what a charming little cottage
i never stop smiling
in moments spent wandering through a toy store
such a lucky find –
a good humor man golden book
and what better hosts to greet us?
“i have a lot of growing up to do. i realized that the other day inside my fort.”
– zach galifianakis
the dollhouse and toy cottage, plymouth, michigan, usa
happy to tell the kinder
there would be 2 stay-home days – a weekend
saturday and sunday
we’d all be back together again on monday
one asked –
‘do you know that friday is already the weekend?’
i love that way of thinking
this one will live a long and happy life.
when does your weekend start?
“every day is a gift. but some days are packaged better.”
image credit: google images
sign of new beginnings
wonderful surprises ahead
my ever-struggling orchid
suddenly burst into bloom
just in time
to welcome in the new year.
“hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come whispering – it will be happier”
-alfred lord tennyson
shoes left behind
no need for these when you find the river.
“let your shoes take you to where your happiness grows.”
-anthony t. hincks
a lot, a lot, a lot
the river rose high
up and over
paths washed out
nice to intersect
where the land met the water
with this very happy dad
following his wife and son
making their way
through what was very recently
a grassy playground
on island park
paddling through to the river
“ever think you’d find yourself paddling here?”
“no, but i’m so, so happy that i am!”
“celebrate the success of others. high tide floats all ships.”
-susan elizabeth phillips
i expect this to be our look on day 3.
we began a virtual family happy hour
on day 1
we all looked pretty good
some having worked online that day
some in self-quarantine
kids and spouses and pets in and out
on day 2
one of us was in a sports bra
one of us was wearing the same shirt from day 1
there was a spill
looking forward to day 3.
“why limit happy to an hour?”
image credit: the telegraph
a tiny tricycle
decorated in garlands and sparkles
parked in the bike rack at the library
heard the train come through town
softly whistling the tune of jingle bells
watched the people line up
to catch the bus to the airport
taking them somewhere
where people were waiting to see them
turned to say hello
to the man walking his dog
in his Christmas pajamas
spent the day with family and friends
playing and laughing
simply enjoying the celebration
happy Christmas everyone.
“our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time.”
– laura ingalls wilder
have you laughed with someone today?
“a wonderful thing about true laughter
is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.”
to say hi
to the grandies and friends
I was lucky enough to enjoy
their indoor flying and blow-up forts created with fans.
life is good at the end of summer.
“the end-of-summer winds make people restless.”