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I Want Your Smiles! #weeklysmile 72 Reminder

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I so often have as my smile or smile reminder “spent the weekend on Cape Cod”.  You know, sometimes I get just as big of a smile for “I spent the weekend in New Hampshire”.  Yesterday was a case in point.

It was pleasantly cool after the extreme heat earlier in the week.  I went running, I mowed most of the yard, I took the dogs for several walks, I did some arranging and “puttering” around the house, and other such “normal” things.  But it’s great!  Sometimes I forget how nice it is just to do things around the house.  It feels good.  And then when it is spring, cool but not cold, sunny, etc.  Ah, life is good! Continue reading

The Weekly Smile 72 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

There was quite a bit to smile about this week.  It was ultra busy, though, so I had little time to think about those smiles.  Of course this was also a very strange week, particularly those who read the news and/or follow US politics.  Uhm, with all that is happening in the world and all that is happening at work (a huge amount), I have a hard time thinking of my life away from the news or work.  So I will pick an easy smile. Continue reading

I Want Your Smile! #weeklysmile 71

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Smiling about work may seem odd to some, but I think we have to smile about it.  I mean, we spend a third of our lives there, well over half of our time if you including getting ready, driving, and mental time, at least during the work week we do.  If you can’t smile about work, try to find another job.  Try your very, very hardest.  It is well worth having a job you like.

A group of “executives” came to our region office on Thursday.  The RO is 20 or 25 miles down the road from my normal work, but on a weekday morning, the traffic on Rt 3 through Massachusetts is awful and it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending.   But it was worth it. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile 71 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

So much to smile about, so little time to write about it ;)  My original thought for this week was to talk about my trip down to Washington, DC last week.  I was there for training, and the class was very good.  I also had some free time and visited a few museums, which is always great.  And I met fellow blogger, Britta, which was great.  Overall, it was a very good little jaunt, particularly in that it was officially a “business trip”.  Unfortunately, I’ve written a lot about all of these things before, like in my Coffee Share post.  And with meeting Britta, I even put it in a smile reminder. Continue reading

I Want Your Smiles #weeklysmile Reminder 70

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I was in Washington, DC last week for a few days.  One of the things that I did was meet a fellow blogger.  This was actually the first time that I met a blogging friend face to face!  If you follow Britta at It’s Britta Bottle! you know that after a stint in Thailand, she ended up in DC.

It was a very nice meeting.  I don’t know her as well as I do a few other blogging friends, but I have talked to her in the comments before.  We recognized each other right away.  And we did know something about each other so it wasn’t like we were at a loss.  We chatted like people who have known each other for a year, but also like people just meeting. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile 70 #weeklysmile Part 2

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I just discovered that when I posted my smile at 8 this morning, it put it into the Reader for 8 last night!  I wrote it then, but used my phone to publish.  So nobody has seen it :(

Anyway, so, click here!

To add, When I was on Cape Cod, I actually went into the ocean a little.  I’m talking about up to my knees while playing with the dog!  So this is the first time in the water, even if I didn’t get my hair wet or swim. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile 70 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I’m sorry, but I have no time to write this :(  I’ve been very busy and I’m out of town.  But, as i said on Sunday, in many ways, being too busy for social media to me is a very good thing.

I took a short vacation at the end of last week.  yes, I only visited my cottage on Cape Cod, which I typically do a couple of times a month, but I took time off of work.

I kayaked several times, walked on the beach, walked in the woods, ate seafood, took dogs to the beach, took dogs to the woods, played with dogs, ran, etc., etc.  It was a great time.  And I got the outdoor shower running again, so I showered outside.  I know that sounds odd, but there is something about it. Continue reading

I Want Your Smiles! #weeklysmile 69 Reminder

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I’ve been too busy to blog today.  I’m grabbing 2 seconds to put this up.  being too busy for social media makes me smile :)

So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!

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Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning.  I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST.  I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder.  People can and do join throughout the week.

The Weekly Smile 69 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I want to say a few things about doing the weekly smile twice a week.  You know, I’m a pretty optimistic guy, and I find a lot in life to smile about.  I try to see the silver lining in the darkest clouds, though, being human, I’ll admit that I often just see the rain or that tornado hidden behind the rain…  Overall, though, I’m a pretty happy guy.  I have a huge dark side, but that doesn’t make me smile any less.

But when I sit down and think about it, what sticks out?  Doing that twice a week isn’t always easy!  This week, I’m planning a lot of good stuff (which is great!), but it will make for future posts. A few bad things happened that haven’t showed their silver linings yet…  Not to me personally, but still.  And yet, I am smiling :)

This is a Wednesday morning that I got up, have a huge amount of work to do, and the brain just isn’t turning.  With that in mind, I’m going to bring up something that I already shared on my Weekend Coffee Share (If We Were Having Coffee) post on Saturday.  I hate repeating like this.  I hope you don’t mind. Continue reading

I Want Your Smile #weeklysmile 68 Reminder

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I had something planned for this reminder, but then I read a story on BBC.  I want to backtrack for a second.  A little while ago I posted a story that had an enchanter named “Tim”.  As any self respecting nerd knows, I took that name from Monty Pythons.  Why is “Tim the Enchanter” such a funny name?  I don’t know, but it is hilarious.

A second aside.  What do you call junk e-mail?  Do you know why?  Again, from Monty Pythons.  The “spam” skit repeats the word “spam” over and over, just like the spam emails.  “Spam, spam, spam, spam, Spam spam spam spam, Spam! Wonderful Spam!”  Who first called it that?  I have no idea, but it stuck! (You know you are a real nerd if you sang along when I printed the “spam song.” ;) )

OK, back to my story.  Sorry, not the story I wrote, but the story for this post.  Uhm, back to the story I read on BBC.  OK, that’s better. Continue reading