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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2014, 08:40:56 PM »
Cardamom.  Maybe the best spice ever.

I love cardamom - need to find recipes that use it (other than Xmas cookies).

I made pumpkin ginger bread - ate some for lunch, snack, and dessert.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2014, 06:13:45 AM »
Cardamom.  Maybe the best spice ever.

I love cardamom - need to find recipes that use it (other than Xmas cookies).

I made pumpkin ginger bread - ate some for lunch, snack, and dessert.

I put it (and cinnamon) in my coffee and in my oatmeal.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2014, 07:42:16 AM »
1. Our oven lighter broke this weekend. We have a turducken, squash au gratin, and a pecan pie to cook.
2. The clutch just started going out on one of the vehicles.
3. The power went out last night.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2014, 09:43:24 AM »
1. Taught my teenager how to make banana bread this morning. Yummy breakfast, togetherness, and life skills.

2. The movers are here to cart away the Steinway we just donated to a non-profit. More living room space, warm fuzzies, and tax deduction.

3. My mom just visited to show me the very cool Christmas gift she's making for my youngest. She's making half of the pieces and they'll make the other half together. Repurposing, experience gifting, and a friendly chat.

Life is so good.

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« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2014, 04:03:57 PM »
Drank way too much at my in-laws last night, woke up without a hangover today :D

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #55 on: December 26, 2014, 04:32:13 PM »
First ssssllloooowwww day since the 23rd of December. Enjoying catching up on the forum, sipping raspberry-pomegranite tea listening to "rustic sounding music" streaming on Songza.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2014, 07:42:48 PM »
Gradually I make some progress in how to accept the surrounding world and how to handle my mood to peace. It owes to my beloved Father God who accompanies me and delivers me through any occasion. Pray to God in the first place in occasions you are not able to handle, He will be always with you.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2014, 01:19:15 PM »
Kimchi.  Holy crap.  I don't know where it's been all my life.  (Yes, I do.  It's been in South Korea.)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2014, 07:29:37 AM »
Kimchi.  Holy crap.  I don't know where it's been all my life.  (Yes, I do.  It's been in South Korea.)
Mmmm. I love good kimchi. First time I had it, it was homemade, buried and everything. It's hard to top that, although I've tried. I must learn to make it myself.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2014, 07:40:12 AM »
1) Weekly Library date with DW
2) Free Russian Folk Music concert at the Botanical Garden
3) My dog growling ferociously while holding his bright blue squeeky ball in his mouth, begging for some fetch
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2014, 07:53:17 AM »
The smell of garlic cooking as I rode my bike into work this morning. Couldn't pinpoint the restaurant, but it smelled sooooo good.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2014, 08:09:53 AM »
My boyfriend starting to post in these forums and already taking some awesome gigantic steps towards FI.
My dog remembering the command 'where's your stick?' even though he had to search around the yard and dig in the snow for it.
Calculating my December income and expenses last night and being happy about the results.
Discovering new ideas and excitement on MMM forums.
Writing down successes in 2014 and ambitious goals for 2015.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2015, 05:14:10 AM »
We're far enough past the solstice that the sunrise is noticeably earlier today. Also a break in the clouds, so there's fire on the mountains.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2015, 04:44:39 PM »
Making a huge stew with 4lb of stew beef from my freezer side of beef for my family on this rainy winter day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2015, 05:00:42 PM »
Actually yesterday...

Gave/received TEN hugs!!  (Six different people.)  Really made a huge difference in my mood and outlook on the world!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2015, 05:01:07 PM »
Both my kids had friends over for the day, and ALL 4 got along and had a great time.  I got to hang out reading and listening to happy voices.  Great start for the new year.

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« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2015, 10:52:27 PM »
Lovely MMM Meetup this morning! Always great to catch up with friendly peeps from the forum.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2015, 08:42:43 PM »
Got our property assessment in the mail. Up 17k from last year! And Vancouver real estate continues to do what is has for many years now...when will it stop? Crazy. And awesome (if you have already bought and paid off your mortgage, like moi). ;)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2015, 12:55:38 AM »
Drinking steaming mugs of tea all afternoon.

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« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2015, 01:23:41 AM »
A lift home from a colleague

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2015, 07:11:21 AM »
My fuzzy and super comfortable robe on a cold blustery snowy morning.

Having less clutter in my house than I did a week ago.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2015, 08:56:57 AM »
  • Scratching things off my list always gives me a thrill.
  • I accomplished some health maintenance goals today; that is exciting.
  • I solved some of the world's problems in my own way.
  • People said "Good Morning" as they always do, but somehow the chorus was more beautiful today.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2015, 04:43:19 PM »
Today, I discovered that podcasts allow me to tediously process data while also acquiring new interesting information, similar to what I typically read in articles. Then, I felt kind of silly for not getting into podcasts earlier.

Also texted my college roommate to wish her a happy birthday and we had a nice chat for a few minutes. Unfortunately we're bad at calling each other and our current 3-hour time difference doesn't help (by the time I get home and have dinner, she's asleep!)

