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Old 11-10-2009, 05:43 AM   #3561
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I was expecting a visit from one of my sisters. She was to be in Chicago for a convention, and decided to rent a car and do the 3-4 hour drive to see me. I told her to please feel free to bring a friend or two to help with the driving. They arrived about 6:30, which anyone of you living up north knows that is pitch dark already. My mom was calling from Florida, "Did she get there?" On top of it, these people hadn't here before and it is not only already dark, but the roads have few, if any, street lights. So when they pulled up I flew out, and I could see my sister, but not the other two women in the car. One hopped out and hugged me, I could not see her at all. The other one I went over to meet and said, "he.., you look just like my youngest sister .... oh, sh.., you are her, then turned to the first woman I'd hugged and she was my other sister. So all three of my sisters are here as a big surprise, and I do mean SURPRISE. I had no idea. My husband had no idea, and my parents .... well, the girls say that they were scared to death that Daddy would give it away. We've been having a great visit.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:45 AM   #3562
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I must be in a stupid mood this morning because the last two posts of this thread made me laugh..... being silly, I guess.

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:59 AM   #3563
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I must be in a stupid mood this morning because the last two posts of this thread made me laugh..... being silly, I guess.

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UMMMMMMMMMMMM ROTFLMFAO!! thanks vb i needed that. i haven't laughed (if at all) much for a long time now.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #3564
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Claire, I am so happy for you. Those are the best kind of surprises and your smiles will linger for a long time.

My smile is a little one but still worth mentioning. I have been suffering from severe sinus migraines on and off for a month now and yesterday and so far today I have a raging one. I opened one eye this morning and the smaller of our two dogs gently jumped up beside me and started licking my eye and forehead on the side that was aching. I gave no indication that it was bothering me but somehow Joie "knew".
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #3565
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My little 2 year old nephew when hes about to watch Thomas The Tank.

He gets so freaking excited when we bring out the ttt dvd's....
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:06 PM   #3566
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my Thomas put his little head into my hand so i will pet him. it always makes me smile to wake up with Thomas
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:00 PM   #3567
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Coming on here after a prolonged absence, and finding out Katie E got MARRIED! Wow... super cool! Love is alive, indeed....
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:52 PM   #3568
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I made the 1 1/2 hour trip into Vancouver this morning in the pouring rain to take Dad for his eye specialist appointment. I have to cross two major bridges and there was still some rush hour traffic in my direction. On the first bridge I could barely see 1 foot in front of me and Dad is saying "don't turn the wipers on high or they will fly off". Of course I am thinking "who cares if I get in an accident and total the car because I can't see, as long as the wipers don't fall off". It was actually good because I could smile over my nervousness.

We got there and found that the parking lot was full - I used to live in the area and said not to worry. I went around the block and sure enough they let three cars in....we were the third! The spot we got was very narrow and dark between a wall and two cement posts. I took my time and made it in. Dad, who is not big on compliments said it was very good driving on my part, and I smiled.

But the biggest smile came when the doctor said that the sight in his good eye is stabilizing and while it won't get better, the likelihood of it getting worse is small. And we don't have to go back for 2 months.

We had a wonderful lunch at our favourite deli, a gentleman guided me out of the spot and the sun shone the whole way home.

We arrived to find that hubby had done 2 loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, turned on the dishwasher, walked the dogs, made his own lunch, packed his dinner and left me a love note on my MSN.

I think I had a good share of smiles today!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:35 PM   #3569
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When I wished someone a Happy Birthday. They said I made their day!
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I made the 1 1/2 hour trip into Vancouver this morning in the pouring rain to take Dad for his eye specialist appointment. I have to cross two major bridges and there was still some rush hour traffic in my direction. On the first bridge I could barely see 1 foot in front of me and Dad is saying "don't turn the wipers on high or they will fly off". Of course I am thinking "who cares if I get in an accident and total the car because I can't see, as long as the wipers don't fall off". It was actually good because I could smile over my nervousness.

We got there and found that the parking lot was full - I used to live in the area and said not to worry. I went around the block and sure enough they let three cars in....we were the third! The spot we got was very narrow and dark between a wall and two cement posts. I took my time and made it in. Dad, who is not big on compliments said it was very good driving on my part, and I smiled.

But the biggest smile came when the doctor said that the sight in his good eye is stabilizing and while it won't get better, the likelihood of it getting worse is small. And we don't have to go back for 2 months.

We had a wonderful lunch at our favourite deli, a gentleman guided me out of the spot and the sun shone the whole way home.

We arrived to find that hubby had done 2 loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, turned on the dishwasher, walked the dogs, made his own lunch, packed his dinner and left me a love note on my MSN.

I think I had a good share of smiles today!
That made me smile too! I'm glad you had a day with lots of smiles!

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