In case you were wondering how yesterday turned out for me, I thought I’d share the day with you. It was a cold, but very bright and shiny day. I decided to take a field trip to find things that make me smile.
I bundled up in warm and comfortable clothes, packed up my camera, and headed out for the day in a direction I don’t normally get to.
First stop: Starbucks for the road trip. 🙂
Grande Skinny Decaf Latte in hand, off I went in search of smiles.
I found some interesting garden centers . . . 🙂
And a new waterkid adoption place for when it ever warms up outside. 🙂
I saw a Heil truck (my maiden name) – something I haven’t seen for a while. 🙂 (I always think of this as a sign from my Dad when I see one.)
I made a stop at a place called
at the recommendation of a friend. It was everything she said it would be. And totally uncharacteristically of me, I had to try her suggestion of a White Lightning donut. 🙂
It was pure heaven. 🙂
I found some cards that definitely made me smile (for obvious reasons if you know me at all). 🙂
I found these Eiffel Tower measuring spoons. 🙂
I found some houses for my fairy garden. 🙂
And this bird feeder. 🙂
And I finally found rainbow carrots (which I will be planting in my garden since they’re so cool). 🙂
But the best smiles I found where when I arrived back home in the afternoon. My hubby had left some surprises for me. Like this balloon in the garage where I park. 🙂
and some lovely roses and messages. 🙂
Smiles also came to me in the form of sweet, supportive and thoughtful texts, messages, and calls yesterday from many of you. Thank you. 🙂
And this brought a smile to me as well. Ironically, yesterday’s blog, the one I most struggled with sharing, was apparently my 50th post.
There were plenty of tears yesterday, but I tried to balance them out with plenty of smiles. This first-year mark has passed. So after all that deliberation, I obviously didn’t acknowledge the day with any of the grand plans that had crossed my mind. But I got through it, and that’s what’s important. I know that doesn’t mean I’ll never experience any more angst from this trauma, but I also know that there will be more good days than bad ahead.