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The Weekly Smile for the 29th of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all. I am obviously running behind, since this is being posted almost 5 hours later than usual. Yeah, I had 4 meetings this morning. Oh, and that doesn’t include over 200 new emails in my work email’s “Inbox” when I got in. The afternoon is busy and I am still not close to being caught up. Sigh.

So, where is the smile in all of that? Besides, of course, that I am gainfully employed and such….

Perhaps the reason I am so busy is that I had just a little over 4 days off in a row. I was down on Cape Cod, so I enjoyed some of things that I can do down there, like very long walks on the beach. It was very relaxing. Nice.

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The Weekly Smile for the 15th of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hello. In some ways this week’s smile will sound very typical, almost too normal – I went kayaking. Twice. I think a couple of things that make this smile a little less than typical is that it is mid-November and these were very long paddles.

When I had the place on Swan Pond, I used to paddle all year, as long as I didn’t have to break too much ice to hit open water…. Now, not so much. I have to wheel the kayak about a quarter of a mile (a little under a half kilometer) down a winding, narrow road to reach the landing. Getting into and out of the water is much more difficult, particularly at high tide. And then the Bass River is often pretty choppy where I put the kayak in the water.

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The Weekly Smile for the 8th of November, 2021#weeklysmile

Hi all! As I write this, I have a little black kitten climbing all over my computer, “helping”. Various keys are pressed, sometimes hundreds of times, and I have to fix things. Hmmm. And it all makes me smile. Why? I’ll tell you!

When we picked up Tiberius (they called him “James” which we changed to James T. Kirk, but use Tiberius, and boy does it fit!) we were told an upper respiratory infection was going through the shelter, but he hadn’t shown any signs. So we took him down to Cape Cod and he got sick. Very sick. Nobody down here wanted to touch him, but our vet in New Hampshire (NH) put in a prescription for a child’s antibiotic and we did a lot of home-remedy things. He got better! He started playing and acting like a kitten.

But he never totally lost the wheeze.

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The Weekly Smile for the 1st of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all. It was a strange week. Very wet. But there were pluses. One, of course was yesterday. Yeah, some of you may know of October 31 as Halloween or even Samhain, but I have a different word for it – Birthday. That is right, my birthday is October 31.

I had a pretty mellow day. I did eat out on Saturday to celebrate. I also had some gifts on Sunday. Oh, and there were yummy birthday cookies. But the big thing was the weatehr – it had been a wet, cold week. OK, Thursday was OK and Friday was pretty nice (both days cool), but the rest of the week was very wet and cold. Saturday was awful. And Sunday was mostly sunny and warmish (65 F/18 C). I spent a lot of time outside. Fiyero wanted a very long walk in the woods. OK, a jog, and he jumped in a pond to cool off! I did my long mountain run. And there were more normal walks. I also finished rerecording the music I posted a week or so ago, so that was nice. I talked top friends and family. All of those birthday things :)

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The Weekly Smile for the 25th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all! Yes, I am on time this week, after missing it and posting on Tuesday last week. Overall, despite being super busy, this was a good week with plenty of smiles.

After a bout of very warm weather, we had a very typical October weekend. It was cool but very sunny. At last I got to see those October Blue Skies I love so much! The color of the sky on a brisk yet sunny October day is a color not seen any other time of the year – I can spend all day just watching it.

There is a field near my house and it seems that every bird of prey in the county stopped by to fly over it this weekend. OK, I saw the eagle near the field, not over it, but several species of hawks were out there, as well as a falcon and, of course, the ever present vultures. The ravens seemed to think they owned the place and there were a few scuffles between them and some of the smaller hawks. At one point a raven sat in a tree above my head and made the cutest cooing noises imaginable. A murder of crows made quick appearances, but seemed to leave the field to the larger birds.

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The Weekly Smile for the 19th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile (late!)

Hi all, sorry I’m a day late. It has been insane busy lately and yesterday was nonstop from the time I got up. Anyway, here I am, a day late and possibly a dollar short, but I guess better late than never ;)

We had a stretch of really warm weather last week. It’s seasonably cool now, but we have some more warm weather coming up. Unfortunately I was very busy last week and didn’t get out as much as I would have wished, but I did some, particularly over the weekend, and it was great!

Besides the typical runs, walks and dog walks, including a very long one through the woods with Fiyero, I want to bring a few things forward.

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The Weekly Smile for the 11th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile

This has been a pretty good week. I went down to Cape Cod this weekend, but what is new? I did some of the usual, like a super long walk on the sand-flats of Chapin beach, where I I enjoyed some of the sand patterns (see photo below) and a very long paddle on my kayak. But there was something that stood out against those smile worthy things.

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The Weekly Smile for the 4th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile

This last week has been an odd week. I had a hair cut after letting it grow out for 6 months. I’ve had that as a smile before, but since I didn’t do before and after photos… We had a face-to-face Lions Club meeting, which was great but… I have really gotten back into my music, which is great, but there is little to show for it (yet). I just did a “it’s the small things” post. How about a nice, long walk in the woods without the dogs?

Typically around this time of year I would be doing major hikes, but I haven’t had a good day for it in a long time – there has to be a combination of the right weather and a big blank on my agenda. But I did get out for a long walk, which I stretched out into the local woods. It wasn’t too special and the colors are not here yet, but it was nice, and perhaps the longest walk I’ve had in New Hampshire since early spring, so it was nice. The weather wasn’t great (it had started to drizzle), but I still enjoyed it.

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The Weekly Smile Recap for 9/27 – 10/3/2021 #weeklysmile

Note – this will be the last time I do a Weekly Smile Recap post.

Hi all! Hope you had a good week with plenty of smiles. Anyway, we did have plenty of smiles over here at The Weekly Smile! Just check out some of the posts below:

Trent’s World
Living Between Two Realms
Midnight’s Letters
Light Motifs II
Lorraine’s frilly freudian slip
Therapy Bits
Lady Lee Manila

Hope you enjoyed!

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

The Weekly Smile for the 27th of September, 2021 #weeklysmile

Last week I had a pretty exciting smile – seeing a bear and its cubs as I ran. Not something that happens all of the time! But this week there isn’t anything like that. I mean, it was a pretty good week and all, but nothing really stands out.

Of course the big event of the week was going to Cape Cod. Yes, I do it quite often, but I had planned on going down there earlier but had to change plans because of dental work. So it had been a couple of weeks since I had visited.

Of course it was a wet few days. I wasn’t able to go to the beach or kayak. I didn’t mow (it needs it!) or other work. Yeah, sticking out into the ocean means that it rains a lot more there than on the mainland…

But it was nice.

This was the first visit in a while with no animals. In some ways not great, but in other ways – not having a fuzzy body on top of me meant that I could sleep! And that is pretty much what the visit was about – relaxing. I was able to get out a for few walks, despite the almost constant rain, including a long one at Bells Neck, one of my favorite “hiking” areas down there.

That is my smile for the week, going down to Cape Cod for a relaxing weekend.

What made you smile?

(Note – in the near future I will stop doing the Smile Recap posts).

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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).