Friday, July 15, 2016

Five Things To Be Happy About Friday (#5)

Wow.  We've been celebrating our happy moments for five weeks, already.  It's a joy, certainly, but it sure makes the weeks fly by!  Oh, well, they'd do that anyway.  Might as well take a few moments to notice and talk about the good things in them!

I am really happy today because this afternoon we will pick my oldest daughter up from band camp!! I am sure she's had a fabulous time, but I am so ready to have her home.  We have missed her smiles and hugs and witty comments.   And, she does the dishes.   I've missed that!

We did find lots to smile about this week, though.  Here's my list, in pictures.

This "quilt" was found in the stairwell of the Studio Arts Building on the college campus where my daughter has spent her week.  We were both feeling a bit frazzled by the drive two hours-check in-audition- find our way around-process (not to mention a problem with a lock which meant she couldn't get into her room until hours after I left...).  We rounded the corner, saw this and shared a smile.  Quilts bring comfort, no matter what.

My younger daughter and I have taken some time to linger over some rather indulgent breakfasts this week.  She made her own oatmeal and smoothie.  Doesn't it look yummy?  And yes, sometimes last night's dessert becomes this mornings breakfast.  No shame.

Love the colors in this rhubarb.  Quilt inspiration, perhaps.

Giraffes.  My favorite.  They are so graceful and communal.  We are blessed to have 6 of them at our zoo.  The young ones are fun to watch, especially the new baby.

And the reason for our quick visit to the zoo.  My black belt ndaughter performed with her demonstration team for Kids Night.  She hung out with the team and her instructors while I got in my 10,000 steps, visited my favorite animals, enjoyed a gourmet grilled cheese, and read a few chapters while sipping an iced coffee. It was a beautiful evening. And, of course I watched her perform, too.

What has you smiling this week?  Why not make a quick list (no pictures required) and link it up at Amanda's blog, Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.   We could all use a little extra happiness these days, don't you think?

I'm also going to share this at Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? This week.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. It looks like you are having a great time with your daughter this week. Love that quilt in the top picture. Very colourful.

  2. Such a great list, and there is nothing wrong with dessert for breakfast now and then. I love the deep reds, pinks and greens of rhubarb, I love rhubarb!!! Have a great weekend!

  3. I'm convinced dessert tastes best first thing in the morning - and that one looks especially delicious! The rhubarb does too! I've always loved the colors of rhubarb and rainbow chard. Such a happy list! Thanks for linking up, Tami. Have a great weekend!

  4. Lovely Tami!!! My son would be so chuffed if we had giraffes at our zoo. Happy weekend!

  5. What a lovely week! Yes, we can all use a bit of happiness.

  6. I love giraffes, too! Got to see a couple at the Oregon Zoo this week on our trip. How fun that there's a new baby at your zoo. :-)

  7. What a great list! Love seeing quilts in the wild- always brings a smile to my face!