So, dear readers, I give you a list of the things that have made me smile today:
1. A trip to see my dear old friend Taryn. Ladies and germs, I've officially gone four months without a haircut or an eyebrow waxing. Gross, I know. Taryn just had her third (yes, third) baby and took what felt like an incredibly long maternity leave. I wouldn't dare let another soul touch my head because Taryn has been the only one in charge up there for many, many, many years. I just don't trust people enough for that. So I waited. And waited. And in the meantime my head grew furrier and furrier, and I let my bangs grow down into my eyes to cover up the caterpillars I called eyebrows. I finally managed to get in to see her today and I'm happy to report that I'm all cleaned up and presentable again. If any of you noticed, I apologize. It was bad, and I'm sorry.
2. My dear Ben, who accompanied me on the voyage for said haircut. I know he was busy and should have been home working and yet he took the trip instead. Such a fantastic man.
3. This soap. I'm a bit of a soap whore and despite the fact that frequent changes in brand really messes my skin up in a major way, I can't help but try different things whenever I possibly can. I'd been threatening to buy this soap at Fo'Castle Farms for close to a year now, and just never did. It smells so good and I broke down the last time I visited Fo'Castle and bought the stuff. Mmmmm, Lemon Verbena, one of my very favorites. Oh, and I'd be lying if I said one of the main reasons I love the scent wasn't because Laura Ingalls Wilder frequently mentioned it. I'm a Little House dork like that.
4. This video by a newish favorite. Sam Amidon has one of those voices that just sounds so...haunting. Love it. And the puppets in this video really make me smile. If you're not familiar with Sam, take a listen to the album "All Is Well". You'll thank yourself for it.
I guess that's it for today. What made you smile?