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What made your day?
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:16:20 PM »
It gets dark early, some people are buried under several feet of snow, and we all need a little cheer this time of year. What made you happy today? Doesn't have to be big. Definitely doesn't have to be expensive ;) :D

1) Yoga class
2) Pasta for dinner omnom
3) Finding out I was right about something

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 07:28:51 PM »
I was walking home from work at dusk and saw a large bird fly to and land in a leafless tree.  I thought it was either a hawk (out kind of late) or an owl.  Sure enough, I saw the "horns" and then I heard its telltale call.  It was a Great-Horned Owl.  I absolutely love seeing these birds.  I stopped and watched and listened to it while all the clown car drivers raced by.  Made my day.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 08:32:48 PM »
1) Turning the corner on my bike this morning, revealing a lovely view of the CN Tower up against a (relatively) blue sky.
2) Doing the dance I've been working on for a month perfectly
3) Games night
4) Walking through a park in the dark, with snow falling. Absolutely beautiful

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 09:20:43 PM »
Finally got my butt to Church despite snow. Good praise music.

Either my ear is getting worse (totally possible), the small group of people who come to mid-week service are getting better at singing, or (most likely) most people just aren't singing since they moved to praise songs written in the last 10 years or so.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 10:17:51 PM »
Went for a walk with my one year old, watched the salmon spawn in the creek, chatted with the neighbor, and took home a dozen fresh eggs from our joint chicken coop.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 10:58:09 PM »
Getting an annoying piece of work done and off my desk.
Making a date for coffee with some friends I rarely get to see these days next week.
Knowing that there's plenty of food at home to cook for dinnner tonight.

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 11:39:58 PM »
chicken makhani and home-made naan for dinner! (I love Indian food!)
My son ran and gave me a big hug when I got home from work.
I watched something funny on youtube that made me laugh until I cried.

I really needed that today. Thanks!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 12:37:13 AM »
After a chilly afternoon hike, I made some cornbread in the cast iron skillet.

I topped it with honey and ate it warm with a glass of full-fat milk.

Life is good.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 12:41:52 AM »
Happy homeschooled kids!

Husband coming home from a business trip!

Long one on one chat with adult daughter!

Big yummy batch of chicken vegetable stew!

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 12:53:43 AM »
- Caught up with my sister for a 2.5 hour coffee, haven't done that in like ever. Solved all the world's problems, and even introduced her to MMM (she used the word frugal before I did)!

- I got a surprise phone call from the love of my life, which was lovely, and

- Smashed a body weight circuit at the park.

Productive, reminiscent and satisfying day all round.

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 02:42:43 AM »
Taking it easy biking to work, enjoying the sunshine.

A co-worker saying the training session I ran today was awesome.

Eating a tasty dinner my wife made.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 06:09:50 AM »
Made Vietnamese drip coffee at home with two teaspoons of condensed milk. A great start to my day :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 06:35:59 AM »
Tailwind on the long commute home.

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2014, 07:15:06 AM »
Sold some riding boots on Craigslist and was paid more than the asking price
Homemade garlic hummus with garden fresh garlic
Cuddling my little boy when he woke up in the middle of the night
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 08:22:21 AM »
Simple things make me happy these day. Of course, just the knowledge I'm ER'ed now gives me an ever present glow of contentment. But this morning I feel especially blessed. I'm sipping a good cup of coffee, wrapped up in a comfy blanket watching the stock market open and local morning news while a cold rain falls outside - the local traffic helicopter has all sorts of shots showing morning rush hour mayhem. That used to be my reality. 



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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 11:43:27 AM »
On my bike ride home last night in the dark at 4:30, I was in a "had a full day of meetings" mood until I heard a bunch of preschoolers bust a gut laughing as they walked along the sidewalk holding on to that rope. Couldn't help but smile. Completely changed my mood.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 11:55:17 AM »
we went to a talk on gut bacteria and then ate bbq and drank sangria. fell asleep reading bill bryson's book 'a walk in the woods'. happy.

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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
I found out that an article I wrote (and re-wrote, and re-wrote over the course of TWO years) has been accepted for publication in a professional magazine read by CEO's, SVP's and in-house counsel! 

It will significantly raise my professional profile which will hopefully lead to a new job at twice my current pay.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2014, 12:12:45 PM »
There is a foodbank has a truck parked here at the office so I walked across the street and bought two turkeys, plus all the non-perishables I could carry and dropped it at the truck.  Hopefully it will go to someone who needs it (and knows how to cook dried beans and rice!)

The week-long deep freeze we've been in is showing signs of breaking so roads should thaw by the weekend.

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2014, 12:31:50 PM »
This may just turn into my favourite thread! So uplifting and encouraging to read everyone else's submissions. It makes me try to look for the bright spots in my day as well, even though I'm dealing with some post-surgical frustrations.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2014, 03:39:42 PM »
The enthusiasm my world history students had when I taught them about Renaissance art.  Now if I could just get them to be just as enthusiastic for topics like the Hundred Years' War!

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2014, 05:17:52 PM »
I woke up with a cold & felt terrible. I was not going to walk my big dog but then in afternoon the dog was looking at me sadly & I thought he does not care how fast & far we walk just so go.  We walked around a lovely park for 30 min's & I actually felt better.  All the leaves were falling & it was so beautiful.

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2014, 06:07:53 PM »
A fellow forum member PM'd me a very nice compliment out of the blue.  :)
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2014, 09:12:48 PM »
We reviewed for three tests at our house, and there was no whining!

