Thursday, April 8, 2010

{a cherry on top}

that are rolling around
in my head
giving me
great joy
my daughter's laughter is back
"smarties" now come in new colours
{a candy treat like m&ms...see image}
my lilac bush is blooming
raspberry jam on sourdough toast
a shoulder rub
a friend who believes in me
a new magazine waiting to be read
watching my students play "Red Rover"
licking the beaters
seeing my window box full of purple and yellow pansies
a cherry on top


Lisa said...

Lovely! I hope you have a super extra special day!!
Hugs, Lisa

Maria said...

Hi Koralee~!
So glad Sydney's better!
I do love the list of 'gratitudes'
Having a thankful heart opens the door to Bliss
This IS true!

Is this weekend the dance competition?
If so, Bonne Chance!
*Blessings to you and your family!

Cornflake said...

Glad to hear your daughter's feeling better :-)

Another stunning picture Koralee and now I want those smarties!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

YOU give US great joy too! And so glad to hear your daughter is feeling better.

Love the Decor! said...

I love this list and you are definitely a joy bringer to my life. just looking at this cute colorful blog always makes my day!!

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

what a lovely post, Koralee!! I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better. It's so hard to stop worrying when your child is sick, isn't it?
I hope my this means my lilac blooms soon too :) I can't wait!!

Auntie Cake said...

Those little things are such a blessing if we only take the time to appreciate them! Glad your daughter is feeling better!
PS- you always have the best dishes. I love them, and it makes me want to run out and hunt for pretty dishes!

Unknown said...

mmmm...raspberry jam on sourdough toast. sounds LOVELY!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Many of these things make me happy as well - the shoulder rub is near the top! I haven't thought of Red Rover is sooo long. Who didn't love that game? I remember a few times a year our small school would bring EVERYONE outside to play. The lines were so long, such fun memories...another thing to be happy about! Very glad your daughter is laughing again.

Luiza said...

It´s wonderful!!!
How wonderful , everything is back to normal again! And I hope it stays that way!!!!
Love your post, as I do everyday!

I´m so glad I found you, Koralee!

Take care.
Have a lovely & colorful day, my friend!

Unknown said...

Why am I so excited about the Smarties?!?


Anna White said...

Karalee...beautifully said..and so much to be thankful for..thanks for sharing x

Colin and Sarah said...

Koralee... my mouth is now watering as images of sourdough bread with raspberry jam dance in my head! Glad to hear your daughter is feeling better!

Rose said...

I remember playing red rover at primary school! We use to have such a ball.
Raspberry jam on sourdough and a shoulder are one lucky lady :)


Susan said...

So happy to hear that the laughter has returned to your sweet deaughter's life!
We still have lots of candy left from Easter, but when it's gone I'm sure I'll be on the look-out for those pink candies in your pic! They look like Skittles though, not Smarties.
I'm looking forward to seeing my lilacs in bloom!

Susan said...

sweet daughter, not deaughter!

Cristie said...

So happy to hear your daughter is feeling better, that old saying that a mother is only as happy as her sadest child is often true. Enjoy all the good moments life has to offer. Thanks for the joy today!

Debbie said...

Oh Koralee...I am so happy to hear that your daughter is feeling better...I hope she is able to find a way to overcome these dreadful headaches.
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind thoughts...and so pleased to know you will be wearing the daffodil pin tomorrow.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Now I'm doing a happy dance, so glad to hear your sweetheart is feeling better. I have to check out these smarties this weekend, hope those great colors are available over here! Fingers crossed for the dance competition, sending many many Dutch Good Luck wishes your way! Much love. xoxo

{oc cottage} said...

Precious post! And I have heard tell of these things called "Smarties"...that we, south of the border, know little of...mere rumors and rumblings. We have our own "Smarties"...sour, sweet-tarty things that come in a roll...and oddly enough...are made in Canada. ;} And I must say that saucer is bliss!

m ^..^

Simple Home said...

I'm glad your daughter is feeling better. Migraines sometimes come and go for a few days, and then you don't have one for awhile. I hope she gets something to help. I know I'm very thankful for the stuff I take for mine. If you ever have any questions about them and I can help in any way, feel free to email me.
The smarties look yummy, I didn't know about the new colors :-)

Martha said...

Love, love, love your list!!! So glad she has her laughter back:)

how fun are those new colors


Unknown said...

Loving your list! Glad to hear your daughter is feeling better, Have a sweet day!

Rubyred said...

So pleased that your daughter is feeling better!
Love your list of joyful things!
Have a lovely day Koralee!
Rachel x

Martina said...

