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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #600 on: December 15, 2016, 03:30:02 PM »
I received the salt grinder I was lusting after... and then my cryptomustachian we-don't-need-no-salt-grinder husband ask me to fill it up right away because he missed having one. Double win!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #601 on: December 16, 2016, 08:05:51 PM »
My Christmas chocolate order arrived today.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #602 on: December 17, 2016, 01:51:30 AM »
Finished wrapping all the gifts tonite.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #603 on: December 17, 2016, 02:42:38 AM »
Unexpected visit from my gorgeous sister, and we were completely on the same page in our chat about family, life, Christmas 2017... always feels great to be understood!

My Christmas chocolate order arrived today.

Now I need chocolate! Yum.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #604 on: December 17, 2016, 03:33:03 PM »
I received the salt grinder I was lusting after... and then my cryptomustachian we-don't-need-no-salt-grinder husband ask me to fill it up right away because he missed having one. Double win!

Isn't it awesome to be this easily content? :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #605 on: December 17, 2016, 11:40:36 PM »
A friend messaged me a couple of weeks ago about a baby shower she didn't want to attend because it was expensive (the invitation came with a list of big ticket gifts), the couple was being overly demanding and controlling, and she disagreed with her friend's choice to marry this guy.

My friend was basically asking for permission to not go to an event she disagreed with and one that was going to set her back a couple of hundred dollars (between the requisite gift, expected cash donation and cost of her own meal).

Somewhere along the way I've become the one my friends approach when they want permission to ignore societal expectations and political correctness.

I don't encourage them to be rude, but I do remind them that their time and money are precious, finite resources and they get to decide how those resources are expended.

And I think we got to that point by being quiet examples of this lifestyle, by inviting people over for taco night, bartering goods and services, and being open about finances.

My friend ultimately bailed on the baby shower, with a polite excuse, but still sent a generous gift that she shopped very carefully to get maximum value for money.

She messaged me today to show the mum-to-be's Instagram post, photos of the enormous pile of gifts without any expression of thanks. My friend made the right call.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #606 on: December 18, 2016, 03:05:01 AM »
My cricket team won yesterday. I scored 107, second hundred for the year!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #607 on: December 18, 2016, 05:40:26 PM »
My cricket team won yesterday. I scored 107, second hundred for the year!

Woo hoo!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #608 on: December 20, 2016, 04:17:52 PM »
I received the salt grinder I was lusting after... and then my cryptomustachian we-don't-need-no-salt-grinder husband ask me to fill it up right away because he missed having one. Double win!

Isn't it awesome to be this easily content? :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #609 on: December 20, 2016, 06:44:17 PM »
Hiked in our woods with our dogs.


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #610 on: December 21, 2016, 05:41:11 AM »
Got asked for a hairdresser recommendation because apparently my hair ''always looks great''.

My husband cuts my hair for me for free at home, and I don't dye it :D :D :D

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #611 on: December 21, 2016, 09:54:54 AM »
Learned a new song on guitar. Great day.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #612 on: December 22, 2016, 09:12:00 AM »
A coworker gave me a green Christmas elf hat, complete with ears.  It goes quite festively with my red sweater and everyone who's seen it smiles. 
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #613 on: December 24, 2016, 03:11:10 AM »
My adult son and girlfriend allowed me to pick them up from a Christmas Party at 1:30am instead of taking a cab. Saved them big $$$ and made my day in the process.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #614 on: December 24, 2016, 09:26:18 AM »
The snow is piling up outside and I don't have to go anywhere.  Having coffee with the blueberry bread I made yesterday, building a fire, and prepping for tomorrow's feast.  Perfect.

Yesterday - going for a run in fresh snow with the dog.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #615 on: December 24, 2016, 12:16:24 PM »
My adult son and girlfriend allowed me to pick them up from a Christmas Party at 1:30am instead of taking a cab. Saved them big $$$ and made my day in the process.

