Author Topic: Things that made you happy today.  (Read 917941 times)

Shaydee

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16825 on: October 15, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
I might have found my husband and I someone to play Pathfinder with regularly once he gets home, and I got free kids books today for our little boy!

and Yesterday, I started DMing a campaign, its just me and my husband and we are playing over the phone but I'm super proud of my progress as a DM, still have a long way to go but I'm getting there!  :D

Lizzie

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16826 on: October 16, 2019, 10:59:27 AM »
We got an agreement from a lovely family to buy our house yesterday afternoon! I was here when they came for the showing so I remember exactly who they are. The mother (who the house is for, she looks to be in her 80's) had this calm, quiet sense of joy in her eyes when she came out of the house and looked over our back yard.

I hope she loves our yard as much as I have over the past 18 years. I'll miss my Mama Maple (pictured).



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Thomoto

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16827 on: October 16, 2019, 04:46:37 PM »




















































































Finally went cloths shopping after a while, its been due for a while. Found a badass hoodie so I don't have to freeze my arse off while I wait for the bus.


No complaints!  ;D







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Shaydee

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16828 on: October 17, 2019, 11:32:53 PM »
Casually mentioned playing armageddon while watching Matthew Colville YouTube videos on my Twitter, might have got some of my favorite D&D podcasters interested in giving it a shot 🙌🏻   :D

Bebop

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16829 on: October 19, 2019, 06:35:09 PM »
We got the old stove and sink out of my camper which leaves room to use an electric cooktop and so much more counter surface.  Not to mention a counter that actually matches with everything else I've done.  I'm so freaking excited!  I leave in two weeks and it's all coming together.

Pale Horse

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16830 on: November 19, 2019, 06:51:31 PM »
Not so much actively "happy" as..."greeting the opportunity with satisfaction, eagerness and drive."

I've recently been promoted to Assistant Manager in the Company for whom I work.  It was made very clear prior to my promotion that I would be transitioning into the Manager's position within a couple months and would have turn over during that time with my Boss, who would be moving out of state to take up a different Manager position for another part of the company as soon as he passed some State required testing and certifications.

Reality hit us all in the face, however, when an emergency situation came up last week and the Company Owners told him to get boots on the ground now and speed up his training, testing and certification passing ASAP.  I was tossed the keys, the Manager's phone, shown where the important paperwork was kept and told CC him in any e-mails but unless it's a dire emergency, the office and 12 employees are mine to handle.

Am I worried?  Not really.  This was pretty much the exact same sort of turn-over I'd come to expect and routinely deal with in the Air Force.  I'm eager to get going.  I've got interviews to do, employees to discipline/terminate, scheduling to beat into submission and annual reviews to write up/process.  I'm finally back into a position and responsibility load that I'm used to and it feel great.
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valeria

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16831 on: November 20, 2019, 07:49:56 AM »
I hit 50k words in NaNoWriMo recently.  Now I just need to finish the damn book ;D

Which is an adult a fantasy and only maybe 1/4 done.  And then I need to revise the last book.  And go on submission again.  And finish my new website and post a bunch of my short stories.  But never mind all that, I'm HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
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Pale Horse

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16832 on: January 03, 2020, 08:34:17 PM »
My new laptop came in early, just in time for the weekend.

Time to see what a $4k machine will get me.
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Akaramu

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16833 on: January 06, 2020, 06:52:57 PM »
Today, the day after discovering I miscarried my very first attempt at having a baby, I really needed something to brighten my day. And something happened!

I belatedly noticed a reader comment on my web serial - it had been posted on December 19th but I never saw it until now, having been too busy with stuff.

"This is, In my humble opinion as a readers, reviewer and writer, one of the best serials available on the internet. I do not say this lightly.
Iíve read Anathema start to finish, and so thoroughly enjoyed it that it shocked me.
My one wish is that this story becomes better-known. It is amazing, and deserves the recognition that comes with that.
If you havenít already, consider porting this to RoyalRoad, and showing it to, well, hundreds of thousands of readers who travel the site every day. If even just one of them reads and enjoys this damn masterpiece, I will consider it a win.
Cheers, L."

As someone who doesn't even write in English as her first language, comments like this one mean the world.

