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Something to Smile About

This is in response to Trent’s Weekly Smile prompt, which you can find out all about HERE.  

I had a lot to smile about this last weekend!

We had our first full weekend without rain in 6 or 8 weeks!  Texas has been drenched with rain, unseasonably so, for weeks on end!  Everything is soggy!  I don’t think that it’s rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but it’s seemed that way!

My sweet Sister-in-law had a birthday.  I joined her and my brother for a lovely lunch and some birthday cake, both of which my brother cooked!  I had a grand time.

Early Saturday morning I went to a sale at a local nursery and went a little crazy.  😊  Since buying my home, I’ve spent Way Too Much money, but I just couldn’t help myself!  I bought pansies, mums and some ornamental kale.  I brought back irises from my sister in law’s yard too.

Saturday afternoon, the sun came out!!  It was glorious to see after all the rain!

Sunday, I was a busy girl.  I got all of the irises planted and then I set about separating the mums and getting them and everything else planted.  It took me a few hours, but I think the effort is worth it!

The pansies and kale will last most of the winter as will the mums.  The mums will also come back next year and spread.  I’m very happy with the result.  My deck is looking very pretty, don’t you think?

Along with all the fun stuff I did over the weekend, I also did home home-owner, handy-man, type of stuff.  I filled some holes in the backyard where their dog had dug and I replaced the flapper in the toilet so it would stop leaking water!

I was Very productive and all of this makes me smile!



Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

11 thoughts on “Something to Smile About

  1. Sounds productive. And the porch looks god. We have had a lot of rain this autumn. It has been grey and wet 😦 I love the bright blue October sky – there is nothing like it in any other season. We haven’t seen it this year…. So I’m glad you got some weekend sunshine! Something nice to smile about.

    Thanks for joining 🙂


  2. rain? What is that? In London we’ve had maybe three days of rain since August… Never believe what they tell you about England. We get less rain than some parts of Somalia!


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