Simple Joy Saturday #34

Simple Joy Saturday #34

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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May 12-18

1. I bought a popsicle mold…

…and I look forward to making homemade popsicles.  Let me know if you have a good popsicle recipe!

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2. Having a gym membership for rainy days.

(because it rained every day this week)

3. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe. 

It was by far the best story I read for class this week.  Poe tends to be dark, but this story was fun!

Simple Joy Saturday #33

Simple Joy Saturday #33

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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May 5 – 11, 2018

1. Having the entire family together.

Never before have I laughed and loved so much in a single day.

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Simple Joy Saturday #32

Simple Joy Saturday #32

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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Sorry…I am a little late to posting.  It has been quite the week, and the upcoming week will be even busier!

April 21-27, 2018

1. Songs that recall happy memories.

Do y’all have songs that transport your mind to a time in your past?  It seems like the radio has been playing such songs all week.  I have mentally traveled from my first cheerleading camp to the Grand Canyon with a stop in Victoria, TX.

What songs bring back memories for you?

2. Speaking of  music, this pianist is incredible.

My mom told me that I would regret my childhood refusal to practice the piano…

(…and those ten songs just took me on a mental journey my freshman dorm room to the Woods Family Camp.  After that, I sat in my car for a while, attended a PIU chapel service, arrived back in Tyler, TX, and visited my high school youth group). Music is truly incredible.

3. Coffee-flavored yogurt is back at Aldi. 

Enough said.

 

 

Simple Joy Saturday #31

Simple Joy Saturday #31

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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April 21-27, 2018

1. Last weekend, I met a college friend at Pilot Mountain.  We had such a great time hiking and catching up!

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Simple Joy Saturday #30

Simple Joy Saturday #30

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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So, um…sorry for not sharing my simple joys last week.  As they say at Pine Cove, grace abounds.

April 7 – 13

1. Electric lights

On Monday morning, I rose out of bed with half-closed eyes, and I swiped the alarm on my phone.  It was early, the room was dark, and I was still tired.  I stretched my arms wide to awaken my muscles, and I felt my hand hit the unlit bulb on my ceiling (which isn’t unusual since there’s only a 6.25-foot clearance).  The bulb plopped onto my bed, and, instinctively, I reached for the light-switch.  To nobody’s surprise, the room remained dark.  I used a battery-operated lantern to get ready for work, which made me very thankful for electric lights!

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Further information:  my new light is incredibly bright.  This also brings me joy because I can finally see inside my closet.

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Simple Joy Saturday #29

Simple Joy Saturday #29

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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March 24 – 30, 2018

1. A new season of Monk (kind of)

Although this season was released in 2006-2007, and I have seen all the episodes, I am now the owner of season five on DVD.  I see a lot of Scrabble and Monk in my future.

Monk Season five DVD with Scrabble board

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This one time at camp…

This one time at camp…

You cannot converse with me for very long without hearing something about summer camp.  Whether it’s the eight years that I attended youth camp as a child or the three summers that I served as photographer at Pine Cove, camp seems to weasel its way into every discussion.

A favorite activity at most youth camps is the blob.  If you aren’t familiar with blobbing, it essentially consists of a giant inflated pillow in a body of water and a high dive.  One child sits at the end of the pillow, and the other child stands on the high dive.  When the second child jumps down to the pillow, the first child is launched into the air.

I was an average-sized teenager.  Thus, I wasn’t very good at blobbing other campers.  However, I loved sitting at the end of the blob and letting the largest high school guys launch me into the air.

As you can imagine, this didn’t always end well.  For the sake of this story, we need to backtrack to the Friday night before I went to camp in 2012. (Warning: this story is loooooooong, but I will try my best to keep it short)

Lake at High Point Camp

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