Sunday Sweets & Smiles: 2014 #2

Happy Sunday everyone! Here’s what made me smile recently:

  • Watching “Despicable Me” for the countless time with Daughter. Love the movie, but love even more taking time out to cuddle and laugh with her.
  • Parlando italiano a Dolce Italia — speaking Italian at Dolce Italia — a great little Italian bakery and cafe right here in my corner of the world.
  • Seahawks win!
  • The 80s station on Sirius — Culture Club, Duran Duran — need I say more?
  • High school winter formal, only this time, I’m the one snapping the pictures. I don’t remember high school being quite so glamorous in my day….
  • Lots of blog traffic on my Wednesday post — thank you to two treasured and always-supportive friends for sharing the love on Facebook.

And, as always, books make me smile. In addition to still reading the books I mentioned a couple of weeks ago (The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Basilica by R.A. Scott), I started Quiet, by Susan Cain. This is like reading an owner’s manual of me. (“Introverts may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas.”) And explained my new-found love of blogging: “[Introverts] welcome the chance to communicate digitally. The same person that would never raise his hand in a lecture hall of two hundred people might blog to two thousand, or two million, without thinking twice.”

Blessings to all for a beautiful Sunday and a fantastic week ahead.

Sunday Sweets and Smiles is a regular post on gratitude. My thanks, as always, to The Duck and The Owl, for sharing their idea with other bloggers.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like a lovely week! And I love your book suggestions. Sounds like I need to put those on my to-read list!


    1. Hey there — thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I hope you enjoy the books. Nice blog you have, good job on the Zero to Hero project!


  2. Jenn says:

    Love Despicable me – I cry every time. Love the new Italian bakery too. When I get back from Australia we’ll have to go for a treat!!


    1. sounds like a great plan! I love it when you comment internationally — it lights up another country on my stats map! Safe & productive travels…


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