Author Topic: Happiness challenge  (Read 21638 times)

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #500 on: May 03, 2021, 07:24:43 PM »
@Malcat ---that truly sounds like something to be happy about. Glad your meeting with the team went well!

@Freedomin5 --might have to try those, i just looked up a recipe. Looks like it could be a good hiking treat

Had a long walk with a friend today she's one of the only people I've been walking with and happens to be a great cook (and fed me a fantastic pasta salad afterwards!).
Just a nice connection

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #501 on: May 03, 2021, 07:51:41 PM »
Apple trees started blossoming and I got some asparagus from the garden. We accepted an offer on our house today but we get to be here for my favorite time of year.

Malcat

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5967
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #502 on: May 03, 2021, 08:31:26 PM »
@Malcat ---that truly sounds like something to be happy about. Glad your meeting with the team went well!


It is!

Every time I see a doctor DH comments "I don't know how anyone with complex health illness who isn't a doctor themselves gets decent medical care" and I always reply "a lot of them don't"

I am really happy. It's such a huge relief to not have to anticipate fighting.

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #503 on: May 03, 2021, 11:30:32 PM »
Oh, wow, @Malcat that just kinda made my day, too!

dougules

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2316
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #504 on: May 04, 2021, 10:01:58 AM »
My second attempt at making a new dessert turned out really well.

My addled Monday brain read this as "a new desert."  It was an odd mental picture.   

What did you make?

It’s a Chinese dessert called snowflake pastry. It’s like Rice Krispie squares, except instead of Rice Krispies, you use butter biscuits/crackers, and you can add dried fruit like freeze dried strawberries or dried cranberries.

If it's what I'm seeing when I do an internet search, it looks pretty good.  Is it hard to make? 

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #505 on: May 04, 2021, 03:52:11 PM »
It’s very easy to make.

Melt 50g of butter in a large nonstick pan.
Add 200g of marshmallows to the pan and melt the marshmallows.
Add 50g of dried milk powder and mix well.
Turn off the stove.
Add 220g of small biscuits. I use a specific type called 小奇福, but any type of sweet, buttery cracker/biscuit should work, like Maria milk biscuits.
Add in 40g dried fruit.

You can also add peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and other nuts/seeds, per your preference.

Sprinkle a large pan with milk powder. (I also line with parchment paper before sprinkling so it doesn’t stick to the pan.)
Flatten the snowflake pastry onto the pan to approx. 1-inch thickness. You can use a rolling pin but I just use my hands to press the marshmallow combo into the pan. Sprinkle generously with milk powder. Wait for it to cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #506 on: May 05, 2021, 09:08:42 AM »
Yesterday's happiness was freshly vacuumed rugs.

Today's is seeing the picture of the beautiful and delicious looking snowflake pastry, thanks @Freedomin5

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #507 on: May 05, 2021, 09:25:08 AM »
We forgot our baby plants seedlings outside last night and my SO remembered/brought them in at 3:30am. Thankfully they all look fine after their cool weather exposure :)
 phew!

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #508 on: May 05, 2021, 12:49:31 PM »
@Freedomin5 those snowflake pastries look delicious!!! And what a wonderful partner you have @Serendip

We just found out that a friend of ours whom we haven't seen in a while will be visiting family next month near where my mom lives, so we are now planning a trip to be there at the same time.  She has a two-year-old daughter whom I haven't even met yet.

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #509 on: May 05, 2021, 04:47:58 PM »
Had fun sharing the pastries with coworkers and was relieved that people liked them. Chinese desserts tend to be hit or miss with the expat crowd.

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #510 on: May 05, 2021, 04:58:57 PM »
My other recent happy event is learning that DD (age 7) solved her own problem. DD is a bit of a scatterbrain and has had difficulty remembering which days her after school activities (ASAs) are on. On ASA days, she is supposed to go to the gym at school to wait for her ASA teacher. She’s gotten flustered and upset a few times for going into the pick-up line instead of the ASA line, and then gotten upset at me for not reminding her that it was an ASA day.

