Friday, July 25, 2014

Happiness Is...

Happy Friday to you! For many, Friday signals the end of a work week and the beginning of fun. For those of us retired, generally every day is a good one. Today is no exception, as hubby returns from a two day golf trip. I'm taking a neighbor out to lunch and then showing her some new stores; she has only been here a year and is having a difficult time finding her way around. I think I can help with that. This evening 6 of our grands are coming, while mom and dad go out to dinner. Tomorrow is another busy day with three or four couples coming over for some Summer Fun-you know the 60's music will be playing.
Watching Hunter with his gal pal Lexie made me think of the simple things in life that will bring us contentment and joy, if we let them. Don't these two look so contented together. An interesting thing I've discovered is that Hunter is very happy going on a two or three mile walk with Lexie, but he seems to get more tired just walking a mile without her.

Next week will be another crazy week as Kim, our youngest, her hubby, their kiddos and two dogs, pack up the house and move to a new one. Poor Kim has still had an awful summer cold, but packing continues. I'm hoping to spend every day with her next week finishing up; that is if she'll let me.
I hope you find joy in the simple things of life this weekend.
Noreen & Hunter


  1. Noreen, sounds like you're on your way to a fun, filled fantastic weekend with family and friends. I hope you take some pictures of your get together. I would love to see you all dancing to 60s music.
    so happy Hunter enjoys lexi on his walk. If he could talk he would have plenty to say...
    God bless
    Xo Marissa

  2. We went for a run this morning so we will enjoy a simple nap!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. that is a sweet momma says she sure wishes she lived closer to you, cos she would love to do a lunch date.
    stella rose

  4. Good for you Noreen! You are such a positive person!! Have fun this weekend...and I love how content Hunter is!

  5. That is so sweet to help your neighbour out. Being in a town noted for it's ability to notice no one we so get it. Here the only people who talk to strangers are Australians and nutters. Sad but true. Everyone else is just too busy or embarrassed. Nice one. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. It's great to have a fitness buddy, isn't it, Hunter?!!?
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  7. I agree, when you're retired generally every day is a good one! I am retired but my hubby is still working. We are both looking forward to him being home as well. Hunter and his friend look so happy! :)

  8. Sounds like some very busy but fun days ahead. Hope the move goes smoothly. We think Hunter is trying to tell you he needs a permanent walking pal:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Your day sounded full of blessings!

  10. I must have missed the post where your daughter and her family found their new house. Ooops!

    Even though we're retired, we still find ourselves looking forward to the weekends! And it certainly sounds like you've got a wonderful weekend ahead!

  11. nice and encouraging blog, i found you thrue another blogger..i will certainly follow you
    dough my blog is in dutch ...i can read inglish...blessings

  12. nice and encouraging blog, i found you thrue another blogger..i will certainly follow you
    dough my blog is in dutch ...i can read inglish...blessings

  13. Simple joys and a peaceful life filled with love bring the greatest happiness. I just know you enjoyed every minute of your weekend! Hugs~


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