Joy can be found anytime, anywhere.

I have nothing to say for myself...

Apparently the year 2011 is the year I completely forget I have a blog.  Now, please do not think that I have no been seeking and finding the joy in my life everyday.  I have.  I just keep forgetting to share it with you.  I can't believe it's mid-February! 
The joys have been sometimes small, like my daughter telling me about problems she's having with kids at school, and having to take joy in the fact that she is sharing this problem with me. (Rather than being mad about the kids' behavior towards her)
Some joys have been big, like going to see Tony & Tina's Wedding with my hubby and great friends.  We had a tremendous amount of fun! 
So, I have been finding it... but not sharing it.  I need to get better at remembering about you.  Finding the joy is one thing...... but sharing it so you can maybe find some joy in your life is really what's important.  It would serve me well to remember that.

Is it February Already?

Winter is zooming by!  So much has been happening, it's hard to keep track of it all.
The joys have been plentiful.  The easy one is that we have had a record breaking blizzard!  The drifts outside my back door were almost as high as me and I couldn't even open my door.  It was crazy!  Here's a pic of outside my back door.
The birds I have at my feeders have been plentiful.... and beautiful!  Even their muted colors are bright with the white backdrop of nature.
My daughter won a state award for one of her drawings and will compete in Nationals.  That too was quite joyful.
Plus, the last few weeks have been a Packer frenzy here at my house.  Making it to the Super Bowl was extremely exciting.  The Championship games really had us riveted.  But, last night's Super Bowl win for the Green Bay Packers was a great joy, made even greater by having lots of friends and family gathered together to experience the fun, food, and laughter.  It was the perfect night!