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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Smile of the Week

Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo F. Buscaqlia
I saw something great over at A Ball Of Yarn And A Remote Control. She asked a wonderful question....what made you smile this week. A lovely question and I began to think of all the blessings that had been bestowed on me this week. I spoke to my parents on their 62nd wedding anniversary. In a day when nothing lasts, imagine being married for that long. These two people are the glue that holds my sometimes dysfunctional family together. They always make me smile.
I am missing one huge hairy mole on the right side of my chin. Now, I have to tell you, apparently I am the only one that saw it as the largest witch's mole ever. Bruce (I just love this guy) said "What mole?". How awesome is he? That really made me smile.
Look at what I found so unexpectedly in my mailbox from my parents this week. My Mom is the Garage Sale Queen and she knows how much I love teapots. It was accompanied by a beautiful white sweater and and Dad tucked in a box to hold my printer cartridges for the Canon printer. Jackpot! This all made me smile,too.
I found this at my local favorite thrift haunt. It is so cute, my daughter hinted that she wanted it...
On the way back from being surgically separated from my Siamese twin sized witch's mole, I saw a garage sale sign, but drove right on by. I stopped in at work for just a couple of minutes to water plants and told Penny about the sign. It was her lunch hour so off we went in search of treasures. Boy, did the two of us make out. Above are three cones of Hochwertige Qualitat fur hochste Anspruche mohair yarn made in West Germany. My German is just good enough that I know this means it claims to be the highest quality. Each cone has 600 meters. I happily paid a mere $2 a cone. My luck did not end there.
I have no clue what this is, but there has to be enough for a scarf or two. It has the most incredible feel and it was cheaper than the mohair. Add to this a basket full of dishcloth cotton for 50 cents a ball. By this time, I had started a rather large pile, making both the sale owner and myself smile. She had crochet cotton and antique blue glass quart jars with the zinc lids for $1 apiece ( I bought all 11 of them).
I can't wait to see this wool fabric felted....maybe sometime this morning. For $3 for the lot, I got a supreme bargain.
The toille was the icing on the cake. Deb over at Homespun Living makes the neatest bags out of similar finds. Some of that dishcloth cotton yarn I got was red....
The biggest thing that made me smile this week was not material. It was something so priceless. My soon to be 5 years old Granddaughter decided she wanted to sit on my lap and watch her show and she wasn't even sick! I am truly blessed.
So...what made you smile this week?

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