Good for them, good for you! Everyone is safe.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #616 on: December 24, 2016, 02:39:10 PM »
In-laws REALLY liked the pumpkin bread I made them, using pumpkin we grew. Double win!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #617 on: December 25, 2016, 06:08:47 AM »
Decided to host an impromptu Christmas Eve Eve party for 10, one day in advance (Dec. 22). Had everything on hand except the turkey. DH and I had a mini-adventure trying to find a 10-15 lb. bird (to fit in the fryer) at 9:30 pm. We ventured into several "regular" grocery stores and were shocked, I tell you, shocked at the prices, which was kinda fun in itself.

Day of, I planned on making Westport Cranberry Relish, but at last minute discovered that my still-in-the-box, clearance-purchased grinder attachment was in fact, a grain mill. Hurriedly requested to borrow the correct attachment via NextDoor and got one! This delay meant I had no time to prepare and serve this dish with dinner, as it needs at least eight hours for flavors to meld. Since all ingredients were prepped, I decided to make the relish between dinner and desert. Everyone had fun observing/coaching/cheering on the process.

At the end of the evening, each guest was gifted with a jar of just-made WCR to take home and serve at their respective Christmas Day festivities. This was tucked into to their previously packed goodie bag of homemade toffee, caramel,  jam, candy cane reindeer, etc., all of which was crafted long before I decided to throw the party.

Made my day to pull this off, especially the Westport Cranberry Relish (Google it, every version is remarkably similar), without going out and buying anything but the turkey. BTW, we bought and cooked two, one of which is going to my brother's house today, along with a jar of WC Relish, which should be perfectly ready to eat by this afternoon.

A mustachian feat/feast indeed! Made me stupidly happy to pull this off.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #618 on: December 25, 2016, 06:32:50 AM »
Sounds like fun! Merry Christmas!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #619 on: December 25, 2016, 09:12:41 AM »
Just the fact that it's Christmas! Even though my husband and I already opened our presents for each other earlier, and we both are sick with food poisoning, I still can't help but feel happy inside.

Merry Christmas!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #620 on: December 25, 2016, 03:06:38 PM »
Decided to host an impromptu Christmas Eve Eve party for 10, one day in advance (Dec. 22).

You continue to be my lifestyle hero. lol

Merry Christmas!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #621 on: December 25, 2016, 07:25:01 PM »
My family had the least stressful Christmas any of us can remember. We kept the gift-exchange aspect to a minimum and just enjoyed each other's company, with a fire in the fireplace. Opened our presents the night before, stockings on actual Christmas over coffee. It used to feel tough to get into the holiday spirit when it was such a big production.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #622 on: December 25, 2016, 09:02:07 PM »
Decided to host an impromptu Christmas Eve Eve party for 10, one day in advance (Dec. 22).

You continue to be my lifestyle hero. lol

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #623 on: December 26, 2016, 12:00:43 AM »
Buying a car seat on super duper sale for next year's tiny arrival. Safety AND an excellent price!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #624 on: December 27, 2016, 02:23:36 AM »
My adult son and girlfriend allowed me to pick them up from a Christmas Party at 1:30am instead of taking a cab. Saved them big $$$ and made my day in the process.

Good for them, good for you! Everyone is safe.

Thanks, choppingwood:-) You just made my day! <wink>

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #625 on: December 27, 2016, 02:24:30 AM »
Spending time with our big family ... lots of laughs and good times have been had over the last several days. Heart is full!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #626 on: December 27, 2016, 05:47:38 AM »
Date night with my awesome husband. I made a good choice there!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #627 on: December 27, 2016, 07:20:55 PM »
Hugging my son❤️💚💜❤

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #628 on: December 27, 2016, 09:24:17 PM »
Belatedly gave my Christmas present to MustachePungGoesHere.

I am known as the plant guy in her household these days.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #629 on: December 27, 2016, 09:44:33 PM »
Belatedly gave my Christmas present to MustachePungGoesHere.

I am known as the plant guy in her household these days.

Thank you!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #630 on: December 27, 2016, 09:47:55 PM »
Hauling in firewood for my BIL who hurt his back. My sister is disabled and he takes such great care of her. It's the least I can do.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #631 on: December 28, 2016, 01:55:38 AM »
Belatedly gave my Christmas present to MustachePunGoesHere.

