With Mother’s Day in the rearview mirror, I must spend a moment basking in the afterglow. When I held my newborns in my arms, I promised them I’d never buy them a car and I hoped they would grow up to be kind and happy. Mission accomplished. When I held each of my newborn grandchildren, I promised to take them to see the Nutcracker at Christmastime and I vowed to love them forever. So far so good. This weekend I joined my eight siblings to celebrate our Mother and do her bidding. We cleaned and scraped, painted and pruned, and ate and laughed. All my brothers- and sisters-in-law pitched in, too. Even some of the nieces and nephews got busy. I’m one lucky lady. I have such a wonderful family.
Here are a few more things that made me smile this week:
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] A new freelancing gig with an exciting new drug product. Right in the middle of Chicago, the city that makes my heart happy.
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] New growth popping out of the ground.
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Rain, rain, and more rain.
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Old friends that hug me when we meet. You know who you are.
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Good books. I just finished Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (a gruesome book with beautiful description,) and Lisa Romeo’s Starting with Goodbye. (We had such different childhoods, but I can relate to so much of what she writes.)
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Dark chocolate with almonds from Aldi’s. Good price and marvelous melting flavors. I think I’ll go get some now!
[tweetthis]What makes you smile this week? [/tweetthis] You almost always make me say, ‘Oh yeah, that too! Please share.