Last night, I noticed that she had written “asa” beside the Tuesday and Thursday heading in her homework book. When I asked her, she said she came up with that idea by herself to help her remember when she had an ASA. I’m very happy that she’s taking the initiative to solve the problem instead of blaming others.

soccerluvof4

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6620
  • Location: Artic Midwest
  • Retired at 50
    • My Journal
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #511 on: May 06, 2021, 02:36:58 AM »
I am so happy that I had to cut the grass for the first time yesterday. Last fall with putting a new patio in behind the house, new walk way in front of the house and another area of concrete for 2 more cars in doing all that I just decided with the new pitches and stuff to bring in truck loads of topsoil and re-seed entire yard since the grass wasnt the best anyhow. Then this spring I started watering about 5 weeks ago, adding seed and fertilizer and yesterday i had to cut it and other than some patch areas which is still better than original I have a nice lawn cutting in and also did a lot of planting. Having to move sprinklers around everyday because of a dry spring gets old! So happy I can see the light!

lazycow

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 270
  • Location: Australia
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #512 on: May 06, 2021, 02:59:39 AM »
There is a new thread where people are commenting how pessimistic the forum has become over the years. They need to come on over here!

Today's happiness is twofold: 1) organised a meetup with my favourite MMM journaler for July; and 2) went for a beach run and quick dip as it was a gloriously sunny autumnal day. Life is good, even when it is bad.

RainyDay

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 104
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #513 on: May 06, 2021, 05:55:41 AM »
We have a pair of hummingbirds that have taken up residence in our yard, and they arrive daily (or hourly!) to drink from our feeders.  We also have a box turtle who I'm pretty sure is a repeat guest from last year.  So happy to have the critters around!

TheFrenchCat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 266
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #514 on: May 06, 2021, 07:22:47 AM »
My other recent happy event is learning that DD (age 7) solved her own problem. DD is a bit of a scatterbrain and has had difficulty remembering which days her after school activities (ASAs) are on. On ASA days, she is supposed to go to the gym at school to wait for her ASA teacher. She’s gotten flustered and upset a few times for going into the pick-up line instead of the ASA line, and then gotten upset at me for not reminding her that it was an ASA day.

Last night, I noticed that she had written “asa” beside the Tuesday and Thursday heading in her homework book. When I asked her, she said she came up with that idea by herself to help her remember when she had an ASA. I’m very happy that she’s taking the initiative to solve the problem instead of blaming others.
Wow, that's impressive!  I love when my daughter (5) figures out her own solutions.

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #515 on: May 06, 2021, 07:37:15 AM »
Bought hiking boots yesterday (mine have been needing replacing, they are 14 years old!) and a motto on the box said "no place too far". Somehow this made me very happy.

It was a moment of appreciation for the act of walking and how all sorts of people in all sorts of places in all types of shoes (boots, sandals, gumboots, bare feet, etc) engage daily in moving these precious body-ships around via simple self-propelled locomotion.

Malcat

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5967
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #516 on: May 06, 2021, 09:07:30 AM »
There is a new thread where people are commenting how pessimistic the forum has become over the years. They need to come on over here!

Today's happiness is twofold: 1) organised a meetup with my favourite MMM journaler for July; and 2) went for a beach run and quick dip as it was a gloriously sunny autumnal day. Life is good, even when it is bad.

Pessimistic about the markets.

They might come here and talk about the pretty bird they saw, and then go into another thread and say that everyone needs to buckle up and OMY because inflation is going ruin everyone's plans.


Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #517 on: May 07, 2021, 03:06:55 PM »
There is a new thread where people are commenting how pessimistic the forum has become over the years. They need to come on over here!

Today's happiness is twofold: 1) organised a meetup with my favourite MMM journaler for July; and 2) went for a beach run and quick dip as it was a gloriously sunny autumnal day. Life is good, even when it is bad.

Pessimistic about the markets.

They might come here and talk about the pretty bird they saw, and then go into another thread and say that everyone needs to buckle up and OMY because inflation is going ruin everyone's plans.

I thought I saw some golden eagles yesterday but I overheard a man pointing them out to his companion and saying that they were buzzards. My vision is corrected to nearly 20/20 and I had my glasses on, so I doubt that he could see better than me. They were really too far away to tell which one they were.  So maybe I saw pretty birds, maybe I didn't. The ugly birds are necessary too.  I had a nice hike either way.

I don't read those threads because I'm at a point where I don't really care what the markets do.  I don't see how OMY-ing now would be more beneficial than just waiting to see if something happens and going back to work if needed at the time.   

nessness

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 670
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #518 on: May 07, 2021, 03:49:16 PM »
I got my second Covid vaccine yesterday, and feel totally fine except for a sore arm. I'm super grateful to have it out of the way.

