Sucrose Smile*

April 15th

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Rather than wallowing in my bad mood yesterday, I came home from work and made a point of walking around with my camera taking note of that which does make me very, very happy, such as: a new friend, Austin, who decided to bring me a dozen eggs from his ducks and chickens;


Pepper, woo!

More tomatoes

Peppers and tomatoes growing in my garden;

New for me

Pretty handmade treat

and maybe a little splurge on bling. I fell in love with these at Made yesterday and treated myself to gorgeous handmade jewelry.

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Plus, when all else fails? Go for the girly wine.

Also? Thank you very much for the seeds. You are an amazing group and I am so thankful for your generosity!

{* Update: Completely forgot to mention the two things that are completely fueling my joy this week. 1. Rex is back running. We did 4 miles together this morning and it’s like he never had cancer. Thank God! It took 2.5 years after his diagnosis and the race we held in his honor, but we are back to running 10-15 miles a week together and I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this story. 2. Serious progress has been made on getting my book published. More details to follow!}


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11 Responses

  1. That jewelry is beautiful! Hope you have a happy day today.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your day. Today is my turn, I think. Here’s hoping you are feeling better and that a yoga session will cure my woes.

  3. Sorry you had a poo day, but glad to see you found some things to smile about at home. I agree – garden, wine and jewelry cheer me up, too.

    Perhaps I’ll have to try that today. It’s starting out poorly.

  4. Tina in Duluth April 15, 2009

    Those eggs are beautiful! I’d blow out the insides into my recipes and use the shells for decorating.

    Your garden is really coming along – doesn’t it feel good?

  5. Can’t wait to hear the news about your book. And way to go on the running, yay for Rex!

  6. Joy fuel #1 and #2 – FAN-FLIPIN-TASTIC!!!!!!! Woot!

  7. I’m so glad to hear Rex is doing so well and that things are moving along in a positive manner with your book.

  8. Oooh, I can’t wait to hear more about your book! Autographed copy please?!

    I’m sorry you are having a yucky day. I mailed off the money order in a sunshiney quilt card that made me think of you!


  9. Made is fun, isn’t it? Pretty jewelry. Glad your friend is doing well and cool news about your book.

  10. Gorgeous necklace. So excited to hear about your book progress!

  11. ps – what will you use the duck eggs for?