Monday Joy? Seriously?

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I’m not actually 100% sure you can be happy on Monday …

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…but I’m gonna try.

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This past Friday I was a bit under the weather (don’t ask and I won’t tell), so I didn’t post my regular Five Friday Happy Bringers.  But it’s a Brand New Day and Week, so I thought I’d try to make up for lost time by telling you why Happiness is Here.

1.  Potato soup, when you’re sickish and need to be a baby.

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2.  Recently visiting my parents up in Ball Ground, GA (north of Atlanta).  Here’s my mom (86), daughters Amy and Emily, and one of my grandtwins Madison.

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3.  Enjoying four events at this year’s incredible Savannah Music Festival, including bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, South African and Brazilian music.  I’m so music-ed now.

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4.  A gracious Paula Deen visiting my grandson Gabriel’s class last week.

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Gabriel (in solid blue shirt next to Paula’s dog in top pic, shading eyes in second) is in class with Deen’s nephew.

5.  Boutonnieres.

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6.  Surprises on River Street near my place.

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(A reproduction of The Pinta)

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7.  Having a great time on Saturday at SCAD’s International Festival.  Some of you know that I am an adjunct in SCAD’s Language Studio program (ESL).

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Here I am with a few of my students and friends.

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8.  Savannah’s wisteria.

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(See the bee at the bottom?)

9.  Saute(e?)ing dinosaur kale in my new wok.

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10.  Easter wreaths.

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Go Monday!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Mark on April 7, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Yes, Mondays do get a bad rap, but you just made it better! Love the pics, the wisteria, the cool pics of the Nina and Santa Maria, friends at the festival and fun! Have a great week, Neal!

    Reply

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