And every day I smile…

I’m a happy camper.  The new kitchen was finished mid-October and, given the constraints of space and budget, it is perfect. Every day it makes me smile. The bathroom was finished last week, the 2 minor hiccups were resolved quickly, and given the constraints of space and budget, it is perfect. And every day it makes me smile.

After months and months of waffling I finally bought a new, desperately needed mattress, online, for an amazingly good price, and dare I say it, the mattress is a dream. I’ve never slept so well in my life. And every day it makes me smile.

My Christmas cards this year turned out well. I’ve always wanted to feature at least one of the cats and I finally managed that – and I hope that it made everyone who received it smile.

Front and Rear of the card: (If you click on the photos you will see them bigger and in more detail.)

Inside of the card

So all-in-all my year is drawing to a close with a whole of smiling. And it’s not just the material things that make me a happy camper with an idiot smile, it is all the lovely people in my life. The folks I cherish who I have had the privilege of helping out in the small ways I could. The folks I cherish who were kind to me. The folks I cherish because I know I can count on them to lift me up when down is the only direction I see.

I love you all. And every day you make me smile.

16 thoughts on “And every day I smile…

    1. I’ve been reading about Miss M on FB – you are raising a most extraordinary child. I almost wrote young woman, and it won’t be long before she is that – makes me feel so old *sigh* But thrilled – Merry Happy my darling Lisa…


    1. I’m so glad, and happy that the card got to you sooner than last years LOL I’m grateful that you shared your address with me. I like knowing I can reach out to you.


  1. It makes me happy to know that there are many things that make you smile. Your card did make me smile
    This post made me think of the song “That’s what friends are for” So keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me, for sure, that’s what friends are for 🙂

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    1. Laughing is my favorite thing, smiling, also really good. I don’t like to get all sentimental and soggy and I truly do think it is a privilege to give and help and I’m grateful for the opportunities to do so.


  2. Glad 2018 is drawing to a close with smiles for you. 🙂 It’s nice when the positives in life overcome the challenges for the year!

    Finding your blog has been one of the positives in my life this year. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and views. We have similar views to many things in life (hugging comes to mind–I have met only one person IRL with the same thoughts on the subject) and very different thoughts on other subjects. Excellent opportunities to explore and learn!

    Your kitty Christmas card is adorable!

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  3. Thank you, that is a kind thing to say. As for hugging, I experience it as an assault, so, you know, very unpleasant! I’m glad you like the card, it is really nice in real life, if I must say so myself LOL


  4. I love this post! I’ve had a whirlwind weekend so sitting down and reading about everything that makes you smile makes me smile. I absolutely love my BB card! It’s on my happy board so I can see it every day year round along with other cards from you! Love you, Grace!

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