Friday, October 25, 2013

Things That Make Me Happy Today

Happy Friday!  I love Friday's so much.  I do not have to go to work and drive miles, and miles, and miles.  I usually still have to get up really early to wake my youngest up for school, but not today he had the day off.  So I got to sleep, not very late but still getting up at your own pace is a luxury.

A cup of tea, reading blogs and not having to be anywhere is a gift.  So I have been puttering and pottering about, and I decided I am in a pretty darn good mood.  As I looked around my house, my favorite place to be, I was so happy.  The weather has taken a turn for the better, it has cooled off, well at least for Florida it has.  Today the high will be 79 degrees, that is so much nicer than it has been.  And this morning when I took Max for a walk I had to wear a light sweatshirt, it was glorious.  

Here is just a glimpse of things that are making me happy today.


Flowers on my kitchen table.

Surprise end of summer roses blooming in my garden.

A funny Halloween hat I made for one of my patients.  It was a request based on a crochet hat picture his Medical Foster Mother found.  I did my best to reproduce it, this is a character from the Disney show Doc McStuffin's.   Considering it will be on his head all of two seconds I think it is alright.  I am not so good without a pattern.


Halloween decorations all over my house.  I love this holiday.

Open doors and open windows to let the air in.  I am not a fan of air conditioning, but it is a must have in Florida.  I so love when I can have real air swirling around my house.


A new knitting project I am trying to design myself.  I know have I gone mad or what?  


My sweet boy is happy with the cooler temps, too.  It is still hot after a walk with Mom, but the cool off time is a lot faster.

What is making you happy today?

37 comments:

ColourMeCrochet said...

How lovely to see the things that make happy. Your sunflowers are gorgeous. Your crochet hat is lovely, I might have a go at one like that for Flynn, for the winter.
I adore your whitch, she looks brilliant. Good luck with your knitting and as ever Max is looking his normal handsome self.
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
Sally xxx

Shari LeBlanc said...

How lovely Meredith! I'm so happy that you are having a wonderful happy day!
Thanks for sharing a little peak into your home. Open doors and windows is so relaxing and refreshing....I'm doing the same here! So glad the cooler weather finally made it's way to your neighborhood...Enjoy the rest of your day!
Hugs...Shari!!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Sweet Meredith, I love all the things that are making you happy today. A great start to your day is always the best. I had one of those today too. Then a little shopping for me, wine and chocolate shopping for some house guests…….so it will be a good weekend too. Your pool is so clean, sparkly, and refreshing looking from a Vermonter's point of view. Big hug to Max and you too, xoRobin

Jennifer said...

So lovely to stop by and read some lovely positive thoughts...thanks for a pleasant read today!!

Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

Jennifer said...

Today I was happy to get coffee and do the Costco run with my husband while both kids were in school! We ate pizza and frozen yogurt for lunch at the snack bar. And I'm making fajitas for dinner, one of my favorite things that I know how to cook. :) Your happy things are just lovely and I am so glad it's getting cooler there now. The hat is so cute! I am sure he will love it. Give that beautiful Max a big hug for me. :)

Penny said...

Your sunflowers are a beauty to behold, I will never stop loving them. Your beautiful dog looks very relieved to have a bit of cool relief from your hot days, I look forward to seeing what you knit up xox Penny

Beth P said...

Hey Meredith! I just popped in to say something regarding your comment to Jen over at Muddy Boot Dreams on the whole "validation" thing. It was at the end of your comment where you said you knew you would never be a big blog with tons of followers in essence. It struck me just the other day that I have over 240 followers most of whom I never hear from and well with that many people following you know I can't visit them all regularly... so I began thinking what is the point of all of that "following" thing. I had well over 300 followers on FB the other day before I closed my account and I barely knew 20 of them! I realized quality over quantity wins anytime! So just wanted to say thanks for you comment over at Jen's because it made me think even deeper about this "approval" issue, which of course is soooooo, unhealthy and ultimately unrewarding!
Hugs my sweet blogging sister and enjoy the weekend!

Beth P said...

Now for you post, lol! :D You have a lovely home and I agree, my home is my favorite place to be, it's my sanctuary and it doesn't get any better than that! I love that witch you have seated on the rocking horse... did you make her? I love Halloween as well, it just brings fond memories of being a kid back to the forefront:D 79 degrees, ha, that's a heat wave as far as I'm concerned (lol) it was in the low 40's today and it's expected to be in the mid 20's brrrr :D
Hugs again...

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Sweet Max - he has the best seat in the house!!
Will be interessting to see what you are making -- Lovely sunflowers!!

Dee said...

The cooler air and your rocking goat. How cute is that????

Hope you have a great weekend. I think it's going to be "beach time" for us tomorrow.

kathy b said...

I indulged in the final Shake of the season at our Dairy queen. It closes tomorrow. Will enjoy a fire outside tonight. I know your shawl will be amazing. Hi Max

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm happy that you are happy! We just got back from Dayle's birthday lunch and we're stuffed and happy too. All my sibs are gone and it's just the 2 of us and we're relaxing in our trailer and watching fuzzy awful tv and I'm blog-menting! Can I move into your guest room and swim in your pool? Buddy waves his paw to Max! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susanne said...