Such good news! Reading your posts is like a cherry on top too - the photo is lovely :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You, Koralee, are amazing. This is the sweetest post in so many ways! The sugary delicacy, the fun and frosty colors, and your kindness towards us. THANK YOU, for leaving me such a considerate and thoughtful message....what would we all do without each other's encouragement and care?

You have a fabulous day with your sweet daughter and laugh, laugh and PLAY!!!!
Happy Friday dearest! Anita

Kellie Collis said...

Pink - heaven! x Glad to hear things are happy again! xx

It's me said...

Oh Koralee...I am so happy to hear that your daughter is feeling better...I hope this day wil be your day!!!!............and is much better than the past days............hugs and blessings from me my sweet darling Koralee..............xxxxx

Catherine said...

Sounds like you have lots of stuff to be happy about and thankful for in this post! Good for you! Glad things a rosey pink in your world today! :)

PCovi said...

We have a matching thing on our lists!!!

YOU ;)

Anonymous said...

I chuckled at licking the beaters! Oh yes! So glad your girls laughter is back! SO GLAD.
XXX Colleen

Anonymous said...

Oh, K, could you drop me an email? I would like to chat with you about something.

Julie said...

Great post! I think we all need to take time to see the beauty around us!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Great post! Have a wonderful weekend and there is something on my blog for you!

Randi Troxell said...

Mmmm.. raspberry and sourdough.. sounds perfect..

so glad your daughter is feeling better..

have a beautiful wkend!

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love this post Koralee!! A cherry on top to you too!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Raspberry jam on sourdough toast and a new magazine sounds like the perfect start to the weekend Koralee! I love your pretty pink saucer, it's amking me want to go vintage shopping - happy Friday eve my little friend xxx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Koralee,
I love Smarties and, I didn't know that they came in new colours. I wonder if our English Smarties have new colours ? I will have to buy some..... purely for research purposes!! haha So pleased that your daughter feels better today. XXXX

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm so jealous that your lilac is blooming, oh I can almost smell it!! We have a few more weeks to go here in Michigan. Be blessed!

ELK said...

happy happy thoughts indeed.. i have missed smiling here

Bralliz said...

Hi Koralee!
That is the most beautiful picture ever!
Have a wonderful weekend!♥
xoxo alice

Anonymous said...

Koralee, you've got it all wrong, my dear!

you are the sweet, plump, lusciously red

C H E R R Y O N T O P !!!!

and I also was thrilled when smarties came in prettier colours!

ciao bella
thanks for your visit!
creative carmelina

Rosie said...

Raspberry Jam on Toast, a Back Rub, and Licking the Beaters...these too, are a few of my favorite things...but to hear that Sidney's Laughter is definitely the cherry...such an inspiring post,as usual...have a beautiful spring weekend ...Rosie

Pinecone Camp said...

Glad to hear your daughter is getting back to her old self. Migraines are so horrible.
Have a happy weekend!

Sue said...

Such a wonderful list, and the image is so pretty. I'm glad your daughter is happy and I love knnowing that a new magazine is bliss to someone besides me.

Suzie Button said...

Oh, your sweets are just perfect! I just saw the posting on your daughter and I'm hoping and praying she's better and can keep the migranes away! Have a lovely weekend! Suzie

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
You are my recipe for smiles, bigger smiles and the biggest smiles ever! So precious sweet adorable friend!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the list...
Made me smile with joy!
And the raspberry jam on sourdough toast
So glad your daughter is feeling better :]

Gypsy Purple said...

Love the post! ...and the smarties

Angel.Pearls said...

Great posr Koralee! Have a wonderful weeknd! Love//Eva

Stina said...

I like your blog with all the nice pictures.:-)

red ticking said...

have missed reading my fav blogs this week so i am playing catch up...glad your daughter is better... and thank you for all the joy you bring us... xx happy weekend

Teresa said...

Here I was...
all relaxed...
in my morning coffee mode...
and I pop over here...
to your sweet world...
and you have to get me alllllllll
I am running onto the streets of Bainbridge...
still in pajamas...
getting ready to hollar my excitement out to you...
are you ready....
listen close....
here it comes....
NOW COME IN PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PINK SMARTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Why don't I live in Canada???
I may have to cross the border for this ACTION!!!!! Ha...haha!
Blowing kisses in celebration of your daughters SMILE and PINK SMARITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you don't mind...
I just took one of those PINK Smarties off that pretty little plate!
Mmmmmmmm! So good!
ANd I do have such fond HOLIDAY memories of SMARTIES!
Days spent in England and up in Canada!
Smarties + Holidays = My Heart's Desire! ;o)

theUngourmet said...

Hurray for licking the beaters! :D

Rizzi said...


Irene said...

I love your posts and your blog.

Sarah said...

love this photo!

Leigha said...

Ah, that plate is divine!!!

Leigha said...

Ah, absolutely adore this plate!