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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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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.
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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

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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. ;)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #766 on: May 26, 2017, 08:20:12 PM »
Marty made it back safe and sound.

Have a 1000 pics but since this forum isn't great with uploading lots of attachments I'll just post one of them here...


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #768 on: May 27, 2017, 12:54:46 AM »
Marty made it back safe and sound.

Have a 1000 pics but since this forum isn't great with uploading lots of attachments I'll just post one of them here...

That made my day, too!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #769 on: May 27, 2017, 01:10:13 AM »
Snuggling with my tiny baby.

Congratulations Happier


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #771 on: May 27, 2017, 06:23:24 AM »
Went to the zoo with our 10 month old granddaughter, who's visiting from far away. She especially loved the giraffes. Not as good as seeing them in the wild as Marty did, but exciting for her. We got a kick out of watching her chortle with delight.

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy, HappieratHome!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #772 on: May 27, 2017, 06:32:53 AM »
I really liked this silhouette one.... if you look closely, you can even see eyelashes!


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #773 on: May 27, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
I really liked this silhouette one.... if you look closely, you can even see eyelashes!

Very cool! Excellent photo. Print large, mount and frame that one!

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #774 on: May 27, 2017, 10:56:01 AM »
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy, HappieratHome!

Thanks Dicey :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #775 on: May 27, 2017, 03:38:33 PM »
At a gas station this morning, I overheard a man and a young boy having a very serious discussion about picking out a donut. Besides the choice of getting the donuts at a gas station, it was a wonderful moment.

The little boy had plenty of time to choose and discuss his thinking.
The man was advising not to pick one just because it was bigger, that "better" was more important than size.
The man offered to pick a different one and share if the boy wasn't fully satisfied with his.
The boy was obviously comfortable with this process and basically sitting in the guy's lap while having the discussion.

Really heartwarming to witness.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #776 on: June 12, 2017, 02:53:32 PM »
Picked the first peas today =) First year in our new house, loving how this garden is coming along!
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #777 on: June 14, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »
I had a really good yoga class with friends.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #778 on: June 16, 2017, 11:43:52 PM »
Sitting in my deck snowing the sea air made my day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #779 on: Today at 05:14:24 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.

My heart just physically ached

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #780 on: Today at 05:37:41 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.

My heart just physically ached
I couldn't find the original post but this is what I want. To enjoy coffee, mornings and the simple comforts without the stress.


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #781 on: Today at 08:10:05 AM »
Picked my daughter up yesterday from a summer art camp at the art museum. I knew she was scared not knowing anyone in there. She was nothing but smiles and talked my ear off about how beautiful the art museum building was and how much fun she had. She was excited to go again today.