There have been 88 weeks of the Weekly Smile. That’s quite a run! In those weeks I posted almost 200 Smiles. We had weeks with around 20 participants and others with just one other besides me. My guess is that altogether we have posted well over a thousand Smiles in the last 88 weeks. But I think it is time to bring it to an end. Continue reading
Look at that number: 88! Isn’t that a great number? It reminds me of my very favorite Schoolhouse Rock video, Figure 8. Yeah, I said Schoolhouse Rock ;) The song is simple, as they all are, but the arrangement is great, with some good counter melodies. And, of course, they got the jazz great Blossom Dearie to sing. Oh, here is the video:
No, that isn’t my smile. :) Actually, in some ways, my smile is a repeat.
I spent last week on Cape Cod. I was there a little over a week, but took a week off of work. My parents joined me for 6 days of it. This is my usual end of summer vacation on the Cape, a tradition I’ve been keeping for about a decade. Continue reading
It was the end of summer, the beginning of school. Although I am sure there has been a lot to smile about, people were too busy to leave smiles. This week we received only two. But every smile is a good smile!
So here are the two smiles for the last week:
Besides these two, I also did my posts:
The new weekly smile, number 88!! will be up soon :)
I just got home from spending over a week down on Cape Cod. It was a wet drive – what is left of Harvey is hitting the east coats and making its way out to sea. Good Riddance!
The end of a vacation is a bittersweet time. I do need to be back and start catching up on stuff. But I wish was still relaxing. Ah, some day. Overall, though, it is a big smile to be back home. The cats are smiling, that’s for sure!! And so, tomorrow I’ll have the day to get things back together before returning to work on Tuesday. It will take me a month to catch up at work, but it is worth it. Continue reading
I’ve made it no secret that I’m on vacation. I am down on Cape Cod, as usual, but I have time off of work, so have been enjoying it. Also, my parents are in town. So it has been nice to relax, go to beaches, walk in the woods, kayak and visit. A very nice time away.
I don’t have a lot to say – I mean, what do you say about doing nothing? – so I’ll just leave a photo instead: Continue reading
I’m a littl late on this, but I’m not at home right now. It’s been very hard for me to post, so… I know, no excuses. Here is a recap of all of the smiles posted this week:
Not as many as the last week or two,but still great Smiles!
I’ll have the new Smile post up in just a few minutes. I know, I’m piling them up on top of each other, but I am a little behind.
I hope you enjoyed everyone’s smiles!
The beach that I typically walk on in the morning when I’m on Cape Cod isn’t really known as a place to see a lot seals. The last few times I’ve been down there I’ve seen quite a few. Very cool. Of course, some people say there are too many seals around. And the Great White sharks follow the seals. There have been sightings and encounters with Great Whites on the beaches of Cape Cod, but not anyplace close to where I go. As long as it’s not biting me or anyone I know, I think it would be cool to see a Great White…
But the seal are cool :) Continue reading
We had some great smiles this week, as always, and a few new people joining. I thought we had fewer Smiles than other weeks, but I may be wrong. I guess it was just me – since I was traveling I didn’t have as much time to spend on them. So there are a lot of smiles that we’ve shared!
Here are the smiles that people have posted over the last week: Continue reading
I made it no secret that I traveled last week. A great thing about travel is that one trip can be enjoyed many times. I typically divide it into four: Planning, research and expectation; Actual Travel!; Going though photos and memorabilia upon return; memories that last a lifetime.
I spent a large chunk of this weekend on the third one above, going though all of my photos. I took almost 1000 photos, many of the same thing or similar views. As I chose which photo to edit for display, I’d zoom in, look at details, think about how each made me feel. In other words, it wasn’t simply looking at photos, it was reliving the experience.
I’ve gotten a lot of smiles seeing the photos, studying them and choosing which ones to post. I hope others will get smiles as they view them :) Continue reading