I am known as the plant guy in her household these days.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #632 on: December 28, 2016, 07:58:16 AM »
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning.  My cubicle/opening, picture a T intersection, is where the vertical line meets the horizontal line, so I've got a tiny view to the big windows (past only one other row of cubicles), so I got to look back every few minutes to watch the colors change in the sky, over the city.  Heart feels heavy today with Carrie Fisher death & watching Rogue One last night, so I needed this gorgeous sun rise this morning.  :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #633 on: December 28, 2016, 08:35:47 AM »
1. Good coffee
2. NOTHING to do today. I get to choose!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #634 on: December 28, 2016, 04:14:48 PM »
Coffee in bed with a gorgeous man ;-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #635 on: December 30, 2016, 03:05:51 AM »
Long chat with an adult son today who has been quite under the weather since Christmas Eve .. nice to have him back!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #636 on: December 30, 2016, 03:27:06 AM »
A nice glass of bourbon and a warm fire in the basement.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #637 on: December 30, 2016, 05:50:24 AM »
Dinner out last night with my BF.  It was a generous mystery shop so we got to order ridiculous amounts of food, had a blast being cackling old ladies and not only was the $120 bill covered, but I made $30 on top of that. 

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #638 on: December 30, 2016, 06:00:43 AM »
I approve of this thread.

Yesterday it was waking up finally not feeling ill after having some sort of illness most of December.  It's nice to be able to breathe freely and not be dizzy and exhausted.

On Tuesday of this week, my daughter had a big fight with my husband (kids home on holiday with Dad, I have to work).  She was texting me all day, just being generally difficult, but somehow they made up and when I came home, she had scoured the entire kitchen, organized the refrigerator and the pantry - it was beautiful.  Teenagers - just when you want to throw them to the wolves, you realize that maybe you didn't totally screw them up.

We will see what today brings. 

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #639 on: December 30, 2016, 07:06:06 AM »
Glad you are feeling better!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #640 on: December 31, 2016, 12:08:22 AM »
Cooking a lot of food for my family made my day:

chickpeas for humus

a double batch of molten lava cake

a loaf of sourdough bread

another batch of batter for sourdough pizza crust tomorrow

apple rings dried in the dehydrator

4 large ziplock bags of turkey broth done in 2 crockpots overnight

beef thawing for shepherd's pie (with leftover mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner)

AND ate up all of our leftovers for dinner tonight

all while waiting impatiently for a part for our broken dishwasher.



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What made your day?
« Reply #641 on: December 31, 2016, 12:16:49 AM »
Good friends, good food & drinks, and watching the UFC 207 fight at a friends house.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #642 on: December 31, 2016, 03:31:04 AM »
Good friends, good food & drinks, and watching the UFC 207 fight at a friends house.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #643 on: January 01, 2017, 02:22:48 AM »
Pretty snow

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #644 on: January 01, 2017, 02:38:24 AM »
I'm glad 2016 is over!

New year, a fresh start and a year closer to FIRE.:)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #645 on: January 02, 2017, 09:21:01 PM »
Just saw this thread now, but what totally made my day yesterday was ... stepping out of the car at one of my state's coastal National Wildlife Refuges (where we were spending New Year's day birding), hearing what sounded like some beautiful, mellow, solo tuba music (orchestral excerpts) and then seeing that, yes, indeed, some talented person was indeed playing his tuba in the parking lot. Strange and beautiful, although we did joke around about someone having some unusual New Year's resolutions -- "This year I will practice my tuba more ... by the sea!"

Anyway, we left, but wound up coming back to this same spot a couple of hours later. No sooner did we realize that our tuba player had packed it in, than we looked up and saw an elderly man walking (or trying to walk) his cat. Yet another New Year's Resolution? "This year I will walk my cat more ... by the sea!

Happy New Year to all!


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #646 on: January 03, 2017, 09:45:53 AM »
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #647 on: January 03, 2017, 09:04:48 PM »
Got a box of Girl Scout cookies for a Christmas present. Aww yiss. But then I also got a $50 Google Play card. Um...I never use Google Play. Oh well. lol

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #648 on: January 03, 2017, 09:06:45 PM »
Playing Sushi Go with DD.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #649 on: January 04, 2017, 11:07:51 AM »
Snow day! 2nd one in a row. Sometimes it's great being a teacher.