Thursday, October 16, 2008

Something to smile about

My friend . . . ahem . . . says thanks for all the encouragement you sent in the comments section of the last post. Things are looking up for the PTA, and now that two major financial (think: IRS, taxes, charter with the state and national PTA) deadlines are passed, everyone on the board is breathing a little easier. From here on out my friend promises to take it one step at a time and not get overwhelmed . . . and to take every single one of you up on your offers for dessert!

In honor of this new outlook, this change in attitude, this thank-goodness-we-got-it-postmarked-by-the-15th feeling, I'm letting y'all in on some things that make me smile.

Grinning on the inside smile:
Bubba and I now wear the same size t-shirt

Eyes rolled back in your head smile:
Honey giving my shoulders and neck a much needed massage

Laugh so you don't cry smile:
Listening to a friend talk about the Star Wars birthday-in-a-box she sent her son who just left for his second tour of duty in the middle east

Taking a stroll down memory lane smile:
Helping a friend feed her twins while we wait for our older kids at gymnastics

Put your feet up and relax smile:
Our two big field trips for this school year are DONE!

I knew He would all along smile:
Knowing exactly to the penny how much money we need to make it through the month, and watching the numbers on the direct deposit add up to that plus a little extra

How funny is that smile:
After the girls sat through countless meetings with me over the last 3 weeks, watching them hurry to their room to play "meeting"

I could do this all day smile:
Listening to Bubba talk about the new friends he's getting to know this year at school

Grinning with anticipation smile:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year premiers in 8 days

This is what I was made to do smile:
Cooler nights warmed up with a cup of decaf under a blanket next to Honey on the couch

Make your eyes twinkle smile:
Knowing that Halloween is only 15 days away, and after that it's fair game to decorate for Christmas

What about you? What's making you smile these days?


The Pittman's said...

Glad things are looking up for you.
Feeling the baby kick makes me smile...only 2 months to go!!

Misty said...

i adore that you're excited for HSM3. my friend Jina is too... me? not so much, but I'm glad that you posted and hope the happier side of life grows bigger and bigger!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Hmmmm... Right this very minute it's a sweet girl who is tending her Mama with a sick stomach. Love that kid.

Glad your PTA stuff is looking up, friend.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

This post makes me smile! :) Especially because I am TOTALLY going to steal it. :)

Jennifer said...

That is so exciting that you wear the same size t-shirt as Bubba!

These days, not gaining weight BACK is something i smile about :)

SJ said...

Glad things are looking at least a little better. I love the focus on things that make you smile! And those were all so fun and made me smile too!

(I smiled a lot thinking about the cookie dough and the walk!)

Anonymous said...

Being able to actually throw a lightweight cardigan on and go outside! It is actually below 100* here now! YEA!

Jennifer said...

YEs! lol i wasn't going to, because it's going to be long.... but i just now decided i was!

realitymomma said...

how much weight have you lost if you can wear the same size shirt as your son???????

Amanda said...

Only working 15 hours a day makes me smile. That time maintence is really working!

kayla said...

best wishes and such a great blog site. i will be back some how i found you looking for stuff on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia.

creative gal said...

I love the feel of fall and knowing the holidays are coming!!

elena jane said...

i thought it was just me who was anticipating getting past halloween and heading onto christmas. everyone else tends to roll their eyes and get a worried look on their face. me, i cannot wait to toss on some holiday music, drag out the boughs of holly and enjoy it all :-)