Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Share the Joy: Fresh Peaches and Frolicking Puppies



The puppy love continues unabated.


This housebreaking thing is working like a charm. 
She rarely has an accident in the house
and she only used puppy pads the first day.

I will report that Nugget is now Oreo.
The adult children renamed her
and I acquiesced because she's one smart cookie.
(By the way, my estimate of 4 pounds was far too generous --
she weighs in a 2.5 pounds).

Besides puppies, what's bringing me joy?
The smell of ripe peaches in the grocery store 
and at farmer's market.


There's a brown paper bag on the kitchen counter 
holding a fragrant pair
just waiting to be devoured.

Yum!

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, August 6, 2014

Share the Joy: Laughter



This week I have been the repository
of abundant laughter.

There is a new princess in my life.


She's about 10 weeks old and her name is Nugget
(unless I change my mind).
Her antics constantly have me laughing. . . . 
though I must say,
my feline King and Queen
are not so amused at the little court jester.
She weighs about 4 pounds and is about a quarter of their size,
but her boundless energy seems to be a bit intimidating.

As for me, I'm smitten with how fast she's catching on to everything,
including going potty as soon as she has a chance to sniff the grass
at the appointed spot. And she's only been with me for 2 days.

Anyone want to guess how long it will be before
Purrsnickety will let her nap with him?

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, July 30, 2014

Share the Joy: Relief!


I hate to be so pedestrian,
but this week my biggest cause for joy
is the cessation of pain from
a nasty ear infection that was 
resistant to sulfa and amoxicillin.
I finally got the right antibiotic
and after 4 more Aleve and Tylenol-filled days,
the pain's finally gone.
I'm smiling again.



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, July 23, 2014

Share the Joy: Rainy Days and Fun-Days



Today's a rainy, cloudy day
in my environs. 
Everyone's hoping it will help
douse the wildfires scorching the eastern part
of my home state.

If it does, that in itself
will be a cause for joy.

Other sources of joy for me:


Cheerful, long-lasting sunflowers
in a tall vase.



Chips & salsa


and a gathering of friends.

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, July 16, 2014

Share the Joy: Pets

I don't know about you
but pets, for me,
are a big source of joy.
My felines are particularly
laid back.

Deja Mew is my long-haired gray calico.
She's known for playing fetch
and taking long naps.
She's a real cuddle-bug.

But then so is her brother,
the handsome Purrsnickety.



You'd think I posed him this way,
with his tail all fluffed up and dangling over his back,
but no.

He's just a Fancy Pants kind of guy.

 That's just the way he arranged himself
to practice his favorite sport:
power napping.

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!









Friday, July 11, 2014

Haiku My Heart






waves curl onto beach
scouring the sands of time
inexorably




Thursday, July 10, 2014

52 Photos Project: Water's Edge



The theme for this week's
is "Water's Edge."

Let's see.
Shall I share this photo of my friend Sarah
by the water's edge in Mexico
on our girlfriends trip to Cabo San Lucas?


or maybe this picture
showing what goes on at the edge of the Nile?


I can't decide.