I’m sure the times are a bit stressful for a lot of you out there. I know they are for me! There are many worries in the world, not the least that this pandemic is getting worse as the autumn continues. So, how do we relieve stress?
Walking often helps me quite a bit, particularly walking in the woods without the dogs ;) Last week, though,it wasn’t enough. But I did find the trick – I just did my normal exercise routine. It all just evaporated. The next day, my normal run took care of any stress that had built up.
Hi all! The world seems to be in turmoil right now. In the US, this should be a time for families to gather, but we are being told to stay home. Around the world it isn’t much better. And there are other things. Sigh. But, hey, there is still a lot to smile about out there! In fact, a lot of bloggers have talked about what made them smile over the last week. Why don’t you read one or two of these posts? Perhaps you will smile as well :)
Hi! I hope you all had a good week. I had a good week. Yes, there were ups and downs, but mostly good, at least on a personal level.
One of the things I smiled about this week was a new synthesizer. I’ll mention the name, even though I know it is meaningless for 99.99% of you: A Sequential Prophet Rev 2. It is an analog polysynth. Got it?
No matter, it is great sounding instrument and I had a lot of fun playing it and creating new sounds. At one point I took out my phone and did a quick recording. The sound was in stereo, with the different parts swirling around (not capture with my phone!) and there was a deep, rich bass (also not captured with my phone) and it was so much fun to just play. Oh well, so my cheap phone couldn’t quite capture it, but I hope you smile hearing this attempt:
Hi all! Another week, another great batch of smiles. This week we had a few late-comers – Typically I would push people who get here late into the next week, but I am feeling lazy today, so they are going up today :) Anyway, if you need something to smile about, click a link or two!
Last week was stressful. It wasn’t just what you are thinking. Work was tough. There was a mis-delivery that was not fun. Etc. But this weekend more than made up for it!
I spent the entire weekend on Cape Cod. It was unseasonably warm, and was sunny. I did a long walk on my favorite beach both Saturday and Sunday, rolling up my pant-legs and wading in the (frigid) water.
Hi all! I think this last week was a stressful week no matter were in the world you lived or what your political affiliation. Anyway, no politics (please), but there are smiles to be had! Perhaps one of the posts below can take you away from the news for a few minutes and give you something to smile about :)
Hi all! It was a weird week, but in some ways a very special week. I’ll narrow it down even more: Saturday was a special day! Yep. One of the most special days of the year.
OK, I do love Halloween – Autumn is by far my favorite time of year and Halloween caps it off perfectly, but that is not what I was talking about. You see, I made one more journey around our home star! I wrote that statement before and it seems everyone missed it, so I may need to explain further…
Hi all. Do you need something to smile about? A lot is going on in the world right now and it might be good to slow down for just a moment, take a deep breath, and click on a link below ;) OK, two links. Five. All of the links below…
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?
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).
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 :)