Comforts ~ Day 5 or Now We Are Getting Maudlin

English: A Dentist and her Dental assistant

English: A Dentist and her Dental assistant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This gratefulness stuff seems to be working on some level. I was in a bit of a funk when I started this, and though this is only Day 5, things seem to be looking up. It has been subtle, but as you will see from my three things today, things are starting to go my way. Silly, simple things—but aren’t those the things that throw us off, and make our lives miserable? So without further ado:

1. My youngest son is going back to school next week and before he goes he must get a dental appointment. His dentist only practices in our town on Wednesdays and Fridays. So, today I called to try and get an appointment for next Wednesday. The dentist and her staff are on vacation all next week—but get this—they are triple booking on Friday so they can take care of their patients! They worked Tyler in at noon because he usually goes in to work at 3. But when I told him he said, “But Mom, I told you they changed our hours to 1-9 instead of 3-11 on Friday.” So I called back, and they again changed his appointment to 10:00 so he could get to work at 1:00. They mentioned that we may have to be patient!

2. The hits on my blog are still out of this world. It seems you all got into the groove and it carried over to Thursday and I received the second most hits in my year of blogging. For this I am grateful—and feel like such a part of the blogging community.

3. Again this is about my youngest son. He called while at work today to say he told his supervisor he is going to quit his summer job a few days early, so we get to spend some time with him before he goes back. Though I am not looking forward to his departure—those few days off will give us a chance to catch up on our favourite TV show, “Community” (he has it on DVD) before the new season starts, pack  leisurely, and get in a little “do nothing” time.

So these are the simple things that rock my world. Though not earth-shattering, they are happy making.

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  1. Happy-making is the best kind. :)

  2. Happy usually isn’t earth-shattering. Enjoy!

  3. The little things…They all add up! :)

  4. Love it that Tyler wants to spend time with you.

    • me too–at the beginning of the summer we watched his fav program, Community, and because he knows I am sad that he is going back to school he said to me the other day that we should watch it again during his last week home

      • What a lovely son!

      • you should know–you have a lovely son too!

  5. I find that very rarely do earth-shattering and happy go hand in hand. So I think you’re doing something right. :)

  6. Come one get happy. Keep appreciating the little things.
    That dentist is very accomodating.

    • I know – we are so lucky –were you getting a little Partridge Family on me -

      • Little bit.
        Never really liked the show but I did like the song/intro.

      • I have to admit when it was on, I was at an age when what’s his face was pretty cute

  7. So inspiring and uplifting to read your happy-fying moments.

  8. The simple things that rocks our world are the ones that is well cherished and remembered. They are the ones that keeps our heart smiling and feeling inspired. Beautiful post.

    • I like that phrase “keeps our heart smiling”– that is my goal – thanks for dropping by

  9. The simple things in life are always the best and generally the most appreciated.

  10. The fact that your son is making time for you is a huge gift! How wonderful! Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

  11. The little things are helping. For me, like sitting in the dentist’s chair with a TV hanging from the ceiling at the perfect height for the patient.

    • I so wish I could be thankful for something like that–but going to the dentist is a stressful thing for me–I probaby would not notice the TV — just knock me out and get it over with, but I am glad this “little thing” is good for you

      • That it is …. yet I understand the that others find it stressful.

        BTW – good job on your stats being up. Mine are down, and many others have told me the same.

      • just write a blog begging for hits – it worked for me! Mine have been down particularly this last week–too many people on vacation I bet

      • :)

  12. Happy making sounds good to me! I’m enjoying reading about your comforts each day. Do keep it up! I’m pleased about your stats too! :)

  13. It’s the simple things, Lou Ann and the moments! Have a wonderful weekend. (P.S. I love that show, Community too!)

    • I forget sometimes that those are the best things. I did not really watch Community until this summer–then in about two weeks we watched all three seasons! Have a great weekend too.

  14. Good job Lou, glad your blog is blossoming!

  15. It is all those little things in life that makes it all worth while.

  16. Glad you are having out-of-this-world hits! Don’t you love it? One of these days your heart will be singing in gratitude with out-of-this-universe hits. Cuz your blog inspires people.

    • it has gone back to almost normal – but normal was not bad–thanks so much for the compliment – You made my day

  17. Great list! “Community” is hilarious :)

    • yes it is – cannot wait for the new season–it is so unpredictable–love Abed (sp

      • Me too! He and Troy are hilarious together.


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