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The Weekly Smile for the 26th of October, 2020 #weeklysmile

Last week was a pretty good week with a lot of little smiles, but I am going to a weird one instead of the typical “all of the small things” post.

First, a bit of background.

I typically do two quick change of seasons in the spring and two more in the autumn. I divide it since we will have mixed weather during the transition. This year it stayed warm up until, well, up until now. A second part of this is that I have a big house with a lot of teeny-tiny rooms. One is useless for about anything, so I made it into a kind of walk in closet. Actually, walk through, since the main path of the house goes through the room! If you use the second floor at all, you have to walk through the phone booth sized room.

Set up done, now to the smile.

I did my transition from summer clothes to winter clothes yesterday. But part of it was clearing my room. You see, the tiny room has become a true closet of sorts and was filling with junk. Stuff was unorganized. I spent most of the day cleaning, moving, throwing away and reorganizing. And that is before I took the sweaters, turtlenecks and such out of the cedar chest and put the shorts and short sleeve shirts in! I reorganized a lot of the space and made it more efficient. It is also a little nicer looking, which is for the best since, as I said, it is at the top of the stairs and you have to walk through it to get to any of the other rooms on the second floor – it sees a lot of traffic, and everyone sees it…

I know, that is a weird thing to smile about, but it isn’t the cleaning, organizing and changing the seasons that made me smile as much as it was the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when it was done.

So that was my smile for the week, transitioning from summer to spring in a bigger way than usual.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

The Weekly Smile Recap 10/19 – 10/25/2020

Hi all. Do you need something to smile about today? Well, I have just the thing for you ;) There were quite a few smiles shared last week. Click one of the links below and find out for yourself. Or two links. Or five. Or all of them :)

Trent’s World
The Hidden Edge
Change is Hard
Natalie the Explorer
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Nut House Central
Heart to Heart
What if We All Cared?
Light Motifs II
Tessa Dean – Author
Piglet in Portugal
Natasha Musing
Superlative Deviation
All Things Bright and Beautiful
A Day in the Life
Southern Patches
Thistles and Kiwis

I hope you enjoyed these smiles as much as I did. Let me know if I missed yours and I’ll make sure I add it.

This week’s smile post will go up in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of October, 2020

I’m sure a lot of you who read my smile posts and coffee share posts are aware, I spend a lot of time on Cape Cod and often have smiles about being there. Well, I also smile a lot about begin in New Hampshire!

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures – the frosty nights but delightfully warm days. I like the smell of the air. I love that October blue sky that you never see any other time of the year. And, of course, I love fall foliage!

My House

New Hampshire is a place that in normal (non-Covid) years we see tour buses going down the back roads to see the foliage. People travel from all over the world. It is one of our busiest seasons.

This year has been gorgeous. I shared some photos that I took out of my kitchen window earlier (see photo above). I walked around yesterday takign photos. Funny, though, of the 102 (!) I took, 90 were in my back yard!

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The Weekly Smile Recap for October 12 – October 18, 2020

Hello everyone! Do you need something to smile about today? Just click on one of the links below and I’m sure you will smile! In fact, click on two. Or three ;)

Trent’s World
Natalie the Explorer
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
The Hidden Edge
Ruth Blogs Here
Nut House Central
Tessa Dean – Author
Mylife-and-Horsestories
priorhouse blog
Something to Ponder About

And as always, some people posted their smiles as comments on the original Trent’s World post :)

This week’s Smile will be posted in about an hour. What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of October, 2020

I had a pretty good week last week. There were a few bad things, like my parents were supposed to visit me but were not able (it has been well over a year…), but over all it was good.

I drove down to Cape Cod on Wednesday evening. I took an hour off of work on Thursday and took the entire day off on Friday. I was able to take long walks on a couple beaches, walks in the woods, a long paddle on the kayak, etc. Over all it was a very nice very long weekend. Very relaxing.

Yeah, I know, I’ve used “time on Cape Cod” as a smile quite a few times, but it is a great smile :)

So, yes, my smile for this week is a long weekend on Cape Cod.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

That’s a sunrise :)

The Weekly Smile Recap – 19/5 – 10/11/2020

Hi all! We had some great smiles last week! Do you need something to smile about? Click on one of the links below. Or click two, they’re small ;) Or three. Or all of them!

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Natalie the Explorer
Nut House Central
Natasha Musing
A Day in the Life

A few less than some weeks, but they are all great!

I will post this week’s smile in about an hour. What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the Fifth of October, 2020

I have had a bit to smile about this week. One is the pushup challenge. I was tagged on FaceBook to do 25 pushups every day for 25 days and to post a video of the feat each day. This challenge was to raise awareness for PTSD, though I think some of my videos may have caused it ;) Anyway, the smile is that I am done! I finished yesterday.

Here is a video of the last time with my Piano Prelude #11 in Bb Major in the background:

Yeah, my form is awful, but I finished. And that last half pushup was really number 26, so it doesn’t count against me that it was totally awful ;) (I will do a post about the challenge, etc., on another day)

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The Weekly Smile Recap for 9/28 – 10/4/2020

Hi all! Some pretty good smiles came in last week. If you need something to smile about, just click one of the links below. Click two. Or Three!

Trent’s World
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Natalie the Explorer
The Jesh Studio
Heart to Heart
Change is Hard
Picture Retirement
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Colline’s Blog

Some great smiles :)

This week’s smile will be posted in about an hour. What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile for the 28th of September, 2020 #weeklysmile

Hi! This was an odd week. One of the odd things about it was the weather. It was downright frigid early, with a couple of frosts, but was summer hot by the end of the week. Not just the weather, but the color. Sure, we’ve had some color since late August, but it was likely someone flipped a switch on Friday evening. On Saturday it was as if the entire world was painted yellow and red.

Although I enjoy the typical autumn cool, dry days more than anything, it was still great to have a little taste of summer after the unseasonably cold beginning of the week. I spent a lot of time outside this weekend, as always. There was dog play and dog walks, as well as my run. But I also walked in the woods a bit and took in nature (i.e., no dogs). It was great!

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The Weekly Smile Recap for 9/21 – 9/27/200

Hello! Do you need something to smile about today? Well, over the last week several people submitted Smiles for the Weekly Smile. Here is a recap for your reading pleasure:

Trent’s World
Nut House Central
Poetry, Short Prose and Walking
Natalie the Explorer
Heart to Heart
Picture Retirement
Mylife-and-Horsestories
Natasha Musing
Change is Hard

Aren’t they great? And remember, there are always a few Smiles left in the comments of the original post.

I will put up this week’s Smile in about an hour. What made you smile?