Also, I got to watch a full episode of my favorite TV show.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2014, 09:36:20 PM »
There is a small little robot under the counter that is washing my dishes for me as I fart around in the internet.

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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2014, 11:55:49 PM »
Free beer at work on Friday.

Lord knows I need one (or many) lol.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2014, 11:59:28 PM »
There is a foodbank has a truck parked here at the office so I walked across the street and bought two turkeys, plus all the non-perishables I could carry and dropped it at the truck.

That was nice of you, good work.

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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
Instead of biking to work as usual, I started to walk from home and back with a big Akita dog I am pet-sitting. The walk takes about 45 minutes through a frozen lake. It was -27 C today (with wind chill, it felts like -35 C), and it felts wonderful. The dog spent the day lazying around my office, and it was comforting to have this 125 pound beast breathing slowly next to me...I think I will do that every day until it gets too cold, which is pretty soon. Then I'll be back on my bike, a much quicker commute.
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2014, 08:54:57 AM »
Picking up my son from daycare after work, he's so happy to see me and jumps and gives me a hug each time.
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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2014, 02:36:21 PM »
All days are good days.  Today was a home day, the dog and I played frisbee and got the snow fence up. 
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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
I thought I was out of cashews, but I'm not!

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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2014, 05:35:01 PM »
My in-laws are visiting (a mostly-positive thing all by itself) and my MIL "likes to keep busy" so my house is now cleaner than it's been since the last time she visited.  It's just so nice of her to take care of us that way.
My daughter will smile and hug me tight when I get home tonight, and I will do something to make her laugh.  (Best sound in the world!)
I got to spend time with my husband last night (not a usual occurrence on Tuesdays).
I have the next two days off work, paid, and a kitchen FULL of good food to share with family.
I could go on, there's just so much to be thankful for and happy about.  :)

Those of you in the U.S., happy Thanksgiving!  May the spirit of the holiday keep you in good cheer through the next year.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2014, 05:14:39 PM »
Scavenged enough freeze-ravaged veggies out of the garden to provide all the side dishes necessary to our turkey. 

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2014, 08:31:46 PM »
Sunrise over the mountains, today and every day.

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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2014, 05:19:49 AM »
1)Morning walk through ancestoral grounds.  2)Sunlight through the trees was breathtaking. 3) Made peace with a dog who never seems to like anyone. 4) Had fun time with relatives. 5) The internet has made my day again as I communicate with relatives who are far away.

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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2014, 09:50:39 AM »
Cardamom.  Maybe the best spice ever.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2014, 02:52:55 PM »
My boss unexpectedly ordering all of us pizza from Domino's as a thank-you for our hard work on Black Friday. :)

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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2014, 04:16:43 PM »
My children riding giant stuffed animals (turtles) in the supermarket.
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« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2014, 06:47:21 PM »
I'm loving all of these! A while back I noticed that noting 3 good things about each day was a great way to counteract a new-ish tendency toward negativity. It's so much more powerful though when you can read others' joys, too :) Especially Mustachians who tend to be joyful about really good stuff!

Last week I split between staying with friends while attending a conference (way better than a hotel!) and visiting home for Thanksgiving. I made and ate tasty food with family and close friends, got to meet a brand-new (month old) baby, went hiking, and stopped by a favorite winery (where we enjoyed a free tasting and then stocked up at $10/bottle on $20/bottle wines that taste like $50/bottle ;) )

And today I was really excited when I found a simple error that collapsed the data I was analyzing to exactly what I wanted to see. :D Yay science!

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« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2014, 07:03:17 PM »
Son got 75% on Psychology term paper in first term of first year of university. So proud of him -- he did it all on his own and I think he feels great about the achievement. No, its not a top mark, but neither were his high school marks. But the fact that he DID IT and did fairly well is golden!

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« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2014, 07:08:26 PM »
I have a very tasty (homemade) lunch to eat today.

Yesterday I was told that I'd be receiving ~$1500 (before tax) backpay due to an HR error.

I can see gorgeous trees out the window of my open plan office. Makes open plan seem worthwhile :-)

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« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2014, 07:40:17 AM »
I learned how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave.

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« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2014, 02:13:45 PM »
Last year I bought rudolf, clarise, and bumble stuffed animals from target.  They've been on my Xmas tree and make me smile especially bumble.

Yesterday I found the dentist.  Man oh man talk about jumping for joy.  I think it's made my week.  He's going in my stocking then on my Xmas tree.  Lol :)

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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2014, 04:18:30 PM »
Christmas break has officially begun :)
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« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2014, 05:24:05 PM »
Discovering that I had helped someone's boost her career.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2014, 08:43:27 PM »
Putting up a tin roof in the winter with my dad, without falling off!

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« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2014, 09:08:17 PM »
This is a good exercise:

What made today's day?

-getting the Christmas packages finally mailed (bah!)
-playing dodge ball with my son even though a two foot tall kid on the other team beaned me twice
-petting my old cat
-getting an email that a former student who really struggled but persevered got into the graduate program of his choice.

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« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2014, 01:28:23 AM »
Wrapping stocking stuffers for my kids .. made me smile as I pulled each item out of the bag, knowing that I paid rock bottom prices throughout the year at sales for excellent things, not a bunch of junk.


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« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2014, 04:59:27 PM »
My 14 year old wanted me to surprise him with the remaining $40 of his Christmas money. I found 4 different gifts that were 50% off and wrapped them up. He still likes to unwrap presents and be surprised...which is fun for me, too!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2014, 08:26:35 PM »
Family members came to visit from out of town :-)