DesertT

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16834 on: January 07, 2020, 11:44:13 PM »
Our youngest whom we adopted at birth and was born a month early FINALLY started to show some personality today!!

Before today, he would just cry half the time and look around.

Today though, we got him to smile and laugh quite a bit.  It was SOOOOO Encouraging!!

!!YAY!!
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mirk_o_loio

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16835 on: January 08, 2020, 01:30:58 AM »
I finally got home and was able to roll one. I was happy afterwards.
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Akaramu

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16836 on: January 08, 2020, 04:46:45 AM »
Our youngest whom we adopted at birth and was born a month early FINALLY started to show some personality today!!

Before today, he would just cry half the time and look around.

Today though, we got him to smile and laugh quite a bit.  It was SOOOOO Encouraging!!

!!YAY!!

That's SOOOO awesome! Best of luck to you guys for 2020.  :-*

Barsook

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16837 on: January 10, 2020, 02:40:20 PM »
I got rid of my dependency on web apps as I still am finding my laptop being more powerful and useful than my phone. I think that will never change.

Bebop

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16838 on: January 10, 2020, 03:08:49 PM »
Today, the day after discovering I miscarried my very first attempt at having a baby, I really needed something to brighten my day. And something happened!

I belatedly noticed a reader comment on my web serial - it had been posted on December 19th but I never saw it until now, having been too busy with stuff.

"This is, In my humble opinion as a readers, reviewer and writer, one of the best serials available on the internet. I do not say this lightly.
Iíve read Anathema start to finish, and so thoroughly enjoyed it that it shocked me.
My one wish is that this story becomes better-known. It is amazing, and deserves the recognition that comes with that.
If you havenít already, consider porting this to RoyalRoad, and showing it to, well, hundreds of thousands of readers who travel the site every day. If even just one of them reads and enjoys this damn masterpiece, I will consider it a win.
Cheers, L."

As someone who doesn't even write in English as her first language, comments like this one mean the world.

I'm sorry about your miscarriage Akaramu.  I hope you're well and I'd really like to read your writing.

As for myself, I'm incredibly happy because I start cosmetology school with the Aveda Institute next week.  An end to accounting and administrative drudgery is finally in sight in one mere year from now.  It's ironic, because I'm actually at a good point in my career with the HR/Accounting/Operations resume I've built but I've decided to switch it up because I have always found it so boring.  On top of that, I got a job at an upscale eye wear boutique that specializes in artisan glasses from Italy and such.  It works perfectly with my school schedule.  No late hours.  The crew there is delightful.  I get commission.  AND I get a free pair of like $800 glasses.  Life feels really, really good right now and I'm super fucking happy to do a totally new, creative career path.  Fuck yeah.

In the words of Aveda MPLS Alumni Jonathan Van Ness and one've the best guys on Queer Eye (okay they're all the best), "YES QUEEN!"  ;D ;D ;D

perfecto

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16839 on: January 13, 2020, 01:10:28 PM »
One of my mentees gave me a potted mini rose and told me that I'd taught her more about legal writing in two months than she had learned in college and law school combined.

Trying not to kill the rose will be its own issue.

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On a side-note

Across the street from me there is an apartment that has a lovely garden, they plant all kinds of things and it blows up beautifully every summer.  This year however, there is a tiny little rose bush (more like a rose twig) with a full blossomed rose at the top that has withered and crumpled and yet clung tight right at the top, this entire winter season.  I still go out of my way to see it every day... no thats not true..  I take my favorite way to go every day just to see it.    ;)
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valeria

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16840 on: January 13, 2020, 03:03:15 PM »
That's really neat!

My rose hasn't died yet and in fact produced two more flowers from the half that wasn't literally "someone cut a rose branch and stuck it in the dirt to make this plant look better." It makes me happy.
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Shaydee

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Re: Things that made you happy today.
« Reply #16841 on: January 15, 2020, 07:40:23 AM »
After two long months, my husbands job FINALLY gave us some of our reimbursement after I had to pay for FOUR months worth of his hotel stays, and I no longer feel like we are drowning! Managed to pay off the two cards I used for his hotel stays completely, and soon we should also be getting the rest of our reimbursement and it is just such a relief!   :D

I'm not even mad that our eight month old woke up two and a half hours earlier than he normally does because for the first time in two weeks I also have coffee  ;D