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. 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.


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.