TheFrenchCat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 266
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #519 on: May 07, 2021, 04:57:09 PM »
I had a lovely time of snuggling and playing with my five year old on the couch.  And I actually felt happy!

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #520 on: May 07, 2021, 08:07:03 PM »
Tried it a new recipe and while the fish doesn't have quite the right texture or flavor, I'm not hungry. The recipe is a keeper overall, too. Easy, healthy, enough for a bit of leftovers but not too much. And I feel like a grown up, cooking fish. Yay!

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #521 on: May 07, 2021, 08:24:06 PM »
Tried it a new recipe and while the fish doesn't have quite the right texture or flavor, I'm not hungry. The recipe is a keeper overall, too. Easy, healthy, enough for a bit of leftovers but not too much. And I feel like a grown up, cooking fish. Yay!

Fish is difficult. The only luck I have is breading and pan frying the fillets. I tend to overcook if I bake them.

I had a nice visit with my friend and her horses and cats yesterday evening. We sat on the deck in the sunshine and had a glass of wine (just a little one), and one of the cats sat in my lap and purred. So relaxing!!

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #522 on: May 07, 2021, 08:55:08 PM »
Lovely clients at work today. It makes such a difference when people are pleasant to deal with :)

Plus, we had a big rainstorm last night, then the sun came out then the rain fell again (hard!), a bit of hail,  now the sun in shining & setting into a beautiful evening..

mspym

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4416
  • Location: Downunder
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #523 on: May 08, 2021, 02:34:29 AM »
I had a truly splendid day with friends, art, delicious food, sitting in the sunshine and people watching and it was just so bloody nice to be out of the house and in the world.

Trifele

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3334
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Outside, NC, US
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #524 on: May 08, 2021, 03:01:36 AM »
Some friends have invited us over to have a picnic in their yard this afternoon.  I'm really happy just looking forward to it. 

lazycow

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 270
  • Location: Australia
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #525 on: May 08, 2021, 03:08:53 AM »
Another glorious autumn day. Went for a 90 minute walk near paddocks filled with beautiful jersey cows. The sun was shining, the grass was vivid green and I didn't see another soul. My idea of heaven.

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #526 on: May 08, 2021, 04:00:25 AM »
There’s a paved running/bike trail near the river canal. We found out today that it’s been extended. Can’t wait to explore it and see where it leads.

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #527 on: May 08, 2021, 11:39:20 PM »
Tried it a new recipe and while the fish doesn't have quite the right texture or flavor, I'm not hungry. The recipe is a keeper overall, too. Easy, healthy, enough for a bit of leftovers but not too much. And I feel like a grown up, cooking fish. Yay!

Fish is difficult. The only luck I have is breading and pan frying the fillets. I tend to overcook if I bake them.

I had a nice visit with my friend and her horses and cats yesterday evening. We sat on the deck in the sunshine and had a glass of wine (just a little one), and one of the cats sat in my lap and purred. So relaxing!!

Next time I am going to try fresh instead of frozen fish. That might solve the texture issue.

Today's happiness was partly the hike with one of my favorite people, but the coup de grâce was a cousin texted with the news they'd been vaccinated. I've been sending them links to pop up clinics and other opportunities for weeks. Yay! All the adults in my local family have been done! I smell meet-up potential!

Trifele

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3334
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Outside, NC, US
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #528 on: May 09, 2021, 03:16:58 AM »
Got together for a cookout last night with some fully vaccinated friends -- first time since the pandemic started.  Wow was that fun. 

SquashingDebt

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 369
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #529 on: May 09, 2021, 06:53:45 AM »
I'm currently sitting at my parents' kitchen table with my partner, watching the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks while sipping tea.  This is my first visit with my parents since Christmas 2019 (yay vaccinations!) and the first time they're meeting my partner (which is going well!).  So much happiness this weekend :)

Malcat

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5967
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #530 on: May 09, 2021, 07:17:46 AM »
Tried it a new recipe and while the fish doesn't have quite the right texture or flavor, I'm not hungry. The recipe is a keeper overall, too. Easy, healthy, enough for a bit of leftovers but not too much. And I feel like a grown up, cooking fish. Yay!

Fish is difficult. The only luck I have is breading and pan frying the fillets. I tend to overcook if I bake them.

