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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #700 on: March 10, 2017, 04:02:16 AM »
Took the motorcycle to the gun range. A bit wet yet, and more crowded than I expected, but a fantastic day anyway.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #701 on: March 10, 2017, 06:45:47 AM »
Sunshine and birdsong, plus tiny fuzzy new leaves up in the tops of the trees.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #702 on: March 10, 2017, 07:10:02 AM »
Nice thread.  We have opened up the screened in porch and we already have bunnies in the back yard, much to the delight of the cats & my daughter.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #703 on: March 10, 2017, 07:53:43 PM »
I played some fun games of squash today with another retiree.   She's debating taking on a six week work contract, 2.5 days a week.  I say, "Why wold you want to do that?"  She says, "Cuz then I can go bugger off to the South of France for a month after".  It is so nice to know other happy retirees!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #704 on: March 11, 2017, 03:21:48 AM »
Learned a new (really old) song on guitar. My daughter sat at my feet and smiled at me and "sang along" the whole time I  was practicing.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #705 on: March 11, 2017, 04:19:36 AM »
Won a lot of trophies today including Player Of The Year at our club presentation night.


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #706 on: March 11, 2017, 11:44:03 PM »
Won a lot of trophies today including Player Of The Year at our club presentation night.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #707 on: March 11, 2017, 11:53:46 PM »
Was feeling sorry for myself. Brother came over and left me a piece of his birthday cake, which I am now eating while enjoying a magnificent thunderstorm. Day saved. Plus, how nice that he came over to see me on his birthday, AND the cake is just like the one my big sister used to make for my birthday during childhood. Nostalgia!!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #708 on: March 12, 2017, 07:27:31 AM »
Today I realized that I have more in cash/investments/retirement accounts than I owe on my mortgage. :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #709 on: March 12, 2017, 08:25:08 AM »
What a cute thread.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #710 on: March 12, 2017, 08:45:12 AM »
Today I realized that I have more in cash/investments/retirement accounts than I owe on my mortgage. :)
That must have really made your day!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #711 on: March 13, 2017, 01:35:38 AM »
Today I realized that I have more in cash/investments/retirement accounts than I owe on my mortgage. :)
That must have really made your day!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #712 on: March 13, 2017, 03:25:13 AM »
Last weekend I went to a milestone birthday for a relative. It was a great night but I left thinking it would have been nice to spend more time with him.

He just called me and we spoke for 45 minutes. :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #713 on: March 13, 2017, 08:32:43 AM »
The snowing happening outside is beautiful to watch from indoors.  :) I'm sure driving home from work will not be fun, but gosh it sure is pretty on the tree branches..

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #714 on: March 15, 2017, 11:46:14 AM »
My e-bike kit is "out for delivery". I'm as giddy as a little kid at Christmas.

I have been looking for a way to exercise more that I enjoyed. I love riding bicycles but I live in a place with more hills than flat ground. Also don't like that speed differential between the ~35 mph cars and me rolling 2 mph up a hill.

My goal is to start out with the PAS system on some high boost setting and work my way down to 1 or 2 (minimal boost).

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #715 on: March 15, 2017, 05:34:34 PM »
I survived my drive to Ottawa and back today with only one near death experience.   Roads were ridiculous.  But better than yesterday which featured a fatal 30 car pile up on my route.  :(
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #716 on: March 15, 2017, 06:00:05 PM »
Kid playing bass in my basement, another guy on lead guitar and another on our drum kit. It's their first time together and they sound terrific.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #717 on: March 16, 2017, 10:43:28 AM »
That sounds fun, 1967mama. I'm amazed at how much I enjoy listening to my daughter play piano now that she can really play.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #718 on: March 16, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »
Hung out with a friend/coworker from back in college- I haven't seen her in ~7 years. She moved to my town =) We chatted in a park while her son played. And a rare sunny March day. Lots of fun.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #719 on: March 18, 2017, 07:13:52 AM »
I live in a very windy place (up to 134 kph last week), but overnight was windless with a light snowfall. This morning, every tree in the neighbourhood is covered in two inches of lacy fluffy snow. No big deal for most of y'all, I guess, but for me it was liking waking up into a Christmas card!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #720 on: March 18, 2017, 01:46:13 PM »
I was FEELING my music for my run today. Grinning like a psycho the whole run. Flowers blooming, pink buds on trees, hummingbirds zipping around... it was awesome. AND I timed my run perfectly with a break in the rain.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #721 on: March 19, 2017, 08:15:36 PM »
Last part of a busy weekend and things quieted right down at the restaurant. All of the customers were great and the staff was happy. Mostly spent the evening choosing music to play, chatting with the staff and customers, and leisurely cleaning. Some free chicken appeared out of no where (some people might question free mystery chicken, but not me).