Actually yesterday...

Gave/received TEN hugs!!  (Six different people.)  Really made a huge difference in my mood and outlook on the world!

Hugs are the best!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2015, 04:45:53 PM »
BNL posted.  He bought a farm.  Unexpected, and very cool.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #74 on: January 12, 2015, 05:22:40 PM »
Cleaned up the house today. Very satisfying!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2015, 01:23:28 PM »
I off-handedly asked my husband if he wanted to go running with me this morning, and he said YES! It's a sunny, crackling cold day outside, and we giggled the whole time at each other trying to talk with numb faces. Such a nice surprise!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2015, 01:35:43 PM »
Yesterday it was an early morning workout, sandwiches for lunch (Amazon Local deal) and nitrogen infused ice-cream (Groupon) after work.

Today it was a massage (Groupon), a mini cannoli and just relaxing and watching movies at home. Speaking of which I need to spend less and def eat out less! All these deals were from last year.

Gotta keep it simple to make your day and be happy.

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« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2015, 04:39:28 PM »
My team won it's cricket match yesterday. So close to semi finals now, just one more win will likely do it.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2015, 07:53:37 PM »
A late afternoon nap.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #79 on: January 18, 2015, 04:45:39 AM »
Is it mean to say that my day was made when my brother, his wife, and their 3 kids left and my house was peaceful and quiet again?

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2015, 12:27:54 AM »
A very tasty frittata for dinner with onions, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, celery and feta cheese.

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« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2015, 04:19:34 AM »
Walking up 16 flights of stairs (the building elevators were broken) and getting only slightly sweaty and moderately winded! I did the same thing a few years ago and was completely exhausted and drenched in sweat by the time I got to my floor.

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« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2015, 05:44:34 AM »
An afternoon walk on our biking/walking path next to our river.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2015, 12:27:15 AM »
I was in a movie today! Volunteered as an extra on the set of The PHD Movie 2! (Fellow grad students and academics will understand, haha.) It was great! May look into this more in the future (just for fun). :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2015, 12:33:28 AM »
Watching my 2 girls run around cackling like little crazy people under the sprinkler in the hot sun after dinner tonight.

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« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2015, 12:47:42 AM »
Playing Trivial Pursuit Jr. with my kids and husband tonight :-))

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« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2015, 01:24:48 AM »
Found chicken drumsticks at Safeway for $.99/lb and chicken thighs for $1.10/lb.  I got lots of fruits, veggies, bread, milk, and meats all for $50.  It would have run me around $80 at the fancy grocery store that's right next to my place.  Now I know I can live on spending $200 per month on food, I just have to know where to go.  I always assumed that Costco was the cheapest.  This also solidifies part of my projected ER budget and that is not all based on unicorns and rainbows.

Now I just have to get a handle on the health care thing.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2015, 07:59:03 AM »
Beer & pizza

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« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2015, 08:31:42 AM »
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2015, 09:28:26 AM »
Forgot to bring my lunch to work...now it will be dinner and I forgot I had emergency food reserves at work just in case :)
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2015, 06:21:44 PM »
It finally hit -40 here this week and I'm loving it.  :)  I know it seems crazy, and just about everyone I know here is grumbling about it, but I love the cold.  Also, how can I be mad when it makes everything so pretty?  The clear blue sky, the ice fog, the snow, the returning sun, the hoar frost on everything...love it.

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« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2015, 06:53:45 PM »
A beautiful, sky-on-fire California sunset above campus (you know, to contrast with SisterX's experience ;) ).  And going to lunch with my extended lab group (because socializing). And getting access to some software being much easier than expected. :)

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« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2015, 07:56:22 PM »
Finally found a great OTA antenna that works perfectly for our location -- no pixelation at all!  Now we can watch the Superbowl on our TV! YAY! My boys and husband will be so happy :-)

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« Reply #93 on: January 30, 2015, 03:55:52 PM »
Used a coupon to a bakery with the best pastries in town - mmmmm, bear claw!

Got free pizza - convenience store didn't charge me for my slice because they thought it was overdone/ under element too long.

And THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY

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« Reply #94 on: January 30, 2015, 08:26:46 PM »
Making a gift backpack full of useful items for a needy child in Nepal.

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« Reply #95 on: February 02, 2015, 09:42:28 PM »
Helping out a new starter at my workplace :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #96 on: February 02, 2015, 09:48:20 PM »
A mug of Celestial Seasonings "Bengal Spice" tea ...

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2015, 09:57:14 PM »
Brother and his family came to town. My son loved all the attention and was laughing and playing with his cousins all weekend. He slept an extra four hours today as part of his recovery--and everyone should know how peaceful it is to watch a child sleep.

Life is good, and so is this thread!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2015, 12:21:45 PM »
I get to switch to only a four day workweek!  This will make life so much easier for our family.  Less money (only 32 hrs/wk, not 4-10s) but less stress too.  Woo!

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« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2015, 06:46:13 PM »
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