Tag Archives: joy

Personal growth and chocolate

The smile experiment was a success, sort of. I had to remind myself to greet strangers at first but it gradually became habit. Most people smiled right back, which was quite nice. Others kept their eyes downcast even when I said hello. … Continue reading

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Vodka, de-cluttering and smiling at strangers

My joy has taken a turn for the alcoholic. Friday night we had friends over and the vodka flowed like a pure mountain stream in early spring. It was a fun night. Yesterday, perhaps in penance, I spent hours cleaning … Continue reading

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Billy on the Street

The fabulous Jules at Go Guilty Pleasures has given me yet another reason to blow off my work: FuseTV’s “Funny or Die presents ‘Billy on the Street.’”  I watched every single clip on Funny or Die yesterday and laughed myself silly. … Continue reading

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Hex bugs and girl talk

Not much joy yesterday. The day got away from me, I’m afraid. This morning, I played Girl Talk Jenga with Gracie, which was a lot of fun despite it’s offensive (to Gracie) hue of pink. It was educational to boot. … Continue reading

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Another TV addiction

Yesterday’s joy jolt came from lunch out with a friend I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. Nothing like Chinese food, a girly martini and great conversation to make me smile. I find I still hesitate to … Continue reading

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On the red carpet

My daughter joined me in my pursuit of joy yesterday, which of course made my second foray into painting much more fun. She did have a few questions about my composition that verged on the critical. She questioned the purple parachuting … Continue reading

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So much paint, so little time

Today I am returning to the arts for my daily dose of joy, specifically to this sad little picture. Which my daughters love, by the way. They are easy on me (read: have low standards). Yes, it’s time for more … Continue reading

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