Category Archives: Smile

The Weekly Smile for the 27th of January, 2020 #weeklysmile

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I think this might be a repeat.  I know it doesn’t matter, but I like each Smile to be different, though I often hit the same types of things, week after week.  I guess you can read a lot into who I am by that ;)

Anyway, this week I made (vegan) chili again.  I didn’t have the fresh-from-the-farm ingredients that I had the last time I wrote about chili, bit it was still great.  I started off as before by dicing and then stewing tomatoes.  I sautéed (local organic) garlic, (local organic) onions, hot peppers, etc and added.  And then the beans I had soaking (I had rinsed them a few times along the way, then brought them to the verge of boiling, rinsed one last time, before dumping them in).  On and on.  It is very time consuming, and takes a long time in the crock pot (days), but is well worth it.

I have made chili many times in past years and it is usually pretty good, but often either too hot or not hot enough.  This is the third time I made some this year, and each time was better than the last.  This weeks chili was not only the best I have ever made, but the best I have ever tasted.  Yum! Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 1/20 – 1/26/2020

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Hi!  We had some really good smiles last week.  If you want to read something to make you smile, check them out:

Trent’s World
Ruth Scribbles
A Visit With Sandra
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Nut House Central
Change is Hard
That Travel Lady – In Her Shoes
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Ruth Blogs Here

Aren’t they great?

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

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 20th of January, 2020 #weeklysmile

Yes, I know, I’m late, but better late than never :)

My big smile this week was spending a long weekend on Cape Cod.  I went down there late Wednesday.  I worked from there on Thursday and Friday.  It was cold and windy through most of weekend.  I returned to NH Sunday afternoon.  Pretty normal (except I usually come back early on Sunday), and yet it was nice.  Very relaxing.

One special thing is Thursday’s sunset.  It was very, very windy on the beach, so I was the only one out there.  Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 1/13 – 1/19/2020

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Hi all! A lot of great smile this week.

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Beckie’s Mental Mess
That Travel Lady In Her Shoes
Innerdialects
Nut House Central
Mylife -and- Horsestories
Ruth Scribbles

As always, many people left there smiles in the comment section of the original post :)

I hope you enjoyed last week’s smiles!  I will post this week’s smile in about an hour :)
What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 13th of January, 2020

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This was another week with a few little things that were good, but I think I will chose yesterday’s run.  I try to run every other day and have been typically running about four and half miles (7.25 km).  It is winter here in New Hampshire, and New Hampshire is not exactly a tropical paradise ;)  In fact, it is a major destination for winter sports.  In the winter, I usually where several layers and dress the same as I do for cross-country skiing.

This was an odd weekend…  Both Saturday and Sunday it reached 65 F/18 C.  To put that in perspective, the forecast shows that next week will stay below freezing the entire week.  That is typical for NH…. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 1/6/2020 – 1/12/2020

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There were some great smiles this week as always.  Also, as always, many people shared smiles in the comments of the original post instead of creating their own post.  Jus a hint that you may want to read through those comments ;)

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
The Jesh Studio
Picture Retirement
Change is Hard
mylife-and-horsestories
Ruth Blogs Here

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

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 6th of January, 2020 #weeklysmile

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I’m a little late in posting this since it’s been a busy morning…  Anyway, I hope you all had a nice new year and that your 2020 is going well.  Funny thing about new year…

I’ll admit, I am a pretty boring person.  I don’t remember the last time I went out on New Year’s Eve.  Ages ago.  I do not want to drive! This year?

We had breakfast on Monday the 31st at an Irish restaurant that specializes in French Toast.  Makes sense, no?  We chatted with our waitress and she said we should go to an Irish pub for New year’s Eve.  They weren’t taking reservations any longer, but if we gave her our name and number she could get us in. Funny thing is that the pub is within walking distance of our house!  We hadn’t been there, so we decided to give it a try. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap for 12/30/2019 – 1/5/2020 #weeklysmile

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I hope you all had a lot to smile about through the holidays!  I know they can be tough for some people.  We did get some great smiles in.  If you need something to smile about read below:

Trent’s World
priorhouse blog
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
The Jesh Studio
Change is Hard
Ruth Scribbles
mylife-and-horsestories
Ruth Blogs Here
Gary Wilson’s Stories on a Dime

A lot of good smiles :)  I will be posting the first new smile for the new year in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile Recap 12/23 – 12/29/2019 #weeklysmile

I’m a few hours late on this, but here are the smiles from last week :)

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Sagittarius Viking
Ruth Scribbles
Change is Hard

Not as many this week as usual, but they are still all great!

I will post a new smile in about an hour.

What made you smile?