made you smile?

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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).

The Weekly Smile Recap for 7/12 – 7/18/2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all! We are back with a recap. There were some pretty good smiles last week? Don’t believe me? Click on any of the links below and see for yourself!

Trent’s World
The Hidden Edge
Wind Kisses
Natasha Musing
Tessa Dean – Author
Change is Hard
Touring My Backyard
Thistles and Kiwis

Like I said, some great smiles :)

I will be posting this week’s smile in about an hour. What made you smile?

As always, if I missed your smile, let me know ASAP and I will add it :)

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all. Yes, I am back after taking a week off of the Smile. And, as you may guess, that is what my smile is about.

I spent a week traveling to Ohio to visit family. It was the first time I saw them in two years. It was nice to see everyone and catch up face-to-face. One thing that had to be seen face to face were the bees.

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The Weekly Smile for the 28th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

(Note – there will be no roundup next week, nor will there be a Weekly smile post at all)

I took a bit of a vacation last week. I had Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off! That is almost a week. I didn’t go too far, as I spent the entire time at my house on Cape Cod, but it was still great to have the time off!

Sorry to those who read my last coffee post, since this is pretty much a repeat, but I am sure you will understand why I am smiling :)

Anyway, over that “almost-week” I took long walks on my favorite, wild beach; I went swimming on a closer, not so wild beach; I kayaked; I took long walks in the woods and by a saltwater marsh; I walked and played with the dogs; I played with the kitten; I went appliance shopping (I know…); I read; I wrote; I did yard work; I organized stuff; and I relaxed!

A good time was had by all ;)

That is my smile for this week, a bit of a vacation on Cape Cod.

What made you smile?

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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).

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Please note – I am going to be visiting family at the end of the week and the beginning of next week. I may not read all of your wonderful Smile Posts and there will not be a recap/round up post next week. There also will not be a Smile post next week. See you all again on the 12th of July!

The Weekly Smile Recap for 6/21 – 6/27/2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all! Some pretty good smiles over the last week :) If you need something to smile about, please click a link below:

Trent’s World
Ella Craig
Lady Lee Manila
Light Motifs II
The Hidden Edge
Ruth Blogs Here
Tessa Dean – Author
Change is Hard
Touring My Backyard

Some great smiles :) Let me know if I missed any.

I will post this week’s smile in about an hour. What made you smile?

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Note – there will not be a smile or recap next week. I will be out of town and mostly off line.

The Weekly Smile for the 21st of June, 2020 #weeklysmile

Hi all! Happy Summer for those in the Northern Hemisphere, or Winter for those of you in the Southern. Yesterday was the big day, or at least the longest day up north. And I am having a bit of a summer vacation! I unexpectedly had Friday off and I am off today. I just got back from a long walk on my favorite beach. I’ve been swimming, hiking and kayaking. Yes, I am on Cape Cod.

My biggest smile was yesterday’s kayak paddle. It was my longest of the year up to this point and one of my longest in the last few years. I stayed at a constant fast rate, pulling in behind a motor boat and following it for the first four miles, passing it on occasion. OK, there is a speed limit on the river, and I paddle faster than that 6 mph posted limit.

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