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Five more things that make me smile

Friday, August 17, 2007 by Marianne Elliott

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1. This journal page sent to me by the fabulously creative and inspiring Mahima of Love is Handmade

2. Citizen of the Month – Neil doesn't just make me smile, he makes me laugh out loud. How come some people get to be funny and the rest of us get stuck with being earnest?

3. The fact that my compound buddy J and I hosted a social evening tonight – combining his great Indian cooking, my social networks, and our respective contraband alcohol stocks we managed to get eight civilian internationals along to one Thursday night dinner and drinks in Chaghcharan, Ghor. It may have been a first.

4. Confessions of a Pioneer Woman – again with the whiney "why can't I be funny like her". I grew up helping vets put their hands up cows backsides and I love this city-girl's take on life on a ranch with her very own Marlboro Man and their mini cowgirl and coyboy punks.

5. Knowing that tomorrow is Friday (my day off) and that once I get through breakfast with the Chief of Police I can spend as much time as I like curled up on the sofa with my new books AND my long-suffering colleague J has agreed to take me for a walk again tomorrow evening. I don't know why he puts up with me since I tease him about walking too slow.

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8 Responses to "Five more things that make me smile"

  1. Brian says:

    Hi Frida,
    I saw your comment on Ree’s blog. I wanted to come here to say thanks. I know you probably feel that the world has forgotten you and all the life changing work you do, but I haven’t.
    So thank you.

  2. Darling Frida,
    Hello. I am glad you are well and finding things to be happy about. We all need that. That journal page is beyond wonderful.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It means a lot to me coming from you.
    xo

  3. lacithecat says:

    Oh lovely. You are finding all kinds of good stuff. Why am I not surprised! Smile …

  4. Mary says:

    Love that image! Made me laugh out loud. xx

  5. HiK says:

    That really is lovely. Have you seen Dan Eldon’s work? His work is really visually arresting also.
    I like the Pioneer woman blog too but I had to put myself on blog probation and I stopped reading it. her photography is lovely too…

  6. Ooh, more link love- that makes me smile! Oh, and BTW- you are *NICE*- tee hee- see my blog.
    Love you dearest Frida! So glad your party was the tops!
    xoxo

  7. Neil says:

    Frida — I am truly honored that you enjoy my blog. What EXACTLY you like about it is a question we should leave for another day!
    I’m just getting to know you through your blog and you blow me away with your honesty and especially with the way you live your life to the fullest.

  8. Therese says:

    You know, being earnest is important, too.
    (I really like your blog and your blog template.)

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