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July 12, 2006

45 Good and SimpleThings

Today R tried to go onto the internet without a firewall and virus protection and came up with 25 trojan horses (I'm not kidding). Our hard drive is FRIED because he lost our virus definitions and firewall software.

So I'm typing this post on a friend's computer. I won't be blogging again until we resolve this issue. Anyone who's into Astrology knows Mercury has been retrograde since July 4 and will be until September 4. That means glitches in communications (computers, wrong phone calls, missing emails and letters, bad orders, misunderstandings, and all sorts of things like that the wazoo). Today is an excellent example for me.

For my last post before I have to hang it up for awhile, I thought I'd leave this list with an invitation for anyone to add things to it if you like. I'd love to read your additions. Back when I can to read everyone's blog and write out my thoughts here. I'm going to miss everyone. Bye for now.

From an email I got. See if the items on the list don't make you feel good by the time you're done reading them.

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket.

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail.

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

11. Sound of a creek or brook.

12. A bubble bath.

13. Giggling.

14. A good conversation.

15. Lots of tall, beautiful trees

16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.

17. Cool breeze through the curtain.

18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you

19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

20. Running through sprinklers.

21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

23. Laughing at an inside joke

24. Friends.

25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).

28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

29 Playing with a new puppy.

30. Having someone play with your hair.

31. Sweet dreams.

32. Hot chocolate.

33. Road trips with friends.

34. Swinging on swings.

35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

36. Making chocolate chip cookies.

37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

38 Holding hands with someone you care about.

39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.

40. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.

41. Watching the sunrise.

42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.

43 Knowing that somebody misses you.

44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.

45. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.


Blogger cloudscome said...

Getting a package delivered for you.

A stack of new library books and a free afternoon.

Waking up early on the weekend and all the kids are still asleep.

Listening to the birds with the first cup of coffee on the above morning.

Anonymous Nicole Humphrey said...

I loved that list. And yes, I smiled and felt better. I've seen it before, but sometimes I think a repeat is nice. :)

Thanks for sharing it! And we'll miss reading what you have to say!

Blogger Third Mom said...

I'd add snow days. Good luck with your PC, and thanks for a lovely post.

Blogger Joy said...


Thinking of you

Blogger Marie Jarrell said...

Thanks everyone for your visits. I really appreciate it. Finally got the hard drive reformatted and the spy sweep software installed so spyware and adware don't bring down the computer again...at least for awhile.


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