Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eye Spy.....Joy

I had no idea that choosing this weeks Eye Spy theme would be such a reality check. I have spent a lot of time this year whinging and moaning about all the things that have made me unhappy, but when I sat down and thought about what I would like to include today, I have realised that I have an extraordinarily long list of things that bring me joy. Who would've thunk it ?

I don't have a pic, but it goes without saying that my family and friends bring me joy. They can also cause me many new grey hairs and much frustration, but the joy is right up there.

How good is it seeing the looks on the kids faces on Christmas morning ? I love giving gifts, it makes me bubble over with happiness.

The kids artwork. This is me, with green hair, as drawn by Petal. Check out those eyelashes and the mega tan (?) phwoar.

Bubbly and chocolate cup cakes. How could you not smile at that combination ?

Watching the snow peas creeping up the trellis frame. Quite fascinating and beautiful to behold.

If you would like to see some more joy, go and check out Cindy's, I bet you're smiling and nodding your head by the time you're done.


  1. Every single one of those things above make me smile too, and just as I was beginning to bemoan the coming Christmas rush you have reminded me of the great joy of seeing my children open their gifts... and also that I need more bubbly... so thanks :)

  2. Agree with Nomie. ALL of the above brings a little joy to my heart as well. Especially, I have to say, the bubbly and chockie cup cakes. Yum.

    May I have one?

    I think the other thing that might bring you, and your readers joy, is Paris Part II!!!!!

    Think about it. x

  3. It is so good to know that there are many things that bring you joy. What a delightful piece of art Petal has made... deserving of a frame me thinks.
    Great theme - thanks for inspiring me to reflect on all the things that bring me joy too.

  4. That drawing of petal's is the best! I hope it is on display somewhere bringing you joy whenever you walk past it.
    Oh Bum, my word verification thingy is gastro!! I hope that is not a sign of things to come.

  5. Actually Kate, we have turned into a very snazzy book mark which I just might share with you all later. It's so cute. And don't say, no,no.

  6. I would be extra joyful after a bit of that bubbly (or Paris Part Deux!).

    I love the picture by Petal - its very sweet. A real treasure.

    Word verification: hydrovem ... possibly something Kate would need to take if she got gastro.

  7. Awwww, that little picture. Nice tan Mama! And I think all the other things you mention are joyous indeed (although I've never not killed a plant, so I don't know the joy of growing one first hand!)

  8. Great choice Aussie Waffler! I love the photos! Christmas has always been big on my list, pre and post kids! You need the tan to go with the the VERY short skirt!!

  9. I had the same feeling when I went through and thought about all the good stuff I have when some people have nothing - so joyous! Your a pearler I reckon

  10. Such a great joyous snapshot of life! Champas and chocolate are always reliable for a little bit of joy! Non?

  11. How preeeeety is that tree? Ours always looks like someone spewed tinsel at it. The cakes make me dribble and can I just say if that is morning tea at your house somedays, can I come??


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