Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Happy List

My Happy List is short, but intense this week.

1.  I'm happy I was able to have a wonderful visit with Angie from Echoes of Laughter.. She was here in Toronto going to a conference so we decided to meet and have breakfast together. Five hours later we still hadn't run out of things to talk about, but that's what happens when you finally meet a bloggy friend you have known for years. We found each other's blogs very early on and have been commenting and emailing ever since. We discussed blogging and families and crafts and Christmas cookies (oh yes, we're doing Christmas Cookie Week again). It was great to finally meet you Angie!

Oh and she gave me the prettiest tea towel which I used as a table runner because it was much to pretty to actually dry my hands on.  She also gave me a yummy candle and a lovely little bag made by women in Ghana that is a patchwork of beautiful batiked materials. Thanks Angie for being so generous.

2.  I'm so happy it is Thanksgiving this coming weekend.  We are going to the cottage which is always an amazing way to spend the holiday.  All of our kiddos are away and won't be joining us for Thanksgiving this year - which will be our first holiday without any of them -  so we are very happy that our friends from France will be joining us at the cottage instead.  They are predicting nice weather so I'm looking forward to catching up with our friends, walks in the woods, and a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie for dessert.  Yahoo!  Can't wait.

What's on your Happy List this week?

Linked to Ricki Jill's Happy List at Art@Home 


  1. Love that last photo Sylvia - I can smell the crisp air! I know most people long for a cottage on those hot summer days (I certainly do), but I think one of the best times to be there would have to be Thanksgiving weekend, especially if it is bright and sunny!

  2. Oh my! Thanks so much for the mention and we did have an awesome visit, didin't we? Except I look so tired! After I flew home on Saturday night, I slept for most of the day on Sunday! It was a great week of meeting so many wonderful people like you, but also lots of late nights and very tiring too! I am so glad that you liked your gifts because I loved giving them to you! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your friends from France and your parents! Angie xo

  3. How wonderful to meet a fellow blogger and friend!

    I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! How nice to celebrate with friends if your kiddies are away.

  4. Wow, what amazing leaf color. Happy, Happy!

  5. Oh your Thanksgiving plans sound idyllic! The sound of turkey and friends and a cottage amongst the leaves - its just so autumnal. Here we are trying to wrap up work by the end of tomorrow so we can be greedy and take a four day weekend instead of three. Like you our kids are not going to be home so we are going to spend our Thanksgiving with friends in North Vancouver. They live in a lovely neighbourhood called Edgemont Village where there are some lovely shops so I think we'll go up early and check out the book shop, the yarn shop and the chocolate shop (that covers the bases don't you think) and then spend the evening with our friends, a turkey and some board games. I think I'll bring pumpkin pie - cause Thanksgiving just needs pumpkin pie.

  6. I like how y'all have Thanksgiving earlier in the autumn. I wish we did! This is a great Happy List.....I love meeting blog friends! I've met two so far. I'm not familiar with Angie's blog. I need to hop over there and introduce myself!

    How much fun visiting with friends! They will have a great time at the cottage with y'all. I want to see photos!!! *hint, hint*

    Thanks for linking-up!