Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ten Things to Smile About This Summer

This week’s post idea comes from the blog Things I Can't Say via Mama Kat’s writing prompts.    

As of 5:00 Friday, I’m on vacation for two weeks; no alarm clock, no commute, just going where the wind blows us.  Woo hoo! 

Proudly watching my kids play soccer, enjoying the cool evening breeze on the sidelines after a day in the office. 

The Boy at Soccer

 Shark Week, ending with watching Jaws with The Boy and my favourite SIL. 

My air conditioner, without which I would be one sleepless, cranky bitch.  Enough said. 

My friend/coworker’s sixtieth birthday celebration where I got to see friends I hadn’t seen in a while, have several drinks (mmmmmm, vodka….) and eat some good food. 

Birthday boy at the head of the table, of course!

Speaking of coworkers – my coworkers who make the long days better with their warmth and goofiness. 

I got the coolest gadget this month that cores a pineapple right in its skin while cutting it into rings, not letting the juice escape all over a cutting board.  I love a new gadget! 

My new gadget!

My little cherry tomato plant, chives and pepper plant on my balcony that I have somehow managed to not kill.  My black thumb is not up to par this summer…… 

From my garden :)

 Saturday morning with my paper and my tea.  Yeah, I know, not strictly a summer thing but it makes me smile anyway. 

Did I mention that I’m on vacation day from now?  Oh yeah, I did……  well it deserves a second spot on my list because it gives me the biggest smile of all!  Besides, it’s my list so I can do what I want with it, lol! 

What has made you smile this summer? 


Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. Replies
    1. One more workday and I'm FREE, woo hoo!!

  2. Enjoy your vacation!!! They are the best! I love our pineapple core thing (I have no idea what it's really called!). They are great! Visiting from Writer's workshop.

    1. It doesn't really matter what it's called; it's just a cool toy! LOL

      Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Vacation always deserves a second mention -- hope it turns out great!

    1. I am very much looking forward to NOT having the alarm go off at an awful hour tomorrow morning!

  4. Our whole family went surfing a lot this summer. It. Was. Awesome!

    1. I bet it was! It sounds like you had a great summer :)

  5. Vacation, I'd like to enjoy one of those again one day.

    1. You definitely should Jack. We all need to recharge our batteries once in a while. In my case, it makes me a better mother, worker and a calmer person