Fridays was always a favorite of mine too. It sure feels good to get to sleep in once in awhile. The day that has no real demands is always a plus too. Just doing what you want, when you want, is my idea of a great day. The cooler temps are so much nicer. Ours are now in the 40's and 30's. We have had 3 frosty mornings. The trees are changing fast and we are suppose to be getting windy days so the leaves will fall even faster...winter is coming, maybe now it is coming way too soon. I still want some warm comfortable days for outside work.
Have a good weekend.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

RedSetter said...

This all sounds very chilled out for a lovely Friday.

Grayseasailor said...

How lovely to wake up on your own. I hope you have a lovely weekend, Meredith :) The hat you created is very clever in my estimation, and I bet your little friend enjoys it. Your kindness and generosity inspire me.
Blessings,
Gracie

Kris said...

Well thank goodness for the cooler temps!!! Here too, and it is glorious!
Enjoy your down time!!
xo Kris

Betsy said...

This was such a happy contented post Meredith. It made me smile-especially the picture of Max. :-)
You are so sweet and caring for your little charges and always do the extra mile. How blessed they are to have you in their lives.
Enjoy the beautiful weather, our furnace is running quite steadily here in the north!
Blessings,
Betsy

Chrissie said...

I hope your relaxed happy vibe continues through the weekend! Thank you for sharing, and I can't wait to see more of your very own yarny creations! The Doc hat is super, my little one would go bonkers for it! Chrissie x

linda said...

I'm glad you had a lovely Friday Meredith and thank you for showing us your lovely home and all the things that make you happy just reading it makes me happy too, you are spreading some lovely positive vibes and that's lovely. Max looks as cute as always wish I could just reach out and stroke him. I am most intrigued with your knitting project and can't wait to see what it's going to be, have a great weekend. :)

Nana Go-Go said...

79 degrees!!?I take heatstroke in anything over 72!!Love everything about this post - your home is beautiful and I just LOVE your pool - and Max too, of course.Can't wait to see what you've designed. Have a great weekend, Meredith. xxx

kathyinozarks said...

Sounds like a perfect friday-I love it too when it cools down after a very hot summer (which we were blessed not to have this year) I don't swim-but I love your pool, and your fall decoration is awesome!
I am thankful to live in a beautiful place.
I made two batches of fruitakes yeaterday and this morning I am making a different version for me
Happy Weekend

Elisabeth D said...

What a lovely post Meredith. The sunflowers are beautiful, they are one of my favourite flowers. It's cooler here now too and I, jusy like you, am enjoying having the windows open :) I love this time of year! Great Halloween decorations too xoxo

Linda Gilbert said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely happy moments and thank you for popping over to Chalkys and leaving such a lovely comment. Love linda

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My Little Home and Garden said...

I laughed at the photo of the rocking cow; why should horse's have all the fun?

As for what is making me happy today, one thing would be popping into a neighbourhood bazaar and picking up cabbage rolls and perogies. I get a kick out of hearing Polish spoken around me, even if I'm not Polish.

-Karen

Joy said...

I'm happy that you are happy lovely Meredith, and thank you for sharing all the lovely things around you, as well as your happy contentment. I'm also glad to hear that the weather has cooled down a bit for you and that Max will not be so bothered by the heat now for a while. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Warm hugs, Joy xo

Ladybird Diaries said...

Great happy things! I especially like the hat you made.
Marianne x

Jo said...

Great photos my first visit to your blog and I loved finding out what you do. I have a free crochet pattern published yesterday and I am sharing it around, go and check it out.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That moment when it actually cools down a bit, and you can breathe again is lovely.

Add into that a day off, and it's a pretty wonderful thing.

There is so much happiness in your post, it's contagious.

Jen

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day!

The hat is so adorable, I know it will be well loved. Ohhh looking forward to your knitting project that you design, too.

Hugs to you and my pal Max, too sweet friend.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I feel the exact same way about weekends. Pottering is my favorite thing to do. No schedule, no obligations. So nice! Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

P.S. the hat turned out great. hugs to Max!

Lynne said...

I was happy to get outside and do some yard work today! I also just cut the last few summer roses.
Yaaay for cooler weather! Cute hat!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh how I envy you that pool ... it looks so inviting. Few people other than millionaires and the mega rich have them here.

Can't wait to see what that knitting becomes :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Autumn is beautiful and your surrounding is too. Have a happy and peaceful weekend!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith. I am Happy for you all too that the temps have cooled off down there in the South..I can see that Max is enjoying them too.. Your Roses are lovely as is your Halloween decorations.. Love the Halloween children hat.. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy

Gillian said...

Ok, firstly I can't believe how hot it still is for you. 79° is something we consider almost a heatwave here in the UK! But it's nice to celebrate autumn and Halloween despite the heat and your home looks so welcoming and festive. x