Saturday, May 3, 2008

Smiley Saturday




This is my first Smiley Saturday post. It's a lovely idea from Lightening. Pay her a visit for more smiley posts.

Some of the things that made me smile this week were:

  • Planting my first vegie garden. I feel proud of myself for stopping dithering about and actually planting it. I can't wait to harvest something. Fortunately, I have some spring onions that don't take too long to grow (do they?). I smiled even more watching the kids get excited about it.

  • Little Mermaid turned three. She's my baby, so I'm not sure that I'm that thrilled about her growing up, but she was so happy herself I couldn't help but smile. She got some cards in the mail which she more excited about than her presents!

  • We cut back our pay TV subscription. I love watching the kids using their imaginations when they're playing instead of zoning out in front of the TV. We now have a few dollars extra to put towards paying down our credit card debt. And...no-one imploded/exploded or had anything else nasty happen to them because the telly was off.

  • My dad has almost finalised the sale of his business and can now retire - he deserves it!

  • It rained! As it turned out it was only for the morning, but it was a nice steady soak and we need everything we can get.

3 comments:

storyteller said...

I’m participating this week (for the 1st time) in Smiley Saturday (at Small Reflections) also, and found your link at Lightening Online. I don’t have enough room for a vegetable garden, but I do grow flowers and have two citrus trees in my front yard. Happy belated birthday to ‘little mermaid’ … and good for you for cutting back on TV! As a retired teacher I can assure you that your kids will benefit. Good luck to your dad. I love being retired myself!
Hugs and blessings,

Journeyer said...

Thanks for popping in Storyteller. At the moment my vegie garden consists of 2 pots and 2 punnets of seedlings. I have decided to start small and build on my (hopeful) successes :-) Thank you for your good wishes.

baby~amore' said...

Beaut reasons to smile Journeyer

I just started a new vegie garden recently - I hope we both reap a good harvest - we have had white zucchinis growing and they taste good.

I am glad you got much needed rain too.

It's good to pay off debt - I am working reducing our debt too.