Category Archives: Smile

The Weekly Smile 12/10/2018 #weeklysmile

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There was a lot to smile about this week :)  Sometimes, of course, we have to look for those little silver linings :)  For instance, the weather.  It was a frigid week, this week.  But it was dry!  This autumn was the wettest autumn ever, so having a dry week was great!  I played with the dogs outside a lot and ran on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (yesterday)!

One thing that was a huge smile for me was publishing my book of short stories, Embers.  Check out the launch post.  Here is a photo of the book at my house:

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And there was setting up the Christmas tree.  I really enjoyed it.  I just started to listen to holiday music on Friday and set up the tree on Saturday.  It makes it feel like Christmas.

I talked to friends and family.  Always good :)

I had quite a few smiles this week, from little day to day things ( a kitten is in my lap right now as I type!), to big things (publishing a book!), but if I need to chose one for the Weekly Smile, I will choose the tree.  Yes, the book was more exciting, but I’ve done many posts on that already…  And the tree was fun :)  Doing it finally put me into that Holiday Mood, the Christmas Spirit, or whatever you want to call it :)

What made you smile?

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The Weekly Smile Recap Week of 12/3/2018 – 12/9/2018

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A lot of good smiles as usual :)  Here is a list of smiles that I collected:

Trent’s World
Nut House Central
Serendipity (Marilyn Armstrong)
Lady Lee Manila
Colline’s Blog
Piglet in Portugal
Forgiving Connects
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Besides these, Gary Wilson shared a smile in the comments section of the original post.

Not as big as last week, but still a great bunch of smiles!  If I missed your smile, please let me know and I will add it.

 

The Weekly Smile 12/3/2018 #weeklysmile

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This might seem like an odd smile at first, so stick with it to the end :)

Both of my parents had the flu in April.  It was bad.  When I saw them in August they were still not completely recovered and tired far easier than they had the year before.  In early October they were closer to their old selves.  It took a while!

A little over a week ago they became sick again.  Last Sunday my mom rushed my dad to the hospital.  He was running a very high fever and was very dehydrated.  When they tested the discovered that he did not have “the flu”, he had two different strains of flu at the same time!  They kept him over night.

I talked to him a few minutes on Friday and he sounded really good.  Last night he was even better.  As was my mom, who didn’t have it nearly as bad as he did.  They both said that despite the scare of last Sunday, they were not as sick as they were in the spring.  No where even close to that sick. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap Week of 11/26 – 12/2/2018 #weeklysmile

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I hope you all had a great week last week!  It was another good week for smiling!  Here are some of the posts that I saw come through last week:

Trent’ World
Nut House Central
Gary A Wilson Stories on a Dime
Ruth Blogs Here
Serendipity – Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth
Solveig Werner
Piglet in Portugal
Penny Wilson Writes
Colline’s Blog
Forgiving Connects
Lady Lee Manila
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
The Shower of Blessings

There were a couple of quick smiles with no blog posts: RobertaWrites(a bunch of numbers) smiled about a chocolate house she made.  FakeFlemenco smiled at friends’ conversation at Thanksgiving dinner.

A lot of great smiles there. I hope you enjoyed last week’s Smiles! I’m sorry if I am a little behind this week. This week will be posted soon.

Note – I might have missed you – please let me know and I will update the list!

The Weekly Smile 11/26/2018 #weeklysmile

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There was a lot to smile about this last week!  Talking to friends and family.  Good times.  Good food.  Playing with puppies.  Walks in the woods.  Getting my next book, Embers, loaded into KDP.  The list goes on.  But I will talk about something odd instead.  Maybe some other Introverts out there will understand ;)

I was doing my typical (for when I am on Cape Cod) morning walk on Chapin’s Beach on Saturday.  Even though it had warmed up significantly and the wind had died down, I had it to myself.  (Note – the best time for walks on the beach are early mornings in the winter.)  The tide was coming in and I enjoyed watching the water gobble up the sand flats.  The photo below is part of the flats that were gone 5 minutes after the photo was taken. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap Week of 11/19 – 11/25

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Hi all.  For you Americans (us Americans) out there, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  For everyone else, I hope you had a great week!  There was a lot of smiles this week, and a lot to smile about.  Here are some of the posts that I saw come through last week:

Trent’s World
The Nut House
The Showers of Blessings
Colline’s Blog
Ruth Blogs Here
Penny Wilson Writes
Lady Lee Manila
Gary A. Wilson’s Stories in a Dime of Time
Piglet in Portugal
Colline’s Blog
Forgiving Connects
Change is Hard
A Day in the Life

A lot of great smiles there.  I hope you enjoyed last week’s Smiles! I’m sorry if I am a little behind this week. This week will be posted soon.

Note – I might have missed you – please let me know and I will update the list!

The Weekly Smile 11/19/2018 #weeklysmile

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Work can be stressful.  Well, this year it has been very stressful!  I’ve had those days where my behind has been in a seat for 15 hours with little more than bathroom breaks.  Yuck.  But sometimes I have to look back and smile.  Of course there is the entire gratitude thing, but I usually save that for other things besides smiling.  So, today, I will give a couple of work smiles from last week :)

A major project has come to an end.  Sort of.  Almost ;)  This phase, the official project, is complete, but that only leads to more work, a new large project.  And there is a new piece we brought into this one that’s having issues, but we’ll skip that for now.  The main project, as written, is done!  This first part, the part we completed, was a very high profile project, so having it completed now is a big deal. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap week of 11/12/18 – 11/18/18

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Some great Smiles again this week!  Here is a list of smiles I see linked to the post. If I missed yours, please let me know!

Trent’s World
Ruth Blogs Here
The Shower of Blessings
The Nut House
Forgiving Connects
Lady Lee Manila
Change is Hard

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I hope you enjoyed last week’s Smiles! I’m sorry if I am a little behind this week. This week will be posted soon.

Note – I might have missed you – please let me know and I will update the list!

The Weekly Smile 11/12/2018 #weeklysmile

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Back in August of 2013 I wrote “The End” at the end of a book I had written over the summer, The Fireborn.  My next move was trying to figure out what to do next.  All of my research pointed to a blog.

On November 11, 2013 I decided to go for it and opened my blog, Trent’s World, and put up the first post.  It was awful, but I had to do something!

Yesterday evening I still hadn’t totally decided on what I would write for this week’s Weekly Smile.  And then that 5-year blogiversary thing came up.  Yep, I knew.

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Blog Anniversary (Blogiversary)

I had no clue what I was getting into at the time.  I fumbled along, thinking of an “on-line magazine” at first.  I finally settled on my own little thing, mostly creativity and compassion.  Yep, that includes the Smile :)

Over the years I have met a lot of great people here.  The blog is something that I smile about.

And celebrating five years of blogging gave me a big smile :)

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The Weekly Smile Recap week of 11/5/2018 – 11/11/2018

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Another week of the Weekly Smile has come to an end and there were a lot of great smiles this week!  Here is a list of smiles I see linked to the post.  If I missed yours, please let me know!  I know of at least one “pingback” that didn’t work.

Trent’s World
Change is Hard
The Showers of Blessings
The Nut House
Colleen’s Blog
Lady Lee Manila
Colleen’s Blog
Forgiving Connects

A little down from last week, but still a great list of great smiles!  Go check them out.

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I hope you enjoyed last week’s Smiles! I’m sorry if I am a little behind this week.  This week will be posted soon.

Note – I might have missed you – please let me know and I will update the list!