Can you feel the Love tonight?

Let’s just say that yesterday was not a fabulous day,

I woke early with a blocked nose and a sore back, got soaked to the skin on the way to work carrying the biggest joke of a brolly ever sold to an unsuspecting public, had a rough day in work and then got soaked again on the way home.

Arriving home in a less than pleasant mood I was greeted by the sight of my neighbour’s patio umbrella which had blown over the fence and landed on top of my car. Apparently, even with severe weather warnings he hadn’t felt it necessary to fold the thing up and put it away.

By this point, too tired to care, I folded the umbrella, ran my hand over the myriad of scratches on the back of my car and went inside for a cuppa.

On settling myself on the sofa and switching on the TV I was then faced with the sight of my neighbour, caught on CCTV, attempting to sneak along my driveway to retrieve the offending umbrella without even having the common decency to knock my door and apologise.

Of course, I did the same thing every calm, rational, human being in my position would do. I confronted him, pitched a fit and took myself off to bed in a huff.

I woke this morning in no better a mood to be repeatedly told by Toots to “Smile Mommy”. Himself wouldn’t even look at me for fear of turning to stone.

I arrived at work, painfully early and decided to grab a Starbucks (I deserved it) and catch up on some reading.

My first port of call, as usual, was with Domestic Spaz and would you just look what this beautiful woman left for me;

The Learned One had also apparently suffered a bit of a stinking day and been given the gift of Love by
Memoirs of a Mommy.

The rules of sharing the Love are very simple.

MemoirsofaMommy says the rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

Obviously I will oblige.

I would like to share my love with;

Frugal Upstate. The first blog I read and the one which motivated me to stop talking to myself so often.

Welcome to my World Janmary. She’s a Northern Ireland woman like myself except her blog does it far more justice than mine ever could. Also for teaching me the benefits of evasive tactics for, so help me if I get addicted to digiscrapping as well, Himself will have to start making appointments.

Real Live Living. Annie is lovely; she always takes the time out of her busy days and pays a visit to my tiny ickle corner of the blogosphere. She’s funny, intelligent and she has also experienced a “bad day”

And last but by no means least
Pat Veratto’s Frugal Living Blog. I am already implementing a lot of her fantastic and sensible methods of saving money around the house and also for her recent post Don’t Worry Be Happy. Something which we should all take the time to read and to take heed of, even the minted and unfrugal among us.

So there you have it, the Love will go on and I’m in a much better mood. Thanks Spaz I really needed some Love.

And remember, “Smile Mommy” because somebody somewhere loves you and you probably don’t even know they exist…


  1. ohh, how sweet. I'm soooo horrible about passing these types of awards on, but I'll try to get around to it.

    I'm honored that you read me first, but not quite sure how I got you to stop talking to yourself. . .

  2. (((Leanne))) I think yesterday was a rough day for all of us.

    Glad the love made you feel better. :)

  3. Good morning, and thanks for the award :)

    Hoping today is a better day.

  4. Thanks for thinking of me, Leanne. You made my day!

  5. Thanks for stopping by The Jason Show, Leanne. I look forward to reading your blog! Have a good day.

  6. Jenn, your more than welcome, I can't even remember how I landed but it was through Google and now I can bend the ears of anyone unfortunate enough to drop by here. I never realised anyone but miffed employees giving away company secrets had blogs before I read yours.

    Spaz, I wouldn't like to meet the person not cheered up by love.

    Jane, today has been much better, thank you and you're very welcome.

    Annie, glad to have made your day.

    Jason, glad you stopped by. I've subribed to your blog so you'll be hearing more from me.


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