I had a nice visit with my friend and her horses and cats yesterday evening. We sat on the deck in the sunshine and had a glass of wine (just a little one), and one of the cats sat in my lap and purred. So relaxing!!

Next time I am going to try fresh instead of frozen fish. That might solve the texture issue.

Today's happiness was partly the hike with one of my favorite people, but the coup de grâce was a cousin texted with the news they'd been vaccinated. I've been sending them links to pop up clinics and other opportunities for weeks. Yay! All the adults in my local family have been done! I smell meet-up potential!

You're not cooking them from frozen, are you?

I used to cook thawed from frozen fish all the time and never had any issues compared to fresh. I particularly like to broil fish, it makes a crispy top, but doesn't over cooked in the middle. Takes about 8-12 minutes depending on the filet. Much faster than baking and less chance of awful over-baked fish texture.

MaybeBabyMustache

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3117
    • My Wild Ride to FI
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #531 on: May 09, 2021, 07:43:08 AM »
I got my chores done early in the week, and treated myself to an indulgent day yesterday. I sat by the pool & read for the majority of it. The kids had no games/activities, and I mostly just chilled. I did a bit of gardening, & my husband made margaritas. It was glorious.

InvincibleChutzpah

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 20
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #532 on: May 09, 2021, 07:49:19 AM »
Yesterday was beautiful. We opened all the windows to let the sun and breeze in. My partner and I made a nice but simple breakfast of egg, bacon, avocado, strawberries, and blackberries. I took the dog on a leisurely walk. Then I went and bought some potting soil for my container garden.

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #533 on: May 09, 2021, 01:10:17 PM »
Tried it a new recipe and while the fish doesn't have quite the right texture or flavor, I'm not hungry. The recipe is a keeper overall, too. Easy, healthy, enough for a bit of leftovers but not too much. And I feel like a grown up, cooking fish. Yay!

Fish is difficult. The only luck I have is breading and pan frying the fillets. I tend to overcook if I bake them.

I had a nice visit with my friend and her horses and cats yesterday evening. We sat on the deck in the sunshine and had a glass of wine (just a little one), and one of the cats sat in my lap and purred. So relaxing!!

Next time I am going to try fresh instead of frozen fish. That might solve the texture issue.

Today's happiness was partly the hike with one of my favorite people, but the coup de grâce was a cousin texted with the news they'd been vaccinated. I've been sending them links to pop up clinics and other opportunities for weeks. Yay! All the adults in my local family have been done! I smell meet-up potential!

You're not cooking them from frozen, are you?

I used to cook thawed from frozen fish all the time and never had any issues compared to fresh. I particularly like to broil fish, it makes a crispy top, but doesn't over cooked in the middle. Takes about 8-12 minutes depending on the filet. Much faster than baking and less chance of awful over-baked fish texture.

No, I did thaw the fillets before cooking. That in itself was a whole saga. It was enough cooking adventures for me this week and I'll just try again later. Will look for a broiler recipe, too. Thanks.

@MaybeBabyMustache and @InvincibleChutzpah both those situations sound blissful. Happy for you!
« Last Edit: May 09, 2021, 01:14:36 PM by oneday »

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #534 on: May 09, 2021, 08:25:17 PM »
My baby tomatillo and basil seedlings were not so growing so well due to the lack of consistent sunlight so a friend with gro-lights took them home to give them a boost of light. So kind.

TheFrenchCat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 266
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #535 on: May 10, 2021, 05:46:18 PM »
I went for a walk to pick up something from my in-laws...completely alone!  It was wonderful.  It helps that it was next to a lake and through a woods/swamp and the lilacs are blooming, but I get so little alone time that this was super refreshing. 

jrhampt

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1390
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Connecticut
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #536 on: May 10, 2021, 06:48:51 PM »
Happiness is my daily morning run in the month of May, the best running month in the entire year.  The mornings are fresh and feel deliciously air conditioned and smell like lilacs.  I run by the water and see the birds flying overhead carrying fish underneath them flashing silver.  And I count the rabbits.

expatartist

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2150
  • Location: The Big Lychee
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #537 on: May 11, 2021, 06:08:04 AM »
Had a soft serve durian ice cream after a massage (from a package deal purchased years ago) and it was divine. Doubly so when putting a mask on afterwards. Durian's not for everyone, but for those of us who like it.....mmm!

