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Jenny: 5 Things Making Me Smile

1. This super cool poster from the very sweet selection at Sycamore Street Press.

Admittedly, it would be even better if my baby could read it. And get the joke. But in the meantime, I’m happy to laugh in…

2. …my bubba’s cute little face.

The Cass-Meister

3. The thought of doing my upcoming week-long stint of Kids Tours at the Art Gallery! SOOOO in love with the exhibition I’ll be leading kids through and so excited to be getting back into working life again.

4. This apartment — oh my word, not only is it Colour Central (a place after my own heart — my hubby is always saying that it takes him a good few days to come to terms with some of my bolder clothing choices, only to realise that they are perfectly me!) but this place is a NON-PROFIT ART HOTEL FOR TRAVELLING ARTISTS. Say what? Are you serious?

Philadelphia Art Hotel

Excuse me would you? I just have to find a spatula to scrape my drooling jaw off my now rather limp foot.

And finally…

5. My 7-year-old daughter came running inside yesterday from the mailbox, with a letter in her hand, all suspicious smiles. “Mummy!” she called. “You have a letter!”

Knowing full well I’d already collected the mail, I played along and opened my lovely delivery. And this was what was inside:

Needless to say, I will be holding onto this one for life. So when if she turns evil in her teens and/or tries to divorce us daggy, out-of-touch parents, I can present this as evidence that I ain’t all bad.

Oh yeah, and you know, it’s beautiful and all that!

Evidence, I tell ya!

What about you? What’s making you smile right now?

[Cross-posted from Comic Mummy]

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. ALexsondra #

    thanks for that wonderful post. Thanks for reminding me to smile.
    My life is a bit bumpy, to say the least. No need to go into it.
    The truth is that everyday there’s something worth smiling about,even if it’s someone else’s smile.

    Right now, thanks to you, I’m smiling about all the “letters” I have from my now 38 year old son.

    July 16, 2010
  2. Lovely. I needed to read this, right now. Thank you for reminding me that there is *always* a reason for happiness, always a thing of beauty, almost everywhere you look. You just have to see it.

    July 16, 2010
  3. The colors of your art work are so vibrant. You should be accepted very well. A few weeks ago I made a very colorful barn quilt. That is a traditional quilt painted on wood which people hang on barns in this area. Thus known as barn quilts. It was a wedding gift for her new daughter-in-law.
    The letter from your darling daughter, a treasure, that makes me smile.
    Makes me think of the drawings my grand daughter presents to me.
    Keep up the good work.

    July 16, 2010
  4. Kat #

    Thanks for the fun post! I have all sorts of great evidence I’m saving for when my son gets older. 🙂

    July 17, 2010
  5. i love the letter!

    i still keep a few scraps my boys scribbled ‘dear mom, i love you’ on when they were little, but this fabulous!

    pssst: my teen has publicly announced in front of actual people and on facebook that i am a cool mom, ‘a lot easier to get along with than a lot of moms i hear about’


    so maybe your girl won’t turn evil afterall.

    July 17, 2010
  6. Jenny! such a great post! The bedroom-OH MY GOSH I want to DUPLICATE EVERYTHING IN IT! And the smiles… yes I have a little 4 year old beauty who FORCES ME TO play no matter what else is going on in our little world…. and I am GRATFEUL for it.

    July 19, 2010
  7. amy #

    oh my gosh, that art hotel is amazing!!! i would never EVER leave my room if that is how it looked. and now, i have a goal. 😉

    July 21, 2010
  8. That’s such a great letter, worthy of keeping and even framed in a prominent location. I have a few of those and treasure them too.

    August 15, 2010

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