Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Something to smile about


It’s been a long week at Katie’s house. She came home from the hospital last weekend, with lots of meds, lots of rules, and a plastic cone she dubbed her Easter Bonnet.

Mama. I just don’t think this is a good look for me.

She did look quite adorable in her bonnet once she started smiling again. But don’t tell her I said that, as her head is plenty big enough as it is. And while wearing her bonnet she insists on smashing it into the back of my legs if she dosen’t get everything she wants.

She’s especially adorable when she’s asleep, and not weilding her bonnet as a weapon.


I did get a walk in – – without her, and don’t tell her that either! – – and noticed something that made me smile.

Proof that spring happens no matter what.

It’s definitely spring!

I hope you found at least one thing to smile about this week too. If I stop and think about it I have plenty to be happy about. My girl is home and getting better every day and the trees are blooming and the grass is greening and bits of hope are pushing up out of the ground, ready for another summer.

It’s time to let those smiles fly! Thanks, Trent, for continuing to remind us all just how much we really have to smile about!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

17 thoughts on “Something to smile about

  1. I’m so glad she is doing ok. Cutie in her bonnet.


  2. Thank goodness she continues to improve. Even a princess should be aware that her servants need to be treated kindly.
    Yay for flowers and a greening world.


  3. Aww, poor Katie, but she looks content and the dreaded bonnet will soon be gone. I had bruises where my dog bumped into my legs while wearing his!


  4. Katie does not take a bad photo. Even with her bonnet on, she looks so darn cute.


  5. The buds are budding here – we are seeing spring greens in the trees! Glad Katie is back home, Easter Bonnet or no 😉


  6. So glad that Katie is improving every day. The green blush of spring along the water’s edge is a lovely sight to behold. May I feature this post on this week’s Friday Favorites?


  7. What a beautiful smile post!! I’m so happy Katie is thriving and doing well and Spring looks so beautiful. I’m SMILING! ❤️🌷🌞


  8. I’m glad to hear Katie’s on the mend! ❤


  9. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap for 4/12 – 4/18/2021 #weeklysmile | Trent's World (the Blog)

  10. So happy that your girl is okay! That’s surely something to smile about.


  11. Last week I smiled about the beautiful pink and purple spring colors that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Rather magical


  12. She does look pretty adorable in her bonnet!! Keep smiling, Dawn!


  13. Oh poor Katie… feel better sweet girl!


  14. Sure hope she gets that bonnet removed for good soon! Feel better soon Princess Katie!


  15. We are glad to hear that Katie is doing better. Dog speed to a super pup.

    Gemini & Normandy


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