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #538 on: May 11, 2021, 07:34:05 PM »
Happiness is my daily morning run in the month of May, the best running month in the entire year.  The mornings are fresh and feel deliciously air conditioned and smell like lilacs.  I run by the water and see the birds flying overhead carrying fish underneath them flashing silver.  And I count the rabbits.

Mine was my run today too, although it was on a gorgeous sunny afternoon.

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #539 on: May 11, 2021, 11:58:59 PM »
Happy to have cooked up all the veggies in my fridge so they won't go bad. But also happy that BF cooked latkes for me! They tasted great and were no work on my part :)

expatartist

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2150
  • Location: The Big Lychee
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #540 on: May 12, 2021, 09:04:25 AM »
Today's happiness was a sweet blast of aircon into the hallway, somewhere around the 6th floor of my 9/F walkup. Made the final few floors a lot easier to climb. Also, a fat mango awaiting at the top.

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #541 on: May 13, 2021, 08:52:30 AM »
I am glad that after years of resistance I have become okay with watching hockey.

My SO is a fan, I've always actively avoided it. While I still don't LOVE the game, it's become a pleasant experience to join on occasion--he gets so excited and loves to break down the plays. I watch (and maybe read a book) and am glad I overcame my snobbishness towards it.

Malcat

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5967
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #542 on: May 13, 2021, 09:17:45 AM »
I am glad that after years of resistance I have become okay with watching hockey.

My SO is a fan, I've always actively avoided it. While I still don't LOVE the game, it's become a pleasant experience to join on occasion--he gets so excited and loves to break down the plays. I watch (and maybe read a book) and am glad I overcame my snobbishness towards it.

I still twitch when made to watch hockey games. For me it's not snobbishness, I live in the land of hockey worship, and I catch a lot of flack for disliking hockey, but I simply cannot enjoy it.

I can enjoy football live or on TV, I can enjoy basketball live, but I cannot enjoy hockey under any circumstances. I just hate it so much.

I'm so happy to have an SO who also dislikes hockey. I thought he liked it, so I kept accepting VIP rink-side tickets back when I was working, but after a half dozen games, he finally said "do you mind taking someone else? I don't really like hockey". I laughed my ass off. I was suffering for him because I thought he would enjoy the work perk, and he was suffering for me because he thought I couldn't politely turn down the tickets.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2021, 09:20:37 AM by Malcat »

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #543 on: May 13, 2021, 10:08:47 AM »

I still twitch when made to watch hockey games. For me it's not snobbishness, I live in the land of hockey worship, and I catch a lot of flack for disliking hockey, but I simply cannot enjoy it.

fair enough @Malcat --I would be content NOT having hockey in my life but since it is there, I am just happy that it doesn't cause me to twitch (as much) anymore! 

 I associated hockey with my hometown and would pointedly leave the room to read or use my brain with other pursuits.. :) (I still prefer many things over sports-talk but maybe the point is that I'm loosening my judgement against my SO for this particular passion..I was initially disappointed that he was a fan now I get a good amount of joy watching him be fully engaged in watching a sport even if I often don't join in myself)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 08:15:11 AM by Serendip »

oneday

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4522
  • Location: SF Bay Area, USA
  • Knit, bike, breathe. Repeat. - 94
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #544 on: May 13, 2021, 08:14:19 PM »
Today I think I figured out what is up with my wonky sleep schedule. And I think I can fix it rather easily. Win!

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #545 on: May 13, 2021, 08:47:02 PM »
Today I think I figured out what is up with my wonky sleep schedule. And I think I can fix it rather easily. Win!
Yay!

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #546 on: May 14, 2021, 04:16:07 AM »
My company provides housing, and today, I'm glad I live in my (less popular) complex rather than the other, bigger, more expensive, complex. After a long week at work, I really don't want to bump into any of my coworkers. I'm also very glad that I live in our current apartment -- so much more comfortable than our old place.

Morning Glory

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: The Garden Path
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #547 on: May 14, 2021, 07:37:01 AM »
I'm watching a pair of barn swallows rehab an old nest on my porch. I wonder if they are descendants of the original nest builders?

Serendip

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #548 on: May 14, 2021, 08:16:12 AM »
Having some early season garden success.
We are trying a new system to help protect the seedlings from cold/frost and it is looking so good!

Freedomin5

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3819
  • Location: China
Re: Happiness challenge
« Reply #549 on: Today at 03:51:23 AM »
Got my 10,000 steps today!