Thursday, September 2, 2010


In the spirit of my friend Relyn's blog, I thought I'd make a list of a few things that are bringing me joy this week.  Relyn is the best list-maker I know.  Seriously, I can't compare, but here goes:

otto pizza
the portland farmers' market
fresh lavender growing on my porch
anticipating this year's common ground fair
the olive-green j. herbin ink i bought for todd
this post at mortal muses featuring one of my photos!
the photo above of my nephew cannon-balling into the lake
the baby gull who lives with his mum on the rooftop next door
anticipating the josh ritter concert at the newly reopening State Theatre 
this book (soon i'll have the cleanest house ever)
this post about delhi by my friend lily
the imminent arrival of autumn
did i mention otto pizza?
my new neighborhood 
my sweet, lazy cats
casco bay


  1. I just took a break - I was writing about joy. Not a list, not such loveliness and smiles as I find here - the baby gull just touched me right in that soft spot of my heart - but something different. I took a break and saw your post title. A sign to visit. So glad I did.

    :) Debi

    My word verification is reborn. Oh yeah.

  2. Reborn! Perfect. Thanks for visiting, Debi. I believe in those signs, too. Can't wait to read your post on joy. xo

  3. This is such a great list and I'm liking the arrow a lot too - "onward and upward". :)

  4. J'adore listes
    OH so much. xoxo
    limes? seriously? we are cosmic sisters, loves me some citrus fruits

    will follow your lead next post, i'm a list w-ore too!!!!

    hey, d.smith-kaich word veri is "lifzy"
    what does that mean? lol

  5. the imminent arrival of autumn - me too

  6. And triangle-shaped joy at that. I enjoyed your comment about the need to boil certain people, and am glad that there are good things out there in your life too, especially the limes. You have gin and martini too, right?

  7. Oh...such wonderful things. Lavender, mussels and autumn...who could ask for more?

  8. what chu talking bout willis ?

    this is a great list !!!

  9. I love this photo of your nephew too:)

    I recently bought a bag of limes rather will have to use them all up this weekend....wish you were here!

    Love the entire list

  10. This is the best photo - it's what life is all about. Great post!

  11. Aw - love the list! It is nice to see in black and white what things bring joy to our hearts. And the photo of your nephew completely sums it up. Now I want to jump into a lake!

  12. BLISS-FUL list, Gigi... LOVE... that's my favorite. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  13. Love the list! Clams, cats and farmer's markets! :)

  14. Dear Gigi,
    Great list.
    Fabulous photograph.
    Short comment.
    Catching up with everyone after holiday !!!! XXXX

  15. Love that happy image! I wish I had had the "book" this past week. Would have helped! I love your list Gigi. have a lovely weekend.

  16. Beautifully written. Have to get to the Farmers Mkt. in Portland, but 2 hours drive.
    Have to get a friend to come with me.


  17. Reading your list makes me smile. My word for this year is JOY and so JOY lists are extra special. Now I must make a new JOY list for the approaching fall season. When you said Portland Farmers Market I thought I didn't know you lived in Portland, but then I saw you on the other side of the country in Portland. Enjoy Otto's Pizza, it sounds delicious.

  18. Oh, Gigi. Your triangle shaped joy makes me smile, makes me happy, makes me grin. You, my friend, have a gift. Well, so many gifts, but just one of them is for spreading joy. I love you today, my friend. And every day...

  19. Now that is a wonderful list, in shape and in content.
    When was the last time I did a cannon ball? I must have been about his age!


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