Category Archives: Smile

The Weekly Smile for the 2nd of December, 2019

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Hi all!  I took a bit of a blogging break and have been off line quite a bit over the last two weeks.  Last week I went up to northern Maine to have Thanksgiving with the in-laws.  There was a bit of crusty snow when I got there.  The dogs, however, loved it – this is early Wednesday morning: Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 11/25 – 12/1/2019 #weeklysmile

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i all.  I just returned from a blogging break – my last post was last the last weekly smile. We did get a few smiles over what was Thanksgiving week for us in the US. Check them out!

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!
Sagittarius Viking
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Beckie’s Mental Mess
The Jesh Studio
Colline’s Blog
priorhouse blog

Some good smiles :)

This week’s post will go up in a couple of hours.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 25th of November, 2019 #weeklysmile

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I had a lot to smile about this last week, though I am reserving the biggest smile until later :)  OK, to not leave a mystery, I spent a lot of time recording and making a video for the music, but I don’t have it to share yet, so will wait until I can post it.

So what else did I smile about, besides the music?  I spent a long weekend on Cape Cod, which is pretty normal.  I visited my favorite beach, Chapins Beach, for a long walk for the first time since Spring, so that was great. I took a long walk in the woods, which is always relaxing.  I walked on West Dennis beach twice and ran by it twice (part of the run is the access road/parking lot, where the beach is just south of the access road and a salt water marsh to the north). I took other walks and spent a lot of time by the water, despite the cold and wind. And I was on a blogging break – I spend very little time on line over the weekend.  This made for one of the most relaxing weekends I’ve had for a while :)

My smile this week was a very relaxing weekend on Cape Cod.

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The Weekly Smile Recap 11/18 – 11/25/2019

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Hi all.  It’s time to look back at all of the smiles posted over the last week :)  If you need something to smile about, just click one of the links.  Or all!

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!
Nut House Central
Ruth Scribbles
Sagittarius Viking
Beckie’s Mental Mess
Change is Hard

Not the most smiles in a week, but still all great!

I will post this week’s smile in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 18th of November, 2019 #weeklysmile

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Last week was a pretty good.  Nothing huge or super, but good.  Some of what happened sounds like it would make for a great smile, such as the woman we asked to speak to our Lions Club about time in Kenya, but I don’t want to go into too much depth since I didn’t tell her I’d blog about her. There was also the after effects of last week’s smile – hours in the studio playing and recording music, but I just talked about it last week so…  I had a couple of great runs, some of my best since summer.  There was the usual play time with the dogs, including running around a big field near the school – but I want some photos for a dog play post :) It was my six year blog anniversary (blogaversary) and I had a great blog-week. But not a big, I need to write about this event.

You know what? I am going to do another “it’s the small things” post.

It is the small things. We cannot be constantly ecstatic.  Life has ups and downs. There can’t be major events every week or those special events become just normal events. Life is not a series of great achievements but a continuous path.  Sometimes there are hard uphills, but there are also great views. Parts of the path may e lined with thorns, but sometimes there are flowers on those thorns. Biggest cliche in the Universe, but maybe we need to slow down, look across those views and stop to smell the flowers :) Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 11/11 – 11/17/2019

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There were a few glitches in my smile post last week, but we seemed to have gotten back on track after the WP mess was straightened out.  All of the smiles are great, as usual :) If you need a smile, click on one of the links below:

Trent’s World
Nut House Central
The Jesh Studio
Sagittarius Viking
Ruth Scribbles
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Colline’s Blog
Beckie’s Mental Mess
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!
Change is Hard

This week’s smile will be posted soon!

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 11th of November, 2019

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Note 2 – Putting it back to Monday – see if it shows up…

I had a lot to smile about this week, but the big thing was a studio redesign.  I have a small personal music studio up in my home office and I just tore it down and set it back up again.  I guess I do this every 4 years or so: This post from 2015 was the last time I did a major reorganization and in the post before, I wrote about last one in 2011.

I didn’t move any of the heaviest stuff this time, but I did disconnect every cable. I rearranged how instruments are sitting. I added a bunch of tools that I haven’t used in years, some of it it literally hasn’t been used in decades.

Before I reorganized I had to pick which instrument I was going to play. I now have quite a few set up. I also rearranged them, so I have a different work flow, which helps keep a creative edge. Reconnecting things I also made sure that the audio path was better.

This picture shows an in progress view. The keyboard on the left will eventually go above the silver one in the foreground. There are a few other changes. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 11/4 – 11/20/2019

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Another good week of smiles :) If you need something to smile about, just check some these out:

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Beckie’s Mental Mess
Sagittarius Viking
The Jesh Studio
Light Motifs II
Solveig Werner
The Bag Lady
Gary A Wilson’s A Story on a Dime
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!

This week’s smile will be posted soon!

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 4th of November, 2019 #weeklysmile

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Hi all! I had a lot to smile about this week! My favorite holiday was on Thursday! My birthday was on Thursday! (Not that I like getting older ;)  I spent time on Cape Cod. I am finally able to charge my plug-in hybrid car on Cape Cod since I finally had a car charger installed at the new place (no outdoor electric) (I can’t tell you the relief it is to charge the car down there again!). And this morning I saw that I was an honorable mention for Colleen’sweekly poetry challenge.

There was, however, one smile bigger than the others :)

On Friday I was reading through blogs on my Reader. I am always behind in my reading, but I like to try to keep up with my favorites. I’ve met a lot of great people through blogging. besides reading some great work, the friendships are what keeps blogging from becoming a chore.

Anyway, I came across a post by Penny Wilson.

No, I won’t tell you what it is, you have to go read it ;) Go, go read it now…

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The Weekly Smile 10/28 – 11/4/2019

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Another great week of smiles.  Check some of them out!

Trent’s World
A Home by the Sea
Nut House Central
Lady Lee Manila
Sagittarius Viking
Beckie’s Mental Mess
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
A Day in the Life
Colline’s Blog
Ruth Blogs Here
Tessa Can Do it! Positivity is Catching!
Change is Hard

See? Weren’t these all great?

This week’s smile will be posted in about an hour.

What made you smile?