Also got a nice unexpected message from someone I met while traveling.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #722 on: March 20, 2017, 02:29:25 AM »
Gave a gift over the weekend that reminded me that thought is way more important than cost when it comes to gift-giving.

I had pieced together several things for a female relative for a milestone birthday and one ended up being her favourite out of all her gifts.

I bought her a gorgeous nightie, warm enough that she can wear it for at least half the year, trimmed with lace so pretty enough that she doesn't feel like a daggy mum in it, but modest enough that it is fine to wear with little kids in the house.

It was $60 full price, I got it on sale for $12.

She loved it so much she told her all her friends at her birthday dinner, and texted me the next day to thank me again.

I always try to put thoughts into gifts, and I'm so pleased that it made her day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #723 on: March 20, 2017, 03:36:56 AM »
Woke up to a beautiful morning. One of those days where one steps out the door to get the mail down the street and comes back an hour later. If the coffee and bagel shop across town had been open this early, it would have been icing on the cake for XS and myself.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #724 on: March 20, 2017, 06:40:01 AM »
Sick husband had kept me up all night with his moaning and groaning (just a cold). When I got home from work today and he saw how exhausted I was, he put fresh sheets on the bed so I could have a nap before dinner. Even when he's ill he's still thoughtful and caring :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #725 on: March 20, 2017, 10:29:44 AM »
My neighbor made me brownies! Such a nice treat.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #726 on: March 20, 2017, 10:33:26 AM »
Not today specifically but I had a fantastic weekend -- blues dance Friday night, zouk and contact improv classes and fusion dance Saturday night, then another class and fusion dance on Sunday.  I worked Sat/Sun too and was exhausted this morning, but it was worth it!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #727 on: March 20, 2017, 10:39:29 AM »
It's 9:38 on a Monday mxorning and I'm still lazing about because I don't have to get up and go to work any more. Day is made, even if bed is not, lol.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #728 on: March 21, 2017, 06:27:02 AM »
Sipping my coffee and strumming guitar while watching the neighborhood begin their 3:30 am commutes to work. Beautiful.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #729 on: March 21, 2017, 06:36:45 AM »
Sweetcorn slathered in butter, salt and pepper.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #730 on: March 23, 2017, 01:51:01 AM »
cup of coffee with chocolate brownie with my good friends

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #731 on: March 23, 2017, 09:10:59 AM »
Does anyone else get irrationally happy when plans get cancelled?

I have had a busy week, and today was going to be me running from work to errands and appointments from 5am until 7pm, but my last appointment of the day just got cancelled, which means that my day ends 2 hours earlier! 

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #732 on: March 23, 2017, 10:14:32 AM »
This thread made my day!

