#100HappyDays: Berries and bosom friends

I heard a strange sound as I backed out of the driveway. Not a thump. Not scraping. Just a subtle change in how the usually quiet rubber meets concrete. For a moment, I chalked it up to having the window down and the radio off for once--maybe that's just what tires sound like--but instinct had me inspect before driving off.

And lucky, too, because plain as day I saw the head of what would turn out to be a three-inch rod (not screw, not nail, a rod for crying out loud) deeply embedded into my deflating tire. And I thought for sure my afternoon by the pool would be ruined.

Thankfully, Mr. T had flown out of town instead of driving so I had access to another car which gave me the opportunity to spend the better part of a day hanging out with a bosom friend. For those who haven't read the venerable Anne of Green Gables, a "bosom friend" is, according to the carrot head herself: "An intimate friend, you know--a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul."

And so Saturday's happiness came poolside with my bestie, watching her two half-fish boys cannonball and talking souls and summer plans over chocolate-covered strawberries. So happy.


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies
35. Caprese chicken magic
36. Moms love waffles
37. Hearty soup for a hot "summer" day
38. A friend of the library
39. Talking Above the Fray
40. Go, go gadget green beans
41. Clinking frapps

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