Friday, January 26, 2018

Five on Friday: Good Morning, Sunshine!

Yesterday sure was a day.  You know know the kind of day I mean. The kind that started off with a wet bed and a car breaking down on the highway  . . .


. . .  and ended with me yelling at the kid (the one who had been the least annoying one  of the day, no less) for kick-kick-kicking the counter which resulted in both of us crying.

Just . . . a day.

Today seemed like it was off to a shaky start but I'm trying to turn it around. How about  I'm some visual reminders of things that made me happy recently for today's list? Good idea, here they are:

1. One of my favorite parts of the MLK Day of Community Service is getting to look at all of the cards and letters that the volunteers make. A little girl named Matilda made this card and I just love it so much. "Joy is spreading all around New Jersey" . . . I definitely felt it that day. I'm going to feel it again today.

 2. My teens, without planning, both had polka dot socks on  the other day. Also they posed for me.

3. You may have heard it's been so cold this winter that in some places, waterfalls froze. There just so happens to be a waterfall at the historic mill where I work and I had been keeping my eye on it to see if it'd freeze.

It didn't.

However, the water directly under the logs that are currently stuck at the top did freeze, making the logs seem like they have ice beards.

4. I think I've told you that I've been lucky enough to befriend Ilene Beckerman, author of Love, Loss and What I Wore.  Recently she's also struck up a new friendship--with my 7-year-old. I think they may be pen pals now, we got this yesterday in the mail:

5. This is a lovely picture but its loveliness is only part of the reason it's on the list. The bigger reason is because my husband texted it to me yesterday with "Good morning, Sunshine!" Some people like sexy texts from their spouses, but happy little ones like this go a long way, too.


  1. Um, that last picture can be pretty sexy if you look at it the right way. Signed, A Pervert. ;)

  2. I always appreciate your insight, Pervert :)