Sunday’s Smiles

This past week, the following made me thankful to be alive by making me smile:

  • seeing my sister and her family — her grandkids were a huge bonus

  • Mother’s Day celebration with my mom, daughter, aunt, uncle, cousins and their spouses

  • learning all about whales from my 7-year-old loaner grandkid—he’s one smart cookie

  • playing with the youngest loaner grandkid whose exuberance almost wore me out as much as the grand puppy does

  • finding mini, or fun size bars of my favorite candy. Now I can eat a small one and hope I hide the rest well enough to avoid eating them all at once

  • looking through old photos

  • seeing my dad’s handwriting

  • holding a chicken for the first time

  • petting the nose of a horse named Henry

  • being reminded that the dwellings of my people need to be heated, even in the middle of May

  • after a week of feeling a little off and crappy, I discovered I was drinking decaffeinated coffee. psst….it helps to read labels, especially early in the morning

  • the pitiful sound of young roosters

  • finding that my brother-in-law has the same mission as I do at the grocery store. Have a list—get in—get out. He stayed at the end of the aisles as I rushed to get what we needed.

  • visiting with my adult nieces and nephew. Oh how fast they grow.


About April

I'll come back to this when I find out who I really am. I've been through some extremely rough patches but they have made me a better person. I blog if my brain is functioning first thing in the morning.
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19 Responses to Sunday’s Smiles

  1. sounds lovely… ❤
    Diana xo

  2. Is holding a chicken awkward?

    • April says:

      Not really. I just held her wings to her body so that she couldn’t flap them, held her close to my body and kind of turned her upside down. In other words, I held her like a baby except with her head down a little bit. I heard that turning them upside down makes them go limp. Whether true or not, it worked for me.

  3. meANXIETYme says:

    Sounds like you’ve been having a kind of awesome time recently. Those are really good smiles. 🙂

  4. Something about “a horse named Henry” made me smile too. 🙂

  5. suzjones says:

    What an awesome smile list mate!!! Have an awesome week.

  6. mewhoami says:

    What a wonderful time with family. Those are moments to be appreciated and remembered. I got a laugh out of the shopping one. I do the same thing. Get in and get out as quickly as possible.

    • April says:

      Mostly, I do it to avoid being tempted by the food I shouldn’t eat, but I seriously hate shopping among a crowd.

  7. Gallivanta says:

    You held a chicken! How cute.

  8. reocochran says:

    Family with children, chickens and being outside is a great combination, April. You made it sound like a basket of memories and fun.

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