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Wednesday Smiles (a day late!)
I kind of want to complain about being sick and passing it on to my mom and my daughter, but this isn't supposed to be a post for bitching. *g* OK, let's see. Quickly, before M. stops being distracted by the pile of board books I plopped down next to her. Happy things:

1) M. has found a new game: taking off my glasses and then trying to put them back on. She doesn't come close to getting them back on, and I'm convinced she's going to break them one of these days, but I'm thrilled that she now understands that what comes off CAN go back on.

2) I ran on the treadmill a few days ago -- and didn't die. And I pushed! I credit squats for what little aerobic capacity I have right now.

3) I wrote. I WROTE. Nothing special. But I wrote, stealing a few minutes during M's naps. This is a big deal for me, so forgive me if I do cartwheels over here for days.

Please tell me what's made you happy or grateful lately. ♥ The world can always use a little more sunshine.

I mostly post fannish things in this journal, but I think it's easy to forget that there is a real person behind the fic and the Bones commentary. Same goes for other people, of course. So I'd like to take a minute to acknowledge our humanity.

If you'd like to do so, please tell me something that made you smile this week, no matter how small. Could be the snuggle your dog gave you on Monday, the song you discovered on Tuesday, or the way your significant other smiled at you today. I've been posting these since December 2007. If you feel up to it, please respond—here, in your own journal, or elsewhere. Feel free to post more than one thing and/or respond to other comments.

Why am I doing this? Because I think it is far too easy to get caught up in the stresses, big and small, that we all experience. Being able to focus on one positive thing, however small, can give one a valuable sense of perspective.

Why Wednesday? I figure a little mid-week cheer can't hurt. :)

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First of all...

1) Aww... that is too damned cute. And yes, it shows definite development of brain pathways going on.

2) I'm impressed. I haven't just had a baby within the past year and I'm not sure *I* could do that!

3) AWESOME! And also impressive considering what I know your time is like. And we're thrilled to see the results! Definitely cartwheel worthy material...

My big thing right now is seeing the end of the novel in sight. Three, four, five weeks max, and the first draft is DONE. Kind of hard to believe after all this planning and taking the trip to our mystery location and all the research and the writing that it's actually almost a completed piece...

Wheeee! It's a little person you've got there.

Also, gazes in awe at your athletic ability.

Writing? Good for you; I miss those posts.

Smiles? Well I am finding retirement somewhat flat because well we have snow, and have had snow since December 17th TRUFAX. So my smile is I'm warm, fed and indoors out of the sub-zero temperatures and I don't have to worry about getting to work on the ice rink roads.

i wrote a super ranty email to the boy and in my paranoid tiny brain i assumed we were totally breaking up because i am crazyface and hard to handle on bad days but he came online today and was all like hi, have an email about everything i have been doing as of late and btw, i am sorry i am not good at replying to you about stuff you ranted about but we will talk about this when i get home if you want. love you.

giant emails about boys and awkward and crushes! PRETTY MUCH THE BEST THING EVER Y/Y

YOU. You and your words. I am so happy to see them.

Feel better soon. Hugs to you.

*Mario Karnage races with sweetjamielee and bea_tricks

*Interview. Though, I must admit, I'm sort of terrified.

*You wrote. And knowing how excited that makes you.

- Your smiles. :)

- I'm feeling heavy and tired, but I'm blaming it on the hormones. The nice side is that everyday is a day less left for surgery, which will be the ending of this. I say it to myself everyday, trying to be positive. :D

- I'm happy with my job, which is stressing sometimes but I love it anyway.

the cartwheels are deserved! congrats on finding the time. its hard enough without a child!

my david tennant tumblr updates, which make me smile
getting my biggest test of the course over with in european history.

Lucky for you that M hasn't put your eye out yet putting your glasses back on. I ended up at the ER just to be sure one time.

Regardless of the day, a little mid-week cheer is always appreciated.

I am enjoying Central Kentucky's share of the snow this week.

I am grateful that FiL beat all the odds and is here with us and semi-self sufficient.

I am extraordinarily happy that my Christmas gift from my daughter is still happening. She gave me a holiday from Cookiing and dishes any night she was home this Christmas. Tonight, beef and barley soup (she is a great cook even if she does use cookbooks sometimes. The difference between people who use cookbooks and those of us who don't is that we who don't, don't admit that we have most of the recipies memorized.) I am baking a couple loaves of oatmeal sorghum bread to go with it. I am suffering from a miserable cold (that was her other present to me) so she is making my life a lot easier.

I am also happy that the 6 dozen cookies I baked earlier today are ALL gone yet. Of course, 2 sons haven't been by yet.

Hug M for me. I sometimes miss when my own were young.


I think its fantastic when kids do things like that. It's no so fantastic when you realize your 1yr old nephew is actually mighty mouse and keeps trying to push heavy objects onto his mother.

Instead of lurking about the place I'll share today (Hi by the way). I actually managed to leave my village today. It may not sound exciting but we've been snowed in for 2 weeks.

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