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Small Stuff #73: Living, Learning and Loving April 26, 2010

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Opps…been MIA for a lot longer than I’d realized. It’s been a busy couple of weeks of work and volunteers and day trips and old loves and new loves and birds and beaches and boat blessings and crawfish boils and exploring and big ol’ pots of jambalaya and gumbo and almost fishing trips and old friends and new friends and small stuff and big stuff and everything in between and hopes and fears and dreams and…JAZZ FEST!!! Yeah, baby! And I’ve been so busy just enjoying every second of it that I just realized that I barely snapped a photograph of any of it. And normally, I’d be mad at myself for not capturing these moments for posterity, but the important memories of the past couple of weeks and change are etched in my mind forever.

Small Stuff #57: Carolina Chocolate Drops March 2, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: tuning in to NPR and hearing bands I’ve never heard of and instantly falling in love.

Love these guys.

Small Stuff #56: Saturation March 1, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: That we didn’t have the weather we’re having today yesterday. Seriously, enough with the rain.

Bonus: On second thought, a rainy afternoon seems like the perfect excuse to curl up, watch a movie, and rest my weary knees (and hips and feet and calves and thighs and back).

Small Stuff #43: Peanut butter and chocolate in my pocket February 13, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: reaching in my coat pocket and finding one of those little Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Usually I prefer finding money in my pocket, but today I was hungry and you can’t eat a dollar bill. Well, I guess you could eat a dollar bill, but it certainly is not as satisfying as a Reese’s.

Bonus: Reaching in my other coat pocket and finding another one. Funny part is…I have absolutely no idea where I picked those up.

Double Bonus: There is a Reese’s Fairy! I knew it all along.

Small Stuff #42: Blue skies smiling at me February 13, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: that little sun icon on weather.com. I know it’s not always right, but it makes me feel good anyway.

Small Stuff #41: New Socks Rock February 11, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: New socks. Two socks. Whose socks? My socks.

Seriously, I love getting new socks. New socks rock. But I will say that I find it odd that my new socks came in a resealable bag. I mean, I think resealable bags are pretty cool for a number of items, especially food items, but is it really necessary to have a resealable bag for my socks? Am I just abnormal (ok, don’t answer that) because I just take my socks out of the bag they came in and them put my them in my sock drawer. Or should that be “socks” drawer? I mean, I guess I could recycle my resealable sock bag. But what would I put in it? I don’t know why, but I think I’d feel a little funny about putting a sandwich or something in there and whipping it out at lunch time. If it were a quart-sized bag, I guess I could use it for all my liquids, gels and aerosols next time I fly, but it’s far too big and TSA  regulations expressly state that one must use a clear plastic bag and clearly my resealable sock bag is not clear as it is a walking advertisement for 6 pairs of Hanes cushion crew socks complete with “reinforced knit-in heels and toes for enhanced durability.” Apparently my new socks also have “half-cushion construction for extra comfort.” What exactly does that mean? Wouldn’t “full-cushion construction” be more comfortable? I also find it kind of odd that the socks that the lovely young girl is wearing in the picture on the bag do not look like my new socks.  The socks that the lovely young girl is wearing in the picture on the bag have red stripes across what I am assuming are the reinforced toes, but my new socks have much thinner pink stripes. Not that I’m complaining because I actually like the pink stripes much better, but I guess if I were not pleased at this bit of false packaging, I could return my new socks to Hanesbrand, Inc. in care of the Hanes Sock Group in Winston-Salem because my satisfaction is important to them. But all in all, I’d say I’m pretty satisfied thus far and I do indeed find it very satisfying to slip in to a new pair of socks especially on a night like tonight when it’s a might bit chilly and rainy, and who knows, could even get a bit snowy (although I think us folk on the bayou are going to miss that by 80 or 90 miles.)

Bonus: A new resealable bag.

Small Stuff #39: Stargazing February 9, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: nights when the sky is perfectly clear like tonight, unlike the night I was trying to take a good pic of the Wolf Moon. But I had fun playing with my camera anyway.

Small Stuff #38: Home February 8, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Having a home to come home to (even if it’s later than I wanted to get home).

Bonus: Knowing that that’s not really such small stuff.

Small Stuff #36: Mardi Gras February 6, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Mardi Gras throught the eyes of a child.

Bonus: Yes, I’m drunk (and it’s wonderful!).

Small Stuff #35: Hubig’s Humor February 5, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Getting a laugh as I reached for my favorite pie. Actually, I had no intention of purchasing a Hubig’s today (even though they are so tasty), since I knew I had almost an entire King Cake waiting for me at home, but I am a complete sucker for a cute marketing idea. And yes, I’ve definitely gotten caught up in the Who Dat Nation excitement!

Bonus: Duh, a Hubig’s!