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Wednesday Smiles
I am not having a great winter. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of reasons to smile.

1) M. has entered the imaginative play stage. She pretends to eat the food she sees in books, and then says, "Yum!" or "Delicious!"

2) When she plays with her toy phone, M. says, "This is (my real name)..." because she hears me say my name when I'm on the phone with random people.

3) She likes to tell me and her dad that she is "going to get coffee." *g*

If you have it in you to do so, please tell me what's made you happy or grateful lately. The world can always use a little more sunshine.(If it can't I definitely can!) I see some ppl lurking here; don't be shy. Feel free to share something, even if you never pipe up again. :)

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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I am grateful for choosing an apartment that is up a hill and away from any of the flooded areas in Brisbane. I'm high, I'm dry, I have food and electricity. 70% of my state has not been that lucky.

I'm glad you're OK. I've been hearing about the flood devastation Queensland.

*HUGS* Your daughter is a dollbaby.


Happy times: The plague of everyone here being sick is lifting. OMFG, yes!!! I have a voice again!!! I talked on the phone today and NO ONE told me I sounded like Darth Vader!!!!

A is getting her leg braces tomorrow AND? They are paid for which means I can finally reschedule her surgery.

My 3 cats each slept in one open shelf in my kitchen cabinets today, one on each shelf... TOO CUTE. They also??? Had a kitty spaz attack fight in A's room which resulted in much giggling (from us) and meowing/loud thumping sounds (from them). It was hysterically funny.

Sometimes its the little things, sometimes its the big ones... there's always at least something to smile about. Thanks for reminding us all, Honey.

*hugs* Thanks for sharing. Yay for not being sick! This is of the good.

Tell me about your kidlet. Braces and surgery do not sound fun. :(

Your furbabies sound delightful. We don't have any pets; DH is not an animal person. Sadly, I live vicariously.

Sometimes its the little things, sometimes its the big ones... there's always at least something to smile about.

Exactly. :)

You ready??? You have sooo much shit going on I do not wanna dump on you. I haven't even THANKED all the ppl who emailed me when the first of this shit started up... Mel sucks.

OK. A is 9. She needs surgery on two tendons in each leg/ankle to correct what had been THOUGHT to be bone deformities caused by toe walking/wtfe but is now known to be due to the MRI (thank you world) just a birth defect that can be corrected. She stands like a penguin. You can't "really" tell unless she wears a swimsuit. Plus? This summer she grew like 4.5 inches and it made it obvious to me. So. She's in physical therapy/ occupational therapy every week. she has missed so much school its not even funny. She'll be in braces from tomorrow til about 6 months after surgery. She'll be in walking casts for 6-8 weeks after surgery. I'm probly gonna have to get her homeschooled/a tutor for the end of 3rd grade. She also has allergies/asthma that are pretty bad and we've both been sick as dogs all week. It's just us and Granny out here, my parents died when I was a kid. A's dad? Outta the picture. Granny broke her hip about 5 weeks ago, and its been hell. We are prob gonna have to move back in there soon-ish. I live on the 3rd floor & her house is ripe with stairs. My family? Is sooo mad at me for Granny's accident. All my uncles blame me. She was playing tag with A and A's BFF and her BFF ran into Granny... I was at the store, you'll laugh, the children's place buying clothes for her since reg ppl clothes are too big for her. It's been a fucking nightmare. BUT??? Goddamn. She is breathing, I am over my flu/bronchitis for the most part and its all gonna be OK. Cuz it has to. So.... gah. Bet you wish I'd never said anything huh? LOL. YOu are a doll. I love the way your mind works, I adore your writing and I admire your spirit.

Well, I'll tell you the thing that made me laugh most recently, even if it is a smidgeon TMI. Or rated R, anyway.

I was in the shower with my husband a few days ago, and we were talking about hand jobs (like I said, TMI), and then a minute later he said, all excitedly, "And when we're done I have a brownie for dessert!" (because he'd bought one earlier in the day and it was awaiting him in the kitchen) and he was practically bouncing up and down.

I frowned jokingly and said, "You sound a lot more excited by the brownie than the hand job," and he replied, "Well, I get hand jobs a lot more often than I get brownies!" Hee!

I don't mind TMI. *g*

I must ask, are you a Seinfeld fan? Your anecdote reminds me of that ep where George was in bed with someone (Susan, maybe?) and sneaking bites of a pastrami sandwich, while also trying to watch TV. :D

You know, I think I may be one of the few people in the U.S. over the age of 30 who has *never* watched an episode of "Seinfeld." I've certainly gotten a lot of it through osmosis, though, since the show pervaded our culture for a while, but I must admit I am entirely ignorant of the pastrami sex you mention. :) But it *does* sound like the kind of thing that would tickle my sense of humor. (It sounds sort of off in the "When Harry Met Sally" kind of direction, and I thought WHMS was hilarious.)

the little girl i babysit has a toy phone, and watching her talk on it is hysterical.

i finished a chunk of the stuff on my to do list today, and i have a dog on my feet. =)

I've only got the one thing but it's a good one. :)

You, evil person, have just caused me to spend a rapt half an hour watching random cute videos of goat kids jumping in the air. I never realized goats were so cute!

LOL! Neither did I til I got linked to that vid! They really are adorable! *L*

I went on an actual amazing date tonight. He was funny and cute and wouldn't stop gushing about how awesome I was. There was even a long kiss good night.


* My Godson playing with my Kid (he's a 15 year old boy - he's not supposed to want to spend time with toddlers!)

* Brasilian music - I'm listening to Maria Rita and Bebel Gilberto alot at the moment.

* Ida hugs and kisses

I giggle picturing your little girl. Just one advice: Don't give her coffee. Heeee. I use to joke with Naia's mom and tell her: "You gave her coffee, didn't you?"

My smile: The Guy and I have turned into an 'official' couple. It's scary, but we like each other a lot and want to give us a try. #patheticteen *g*

Have a great week, my dear. *hugs*

Aww, M sounds just adorable ♥ Also, *hugs* to you for all the stress you've been going through.

My smile for the week: My football team, the Seattle Seahawks, played the New Orleans Saints this past weekend and somehow managed to beat them even though we are in the playoffs with the worst record that a team has ever had going into the playoffs. And the Saints won the Superbowl last year, so we were major underdogs - no one expected us to win, we were expected to be blown out. And yet we did it! I am still in shock, and so proud of my team! It just goes to show that records don't always matter; anything is possible.

I am also ridiculously proud of our fans, because we are awesome and the loudest fans in the NFL.

For example - when one of our players made a great run during that game, our fans caused a small earthquake LOL. (Article explaining that: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49038/)

Video of the run:

(He broke 8 tackles. Ran for 67 yards. Broke a tackle by one of the best players in the NFL.)

(I literally get choked up just watching this & thinking about this past game - it's the whole state unity, crowd there with the team supporting them ferociously, & underdogs make a stand things that get to me I think lol.)

IMO, we are one of the best places for sports teams to play, because our fans will get behind you SO MUCH. It's one of the reasons why I love Seattle <3333

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