From this week’s Joy List…
David and I were supposed to be on vacation at a camper in Maine this week.
But Issac’s leftovers and a forecast of rainy weather discouraged us.
We decided on a staycation instead.
It has ended up being a sweet mixture of stuff, including beginning some bathroom reno,
a beach outing on our sunny Monday, naps in the pm in the rain and things like :
Two kitty cats sleeping together on the daybed
(rare as the black one, Boo, is usually attacking the old softy, Azzy.)
Making a bouquet of the last of my summer flowers
to put on the table on the back deck,
where we enjoyed a lovely evening with my Aunt Lise and Uncle Charlie from Montreal, who made a stop here on their way to the seacoast. It was a treat to have them here !
There was tender moments like keeping the love light burning as John Ptak, Patti Digh’s husband, underwent his kidney surgery. Being a part of the unbelievably loving community, sending healing and prayers to the whole Ptak-Digh family was a joy and an honor for me.
This photo I took from Patti’s facebook page shows her and John after he made it through the surgery really well and was recovering, still feeling the waves of love…
Then there was the arrival of Little Happy.
I saw him a while back at Pier One Imports and have been stopping at the store every two weeks or so to see if he would be on sale.
I have been looking for a Buddha figurine that could go in my garden or in my studio and when I saw this guy, I was completely in love. He is just the right mixture of happy and serene that touches me.
I told my honey, David about him, and how he had made me smile when I saw him.
I also said I didn’t feel right buying him as he was kind of expensive and I have a lot of expenses coming up this fall with workshops and art materials I need to buy.
Then yesterday, when David went out to Home Depot to get some stuff for the bathroom reno,
he walked back into the house carrying my little monk !!!!
I was so surprised and tickled !!!
Isn’t he the cutest ?
And the little Monk rocks too !
I will be rearranging the bay window in my studio to find the perfect place where I can look at Little Happy and smile everyday.
Isn’t it cute how we both have a dimple in the exact same place !
I hope that your week was full of joyful moments, Beautiful Ones !
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