New, and very handy, word. Mauvify: mahv–uh-fahy verb, used with color to alter a color in a manner similar to the alteration of purple which results in the color mauve. Related forms: Mauvifiable: mah-vi-fi-a-ble adjective Mauvification: mah-vi-fi-key-shuhn noun Love making up words. Smile. Be happy. Ruth
The Smiley Lady Blog
People were forever asking me how I got to be so darned happy. So I started speaking
to school groups and blogging about choosing to view life more optimistically.
Smile. Be happy!
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Brrr. It’s Cold So cold. I’m bundled in layers and layers. Cotton tank top, wool long sleeved turtleneck under shirt, cashmere turtleneck sweater, thick burly wool sweater, wool long johns, sweat pants, 2 pairs of serious socks, slippers, fingerless gloves. No, I’m not in Chicago, N.Y.C. or Stockholm. Signed, Cold in California P.S.: Also padded […]
Yams for Lunch! Yams for lunch! How did I get so lucky? Oh, I remember now. I made them for dinner last night. Smile. Be happy. Ruth Yam Smiley Burnt Yam Shmutz on Foil Smiley
I’ve been thinking about how some things really are best in their purest form. I’ll never order a caramel coffee or choose Earl Grey Tea as a flavor of ice cream. I like my coffee with just cream, my ice cream vanilla and my chocolate Hershey’s. It is this last one that really drives me […]
1/2/2011 Up early and starving! Out to the kitchen to make toast with butter and lots of salt. That’s right. I’m not ashamed to say, “I love salt.” I also love sugar, fried foods, cold beer, cream in my coffee and lots of cheese on everything. You only live once so I’m enjoying every sensual […]
Took a WONDERFUL nap today. When I got up and expressed my delight and amazement that I’d actually slept for two hours, my husband said, “That’s what vacations are for.” My reply “I know, I’m glad I remembered before it was too late!” Back to school Monday.
So I’m slicing up a baguette today and counting as I go. Yes, I count everything, Always have, always will. If there’s something to be counted, you can bet I am…even activities during which you couldn’t imagine my mind could go elsewhere, it has and I’m counting. So as I was saying I was slicing […]
Yesterday started early and went on late into the night. I am so pooped (that starts with P, that rhymes with T, that stands for tired!*). It was a day filled with lots of food, and relatives and cats on every surface. Too much food. Too many gifts. But, never too many cats. Never. This […]
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