Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Share the Joy:



For joy this week. . . . 

I talked to my dear friend Adrienne
and found out her eldest son Riley
got an invitation to play in a band.
Way to go Riley!


I've been spending time with my friend Jen
(on the right, below)


while she's in recovery mode after surgery
to fix her elbow after a bad fall.
After realizing that she couldn't manage salad making
with her right arm in a cast,
I made a trip to the Safeway salad bar today
and got all kinds of already-chopped-up veggies,
chickpeas, eggs, and cheese
for her salad making ease.

Plus a slice of cheescake slathered in strawberries
which we split. 
YUM!

What's on your mind this week?
How are you cultivating joy? 

Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Share the Joy: Getting Closer



I'm signing the listing agreement on Friday
for the house I'm selling (soon)
and the staging expert will do the finishing touches as soon
as the painters are finished working their magic.
Then the photographer will come and do pictures for the website
so it can go into the MLS.

I will be overJOYed when someone falls in love
with the gorgeous home that's sheltered and wrapped its arms around me
for the past 16 years.

I'll finally be able to 


and fall in love with the new house
and make it my own.

What's on your mind this week?
How are you cultivating joy? 

Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Share the Joy: Love Those Blues



I'm not back to spending loads of artful time
on Polyvore --- too much to do --
but this little piece I did took 4th place in a contest this week.


I'm a big fan of blue.

And speaking of colors, my new real estate agent is pushing hard
for me to repaint the living room, dining room, hallway, den and kitchen-family rooms
before the house is relisted. So I'm currently thinking a LOT about color.

What's on your mind this week?
How are you cultivating joy? 

Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Share the Joy: Spring Has Sprung (at least in the Pacific Northwest)



Spring is a good joy activator.

The talking heads on the news say the tulips are a-bloom
in the Skagit Valley.
The Tulip Festival always makes a nice field trip, 
especially on weekdays, when the traffic's not so heavy.


You can stand back for a sweeping view,
or get close up and personal with individual tulips.


It's fun to choose your favorites and imagine them popping up
next year in your yard


but in my case, there's a little reality check,
because deer just LOVE munching tulips
and there are lots of deer who visit the garden
at my new house.
(And just in case you're wondering, no, I'm not living there yet.
I took my house off the market when the original listing agreement expired
and it will soon be listed with a new realtor.)

Speaking of munching, the local farmers' market opens on Saturday.


And finally, I'm overjoyed that I've been able to work on the garden
at the new house, even though I'm not living there.



I've had trees pruned, grass fed, new Eastern weeping pines planted
along the rock wall (the deer demolished the arborvitaes we thought might work),
and installed numerous astilbes and hellebores in the shady back garden.
The daffodils my landscape guy planted for me three months ago 
are showing their cheerful little faces
and the deer are leaving them alone. 

That's a reason for joy in itself!

What gave you joy this week?

Notice joy.
Cultivate it.
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
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3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Share the Joy: Field Trip


Fun day today, with a multifaceted field trip.
On the down side, I brought neither camera nor phone,
so I'll have to wing it for illustrations this time.

First, my daughter and I browsed a couple of antique stores
and then bought some truffles at the candy store.

Her girls had a half day of school due to conferences,
so  we met the school bus
and headed off to Port Gamble,
an historic town from the 1850s or so.
After a yummy, late lunch and a short sweep
 through the gift shop.



Serenity found some buffalo jerky

and Jonna


found a bottle of fizzy, peach flavored soda.

What gave you joy this week?


Notice joy.
Cultivate it.
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


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3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Share the Joy: Cold, Tired, and Dateless



It may not sound like much to celebrate,
but I'm happy to have learned that my thyroid
has gone seriously sideways
and that's why I'm always cold and tired.
Remedy: upping my dosage of thyroid meds.
It's the old thing about lighting a candle. . . . 

Let's see.
What else?

I took a date to see a couple of exhibits at Tacoma Art Museum.
One was the Camille Patha show
and the other, an Agnes Martin show. 

"Art Groupies at the Opening" - created on Polyvore.com/merimagic
When you're an art lover, it's always telling
to have an art date.

What did I learn? He likes bright colors
and couldn't figure out how to pronounce Agnes.
He's willing to try something new,
but
He drives like an elderly man
(he turned the wrong way on a one-way street,
even though it was posted:
WRONG WAY - DO NOT ENTER
and doesn't follow oral directions worth spit either.


(Another one bites the dust.)
Did I mention I enJOY being alone with my own company?

What sparked the fire of joy in you this week?

Notice joy.
Cultivate it.
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Share the Joy



So much joy to savor and share. . . . 

where she walks us through the process of making a collage piece
that includes this snippet

© 2014 Laura Lein-Svencner
and becomes every so much more glorious
as she goes along.


I've vowed to play more on Polyvore
because it tunes up my soul. . . .

"Some Things Defy Explanation" ©2013 Meri Arnett-Kremian


What sparked the fire of joy in you this week?

Notice joy.
Cultivate it.
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!