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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy



Things that made me happy today....

  1. Snow.  It's bright, lovely and covers the brown, barren earth.  It sparkles in the sun.  And you can turn it into ice cream.  More on that some time soon!
  2. I ran errands all day today.  When I came home, I noticed one of my earrings was missing.  Aw.  How sad.  It was my favorite pair...14KT and sterling hoops.... and the ones I was wearing when Taylor was born.  It would be impossible to trace my steps and look for it!  And besides that, the boys were due home soon and I didn't have time!   I did think it would be worth it to at least go to the pharmacy, which was my first stop and close to home.  So I drove there and looked through the snow.  Nothing.  I asked at the counter. Yes!  It had been found and turned in.  Wonderful!  And thank you, God! (Yes, I did pray for my earring to come home! ha.)
  3. Slate came back today.  He even stepped inside to eat and stayed about 10 minutes.  The cats all gathered around and sniffed at him, but nobody hissed.  I'd say that was an improvement.  Slate did, however, sniff out Nugget, and I didn't feel comfortable leaving them alone.  I think he thought Nugget might be dessert!  Slate got a little too close for comfort and Nugget snorted and charged at him! ha.  Interesting that he knew Slate was not part of the family.
  4. Baking, with giving in mind. :)
  5. My Alex, with the typical serious face, giving a little ha-ha-ha and smirking with that crooked smile of his.
  6. A kiss from Spencer that had a loud 'smack' to it.
  7. It's my 6th Blog anniversary!  Yep, on 2-12-08, I started this little blog.  It's become so much more fun than I ever dreamed it would!  :)



Random Acts Of Kindness Adventure!
What will you do this week!
Be prepared to share on Friday! 

59 comments:

  1. :) what a lovely list of blessings! Happy blog anniversary! I enjoy visiting here every day!

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  2. Things I like today...being first on your blog..anyway it looks like.

    Love all your list...but I must say, getting your special earring back..That is a God thing. I lost the diamond from my little solitaire ring when we first got married at a basketball game....losing special things is hard. Finding them...Priceless.

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    1. Oh Martha...you must have been publishing as I was typing. OK I can handle second. HaHa

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    2. The Mister lost his wedding band bailing water outside, trying to prevent our house from flooding during a torrential downpour, many years ago. It was right in our front yard, but we never did find it...even used a metal detector!

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    3. :) I guess that means we were both first Wanda.

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  3. I love Alex is cute!
    I was sure Slate will come back;)
    Congrats by you blog anniversary Betsy!!

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    1. thanks, gloria! :) And of course I love your visits, too!

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    2. I love when you visit me too and you make me laugh:)

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    3. Ah, I try to be first! Most times I am, luckily! ha.

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  4. So pleased you found your earring - a prayer certainly answered.
    Congrats on your blogging 6th anniversary.

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    1. I'm very pleased, too! Some things are just things, but they have sentimental meaning. :)

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    2. I'll do a post about it one day but Maria once thought she had dropped her Mum's ring down the toilet and she was heartbroken. It was dark and outside I erected a halogen light and removed a manhole cover to the sewer and used my cricket bat which fitted the half sewer shape and then got my daughter to flush some toilet paper, hoping it would push out the ring and I could catch it with my bat. We did this for half an hour until I heard a shriek from upstairs. It was Maria - she had found the ring on top of the toilet cistern - thank goodness. The neighbours thought I was stark raving bonkers ROFL

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    3. Oh my goodness. You will certainly have jewel in your crown for doing such a wonderful (yet smelly) good deed! haha. How wonderful that the ring was found. Something simlar...just recently I dropped one of my diamond earrings down the bathroom sink. Fortunately, I knew right away and didn't run any water and the mister was able to find it in the pipe just below the sink.
      I however, wasn't so lucky one time when my contact lens went down the drain. haha.

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    4. Up late tonight!! as you might have noticed.
      You gals all seem to have stories about missing/lost jewelry etc. . . . . . and us chaps trying to find it!!! LOL
      Our pleasure of course - must keep the ladies happy.

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    5. haha...isn't that true? Everyone benefits if the lady is happy! :)

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    6. I learned that very, very early on ROFL
      Nite!

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    7. what a wise man you are! haha. good night!

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  5. Betsy - I love reading your blogs when I am down you lift me up and make me laugh. I love how you take such pleasure in the little things just like God does. So glad we are friends on facebook. You are a blessing.

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  6. Glad you found the earring
    Someone was nice at your wing
    Nugget knows how to take Slate down
    And make him frown
    Congrats on 6 years too
    At your zoo

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    1. Slate is a pretty big cat.
      Could knock Nugget flat.
      Better keep an eye out
      until they are friends while about.
      Six years of blabbing,
      sharing and gabbing. ha.

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    2. Double me
      At my sea
      So see you've blabbed more
      Here at your shore
      With that feral instinct I'd watch too
      Could really disrupt the zoo

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    3. yeah, the other ones all grew up together
      becoming friends of a feather.
      Slate acted like he smelled lunch.
      Better babysit if he comes in, I have a hunch. :)

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  7. Happy 6th Blogaversary!!! I bet that it has gone scarily fast, but I hope that it has been a venture that you have enjoyed and continue to. Great news about your earing, your instincts of where to look were just right, they are obviously very special to you so that really is the best outcome! Happy Wednesday as it is here now! xx

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    1. Gosh, you're up late Amy!! lol. Yes it was great that Betsy got back her earring.

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    2. It has been an interesting 6 years! Almost all good! ha. I've certainly learned a lot about people..the good and the bad. haha. It's been even better than I could have imagined...very fun! And thanks for being a part of that! :)

      yes..the earring! yay and yippee! ha.

