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sewn3w

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PostSubject: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 5:19 pm

We adults can really over think things. I try to mail a goodie to my DGD's from time to time. I hate to shop so don't mail as often as I would like. Then it hit me this week. Why am I doing this? Not to give them any great gift but just the joy of receiving and opening an envelope. Remember those days when we were little? So I printed out a coloring page from the internet, found a pretty envelope and blank card with a pretty picture and mailed one to each child with a short note of love. Their mother called to tell me how excited they were.

I am a happy Grammy. lol! 

So what makes you smile? Besides the little story I just related, let me start.

I LOVE to hear a toddler giggle. Not belly laugh, giggle. And giggle and giggle at something really silly. lmao lmao lmao lmao 
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 5:46 pm

lmao 
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 6:11 pm

Sitting on the front porch in the evening with the hens clucking around in the yard.

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Right now, the little rabbits chasing one another and running to my sewing room window in the evening knowing I'll have an apple chopped all up for them. They are so funny and sweet.

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Now that would make me smile too. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 10:12 pm

When I get home and Tiger Cat runs up to me, wrapping around my leg and purring.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 7:20 am

My grandkids of course!     But Jill.     My deep friendship with her and how it came about.     From this forum!  Thumbup 



How could I not smile?    Cheesy 
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Sitting out on my screened porch listening to the water lap onto the shore at dusk. I have fallen asleep out there twice....woke up in the middle of the night lol.

My builder's son and daughter this afternoon when they came over for a promised ride on our jet skis....when they got off and ran to tell their mom about it. The builder took his son and I took his daughter.

Anything having to do with cats playing.
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Linda 2B

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 1:26 pm

When I think about moving to where it is green! 17 months and counting!dance dance dance 
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 5:49 pm

Dogs make me smile . Love the doggies. When I am feeling down I only have to look at pictures of dogs on Pinterest to make me feel happy.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 7:14 pm

My kids asking me for cooking advice. Some of the questions really strike me as funny. An example - Bratt asking me what salad oil is. I told her in the olden days folks made their own salad dressings. Told her it was veg. Or canola oil.

My youngest DS has the regular question - What's for dinner,Mom? That too brings a smile.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Every time we come into our lovely little valley.
When I am working on something and DH comes up and says it's time for him to rub my shoulders.
When I sit down and my animals come to "check" on me.
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redmadder

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 6:07 am

Gotta make some time for smiles. My DH makes me giggle with some of his observations. I smile everytime he comes in the room.

My coworker Vivian makes me laugh out loud all day. We've known each other for 19 years now, we each had four teenagers when I moved here. She's as fickle as the wind but everyone loves to be around her.

My SIL used to call to ask cooking advice, now he's a better cook than me. He cooks to impress me when I visit, so I'm smiling through dinner.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 8:00 am

Anita M. wrote:
My kids asking me for cooking advice. Some of the questions really strike me as funny. An example - Bratt asking me what salad oil is. I told her in the olden days folks made their own salad dressings. Told her it was veg. Or canola oil.

My youngest DS has the regular question - What's for dinner,Mom? That too brings a smile.

I believe the original question from me was followed up with the question "why on earth does someone think it's a good idea to put salad oil in PANCAKES?????"
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Mamu

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 10:01 am

Puppy kisses.....
Being greeted by a horse nickering....
Hearing "Grandma...."
Smelling the rain in the air....
Wildlife babies playing in the field....
Sunrises....
Leaves turning color in the Fall....
Hugs from my husband...
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Jill

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 4:14 pm

I definitely smile at the thought of the friendship Memaw and I have. And I always laugh when we're talking on the phone or when we're together.

My sons make me smile. Both have a great sense of humor and we laugh together.

My DGC, oh everything about them makes me smile. When I arrive at their house, or when they come here, all three come running with squeals of "grandma, grandma" and I could just cry!

My dog Haley makes me smile, and any puppy. I have always loved animals, especially dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 4:53 pm

When Anita mom and I chat and she has her computer start talking Mexican. Since my brother put spell check on her instant messenger, we get some pretty creative translations.

I am working on a project making photobooks for everyone for Christmas. I'm still in the scanning stuff in stage, but I love that some of these old pictures make me smile. I never realized Blue Bunny got around as much as he did! The books are going to be personalized Grandma (and Grandpa) and me themed ones, as a sort of memory project to honor Grandma.
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memaw4

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 9:44 pm

Oh Bratt,  I think that's a wonderful thing to do in memory of your grandmother.  I'm sure your brothers and sisters will be very happy with their gifts.  That's very thoughtful of you.
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptySun Aug 04, 2013 9:50 pm

My DH's sense of humor... love it !

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyMon Aug 05, 2013 4:11 pm

Watching Molly playing with stuffed toys, growling and rolling around in her bed. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyMon Aug 05, 2013 7:59 pm

good one Txm....

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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyTue Aug 06, 2013 7:56 am

Wow TXM that is exactly the giggle that makes life worth living! Thanks.lmao lmao 
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyTue Aug 06, 2013 10:30 am

My grandkids, of course. Especially the 3 year old who runs to see us when we go there. Isn't it great to be so loved.

Great video!!
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PostSubject: Re: What makes you smile?   What makes you smile? EmptyTue Aug 06, 2013 12:04 pm

I HAD WROTE A WHOLE LIST....BUT IT ISN'T HERE????azn 

What Makes me Smie...

Puppy kisses
Hearing  "Grandma"
A hug from a friend
Horses nickering when they see me
A child's laughter
Smelling rain in the air
Leaves turning color in the Fall
Huge snowflakes falling slowly
The quiet of the snow covered ground
Unconditional trust from an animal
Birds chirping first thing in the morning
A child snuggling with a quilt that I made
The excitement on a persons face when they see something wonderful for the first time
Rainbows
The sunrise
A loving kiss from my husband
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