Also the luxury of being in school and getting to read and write about stuff I love all day on my own schedule. I biked in to the office late today so I could bake my weekly bread! I didn't actually start my career yet but I suspect grad school feels a bit like early retirement.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #733 on: March 27, 2017, 11:13:52 AM »
Made progress on some projects (house remodel, e-bike) preceded and followed by time on the porch relaxing and listening to the arrival of Spring. Also enjoyed time visiting with extended family. Aches and pains from the hard work but felt good all the same.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #734 on: March 28, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
DD's last day of spring break before flying back to school. Was able to tailor a skirt she had purchased at a thrift store; she was happy with the alterations.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #735 on: April 06, 2017, 07:57:21 AM »
I woke to the sound of a dog puking under my bed.
I get up to discover he had shat on the floor.
I turn on the weather network, which predicts 50 cms of rain will start at 730.
I look at the clock :  730.
I take the poor puppy out in the downpour.  It is not quick because he is doing the poop-crouch-but-nothing-is-coming-out walk.
Wrong thread?  Not really.
So what made my day?
Appreciating being FIREd so I could slip back into bed and start over in a couple hours.  😄
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #736 on: April 06, 2017, 10:17:42 AM »
The birds chirping in the trees outside.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #737 on: April 06, 2017, 11:46:40 AM »
Saw a robin...first sign of spring. 
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #738 on: April 06, 2017, 12:47:47 PM »
The birds chirping in the trees outside.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #739 on: April 06, 2017, 01:56:49 PM »
I woke to the sound of a dog puking under my bed.
I get up to discover he had shat on the floor.
I turn on the weather network, which predicts 50 cms of rain will start at 730.
I look at the clock :  730.
I take the poor puppy out in the downpour.  It is not quick because he is doing the poop-crouch-but-nothing-is-coming-out walk.
Wrong thread?  Not really.
So what made my day?
Appreciating being FIREd so I could slip back into bed and start over in a couple hours.  😄

Poor puppy - I hope he's better.
Also, you didn't step in it - that's a made your day moment!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #740 on: April 06, 2017, 04:58:27 PM »
Got a cheque from the government for a credit DH said we would not quality for.  He prides himself on knowing every deduction/credit we can get, so is now bowing down to my genius.   : D
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #741 on: April 06, 2017, 11:05:48 PM »
While returning home, I was awestruck seeing the sunset. Sky was colored with all orange, red, pink color. I was just standing there till the sky changed its beautiful color into dark gray and black. I can't forget it, I still smile when I recall that beautiful view.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #742 on: April 07, 2017, 08:47:14 AM »
The redbud trees. And the dogwood trees. The redbuds seem to be everywhere this year.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #743 on: April 07, 2017, 03:56:49 PM »
Nice words from MsGuided on my journal. :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #744 on: April 10, 2017, 11:06:44 AM »
My peas are coming up! First home we've owned. I love the thought that I will be able to garden these beds we made, years in a row =)
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #745 on: April 10, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
I went to bed later than usual last night, looking forward to still getting 6 hours of sleep before starting an incredibly long week (but I had such a joy-filled evening that staying up late was worth it!).  This morning I was woken up 25 minutes before my alarm: The weather was finally nice enough that I could sleep with the window open.  Thunder in the distance gently roused me from sleep.  I laid in the darkness, warm under the thin blankets, cuddled with the cat tucked into my chest, listening to the singing birds and distant storm, and sleepily waited in bliss until I had to get up for work.  :)  It was a perfect way to start the day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #746 on: April 10, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »
First - DW and I spent time with friends one evening over the weekend. Had fun. Need to do that in some capacity more often.

Second - our slow home cleanout project is reaping visible benefits finally. Came home to find the youngest child spontaneously cleaned (vacuum'd, dishwasher, etc)!!! What the heck? 


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #747 on: April 11, 2017, 01:19:16 AM »
Came home from work for lunch. DW was at home. Kids were at school. We're not often home together with no kids in the house.  We really enjoyed our lunch break.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #748 on: April 12, 2017, 08:36:26 AM »
I'd call in sick for the rest of the afternoon. Set an alarm 30 mins before the school bus would arrive at home... That's called living.  Love is a wonderful thing...

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #749 on: April 15, 2017, 12:16:08 AM »
Picked out all the gorgeous little plants I wanted at the garden shop. Still didn't add up to much $, but flowers and fragrant herbs make me so happy!