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  8. At work our desk is the place to turn in lost and found items. You'd be surprised how many we get.

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    1. for the whole mall? Oh, I can't even imagine! Just our little auctions bring in a few lost items. Funny thing is, they almost always go unclaimed! Only car keys get claimed, of course. haha.

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    2. This week we've gotten two earrings (costume jewelry), a winter scarf, a nice pair of gloves, and two bags containing purchased mall merchandise. Both of the bags were claimed within an hour.

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    3. those people turning things in to you? random acts of kindness! :)

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  9. Great list of happiness! Congratulations on 6 years. :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! I think it's so great that you found your earring. I was ecstatic today when I found the missing toothpaste cap in the laundry room with the dirty bath towels!!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. the toothpaste cap? hahahaha....oh, sometimes it's the littlest things that make us happy!

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  11. we are set to get 8-12 inches of snow starting tomorrow...there will be ice cream made this time around....and sledding...and if it does not happen it will break my heart...hahaha...glad you found your earring...and smiling at the smacking kiss...lol...

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    1. haha...I'll take a big smacking kiss any day from my boy. :)

      I hope you get your snow....with sledding and ice cream...and then hot chocolate. lol...

      are you over the flu?

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  12. Happy blog anniversary!

    Wow, that's great that you found your earrings! Definitely a lucky day for you.

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    1. Thanks, Yuji! Time flies! :) And yes, so glad to have my earring back!

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  13. I like your list of happy things. I need to keep better track of the blessings that shower my days.
    We got some beautiful lake effect snow today. So pretty!
    I need to be more grateful that children get me up and moving about early in the morning. The snow is especially pretty then.
    I was able to fix the cookies I messed up yesterday. That made me happy today.
    Happy Bloggerversay! You and Linda both get to celebrate today!
    :0)

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    1. you made cookies? I made cupcakes. :) not frosted yet, though....

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  14. Glad you found your earring! I lost one of my favorite pair a few years ago and never found it--it was the first Valentine's Day gift my husband gave to me the first year we were married. Broke my heart to lose it!

    Happy blog anniversary! I always love when I can pop in to say hello!

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    1. Oh, that is sad! Some things just cannot be replaced!

      I'm always glad when you stop by...thanks!

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  15. I have lost a few pieces of jewellery over the years - always breaks my heart. One in particular was a pair of beautiful Nefertiti 24kt gold earrings that my parents brought me from Egypt. I loved them. The gold was so yellow. I lost one while at a friend's in the winter. Guess what? In the spring they found it on their driveway! Could not believe it. And it was still in one piece despite the fact that 24kt gold is quite soft. But... I lost it again. Sigh. Apparently wearing Nefertiti can bring bad luck. And I think it did!

    Yay! Slate is back - I was hoping he would be. But yes, I suppose it best to keep an eye on them until he becomes used to bunny.

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary. For some reason, I have it written down as Feb. 13 and I was going to wish you a happy one before anyone else did! I guess I misread one of your past posts. Oh well. Congrats!!! xox

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    1. I agree with Vince on the beauty of Egyptian jewelry! Now what was wrong with that earring that it insisted on being lost!? ha.

      You know if you saw an old post about an anniversary, I could have updated it the next day, which would have made the posting the 13th. Can't believe it's been six years. Lots has changed since then!

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  16. Smiles and kisses from your boys. That just warms my heart! I'm so happy for you too that you found your earring.

    To Suza I would say that your earrings was certainly a wanderer! Egyptian jewelry is particularly beautiful.

    And to Eddie, you certainly do get some kind of award for the lengths you went to in trying to locate that ring! Way to go, chap.

    And finally, lovely lady, my most sincere congratulations on your blog anniversary. The blogging community is better off with people like you. I think I speak for most of your commentors when I say that you enrich our lives with your posts and we admire you greatly for your sweet and happy look at life when it has been quite difficult for you in many ways. I always leave here better than when I came and that is a wonderful thing in this day and age.

    Vincent xo

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    1. Merci Beacoup Vincent. Looking back on that 'rescue' experience I cannot help but laugh but at the time, boy, things were real desperate lol

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    2. merci beaucoup....had to look that up, Ed! haha. Someone emailed me a line in German last night that I had to look up, too! Before long, I'll be multi-lingual! :)

      And Vince, thanks so much...I'm glad you're here commenting!

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  17. happy birthday Betsy, it's been six years of joy for your readers as well.

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  18. So glad you found your earring and that Slate seems to be sticking around. Happy 6th Anniversary, Betsy!

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    1. Thanks, Janice! I hope Slate continues to stay....I want to take care of him! Just so he doesn't continue to have an appetite for bunny. ha.

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  19. Oh Betsy....what a precious story about the earring. ♥️
    I can't tell you the # of times I have lost earrings and bracelets....terribly upset....and my boyfriend always finds them for me!
    Sometimes they fall off when I am in the middle of a garden bed...and he finds them♥️
    Thank goodness for small favours....
    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes...had a swell day...
    Love your photo today....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, I was so happy to have it back! I only knew it was missing for about 15 minutes, so at least the sadness was short lived!

      Glad you had a happy happy!

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  20. Hi Betsy - congratulations on your 6th year .. and how wonderful you got your ear-ring back ... very lucky indeed. Spencer's loud smack sounds fun ... and that snow - it's gorgeous when it's fresh and silence reigns ... cheers Hilary

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  21. Congratulations on your blogiversary. That's a lovely snow photo!

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