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Tasty Pinecones

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #750 on: April 17, 2017, 02:10:28 PM »
Yesterday, when an extended family member said he realized that his high school degree won't be good enough to meet their aspirations and he is beginning to think about college or trade school. It took a few years for the realization to settle in.

What it made it better was my teenager who is in many ways similar and likely to take the same "path less traveled" got to hear the conversation.

I also did not go directly to college after HS either, uncertain what to do with myself. Have been encouraging our teenager to at least be thinking about the future.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #751 on: April 17, 2017, 03:19:01 PM »
Watching my daughter drive.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #752 on: April 18, 2017, 06:25:35 AM »
My newly planted fig, pomegranate, and avocado trees!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #753 on: April 18, 2017, 07:07:06 AM »
Being told by our OB that the baby is still 100% perfect and that our ultrasound was the best one she'd seen all day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #754 on: April 20, 2017, 05:26:41 AM »
Pink sunrise sky outside my window.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #755 on: April 20, 2017, 07:19:16 AM »
Sleep
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #756 on: May 12, 2017, 05:21:13 AM »
My daughter kissing me and saying ''love you''

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #757 on: May 13, 2017, 06:23:08 PM »
My daughter kissing me and saying ''love you''

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Supporting a great local bakery - picked up a Mother's day cake today knowing that I am supporting a local business and the funds will stay in the community.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #758 on: May 13, 2017, 11:40:48 PM »
Bought this old Apple 23in monitor at yard sale for $25 this morning. Took a gamble that it still works fine. Took it home, wipe it clean, and yay it is working great. It is a cheap upgrade from my 20in monitor for my workstation - I work from home, and size does matter :)
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #759 on: May 14, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »
Finding out that my husband gets to grow his beard back! Work policy changed to allow beards. He looks fine enough without a beard, but with a beard...hot damn!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #760 on: May 14, 2017, 02:08:00 PM »
Hubby and kids made me Mother's Day brunch .  They are now making a "confetti " cake to celebrate after dinner and the sun is shining bright . Doesn't get much better than this.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #761 on: May 16, 2017, 02:47:29 AM »
My brother-in-law texted me with a financial question. I was happy.

Then he called me and we talked money for about half an hour. I was really happy.

Then he texted me tonight to ask if I know his super account number (I do because I helped him roll over his accounts last year).

He wanted to download the super app to keep an eye on his account. I was delighted.

We keep texting, he tells me he wants to get his spending in order so he can set himself up. I mention MMM, he seems interested.

I am freaking ecstatic.

I actually think BiL will embrace the merits of FIRE before my husband (his brother).

My husband loves his job, and everyone we know agrees he has the best job in the world.

But BiL works a physical job, is often away from home in less than ideal conditions, and loves his life outside of work - surfing, gym, motorbike trips, being with friends and family. He generally makes good money, but he is spendy when it comes to eating out, clothes and hobbies. He will never go full ERE, but I can definitely see him giving up a few wants now for financial independence later.

Very, very excited about this development!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #762 on: May 17, 2017, 11:15:00 PM »
Robert Mueller was named as special prosecutor.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #763 on: May 18, 2017, 01:49:16 AM »
DH and I went to Costco together tonight and stuck to our grocery list. No non-food items went home with us.
I did it! I have a journal!
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And hell yes, I am still moving confidently in the direction of my dreams...

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #764 on: May 21, 2017, 05:26:08 PM »
Marty messaged me from South Africa. He's been away for a couple of weeks but contacts me whenever he finds wifi.

He sent some pics, looking all bright-eyed and bushy... faced. Hasn't shaved since he left! :D :D :D

Tasty Pinecones

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #765 on: May 22, 2017, 10:04:51 AM »
I read that as Marty was searching the globe for wi-fi and mapping it out and messaging you the details for some database. Sort of like "wardriving" on a global scale. ;)